In the wake of several violent black-on-white crimes grabbing headlines in recent weeks, the White House has been noticeably silent, considering how adamant the President was in inserting himself into the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
Here’s what the President had to say after Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, was exonerated:
You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African- American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African- American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that — that doesn’t go away.
There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.
Since that verdict was handed down, America has been captivated by another interracial shooting in Oklahoma with far more evidence of racist motive than the Florida shooting.
The white victim’s name is Christopher Lane. The young man was an Australian native who was attending college in the United States on a baseball scholarship
But 15-year-old James Edwards Jr. and his bored “niggas” were evidently so disgusted and enraged by Lane’s skin pigment that they pulled up behind him as he jogged and shot him in the back.
Three days before the shooting, the suspect tweeted:
With my niggas when it’s time to start taken life’s
— jamesakabug (@JAMESAKABUG) August 13, 2013
Back in April, he tweeted:
90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM
— jamesakabug (@JAMESAKABUG) April 29, 2013
Mainstream media reported the incident… with almost no mention of race.
Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, have been charged as adults with felony murder in the first degree. Reports indicate the killers were wannabe thugs, likely trying to earn the respect of local gangbangers. Michael Jones, 17, faces two charges: use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory after the fact to murder in the first degree.
In a separate incident last week, Delbert Belton, an 88-year-old World War II veteran from Spokane, Wash., was beaten to death by two young black males.
If you’re keeping score, that’s two dead whites at the hands of young black males within the span of one week. What’s more, is that the Lane incident stirred up a bit of international controversy and Belton was a member of a soon-to-be lost generation and a veteran of one of the Nation’s greatest military undertakings.
Yet, President Obama spared not a word in either case. He did, however, manage to speak a little bit about race on Friday.
The President said:
What’s wonderful to watch is the younger generation, each generation seems wiser about wanting to treat people fairly and do the right thing and not discriminate and that’s a great victory that we should all be very proud of. On the other hand, what we’ve also see is the legacy of discrimination, slavery, Jim Crow, has meant that some of the institutional barriers for success for a lot of groups still exist…
When a light-skinned man kills a dark-skinned teenager, in Obama’s eyes, he did it because he feels superior. But when bored people of color murder a young white athlete out for a jog or an elderly white veteran, the only one the President would likely blame is Jim Crow.
Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) pondered via Twitter last week:
“We were bored & decided to kill somebody.” 3 black teens shoot white jogger.Who will POTUS identify w/this time? http://t.co/ovs9Xw23Ye
— Allen West (@AllenWest) August 20, 2013
As ridiculous as it seems, that’s a question all of America should seriously consider.
For more instances of the growing trend of black on white violence in the United States, read Bob Livingston’s column in today’s edition of Personal Liberty Digest™.