His name is Wayne Bennett. He is a Philadelphia family court judge who wears nice suits. His blog has been recognized as the top black web site in the country on several occasions. That is because he speaks aloud what many people, black and white, think -- but do not have the guts to say:
White people are victims of black mob violence because they deserve it.
That is his take on racial violence from his blog, The Field Negro:
“No matter how violent some young black punks act and wild out towards groups of white people--or a single white individual, it will never make up for all the violence that was practiced against people of color throughout this nation's history.”
Don’t be shocked: A lot of people say that. Usually they dress it up some. The latest costume for this racial ignorance is called Critical Race Theory. And it is very popular on college campuses now.
To get your Ph.D. in Critical Race Theory you only have to know two things: One, white racism is everywhere. Two, white racism is permanent.
The midterms are a breeze.
Bennett was writing about Thomas Sowell’s review of Colin Flaherty’s new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to American and How the Media Ignore it. Sowell said that before he read White Girl Bleed a Lot, he had no idea the problem of racial violence was that intense or widespread.
Which is kind of like Michael Jordan saying ‘thanks for the basketball lesson.” High praise indeed.
White Girl Bleed a Lot documents over 500 cases of black mob violence in more than 100 cities. Many on video.
But even crazier than the violence is how the book shows that reporters excuse, condone and even deny the violence. Or, as with Bennett, justify it.
Flaherty does not say only black people commit crime. And only a silly person would say that. This is not a silly book. He shows how black mob violence exists “exponentially out of proportion” and how editors go to such lengths to pretend it is not happening.
When it comes to black mob violence, the same reporters who every day write about black caucuses, black colleges, black TV, and other race-based institutions, turn away. “We’re color blind,” they say. Many of these reporters are members of the National Association of Black Journalists.
If you are looking for run of the mill cable news punditry on race, this is not your book. Flaherty does not do “causes or solutions,” he says. “Neither do I do apologies.”
But readers do get one story after another of racial violence and denial.
Not just in Detroit and Chicago and Baltimore and Philadelphia and Brooklyn and Miami. What makes this book so compelling is that he shows how the racial violence is now an every day fact of life in places like Peoria. Springfield. Even Iowa at the state fair.
“For three nights in a row, black mobs beat white people in and out of the fair,” Flaherty said. “They called it Beat Whitey Night. Finally, they asked the police spokeswoman Lori Lovarato about it. She confirmed the race of the assailants, but said she did not know any more than that. She was fired the next day. Fired for telling the truth about black mob violence.”
“Did you hear about that?” Flaherty is fond of asking during his numerous speaking engagements. “Or how about the father of six who was beaten to death by a black mob a few months ago. And when people tried to help him, the black mob beat them too. That happened in Des Moines too. Hear about that?”
Multiply these episodes by 500, 600, 1000 and that is White Girl Bleed a Lot. For the first time in a book of this kind, White Girl Bleed a Lot contains QR codes that allow readers to watch the violent videos on their smart phones as they read about them in the book.
Bennett did not like that.
This is not Flaherty’s first crack at a tough story. He was won dozens of awards, many from the Society of Professional Journalists. His story about Kelvin Wiley showed his this black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girl friend. It resulted in Wiley’s release from state prison. The story was featured on NPR, Court TV, the Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other local and national media outlets.
This time the topic was different, but the challenge the same. Flaherty meets it. That is why Sowell has written three nationally-syndicated columns about it. And why Sean Hannity told his radio audience White Girl Bleed a Lot “was going viral.”
The day after the Sowell review, Allen West posted a picture of the cover of White Girl Bleed a Lot for 660,000 of his closest friends on Facebook. Said West: "At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it."
Soon after that, Drudge linked to the Sowell review of White Girl Bleed a Lot. And there it sits, atop several of Amazon’s best seller lists, including books about Civil Rights. Several spots ahead of Al Sharpton’s latest literary effort.
Because of White Girl Bleed a Lot, the epidemic of black mob violence is getting talked about in places that heretofore have considered it a “dirty little secret.” Which is what the local papers call black on Asian violence in San Francisco.
I have not asked Bennett about it. But when a black principal was asked why she allowed black students to brutalize Asian students at her South Philadelphia school, White Girl Bleed a Lot documents how she said they deserved it because they did not know about black culture and were antagonizing the black students.
With some people it’s always something. That’s why so many people need to read this book.
“After reading the book, lots of people buy one for that one person in their life who is in absolute denial about racial violence,” Flaherty said. “Sometimes they just want to win an argument. Other times, they are trying to save someone’s life.”
Someone like Ray Widstrand. Just a few months ago, this St. Paul resident moved into a black neighborhood in St. Paul. A few weeks later, he decided to take a walk through his new part of town. He met up with 100 black people. They almost beat him to death. He and his family were completely oblivious to the danger. Partly because they were determined to ignore it. Partly because the local media never reports it.”
Flaherty likes to remind people that “we are only as sick as our secrets. And when it comes to race, there is a lot of sickness that people think is normal. After all, what are we more secretive about than race and racial violence?”
Marlin Newburn is a retired prison psychologist and author. He lives in Michigan.
Don't miss Jamie Glazov's video interview with Colin Flaherty about "White Girl Bleed A Lot":