Now much was made of this video by the Something New Crew as well as other black female bloggers who strive on black female victimism. Needless to say, the man's actions were appalling and he deserves to be locked up. No matter what she said to him, he was totally unjustified in putting his hands on her in any way, much less in the fashion that he did. The problem is how certain people have attempted to use this video to black male bash. Let's take a look at this unfortunate video:
Now there are two common ways that the black male bashers have distorted what actually happened in the video. For one, they repeatedly state that the man knocked the girl out. Maipai101 stated in her response that the guy knocked her out, yet if you watch the video closely, the girl jumps up immediately after being knocked down. Now he could have easily knocked her out the way that he punched her, but shouldn't we report events accurately?
The next distortion is how they repeatedly say that a bunch of black men stood around and did nothing. If one looks at the video carefully, there seems to be ONE man that can be reasonably identified as black. Aside from him, we see some Hispanic men and several legs and torsos. The only others who could be reasonably identified as black males were children. From What About Our Daughters we have:
"The attack is disturbing, but look closely at the end of the video. Who goes to this girl’s aid? Not the OTHER fully grown Black men standing around. No they are suddenly rendered MOTIONLESS. Its another CHILD, a little Black girl who is the only person who goes to this girl’s aid."
Again, we have a statement that is not based on an actual close viewing of the film, but rather an assumption. We see ONE man who could reasonably identified as black.
Now on the various black female IR blogs and others like it, they repeatedly claim that if this had been a white girl punched and white men were present, that the white men would have intervened, unlike the one black guy who didn't in the video and the assumed black men in the background. But lets test this theory and take a look at this video:
Now what do we have here? We have a white woman being the victim of a PROLONGED beating at the hands of a white man. And furthermore, we have a group of white men who observe the beating and do absolutely nothing. I want to again stress that this beating was PROLONGED, unlike a quick two punches and an exit done by the black man at McDonald's. Not only did the white man repeatedly punch the woman, he tossed her around repeatedly, kicked her repeatedly, dragged her out of the room, etc. etc. Throughout this beating, a group of white men simply watched and did absolutely nothing.
This video was addressed on the various blogs whereas the black women were using the McDonald's incident as an example of how black men won't defend black women, unlike how white men defend white women. What happened when the second video was brought up in various posts? The posts were either censored out or simply ignored by most of them as they continued to bash black males for "not defending black women".
Part 2 of this topic later.