Allen West said this yesterday on his Facebook:
Three 15-yr-old black teens beat up a 13-yr-old white kid because he told school officials they tried to sell him drugs. Do you hear anything from Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, liberal media, or Hollywood? Cat got your tongues or is it that pathetic hypocrisy revealing itself once again? Y’all just make me sick.
In case you haven’t seen the video on the news, here it is:
Allen West is exactly right to point out their blantant hypocrisy in ignoring this video. I couldn’t agree more.
But I have noticed some posting this video on their websites inferring that this beat down is about race. While it is brutal and very disturbing, I don’t think race is really a factor here and I would caution against who suggest otherwise.
We do post videos like this from time to time, but when we do there is normally a pattern suggesting there is a racial component, whether it be “for Trayvon” or more of an epidemic of racial violence like happened last year in Pennsylvania.
But in this case, I personally don’t believe it is about race. But if roles were reversed and this was three white kids beating up a black kid on a bus, there is no doubt that the very people Allen West called out would be lining up to tell us how racism still exists in America.