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If anyone knows any additional information about these attacks, or has a correction to my report, please leave a comment or email me.

Chicago is under attack by “packs” (source) of “wild” Blacks (source), and the Chicago Tribune thinks you’re racist for noticing. Before I get to my final critique of the Tribune’s strict policy of not reporting facts when they make Black people look bad, I think it would be wise to review those facts. I don’t want you to think I’m exaggerating the problem, or over-reacting to the violence.

According to the available evidence (which is scarce, because the mainstream media suppress it), the following attacks were all committed by young Blacks (mostly male) in Chicago between the mornings of Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 9 (I know, it’s eight days, not one week — psh) and every victim was White or (rarely) Asian.

Wednesday–Sunday: Five pepper spray attacks in Lakeview

According to CBS, a “group of robbers” (operating mostly in pairs) in the “trendy Lakeview neighborhood” are using pepper spray to disable their victims (mostly young women) before robbing them. Four such robberies occurred in just two days — 27-year-old woman, a 21-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman, and a 25-year-old man — followed shortly by a fifth attack, on a 61-year-old woman. They were all “knocked to the ground and personal property was forcibly removed.”

Newspapers will not report the races of the victims, but interestingly enough, the Lakeview neighborhood is 79.5 percent White and 4.4 percent Black.

On June 3, CBS Chicago reported that

[t]he robbers are described as African-American men between the ages of 18 and 30, standing 5 feet 5 to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing between 150 to 200 pounds. They all have black hair and a dark complexion, and were seen wearing T-shirts and blue jeans.

Strangely enough, by June 5, the newspaper had forgotten their race:

[t]he suspects were described as being males between the ages of 18 and 30, about 175 pounds, and are 5-foot-5 to 6-foot-3 in height. They have dark complexions, black hair and were wearing t-shirts and blue jeans, according to the alert.

Sources: CBS Chicago (June 3, June 5).

Saturday: Four mob attacks around Streeterville

A mob of 15 to 20 “young men” traveled up to 13 miles at least to attack and rob five people in an area of town once considered completely safe. Note that a gang of fifteen teenagers, or for that matter five teenagers, does not need to beat up a 68-year-old oncologist to convince him to hand over his wallet and phone. Nor did they need to beat up a 42-year-old oncologist moments later. This truly is senseless violence. As the Tribune puts it:

Saturday night’s attacks were senseless and over the top. How many young men does it take to relieve a single unsuspecting citizen of his iPod? The victims all were punched and beaten repeatedly; one was hit in the face with a baseball. The take: a handful of electronic toys, a bicycle, a wallet.

Newspapers will not report the races of the victims. One was definitely White, one was Japanese, and I have a hunch that if any of them were Black, we’d be hearing all about it, and how these mobs couldn’t possibly be targeting White people.

According to CBS Chicago, Northwestern University’s alert described the perpetrators as “a group of 15 to 20 men, all approximately 16 to 20 years old and black.” And here are three of the six “young men” charged in connection with the attacks; in their case, charged as adults with felony robbery and mob action.

Sources: CBS Chicago (June 5, June 6), NBC Chicago (June 6), and the Chicago Tribune (June 6, June 6, June 6).

Sunday: Two mob attacks on city buses

“In two separate incidents, as many as 15 teens have stormed Chicago Transit Authority buses, attacked their victims and darted off with cell phones and other electronic devices,” according to NBC.

In the first attack… a victim was struck multiple times before the thieves ran off with his cell phone. About 25 minutes later, near South Racine Avenue and West 13th Street, a student said he was sitting on a No. 12 bus when as many as 15 black boys and young men boarded the bus without paying. The student was hit in the back of his head with a glass bottle and was robbed of his iPod, said UIC [University of Illinois at Chicago] police.

Again, 15 teens do not need to strike their victim multiple times to obtain his cell phone. They don’t need to hit a student in the back of the head with a glass bottle to get a hold of his iPod. Senseless violence.

Newspapers will not report the races of the victims.

Here are two of the three “teens” charged in connection with the second attack. The “teen” on the left is charged with aggravated battery in a public place, armed robbery, felony unlawful use of a weapon, and two misdemeanors; the “teen” on the right is charged with aggravated battery in a public place and armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Sources: NBC Chicago (June 8, June 8).

Tuesday: Two mob attacks downtown

“A mob of about 15 to 20 youths reportedly beat and robbed two people downtown,” according to NBC. According to a witness: “We get there, [the victim was] coughing up blood, his face is like really bloody and he’s all, ‘Oh, they just stole $350 from me.'”

Newspapers will not report the races of the victims, but one commenter thinks he has identified the real problem: “People need to put their cell phones and ipods/ipads away while walking down the street. This will continue to happen until people pay attention.”

Here are two of the three “youths” charged in connection with the attacks: Marcus Clark (left) lives 7 miles away from the scene of the crime, and Keith Alexander (right) lives 11 miles away. Both “face charges of felony aggravated battery in a public place and mob action.”

Sources: NBC Chicago (June 7, June 10).

