Only certain people can hate?

An editorial at IBT takes note of the racial component of much of this summer’s violence. It is a component that is difficult to discern from media reports.

Across the U.S., mobs of black youths are organizing on Facebook to loot stores and beat whites. Yet none dare call the “flash mob” attacks hate crime, least of all the attorney general.

Mayor Michael Nutter, Philly’s second black mayor, said enough is enough. In an angry lecture from the pulpit of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, he blasted the punks, saying “you have damaged your own race.”

Similar attacks are under investigation in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland and Washington, D.C., where our first black president remains mum.

To Holder, blacks are the permanent victims. But his department’s own data say otherwise. In most cases of interracial crimes, the victim is white and the perp is black. Black criminals choose white victims 45% of the time, while whites victimize blacks 3% of the time. More than twice as many whites are murdered by a black than cases of a white murdering blacks.

Poverty and deprivation are often used to rationalize violence like this. That gets to be an interesting view in light of the ‘flash mob’ communications. Those who have I’net access to coordinate and plan mob activity are defining a mob that is able to get well past the basic needs of food and shelter.

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