by Christopher Paslay
The windmilling fists and stomping feet rain down blows on the 13-year-old boy.
Trapped on the floor between the bus seats, he cries out as he receives fierce punch after vicious kick from the three bigger, older youths.
As the relentless assault unfolds, the driver of the Florida school bus alerts the dispatcher, pleading for aid.
But he doesn’t physically step in to help.
The bus driver, at least according to his school’s policy, did nothing wrong.
Click on the video below to watch the beating (warning: graphic content):
The interesting part of the way this incident was reported by CNN, as well as most of the American media, is that race was conveniently kept out of the picture. This is curious because for over 18 months, CNN, as well as ABC and NBC, did all they could do to inject race and racism into the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case:
Consider the following:
- NBC fired a producer because they edited Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him sound racist (click here to read the article).
- CNN backtracked after reporting that Zimmerman used a racial slur on his 911 call, which was later proved to be a mistake: Zimmerman said “cold” and not “coon” (click here to read).
- ABC News revised their story that initially reported that Zimmerman had no visible injuries on his head, which he did (click here to read).
But when a white sixth grade boy is beaten by three older and much bigger black teens on a school bus, somehow race disappears from the narrative—mum is the word on race, racism, and “hate crimes”.
According to examiner.com:
But there is something conspicuously absent from the report — the fact that the victim was white and his attackers were black. Is this detail relevant? That remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that if a trio of older white teens had assaulted a younger black teen, race would not only have received prominent mention but would have been proffered as a likely motive.
Even more amazing, the narrative surrounding this incident isn’t about the horrendous behavior of those three bigger boys ganging up and beating the smaller boy, but about the actions of the 65-year-old bus driver. That’s the controversy: whether or not the bus driver could have intervened on behalf of the boy (shhhh, he was white) who was being beaten by three teens (shhhh, they were black).
I’m sure President Obama will make an impromptu speech from the White House—being the neutral arbitrator and “great racial unifier” that he is—insisting that if he had a son, he would look like this 13-year old boy being beaten by three bigger aggressors; remember: President Obama is half white, although he’s never embraced his Caucasian heritage, and consistently throws the roots of his lighter side under the bus.
I’m sure all those folks who call for racial harmony—the thousands who marched for Trayvon Martin and an end to profiling—will be out in force over the next week or so.
To publicly call attention to race in a situation where the victim is white and the perpetrators are black is not only politically incorrect, but would be considered by some to be “criminalizing” black teens who are basically just victims of an unjust system.
These three bigger, older, black teens beating the mess out of a smaller white student might be written-off by some activists groups in Philadelphia as “kids being kids.”
Consider the statement of Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year-old woman who had a lengthy conversation on the phone with Trayvon Martin moments before he was killed, on the Piers Morgan show:
MORGAN: Five white women on the jury and one Hispanic lady.
JEANTEL: Yes. I had a feeling it was going to be not guilty so.
MORGAN: Because of the make-up of the jury? Do you think it was just wrong that you had no black people on the jury at all?
JEANTEL: No, not that. They don’t understand, they understand — he was just bashed or he was killed. When somebody bashes like blood people, trust me, the area I live, that’s not bashing. That’s just called whoop ass. You do that (INAUDIBLE). That’s what it is.
Translation: Rachel Jeantel is saying that Trayvon Martin was giving Zimmerman a simple ass-whooping when Martin attacked the neighborhood watch captain and pounded his head on the cement, or, in her words, what is called a “whoop ass”. Click on the video below to hear the clip for yourself:
Yes, a “whoop ass”. No biggie. Just kids being kids.
Kind of like what those three bigger black boys were doing to that smaller white kid on the buss: just a simple “whoop ass”. No need to get up in arms about it. After all, this whoop ass only left the kid with two black eyes and a broken arm.
Just a good old fashioned whoop ass.
Good thing for those three bullies beating that defenseless child that George Zimmerman wasn’t driving that bus.