Disclose the Race of Flash Mob Victims and Attackers

Flash mob violence is becoming a problem in several cities, including Chicago and Philadelphia.

From Chicago Now:

Chicago media must identify the race of the aggressors and victims in “flash mob” attacks.

There, that wasn’t so hard, was it?

You’d think it was from all the handwringing within and without the media about whether the public should be told whether these are cases of black youth randomly attacking whites. Or of whites attacking blacks. Or of racially mixed gangs attacking racially mixed victims.

If the attacks are not racially motived, then  describing the race of the attackers and victim will clear up the matter. The factual reporting will put to rest any suspicion that random, racially motivated crimes are breaking out. Or feed false stereotypes.

But if these are hate crimes, then the public has an equal right to know. Because an outbreak of racial hatred by any group is a serious problem that must be addressed.
Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/dennis-byrne-barbershop/2011/06/chicago-media-must-identify-the.html#ixzz1Q6KLIUUe

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