Wednesday: Five-on-three attack on train

“A man was assaulted and robbed of his iPhone and wallet aboard a CTA train on the Near North Side Wednesday afternoon,” according to NBC.

“People were screaming for help,” said witness Andrew Webb. “One of the guys was bleeding, another looked like he had a black eye.”

Webb said he was on the Brown Line train when he noticed the five males approached three victims.

This attack came hours after Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy “addressed the media about a crime wave affecting downtown Chicago”:

He said the wild teens that have been running rampant through the Streeterville and Gold Coast neighborhoods are more complex than originally reported.

“There’s a number of different categories that we’re talking about,” McCarthy said. “We’re talking about shoplifting, we’re talking about robbery incidents … but they’re getting lumped in to one category.”

… McCarthy said the department made more than 29 arrests since last weekend. …

Newspapers will not report the races of the victims or suspects.

Sources: NBC Chicago (June 8, June 8).

Thursday: Five people attack… Billy Corgan’s brother?

“The brother of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was attacked and robbed of his iPod on his way to work early Thursday morning,” according to NBC.

Jesse Anderson, 35, of Evanston, was leaving the Chicago Red Line station on his way to work when five people punched him and took his iPod and cash, Chicago police said.

A woman in the group grabbed his iPod, he told police, and when he tried to get it back, a man punched him in the face. Members of the group are estimated to be between 15 and 25 years old.

Jesse Anderson is, of course, White. Newspapers will not report the races of the perpetrators.

Source: NBC Chicago (June 8).

Appendix: Hey, look — another mob of “teens”

The violence hasn’t stopped, and it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the “race angle.” Reporting on a mob of 50 “teens” attacking a Michigan Avenue Walgreen’s Tuesday (June 21), the Chicago News Report tells us what no major newspaper will — in the headline, even: “Black mob attacks Michigan Avenue Walgreens” (June 23).

Another black mob attack recently hit Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, an estimated 50 teens, described by one source as an African-American mob, robbed the Walgreens at 757 North Michigan Avenue.

How awful, how raciss of them to report this fact. This obvious fact. This fact that demands an explanation — and no, speculating about “White racism” doesn’t count. This fact that could save lives if more people knew it and — oh, sorry. That would be racial profiling.

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Chicago is under attack by packs of wild Blacks (that’s “groups of people who are (a) wild and (b) Black”), and Dawn Turner Trice of the Tribune is worried about racism. No, not Black criminals targeting White people. In “Mob attacks: Fear, too, is often skin deep” (rating: 1.5 stars) she disregards that inconvenient fact, just like she disregards the victims — the actual victims of actual crimes — so she can devote 450 words to condemning future potential racial profiling (which is justified) and Chicago residents’ fear of Black thugs (which is also justified).

I am the mother of a 16-year-old daughter. But if I had a 16-year-old son instead, I wouldn’t want him to hang out downtown with his buds this summer. I’d be afraid the group would be racially profiled.

Yes, Ms. Trice is Black, and she’s terribly frightened her hypothetical son would be subject to greater police scrutiny — that’s suspicious looks — and maybe even questioning (the horror!), just because he (hypothetically) happens to be a member of a visually distinguishable population with an outrageously high crime rate compared to non-members (even after controlling for poverty, unemployment, and lack of education — you know, all those bullshit liberal excuses for Black thugs). Sort of like how men have a high crime rate compared to women, which of course is exactly why Ms. Trice isn’t concerned about her (actual) daughter suffering racial profiling.

Logic, Ms. Trice: try it sometime.

Last weekend, a mob of youths attacked people in Streeterville and along the Gold Coast and the lakefront. The group’s activities have sparked an array of emotions and a whole lot of conversation, at the core of which is: How does a person become part of a marauding band that attacks a 68-year-old?

Speak for yourself. The core of my conversation is: When are the Chicago police going to realize that they’ll get accused of “racism” no matter what they do, so they might as well be proactive and treat Blacks the way they claim they’re being treated now, for instance by questioning every young Black man found wandering around a White part of town at night. Now that might actually prevent crime.

Whatever the explanation, we won’t find the answer in their race. And yet, that’s exactly where some people have been searching. And though the phrase “flash mob” has been used for attacks like this — creating an aura of something that happened quickly — the ramifications are complex and anything but cut and dried.

We won’t find the answer in their race? Well, that settles that. By the way, according to the 2000 census, Chicago is 36.77 percent Black, 4.35 percent Asian, and 41.97 percent White (including some Hispanics). Northwestern University estimates there were 15–20 attackers (CBS Chicago), and at least 5 attacks occurred over the weekend in question (Chicago Tribune). If a randomly-selected mob of 15 people attacked 5 random victims every day in Chicago, then by chance the attackers would all be Black and their victims White or Asian* an average of once every 423,000 years.

* As far as I can tell, four of the victims were White (one confirmed) and one of them was Japanese — he was one of the two visiting oncologists (Chicago Tribune). The media will not report the victims’ races, but I’m positive they would if they could show that Black thugs were attacking other Blacks. (Can there really be any doubt about this?)

