“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Jail scuffle wounds N.J. man who appeared in knock-out video – NY Daily News http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/jailhouse-scuffle-wounds-n-man-accused-knock-out-video-article-1.2405173
Black racism in America is almost a new thing. It comes with the territory of privileged narratives. And the old political saw claims “you can’t be racist if you don’t have the power.”
Watch the linked video in the story- and ask yourself who has more power: the elderly homeless white woman, or the able bodied 25 year old man who sucker-punches her in the face.
And, incidences of arbitrary, random black on white/ other crime are emerging in the form of the “knockout games” flash mobs, and more.
While it’s true that their are systemic institutional narratives that grossly, disproportionately, and with great disparity harm black communities, it is also quite possible that dismissing black racism, or calling it something other than racism, denies African Americans the right to “personal agency” and thus, responsibility over narratives of violence, and racism itself.
While it is true that racial profiles have been deployed on blacks, it is also true that statistical data collection has shielded them from insight on other levels.
The knockout game is primarily blacks, assaulting whites, Jews, and others. Media occasionally label white on black crime as knickout attacks, but whites thus charged are charged with hate crimes.
But it is primarily an act of black racism by another name regardless.
While it’s tempting to overlook it as random, its not. Google the phrase, look at the pictures and videos attached to the stories and decide for yourself- rationalize it, minimize it, dismiss it or discuss it- but it’s an all to real thing, and it’s becoming more common.
Further reading: links to knockout game stories
Another attempt to say it plain, which is, even then not simple.