According to police, the gang targeted white victims because they believed white people would be more compliant and less likely to retaliate than black people. One of the white victims was an 18-year-old deaf girl who was attacked by three gang members after being followed out of a library.
Another victim was Dennis Wall, a 53-year-old white man who was attacked as he came to the aid of yet another victim. Wall blacked out during his attack, and he slumped unconscious onto the pavement. He suffered a dislocated jaw, which his dentist estimates will cost $10,000 to repair. Since insurance won't pay and he can't afford to pay it himself, Wall says "I just live with it."
Police say the gang had a well-defined hierarchy, which consisted of baby gangster, gangster, old gangster, prince and finally, king. Anyone who wanted to advance through the ranks had to randomly attack a white person. Each member who participated in an attack was awarded one "point"; if the white victim was successfully robbed, six points were awarded. For every six points, a member would earn a "promotion" up the hierarchy.
Even though the gang's violence was racially motivated, police aren't using the term "hate crime" to describe the attacks. This isn't surprising; the black people who targeted whites for violence during the 2001 race riots in Cincinnati also weren't charged with hate crimes. Although it was largely ignored by the mainstream media, an article in the June 2001 issue of American Renaissance accurately described the widespread violence against whites that took place during the riot:
There is no doubt that once the rioting began, it became an excuse for anti-white violence. Blacks surrounded whites unlucky enough to be driving through black parts of town, pulled them from their vehicles and beat them. A white truck driver who was inside a store making a delivery, came out to find blacks trying to steal his truck. The crowd shouted “Kill him! Kill him!” as blacks took turns beating and kicking him. A black mob attacked an albino black woman, Roslyn Jones, throwing bricks at her car and shouting they would “get the white girl.” “The first piece of white skin they saw, they hit it,” says Miss Jones, whose attack did not stop until someone noticed she was black.American Renaissance might be wrong when they say whites learned nothing from the 2001 riot. The nearly 500 comments left in response to the Cincinnati Enquirer article demonstrate that many whites are aware of the problems caused by forced integration.
One poster who cautioned against turning the gang violence into a racial issue made an unintentionally revealing comment when he wrote that the problems in Westwood stem from government vouchers which have allowed poor [black] residents to rent and purchase housing in thriving [white] neighborhoods.
For years the federal government has been tearing down public housing projects in inner cities and giving the displaced residents Section 8 vouchers which allow them to rent housing in suburban neighborhoods. According to an article last summer in The Atlantic, police have discovered there is a "near-perfect" match between Section 8 rentals and incidents of violent crime.
Increased levels of violent crime is no doubt one of the reasons that "all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings." This was the finding of Robert Putnam, a liberal Harvard University professor. In the largest ever study on civic engagement in America, Putnam found that "the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings."
Although all the research shows that forced integration has been harmful, diversity is still regarded as a civic strength. Treacly "fair housing" radio ads recently produced by the National Fair Housing Alliance tout racial and ethnic diversity as the key to happiness, success in the global marketplace and, not least, an interesting life.
And on the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration, The Oregonion's Betsy Hammond bemoaned the fact that Portland, Oregon is diversifying less quickly than the rest of the country and remains "startlingly white." With 74% of the city's residents being white, Hammond wrote that Portland "is demographically out of step with 2009 America." It's Hammond's hope that the introduction of more public transportation and affordable housing will make the city "less white and more diverse."
Indeed, because of massive Third-World immigration and differing fertility rates, experts predict that Portland (and the rest of the country) will be increasingly diverse in the future. Whites are expected to comprise less than half the country's population by 2042.
By all indications, as America continues to diversify civic engagement will decline further and racially motivated violence directed at whites will become increasingly common. If this isn't the future white people want for themselves and their children, now is the time to do something about it. Whites who don't like the changes that are taking place in this country must become less compliant and start to retaliate.