There’s nothing about being black that makes a person inherently predatory. The same is true of being a young black male. It’s too bad that young black men have become the poster children for so many of society’s ills.

Really? There’s nothing about being Black that makes a person inherently** predatory? On what evidence do you base that conclusion, Ms. Trice? You’re obviously wrong about young Black males (testosterone, anyone?). As for Black people in general, please note the following.

  1. race is genetic (sources here)
  2. all human behavioral traits are heritable (source)
  3. criminality is a human behavioral trait (duh)
  4. Blacks are more criminal than Whites — more likely to commit crime, especially violent crime, multiple-offender crime, and inter-racial crime (data and sources here)
  5. race differences in criminality persist after controlling for socioeconomic status (source, p. 66)
  6. there is an 81 percent correlation between the level of violent crime in an area and the proportion of Blacks and Hispanics; this correlation only drops to 78 percent after controlling for poverty, unemployment, and lack of education (source)

** Remember: we at Unamusement Park always speak in probabilities (as in “Blacks are inherently — meaning genetically — more likely to commit crime”), not absolutes (as in “all Blacks are criminals, grrrr I hate them SO MUCH”), because — well, because we’re not idiots, and we understand means and correlations and other such things.

What happened over the weekend appears to have been vicious crimes of opportunity — totally senseless acts carried out by totally senseless people.

Let’s review some of the details of these “crimes of opportunity,” which occurred in Streeterville, about 6 to 13 miles from the homes of the three Blacks charged as adults with felony robbery and mob action. From the Tribune:

The first victim, insurance salesman Krzysztof Wilkowski, 34, said he was sitting on his motor scooter checking his cellphone around 8:30 p.m. when he was hit in the head with a baseball, which knocked his helmet off.

“The next thing I know is I’m being hit by the helmet, then being dragged into the street,” Wilkowski said. “I couldn’t believe it. It was broad daylight outside, there were people around, and this happened.”

Moments later, Singer, who was sitting on a park bench smoking a cigar and typing an email, was attacked by members of the same group. The teens then ran east to Lake Shore Drive, where they allegedly attacked the doctor from Japan and two other people along the bike path just south of Chicago Avenue.

Well, those sure sound like “crimes of opportunity” to me! You were saying, Ms. Trice?

Still, race has been and will be front and center. Going forward this summer, some gatherings of black kids will almost certainly be singled out. We’ve heard of “driving while black.” Well, we can prepare for “walking while black” or “sitting on a bench while black.”

Thank God!

I don’t envy the police who have to balance keeping downtown safe for the city’s residents and tourists while remaining racially sensitive. It’s as difficult a task as trying to predict who’s going to slip a bomb into his or her shoe and get on an airplane.

No comment necessary.

It’s too bad that the young black guys who are strivers and law-abiding continue to be rendered invisible by the bad guys.

“Black thugs are attacking White people? Oh, won’t someone please think of the poor striving Black men, and how those awful White people keep rendering them invisible by forcing the bad — I’m sorry, morally disadvantaged Black men to roam around their neighborhoods, beating and robbing them. I mean, what were they thinking? Flaunting their Blackberries and iPads and oncology conventions, and just a twenty-minute drive from the ghetto!”

Obvious racial bias: Black thugs target White people. Less obvious racial bias: Black reporter cares more about “young black guys who are strivers” being “rendered invisible” by (White) racists than she does about actual victims of actual crimes.

And yet, I know fear is real. And mobs in general, and mobs of young black men in particular, spark fear. I have felt it.

We all are hardwired for survival mode. We want to categorize and try to figure out who the bad guys are. We look for cues and clues, and race just happens to be an easy one. But our answer to why a terrible crime was committed can’t be distilled down to race alone.

Ms. Trice? I’m Doctor Unamused. I’m afraid you have a bad case of the SLAWBs — that’s Stupid, Liberal, Anti-White Bigotry. It’s common among African-Americans. Symptoms include:

  • inability to think clearly when it comes to Blacks
  • repetitive chanting (“racism… racism… racism…”)
  • writing for the Tribune

What’s that? A cure? Well… it’s risky, very risky, but many patients respond positively to prolonged exposure to inner-city youths.

The ones that survive the treatment, that is.

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Chicago is under attack by packs of wild Blacks (that’s “groups of people who are (a) wild and (b) Black”), and the Chicago Tribune thinks you’re racist for noticing. Reporter Mary Schmich wonders, “When a news story omits race, do we really know any less?” (June 8). If you think the answer is “yes, obviously,” you’re not alone: readers gave her a one-star rating, just like they did her editor.

You probably know the basic facts.

It happened Saturday night.

A dozen or so teenage males went on the prowl near North Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s toniest shopping district. They attacked five people, ages 20 to 68. Their loot included a backpack, a wallet, a bike, an iPad, a BlackBerry and an iPod Touch. The cops quickly arrested five alleged assailants, at least three of them from the South Side, and vowed to find the rest.

Right. A dozen — or was it 15 to 20? — young Black people went “on the prowl” for “loot” (accurate and obnoxiously unserious phrasing) and attacked five people, four apparently White (so difficult to find out, when reporters like Ms. Schmich won’t do their job) and one visiting Japanese oncologist (CBS Chicago, June 5 and June 6; Chicago Tribune, June 6). The police have charged five Blacks for the attacks; a sixth has been charged with mob action, and at least 20 arrested, in connection with the attacks.

Well done, Ms. Schmich. You got the “basic facts” — well, not right, but close.

If you’ve followed the story — and who hasn’t? — there’s another fact that you also know, but it’s one you haven’t read in the Tribune or seen explicitly stated by most of the official media: The young men were black.

Quelle surprise.

The reader response gives me some hope for the future of America:

“Shame on you and the Chicago Tribune for your politically correct crap when doing these type of stories,” one reader emailed several Tribune writers. “This is a diverse city and when you don’t physically describe them, we don’t know who to protect ourselves from.”

I’ve omitted the portion of his note that referred to “them” in ugly language.

God forbid someone should use “ugly language” to refer to these savages! (That’s “people who are savage.”) Why, that could hurt — no, not someone’s face, that’s what baseballs and fists do — no, not Chicago’s economy, that’s what packs of wild Blacks “prowling” around robbing people in rich neighborhoods do — but it could definitely probably hurt someone’s feelings!

Another reader wrote: “I can’t imagine that if a gang of white teenagers went to the South Side of Chicago and began attacking African-Americans including a 68-year-old that the race card would be left out of your coverage. … I see a media double standard here.”

You are absolutely correct, anonymous reader: the news media are thoroughly biased in favor of Black people.

So why would a news organization avoid a fact? This fact?

It’s a reasonable question, even if many of the people asking it on Internet comment boards have wrapped it up in irrational, irresponsible venom.

You mean they dared to notice the Black crime epidemic destroying American cities — destroying their city — and reacted like rational, responsible people should react (namely, with venom)?

I’m ambivalent about the omission of the attackers’ race in the news accounts, but I think I would have decided to leave it out too.

As an editor pointed out when I asked about it, the crimes don’t appear to be racially motivated. There’s no sign the criminals picked victims because they were of a certain race. They picked them because they had certain stuff.

Well, sure. No racial motivation here. It’s just gangs of Blacks, and only Blacks, crossing the city to attack Whites and Asians, and only Whites and Asians — well, as far as I can tell. It’s not like reporters in Chicago are actually reporting this story.

“People see it as a media conspiracy,” he said of the decision to leave out their race. “It’s a media quandary.”

How could anyone be so irrational and irresponsible as to see this universal media censorship of the race angle as a “conspiracy”? Why, that’s no different from believing the government is controlled by lizard men from the center of the Earth!

Here’s the quandary, for editors, for cops, for all of us:

Race alone doesn’t predict or explain behavior. Just because this mob was young and black hardly means that all young, black people in groups are a violent mob. Knowing the race of these attackers is no form of protection.

Wrong, Ms. Schmich. You moron. First, race alone does predict and explain behavior. It doesn’t predict or explain it perfectly, but it’s better than nothing. Knowing that the animal outside your front door is a tiger doesn’t predict or explain its behavior perfectly either, but it’s useful information if your objective is to not get eaten. That’s why stereotyping is justified. The potential benefits of learning, from further contact with the tiger, that this particular tiger is not dangerous (e.g., the benefit of leaving through the front door of the house, rather than the back) are outweighed by the potential costs of learning that it is, in fact, dangerous (e.g., the cost of getting eaten).

Now how can skin color predict and explain behavior? Trick question. Race isn’t just skin color; it’s in your blood, it’s in your bones, and it’s in your DNA. You see, race is genetic, and every human behavioral trait is heritable (Eric Turkheimer’s First Law of Behavior Genetics). That’s why there are innate race differences in intelligence and criminality.

Second, everyone knows that not all groups of young Blacks are violent mobs. You moron. On the other hand, a lot of them are. The same cannot be said, at this time and in this place, of groups of young Whites or young Chinese or young Eskimos. Do you see any reason for reporting the race of these mobs yet?

Third, knowing the race of these attackers is absolutely a form of protection. You moron. (See my example of the tiger, above.) We get it, Black-apologist cretins: not every group of two or more Blacks is a violent mob. How about groups of two or more Blacks at night, in a (formerly) safe — meaning White (and/or Asian) — part of town, dressed like — well, like ghetto Black thugs? How about then, when race is part of a more complete profile? Oh, wait, the cretins demand that race alone predict criminality with 100 percent accuracy. Otherwise they won’t report it. And you’re racist for noticing it.

Unless of course the races are reversed.

And yet race is an aspect of what happened Saturday night.

This oughta be good.

It’s a piece of the story simply because we notice. Young men from poor black neighborhoods create mayhem in a wealthy, predominantly white, touristed neighborhood? In the image capital of this historically segregated city? Of course we notice. By “we,” I mean everybody.

Yes, certainly, the real problems here are historical segregation and people noticing Black crime.

A friend recounts talking about the attacks with two of her friends. All three are black. One of their first thoughts was: “Oh my God, are they black kids?”

My friend wondered about their race because she worried about how their acts will reflect on all the good black kids.

Oh, those poor good Black kids (wherever they may be). They’re being reflected upon by Black criminals! That must be… agonizing.

The mother of one of the accused attackers noticed the racial aspect too. The Sun-Times quoted her as saying bails would have been lower if the crimes were on the South or West sides.

“If it’s black-on-black crime,” she said, “nobody cares.”

Look at that, we’ve identified another real problem: racism in the justice system! Except there isn’t any (Unamusement Park’s First Law of Race and Crime). Still, it’s good we brought it up. It distracted everyone from Black criminals, preventing any horrific, disfiguring reflections on “good black kids.”

So, yes, the attackers were black. We notice. But how to measure the relevance of the fact?

Here’s a thought, Ms. Schmich: measure it in White victims.

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I have re-updated my flyer on race and crime. The newer and more improved Version 3 is available in PDF format here and as a JPEG image below (click for the full-size image).

Special thanks to commenters Leonard, Annie L., and Olave d’Estienne for their suggestions. Any mistakes and/or bad decisions are mine, of course.

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Chicago is under attack by packs of wild Blacks (that’s “groups of people who are (a) wild and (b) Black”), and the Chicago Tribune thinks you’re racist for noticing. Editor Gerould W. Kern explains to his paper’s hopelessly racist White readers in a recent article, “When race is relevant in news coverage” (June 10), that race is never relevant when it might make Black people look bad. If you think that’s a stupid policy, you’re not alone: Kern’s propaganda apologia has a one-star rating, the lowest possible, based on over 500 reader responses.

This week the Chicago Tribune published several news stories and related columns about assaults by groups of youths in the Streeterville area of downtown Chicago. More coverage appears Sunday.

A number of readers have asked why we have not included racial descriptions of the assailants and the victims in these incidents.

To be precise, the readers have asked why the Tribune refuses to report that all the assailants are Black and, as far as I can tell, all the victims were White except for one visiting Japanese oncologist. It’s not a coincidence: the assailants are Black because Blacks are more criminal than Whites, and the victims are almost exclusively White because Blacks deliberately target them.

It’s what you might call a “racially motivated hate crime,” except of course only White people can commit those.

Some of the victims of Black thugs in Chicago.

We do not reference race unless it is a fact that is central to telling the story.

By all indication, these attacks were motivated by theft, not race. Further, there is no evidence to suggest that the victims were singled out because of their race. Therefore we did not include racial descriptions in our initial news reports.

Bullshit. Here’s how we know these animals (that’s “people who are behaving like animals”) were hunting White people: they come from the South side of Chicago, and their victims live on the North side. From CBS Chicago (June 6):

Three of the teens – Dvonte Sikes, 17, of the 7500 block of South Normal Avenue [map 1]; Travolus Pickett, 17, of the 8400 block of South Dorchester avenue [map 2]; and Derodte Wright, 18, of the 3500 block of South State Street [map 3] — have been charged as adults with felony robbery and mob action.

… The attacks are raising serious concerns about safety in the busy, Manhattan-like neighborhood [Streeterville] just north of downtown.

In the same article, we learn that this has been going on for months:

A man walking his dog early Monday morning said he is so disturbed by the flash mob attacks that he is planning on moving out of the neighborhood. He said the latest incidents are not isolated, and the flash mobs have been hitting the area for several months.

And speaking of victim blaming:

Asked whether tourists and people wanting to enjoy the lakefront should be concerned, [Police Supt. Garry] McCarthy said, “No. No. But, what we do have to do is have awareness. You don’t want to walk in dark areas by yourself after having a fight at a bar with a friend and you’re going home. We still have to pay attention to common-sense things to do. We have to be aware. That’s the nature of the world today. But, nobody should be afraid of this.”

Yeah, I’m sure Black thugs only ever attack White people and Japanese oncologists after bar fights.

He didn't get those bruises in a bar fight.

Returning to Kern’s article:

There are circumstances when race may be relevant, such as describing a criminal suspect being sought by police. But this description must be accompanied by other detailed information, such as height, weight, scars, clothing, etc. By adhering to this practice, we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin.

Kern’s fantasy world: Blacks are exactly the same as White people, because race is only skin deep. Therefore it would be irrational and racist to be suspicious of Blacks. But White readers are stupid. If we tell them the race of the thugs who are attacking them, they’ll start thinking irrational, racist things.

Reality: Blacks are less intelligent and more criminal than White people, and this seems to have a significant genetic (innate) component. In particular, race is genetic. Therefore it is rational to be suspicious of Blacks. But Gerould W. Kern of the Chicago Tribune lives in a rich White neighborhood, far away from Black savages (that’s “people who are (a) Black and (b) savages”). If you mention unflattering things about them, he will call you racist.

A couple of Black savages.

The story had another dimension: The public discussion that followed the attacks. That did involve race.

Tribune columnists John Kass, Mary Schmich and Dawn Turner Trice wrote extensively about fears, perceptions, accusations and assumptions regarding the role of race in these attacks. These commentaries took the temperature of this public debate and put it in context.

Justified “fears.” Accurate “perceptions.” Well-founded “accusations.” Empirically supported “assumptions.” Don’t worry: all of it vanishes in the proper race-denialist “context.”

We’ll deal with those clowns later.

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Pardon the unintentional rhyme, but Chicago is under attack by packs of wild Blacks. (That’s “groups of people who are (a) wild and (b) Black.” Go ahead, tell me it’s not an accurate description.) Paul Kersey is all over this. They’re storming buses 15 at a time, beating White people with bottles and robbing them (NBC Chicago, June 8). Gangs of 15 or 20 are ambushing White pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as one visiting Japanese oncologist (CBS Chicago, June 5 and June 6; Chicago Tribune, June 6). Smaller groups are using pepper spray to disable their victims (CBS Chicago, June 3 and June 5). Contrary to media reports, the problem isn’t “teens” or “youths” or “kids” or “people.”

The problem is Black people.

These thugs are the problem. Concealed carry might be the solution.

Until recently, the hopelessly biased mainstream media were content merely to ignore, suppress, censor the race — not races — of these savages. (That’s “people who are savage.”) But censorship wasn’t enough. It couldn’t stop readers from seeing the photos. It couldn’t stop them from watching the videos. It couldn’t stop them from looking out their windows at the dark-skinned mobs rampaging outside. And it couldn’t stop the White victims from telling everyone they knew.

So the readers noticed, and pretty soon they cracked the secret code: if a story omits the race of the perpetrators, it’s not because the reporter doesn’t know what race they were. It’s because they were all Black.

That’s when readers started to complain. Oh, those complainers. I guess they don’t enjoy being beaten with bottles and baseballs — and fists and feet, of course — or sprayed with mace, then robbed of the things they bought with the money they earned working jobs — yes, jobs, something many Blacks just can’t be bothered with anymore. Stampeding over welfare application forms? Sure. But jobs? Not so much.

The Chicago Tribune reacted to the complaints of their customers in a way that shouldn’t be surprising to Park readers: they denounced — no, not the Black thugs, of course not — their own readers, for being so darn raciss. Yes, if you notice the race of a criminal, and that race happens to be Black (which it frequently is), then you are a racist — doubly so if you write in to ask why Tribune staff don’t notice it themselves.

There will be no five-month anniversary spectacular for Unamusement Park. It is canceled on account of Black savages (that’s “people who are (a) Black and (b) savage”) destroying our cities. Sorry, maybe next month. Instead, please enjoy a short series on the savages’ apologists (not to say accomplices) at the Chicago Tribune, winner of Unamusement Park’s first annual Most White-Hating Newspaper Award. I’m going to cover the following dishonest, despicable stories:

  1. “When race is relevant in news coverage” (June 10), by Gerould W. Kern, Editor
  2. “When a news story omits race, do we really know any less?” (June 8), by Mary Schmich
  3. “Mob attacks: Fear, too, is often skin deep” (June 8), by Dawn Turner Trice
  4. “Race and the ‘flash mob’ attacks” (June 8), by Steve Chapman

Please enjoy.

No, scratch that. Please get mad as hell.

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I have updated my flyer on race and crime. The new and improved Version 2 is available in PDF format here and as a JPEG image below (click for the full-size image).

I encourage you to share this flyer with anyone, anywhere. Put them up around town. Leave them on benches or chairs or desks. Go nuts. And use this information to utterly destroy your debate opponents.

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Today, The New York Times and NewsOne (“For Black America”) are shocked — shocked — to find that Blacks and Hispanics still lag academically compared to Whites and Asians, after the College Board released a report entitled “The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color: A Review of Research, Pathways, and Progress” (.pdf version available here — at 96 pages, it’s not worth reading).

Of course, as we should all know by now, the achievement gap is the product of innate race differences in intelligence: Whites and Asians have superior mean cognitive abilities to Hispanics and (especially) Blacks, and the differences are largely genetic.

The intelligence gap is not my opinion. It is a scientific fact. Forget “The Bell Curve” (not that there’s anything wrong with it): you can read this in standard first-year college textbooks. And the data support a 50–80 percent genetic component to that gap.

The College Board report is just another example of how false assumptions about human nature, particularly race (specifically, that Blacks and Hispanics are just as smart as Whites and Asians) can create “racism” out of thin air.

1. False assumptions and unfounded conclusions

Of the College Board’s 2010 report “The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color,” the author of the new report writes that after

two years of qualitative research into the issue of the comparative and, indeed, in some cases, the absolute lack of success that males of color are experiencing traversing the education pipeline… the findings in themselves were powerful reminders of the disparate opportunities available to different groups in the United States.

Of course, they did not actually find any evidence of “disparate opportunities,” meaning systemic White racism. They found evidence of disparate outcomes, and, assuming the non-existence of race differences in intelligence, pronounced them the product of malicious Whites keeping poor innocent minorities down.

Except Asians, of course, with their suspicious immunity to racism. Oh, and European Jews.

