At the end of February, two 16-year-old black boys followed a 13-year-old white Allen Coon as he walked home from his Kansas City, Missouri, school.
When Allen reached his house, one of the black boys grabbed him and pinned his arms behind his back while the other poured gasoline on him and set him on fire, saying,
“This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.”
Thankfully, Allen had the presence of mind to pull his shirt up over his head and snuff out the flames.
Police say they are investigating if this might be a hate crime.
Riiiiiiiiiiiight. This “might” be a hate crime … and the media might be reporting this as fairly and accurately as they are reporting the Trayvon Martin killing.
Even the local Kansas City news that reported the incident only selectively reported the racial elements:
- Fox4KC left out any mention of race in the boys’ descriptions, inexplicably leaving the “white boy” part off the assailant’s quote.
- KCTV5 reported the races of the three boys, but also inexplicably left the “white boy” part off the assailant’s quote.
- KMBC reported the entire threat, but never mentioned the races of either the victim or his assailants.
This bias is nothing new. Still, it needs to be pointed out every time it happens. And it especially needs to be pointed out this week as the Laughing Stock Media and the race-baiting Democrat machine froth over the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Reverse the colors on the Allen Coon assault.
Can you imagine the hue and cry if two 16-year-old white boys set a innocent 13-year-old black child alight while saying,
“You get what you deserve, black boy”?
The story wouldn’t be reported in bits and pieces in one city’s media, but coast-to-coast in neon.
Al Sharpton would be glowing in the dark with delight at the chance to once again cast Whitey as EEEEEEEEEEEVIL.
And Democrat politicians and talking heads would be pulling chins, shaking heads, and wagging fingers over how it was all the RAAAAAAACIST Tea Party’s fault.
The articles below are all very well worth reading. I hope you’ll take the time.
Teen Set on Fire in Racial Attack; Media Silent by Selwyn Duke – March 1, 2012
Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack a Victim of His School’s Racist Teaching? By Selwyn Duke – March 7, 2012
Trayvon Martin and the Politics of Racial Guilt By Daniel Greenfield – March 26, 2012