When does interracial mob violence call for a “national conversation about race,” and when is it ignored?
There’s a video of the interracial mob violence at the web page with the story of the girl attacked by both men and women, but I can’t seem to get it to show up. So here it is contained in one of YouTuber Colin Flaherty’s videos. It runs to 21:05.
No notice is taken that this is one of many instances of spontaneous interracial mob violence, corresponding to many other tales of interracial mob violence that are almost always
- Only reported by local news stations, and
- Carefully devoid of any acknowledgment of the racial dynamics.
NBC News 14 in Evansville, Indiana, reports, “Caught on camera: Women beaten at Madisonville gas station.”
In the cell phone video, you can see Marathon clerk Kella Gross being dragged onto the ground, getting punched and kicked by a group of men and women. Gross told investigators she was trying to break up a fight when she suddenly became the victim.
“I could not believe that somebody would hurt that woman. I mean, this is her job, why would they take her out of her job? I mean, they hurt her… ,” customer Seth LaMarr said.
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