The photo at far left is 18-year old Carter Strange of Columbia, South Caroline before he was beaten senseless [center photo] by eight Black teenagers. Nineteen year old Thyeem Henrey [right photo] and seven Black juveniles with ages from 13 to 16 have been arrested and charged with second degree assault and battery by mob, common law robbery, and criminal conspiracy. Henrey’s bond has been set at $750,000 and does not allow for his release on posting just 10% of the amount. The story and a video are at WISTV of Columbia, S.C., All eight suspects in brutal Five Points beating in custody.
Trying to get home to meet the curfew his parents set for him, Carter Strange was jogging through a park just after Midnight last Monday morning when he was attacked, for no apparent reason. There is no indication that any of his attackers knew who he was or had any previous contact with him. It was a random attack. The beating was caught on surveillance cameras, which led to the arrests. After the beating the victim staggered away for about a block then collapsed and lay for about 2 hours before anyone found him and summoned medical. The beating was severe, requiring emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain. He had facial reconstruction surgery on Friday and remains in critical condition.
The events in Columbia, S.C. fit a pattern of random attacks by Black youth gangs on Whites and Asians which would certainly be called racism if the race of attackers and victim were reversed. Professor Walter E. Williams of George Mason University, pictured at left, says these brutal beatings represent a new form of racism in America, Black racism directed at Whites, Asians and Hispanics.
Born in 1936, Professor Williams lived through part of the era of Black lynchings by Whites, Jim Crow laws and open racism by Whites against Blacks. He writes a syndicated column and his latest, available here, addresses the subject of “America’s New Racism.” His column recites details of several incidents of Black violence randomly directed at whites, and lays the blame partly on the Black elite who have been content to remain silent. This, says Williams, is a betrayal of the struggle for racial justice and equality that was hard fought and finally won for Blacks in America. The Black elite were once a strong voice against racial violence:
Today all that has changed. Most racist assaults are committed by blacks. What’s worse is there’re blacks, still alive, who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow laws and open racism who remain silent in the face of it.
These racist attacks can, at least in part, be attributed to the black elite, who have a vested interest in racial paranoia. And that includes a president who has spent years aligned with people who have promoted racial grievance and polarization and appointed an attorney general who’s accused us of being “a nation of cowards” on matters of race and has refused to prosecute black thugs who gathered at a Philadelphia voting site in blatant violation of federal voter intimidation laws. Tragically, black youngsters — who are seething with resentments, refusing to accept educational and other opportunities unknown to blacks yesteryear — will turn out to be the larger victims in the long run.
Black silence in the face of black racism has to be one of the biggest betrayals of the civil rights struggle that included black and white Americans.
Professor Williams calls his statement “a minority view.” It probably is, and a president who promised “change” is apparently not much interested in changing America’s current race problem.
UPDATE: Monday, 12:18 PM MST. Incident in Peoria:
Tonight, around 11 p.m., a group of at least 60-70 African American youth marched down one of the side streets (W. Thrush) to the 4 lane main drag (Sheridan). They were yelling threats to white residents. Things such as we need to kill alll the white people around here. They were physically intimidating anyone calling for help from the police. They were surrounding cars. Cars on the main drag had to slam on their brakes to either avoid the youth blocking not only all four lanes, but a large section of the side street as well. fights were breaking out among them. They were rushing residents who looked out their doors, going on to porches, yelling threats to people calling the police for help.