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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Another 'flash mob' incident in the U.S, racial aspect all to obvious

Left: Kansas City Country Club Plaza shopping area.

Another 'flash mob' incident has occurred in the U.S. This time it has happened in an area which is affluent, as well as white. The term 'flashmob' was originally meant to involve harmless pranks, and was first used in 2003.

In recent months however gangs of black youths have communicated via Internet and text to swarm places where white people are gathered (such as the plaza) and intimidate them.

Article in Western Voices hat tip Amrem

The out-of-control teens who terrorized parts of the Country Club Plaza Saturday night were mostly black youths.

Stating it that factually disturbs some people, who would rather use euphemisms such as "urban" youth or some such words.

Sometimes I would agree with that; other times I wouldn't. This is one of those cases.

As experts decide what to do this weekend, they need to better understand why black youths gathered so quickly and in such numbers at Kansas City's most pleasant, historic and important shopping area.

The kids who showed up Saturday night came from schools that included -- but were not limited to -- Raytown and Westport highs, according to police. Both schools have high populations of black students.Read more

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