By “qualitative research,” they mean that they talked to some minorities:

These conversations, which we called Dialogue Days, engaged members of four groups — African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans and Asian Americans — in a series of discourses designed to get at the issues confronting these young men as they followed or dropped out of the education pipeline.

There is no way this “qualitative research” could have told them anything about race differences in intelligence (or a lack thereof): the researchers didn’t administer intelligence tests, and they had an obvious sample bias, in that Black and Hispanic students who are willing to participate in “Dialogue Days” with education researchers are unlikely to be representative of Black and Hispanic students. This, however, does not stop the College Board from declaring that

[t]he conversations we held in 2008 and 2009 on this issue clearly showed one thing: There is no lack of talent in communities of color or among the young men in these communities.

Wishful thinking.

2. Comparisons are racist

It seems White intellectual superiority is fostering the perception of White intellectual superiority:

… although the notion of the “achievement gap” — particularly as it pertains to African American and white students — is prominently featured on all sides of mainstream education reform debates, some scholars argue that this framing of the problem is itself problematic (Perry, Steele et al. 2003; Love 2004). In a critical race theory analysis, Love (2004) posits that the achievement gap is a form of “majoritarian” storytelling that fosters the perception of white intellectual superiority. She notes, for example, that even though students of certain Asian ethnicities consistently outperform whites on various achievement measures, such disparities are never couched in terms of an achievement gap (Love 2004).

The reason why the East Asian-White achievement gap does not have to be “couched in terms of an achievement gap” is that Whites are not whiny little bitches, they are at least dimly aware of the staggering accomplishments of the White race, and they are capable of understanding concepts like averages. That is (roughly speaking) why, unlike Blacks and Hispanics, Whites don’t break down crying (or rioting) when you point out that East Asians are slightly more intelligent than they are, on average.

Perry, Steele and Hilliard (2003) suggest that the standard against which achievement disparities are assessed should be some measure of excellence for which all students should be striving rather than the performance of a norm group, which may in fact be mediocre.

So instead of comparing Blacks and Hispanics to Whites (the superior “norm group”), we are supposed to compare all races to “some measure of excellence” and see who’s the farthest from it, without ever comparing the groups to each. Brilliant.

If the performance of Whites is “mediocre,” what does that make Blacks and Hispanics? Abject failures?

3. The Asian sensation

The New York Times article on Asians:

The data about Asian/Pacific Islander men is particularly noteworthy. The authors cite the “model minority myth” — the assumption that a minority group is the superior, or “model,” group — and then challenge it, emphasizing that Asian men face problems similar to those of other minorities.

Actually, what the report has finally, sort-of discovered is that some Asians, like East Asians (mean IQ 105 at home, 101 in the USA), are smarter than other Asians, like Southeast Asians (mean IQ 87, 93 in the USA), Pacific Islanders (mean IQ 85), and South Asians (mean IQ 84) (source: Richard Lynn’s “Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis”).

Next, the New York Times is surprised to discover that affirmative action is working as intended, filling our schools with unqualified Blacks and American Indians, and keeping out smart Asians:

Perhaps one of the most surprising statistics is that Asian male enrollment over the last two decades (1990-2008) dropped by 9 percentage points. In comparison, African-American enrollment increased by 15 percent, while Native American enrollment increased by over 120 percent.

4. The cure for mythical White racism: a lot more anti-White racism

First among the College Board’s six uniformly idiotic and hopeless recommendations on how to fix tens of thousands of years of human evolution:

Policymakers must make improving outcomes for young men of color a national priority.

More affirmative action! More race quotas! More criminally inept Hispanic lawyers! More fatally incompetent Black doctors!

Merit? Fairness? Equality under the law? Forget it, White people. It’s Black-Run America.

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“Blacks Mobs and the Second Law of Race and Crime” (part 1) is our (slowly) ongoing series documenting the uniquely Black phenomenon of flash mob violence, where hundreds or even thousands of “teens” or “youths” or “kids” (the mainstream media’s code for “Black felons”), coordinated by social media, assemble without warning in a public place to riot, loot, assault random bystanders, and generally trash as much of the city as possible.

Never heard of them? Well, you just proved one of the Three Laws of Race and Crime.

  1. First Law: There is no bias against Black people in the justice system.
  2. Second Law: The news media are biased in favor of Black people.
  3. Third Law: Black people are more criminal than White people.

So far we’ve seen, in detail, how (dishonestly) the media covered Black flash mob violence in 2009 and up to April 2010. By then, the mobs had spread from their apparent point of origin in downtown Philadelphia to several other American cities. I’m going fast forward through the rest of 2010. Watch — if you like — as Philly gets hit again, the mobs spread to other cities and other countries, and the racially motivated violence escalates while the media desperately skew the story in favor of the ghetto Blacks responsible.

Independence Day

From ABC Action News: “‘Unruly crowd’ forms after 4th of July celebration” (with videos). (Yes, the same ABC Action News whose coverage of the March 3 Center City flash mob not only omitted the perpetrators’ race, but also blurred their faces.)

