Sunday, March 4, 2012
Black 'history bunk' stokes brutal beating
Travis Eugene Winemiller, 16, was brutally beaten by black cellmates at the Polk County, Florida jail last Friday.
"Now we're going to show you how it [explicative] feels," said one of his attackers. The three attackers made repeated references to race and slavery while assaulting the White teen.
Winemiller was beaten on the head, slammed to the floor, then strangled with a pillowcase until he was unconscious. The teen was hogtied with a sheet, and brutally whipped with wet towels and suffered other physical and verbal abuses.
The victim's ordeal is consistent with other attacks in which blacks vent anger stoked by years of brainwashing. Tales of Whites brutalizing and humiliating black slaves are common. Many blacks are led to believe that whippings and lynchings were common when blacks were owned by Whites.
Purveyors of black history bunk care little for accuracy. Seldom do they mention that beating slaves was illegal. They further fail to relate that slaves were considered valuable property. Few slave owners would risk damaging their investments with physical violence.
Historians also fail to mention that, in 1830, there were 3,775 black families living in the South who owned slaves. By 1860 there were about 3,000 black slave owners in New Orleans alone.
Nor are we told that slavery in America was largely due to the greed of black African slave owners. Henry Louis Gates breaks with many historians by noting that 90 percent of American slavery would have been impossible had African slave owners not sold their black slaves to European traders.
Meanwhile, brutal black-on-White violence continues to be the norm throughout America.
3 teens charged in jailhouse inmate attack
March 1, 2012
at 9:03 AM