>For Shame!

>I’m sure everyone knows about the woman in W. Virginia. If not, here’s the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/13/us/13captive.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Well, I got to searching the Internet for this and stumbled upon a good commentary by Roland Martin, a CNN contributor.

Here it is:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/12/martin/index.html

What bothers me about the coverage is there isn’t much coverage. I’m an avid watcher of the news and I’ve only seen one report since the story broke a few days ago. Print media has done most of the coverage.

The hot cable news topic of the day–some British girl who went missing while vacationing in Portugal whose parents are the main suspects. The parents have not been arrested; no concrete evidence has been found. So, why the coverage?

I hate to speculate about things, but this is a clear case of race and class bias by the cable news outlets. This has confirmed my belief that poor, black women are literally at the bottom of society. We are blamed for the “troubles” facing black America (high level of teen pregnancies, high level of single moms, low level of black men entering and graduating college, etc.). We are consistently viewed as ghetto hoes only out for men who have money. On the movie and television screens, we are never seen as the leading lady. Even hip-hop music, which is supposed to be this haven for blacks from mainstream society, hates black women. The constant degredation of black women in videos and music has gotten to the point where I can’t even watch a music video without feeling depressed or self-conscious. Okay, I’m getting off topic.

The point is while our country claims to be tolerant and supporters of equality, we don’t treat everyone equally. Just look at the Jena 6 case down in Louisiana. Talk about a miscarriage of justice!

What these insane people did to this woman is just beyond fucked up. However, Roland Martin makes a damn good point–the American public just don’t care about other people. Where are the animal rights activists who have been clamoring for Vick’s head? Where are all the feminists who claim to fight for the rights of all women? Where are all the civil rights activists who claim they want equality for all? Where are all the white, middle class animal lovers who were so outraged at Vick’s case?

Black women, as well as men and children, continue to be among the highest number of victims of violent crime. However, with Missing White Woman Syndrome infecting the media, the plight of the black woman is yet again put on the back burner.

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  1. >Like Ahab's search for the Great White Whale, liberals' search for the Great White Defendant is relentless and never-ending. When Tawana Brawley's and Al Sharpton's 1987 charge that several white men including prosecutor Steven Pagones (whose name Brawley had picked out of a newspaper article) had abducted and raped the 15 year old was shown in 1988 to be completely false, the Nation said it didn't matter, since the charges expressed the essential nature of white men's treatment of black women in this country. When the Duke University lacrosse players were accused of raping a black stripper last year, liberals everywhere treated the accusation as fact, because, just as with the Nation and Tawana Brawley, the rape charge seemed to reflect the true nature of oppressive racial and sexual relations in America. To see the actual truth of the matter, let us take a look at the Department of Justice document on Criminal Victimization in the United States, 2005, which is discussed by Christopher Chantrill at The American Thinker. (Go to the linked document, then under Victims and Offenders, download the pdf for 2005.) In Table 42, "Personal crimes of violence, 2005, percent distribution of single-offender victimizations, based on race of victims, by type of crime and perceived race of offender," we learn that there were 111,590 white victims of rape/sexual assault in 2005. (The number of rapes is not distinguished from those of sexual assaults; it is maddening that sexual assault, which can mean inappropriate touching, is conflated with the crime of rape.) In those 111,590 cases in which a white woman was the victim of rape/sexual assault, the offender was white in 44.5 percent of the cases and black in 33.6 percent of the cases. Of 36,620 cases in which the victim was black, 100 percent of the offenders were black, and 0.0 percent of the offenders were white. The table explains that 0.0 percent means that there were under 10 incidents nationally. The table does not give statistics for Hispanic victims and offenders. But the bottom line on interracial white/black and black/white rape is clear: In the United States in 2005, 37,460 white females were sexually assaulted or raped by a black man, while between zero and ten black women were sexually assaulted or raped by a white man. What this means is that every day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man.The Department of Justice statistics refer, of course, to verified reports. According to the Wikipedia article on rape, as many as half of all rape charges nationally are determined by police and prosecutors to be false: Linda Fairstein, former head of the New York County District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit, noted, "There are about 4,000 reports of rape each year in Manhattan. Of these, about half simply did not happen…. It's my job to bring justice to the man who has been falsely accused by a woman who has a grudge against him, just as it's my job to prosecute the real thing." No wonder there was such absolute belief in the guilt of the Duke students among the leading sectors of liberal America. A drug-addled, half-deranged, promiscuous black stripper accused several young white men of raping her. There are virtually zero rapes of black women by white men in the United States each year, and half of all rape charges against specific individuals are false. But in the gnostic, inverted world of liberal demonology, the white students had to be guilty. Meanwhile, week after week, without comment, the newspapers report the rapes of white women by black men. Just this week in the New York Post there was a story about a serial black rapist on Manhattan's Upper West Side. But even when the race of the perpetrator is made evident, if not in the text of the article then in a photograph or police drawing, no reference is made to the racial aspect of the case, and each story is reported in isolation, not presented as part of a larger pattern. There is never the slightest mention of the fact that white women in this country are being targeted by black rapists. In the inverted world of liberalism, the phenomenon does not exist. – end of initial entry – Meanwhile, the student newspaper of North Carolina Central University, a "historically black" institution, has published an opinion piece by Solomon Burnette expressing his unhappiness with white America that the charges against the lacross players were dropped and calling for a black racial war against white America. The column was so bad that even the Chancellor of the university publicly condemned it. But, with the proviso that the column did not reflect the editors' views, the University allowed the article to remain posted at the newspaper's website.

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