Independence Day celebrations got out of hand late last night when an unruly crowd converged on Center City. … As the crowds cleared for the night, a chaotic scene erupted on South Broad Street, near City Hall. Viewer video, obtained exclusively by Action News, shows an unruly crowd of young people flooded into the streets. Police rushed to the scene.

Jay Ingersoll captured the home video. Jay explains to Action News, “We left the fireworks probably not even five minutes into [the show]… and we left and we walked down Chestnut Street. And we got to 15th and Chestnut and we heard ‘Flash mob, flash mob, flash mob!'”

He said he saw fights breaking out, people getting punched as police moved in to try and make arrests.

By now it should go without saying that the “young people” in the video are Black. But don’t worry! This wasn’t a violent Black flash mob.

It was just a violent Black regular mob.

Police insist this latest incident was not a flash mob. According to the definition police associate with a flash mob, it is a pre-organized event spread by young people using social networking sites, agreeing to meet some place and cause trouble. Whereas Sunday night’s mob seemed to be “a spontaneous eruption of unruly behavior” from people who were leaving the July 4th festivities. Police say, so far there no indications that last night’s events were preplanned in any way.

Flash mobs are something that police and prosecutors have worked very hard to crack down on. There were a couple of them along Market Street during the school year.

The flash mobs in question occurred in Center City on February 17 and March 3. Not mentioned is the flash mob March 20 on South Street, nor the random rampages in 2009: May on South Street, June on South Street, and December in Center City (“along Market Street”) — and that’s just Philadelphia — nor the fact that all the rioters appear to have been African-American.

Saturday Night Fun

Stu Bykofsky’s opinion piece, “How can we, why must we, deal with savages among us?,” mentions yet another flash mob in Philadelphia. Good luck finding coverage.

LAST WEEKEND I was at a conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and on Sunday afternoon one of them asked me about the “riot that closed South Street.” I knew nothing about it, but later learned that whatever it was — maybe a flash mob — it wasn’t a riot. There were “minor injuries” and 15 arrests. Just Saturday night fun?

… When I say savages, what do I mean? Behavior falling somewhere between felony and “Jersey Shore.”

Like the mob mentality that grips some Philadelphians. There was the South Street “event” last weekend, following the post-fireworks July Fourth beatdown of a few random people in the shadow of City Hall, and the spring flash-mob rampage on South Street.

He missed a few. See above.

Anti-social behavior stems “from the collective mindset of the community, neighborhood, family or social groups,” psychotherapist Pamela Garber told me, and it is not owned by any race or income level.

Thank God there was a psychotherapist on hand to assure us that anti-social behavior (which in this case is code for “Black people rioting, looting, and attacking whites and Asians”) stems from a “collective mindset,” which of course has nothing to do with race or income level — you racist/classist, you — albeit a collective mindset only ghetto Black people seem to share.

When I lived in South Philly, savages uprooted newly planted saplings in the oasis of Marconi Park, smashed beer bottles on every walkway, shot out park lights and wrecked a tot lot within a week of its opening. … Now, savages litter the city, slash car tires, abuse animals, bully other kids and destroy public property for fun.

What percentage of the “savages” are Black? 90 percent? 99 percent? 100 percent? Just curious.

What creates the urban, anti-social savage? The easy — and correct — answer is bad parenting, but there’s more to it than that because many people survive bad parenting to become good people.

“One factor involved is a sort of disinhibition that I seem to discern in our culture,” says Temple University psychologist Frank Farley. “What I mean is a weakening of impulse control that we’re more willing to express ourselves, less willing to inhibit that expression in a wide range of contexts.”

Explain why White people aren’t similarly “disinhibited,” Professor (notwithstanding those crazy Canadians and their hockey obsession). Slavery?

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The mainstream media may be slightly extremely biased in favor of Black people, but don’t worry. They still report on some race issues, like how a Canadian town is “too white” — a “problem” identified by a foreign-born Black woman on the Orwellian “Burlington Inclusivity Advisory Committee.” She has decided (logic be damned!) that a “very white” community — also, coincidentally, one of the best cities in Canada — needs more minorities in government (“people of all kinds of nationalities”) to be “representative of the community it serves.” Especially ones who “don’t speak English.”

Really? To be “representative”?

This ho’s recommendation — I’m sorry, Ho-Young’s recommendation is to “[r]equire all publicly-funded city boards and citizen committees to have diverse representation that reflects Burlington’s community demographics.” Never mind that Burlington’s lack of diversity in representation reflects its lack of diversity in the community it serves, with “15,700 visible minorities, representing about 10 per cent of the city’s population.” Yes, put aside that bit of insanity, and just note that her suggestion is fundamentally anti-democratic. But a Black person wants it, so we better take it seriously.

Who shall we ask for advice on improving Canada? I know, a Caribbean woman who thinks too many White people is a problem!

Thanks to the media’s non-White fetish, I have to rely on blogs like Elliot Lake to report on real race issues, like the discovery that the happiest cities in Canada are also the Whitest.

But… I thought diversity was our greatest strength?

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