Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friend of White 15-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Speaks Out, Says White Students Felt Unsafe at Richmond HS
"My name's Kami Baker. I'm a junior here at this school. I participate actively in APs [and] honor classes... I am friends with the girl [who was raped]. When I started here, I felt extremely unsafe and so did she, due to the lack of police officers and security officers... Here at this school, me and my sister are minorities... there are Mexicans and blacks around me everywhere."
(Watch the two and a half minute video clip at CNN)
Richmond High School is 78% Hispanic and 2% white.
Update: The Contra Costa Times has confirmed the 15-year-old gang rape victim is white and all but one of the rapists are Hispanic or black, and the San Francisco Chronicle has reported more disturbing details of the attack.
The white girl was propositioned for sex, and she said no. The gang of minorities told her they were going to have sex with her anyway, and began beating and raping her.
The rape lasted 2 1/2 hours. As many as 10 men sexually assaulted the white girl while another 20 looked on, laughing and snapping pictures.
The white girl was discovered, semiconscious, beneath a picnic table. Her face was purple and blue and she wasn't moving. She was injured so severely she had to be flown from the scene in critical condition.
The Contra Costa Rica assures readers that the rape had absolutely nothing to do with race and asserts that the attack "could have just as easily happened in a wealthy suburban neighborhood." At the same time, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the gang rape was the "inevitable" result of "the poverty-driven frustration of inner-city Richmond."
These two claims are clearly contradictory, and are merely attempts to deflect attention away from the racial aspect of the crime. The rape has been blamed on poverty; violent and misogynist video games, music, and language; dim lighting and inadequate fencing; etc. Basically, everything is a cause except race according to the media.
(During the Duke Lacrosse rape hoax, the media had no trouble mentioning the interracial nature of the alleged crime. Even after it was becoming known that that case was a hoax the Washington Post began an article on the case with the sentence, "She was black, they were white, and race and sex were in the air.")
Jay Leonhardy, whom the San Francisco Chronicle describes as a "nationally recognized community organizer," says that, "As awful as this attack was, just maybe it can represent a teachable moment. If people pay attention."