Reports of the " Knockout Game " in major American cities makes me doubly ashamed, first at the lack of morality and secondly, the lack of historic consequence.
Black youth selectively targeting White victims confirms stereotypes old as our tenure in this country.
Batman 300, founder of the Detroit Street Watchers, said in a recent video that this outrage originated in his city, with rape often added to assault upon female victims??? Here's his impassioned YouTube commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWgulStsEP4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUmp4C7dlGYs0JRYIPe9IhOA
Black clergy, civil rights groups and politicians should be loud and repeated opponents of this thug trend.
Were roles reversed, they would be frothing at the mouth on TV about young White marauders doing the same.
Racial tensions already inflamed by two Obama terms ( we can debate why later ) aren't helped by the likes of the " Knockout Game. "
Black media SHOULDN'T lag behind conservative outlets in documenting this outrage.
The late John H Johnson, founder of Ebony magazine, would have confronted this head on as he did great issues of his day and sparked national opposition to end this outrage!
In 21st Century America, Black folks don't have a monopoly upon demanding groups correct discrimination in their ranks.
That's why American Blacks must knock out the " Knockout Game " the way we put Jim Crow on the ropes- or else stop complaining when others assault us!
Knocking Out The Knockout Game!