Cell phone video of a white boy being pummeled by several black kids on a public school bus in Florida:
My attorney @FoyeWalkerPA said it's okay to release the video, 😡warning graphic 😡 keep in mind this is only the first 21 seconds of the video…please RT to have these two girls and 3 boys held accountable. pic.twitter.com/8oEz79K2xN
— American Diaries (@AmericanDiaries) December 12, 2019
From blacks being sent to the back of the bus to whites already there being savagely beaten for sport in a couple of generations.
Parenthetically, I’ve not seen evidence this attack was motivated by the victim’s support for president Trump. Maybe that’s being glommed on for the sake of sensationalizing the story, but the incident is actually more sobering if it has nothing to do with national politics than if it does.
After tracking down the combined middle- and high-school the students involved attended, I took a look at the school’s demographics:
The school gets terrible marks across the board, but we can rest easy knowing that “diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students”. Seriously, greatschools.org is a great resource, but the sort of activism it advocates will accentuate problems rather than ameliorate them:
I’d say the video provides a clue about the answer! On the other hand, white students at Hamilton are suspended at higher rates than blacks in the state of Florida on the whole are. This is hollowed out, drug-addicted, flyover America in living color.
It’s tedious to have to perpetually repeat the point, but sources like World Star Hiphop, Colin Flaherty, and SBPDL daily showcase incidents that would be, were the races reversed, national news stories replete with great wailing and gnashing of teeth. Because they get the Who? Whom? wrong, though, they stay confined to World Star and Flaherty, receiving a story or two in the local news at most.
Hamilton is a poor county in north central Florida. Just 10% of the adult population has a college degree, the median value of housing units in the county is $73,500, over one-quarter of the population lives in poverty, and the population is declining as people who are able to move out do so. The future is going to be hell for white kids from poor and working-class families–despised, outnumbered, and perceived to have coming to them everything they get good and hard.