Last Saturday night (September 8th) police responded to reports of gunshots outside the Skate Galaxy skating rink in Baton Rouge, La. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the Baton Rouge Police Department arrived but found no one outside. However, there was plenty of action inside the skating rink where police encountered an all-out brawl.
All of the participants in the brawl, seen below in a phone-captured-video, appear to be black. In modern America, this is not a shocking occurrence. Most Americans with any exposure to blacks know that public violence is common in many black communities. The most interesting aspect of this story develops when a local reporter (a black man) interviews a black woman who was with her family at the skating rink when the brawl broke out.
Here is the pertinent portion of the interview; a statement by the woman, respectfully referred to hereafter as Candid Black Woman:
“It’s sad that we can carry on like that. Children, parents need to know what’s going on with their kids,” the woman said. “They don’t know how they act when they go out in public like this. It’s sad. You can’t even go out to a decent family engagement without people cutting up and acting a fool like that. It’s embarrassing to the race. It’s very embarrassing.”
Candid Black Woman has spoken a noble truth. Judging from her tone during the interview, she is a decent woman who has real-life knowledge of this type of violent, ghetto behavior. It must indeed be embarrassing for good black people to witness the thuggish, violent behavior so common amongst their race.
That said, keep watching the film and you’ll hear something even more embarrassing, ridiculous, and exquisitely illustrative of what ails a great many white people (something that surely must annoy quite a few black people, as well). In the studio, after the videotaped interview has finished, a white female news co-anchor aims to correct the words of Candid Black Woman. In her best condescending tone, the white news anchor discounts the heartfelt sentiment expressed in the interview by Candid Black Woman by saying to the black reporter (now in the news studio alongside her), “Well, it’s embarrassing and shocking to all of us, not just the race.”
Will these clueless white liberals ever learn that decent black people like Candid Black Woman neither want, nor need their condescending opinions? More importantly, will these white Americans ever learn that such silly, condescending attitudes are one of the major factors preventing all Americans from having an honest conversation about black violence? Maybe not. Another major factor; will black Americans stop denying that they alone are the cause of black violence? Again, maybe not. However, we can still pray that one day soon white and black Americans will finally begin an honest discussion about black violence. It is a conversation that is long overdue.
Here is the story from WAFB in Baton Rouge. The video includes the brawl and the subsequent interview with Candid Black Woman: