Another day, Another Campus Hate Hoax.
This one all got started when a certain African-American...ummm...entertainer who goes by the name "Jiggaboo Jones" held a "Compton Cookout" in San Diego to celebrate the release of his latest DVD. A "Compton Cookout," one gathers, is a theme party where participants are encouraged to dress up as stereotypical characters from the wonderful world of black popular culture. Among the invitees were some white frat-dudes, fans of Mr. Jones, from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
According to Mr. Jones, everything went swimmingly and a good time was had by all. But then, as he tells the story:
"Over the next few days some hate mongering black people had told a pack of lies about our event stating that a White Fraternity and several members of the KKK threw a Racist party that made fun of black people. This lie was quickly soaked up by people with some kind of political agenda to spread hate and discontent among people who attend UCSD.
"The divisive few told a 'Woa is me' tale of how all blacks at UCSD are almost lynched in trees seemingly everyday. Members of the media ate this up...Blog sites went crazy and facebook fascists took their laptops and started the witch hunt that would ruin the reputations of several good hearted people and their families with their inaccurate statements...
"As I jumped in and pulled the curtain back exposing the fact that it was never a racist event and explained the whole mix-up, I was hung up on, called an uncle tom and was accused of getting paid off to 'Cover for the Racists'...
"To my fans at UCSD I am sorry this came out like this - I never wanted anyone to be branded as a KLAN member for simply drinking a few beers and having a few laughs with a mixed crowd of people and laughing about the stupidity of racial tensions in 2010."
Behold "Jiggaboo Jones," if you dare:
Alas, despite Mr. Jones' best efforts, once the Racial Grievance Industrial Complex had transformed the truth into an urban legend of white male malfeasance, all p.c. broke loose: anti-racist teach-ins, campus marches, sit-ins, demands, "cave-ins" by the administration, a fake "noose" incident, a pillow-case placed over a bust of Dr. Seuss (believe it or not, I'm not making this up).
Can a candle-light vigil be far behind?
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Compare and contrast:
Recently, the increasingly frequent outbreaks of mayhem by groups of blacks targeting whites that have lately afflicted Minneapolis and Denver, among other cities, have spread to Philadelphia in a particularly terrifying form - the violent "flash mob":
In this latest case, an estimated 3,000 "youths" appeared, as if from nowhere, to attack businesses and their customers and passers-by in Philadelphia's South Street area. This is the fifth such incident since last May.
Simply substitute white for black perpetrators and black for white victims here, and there would be hell to pay. There would be congressional investigations. There would be ten-part front-page investigative reports in the New York Times. Every institution of "higher learning" in America would give over the rest of the year to...anti-racist teach-ins, campus marches, sit-ins, demands, "cave-ins" by the administration, candle-light vigils - you name it.
But the perpetrators here were clever enough to be born black, and the victims foolish enough to be born white.
So - nothing.
Why the double-standard? Because academia and the msm and the left in general have convinced themselves that, give or take the odd exception, "hate crimes" are mostly something that whites do to blacks. So white-on-black "hate-crimes," however trivial or fraudulent, are big news, while black-on-white hate crimes, however real and serious, are no news at all.
But this is false.
(1) Any given encounter between whites and blacks is at least six times more likely to lead to an anti-white hate crime than an anti-black one - and at least eight times more likely to lead to a violent anti-white hate crime.
(2) American law-enforcement is systematically, institutionally racist - against whites. They are about thirty times more likely to accept reports of white-on-black than of black-on-white hate crimes.
I hope that some of you will read the whole thing, over there, and let me know what you think.