Violence Comes to Temple
Wait just a minute, Temple University. Don't go getting all huffy just because a black guy beat and robbed an 81-year old white professor.
This robbery happened on Tuesday, October 29. A person whose grainy visage is now known to millions of residents in the Philadelphia area walked past a secure guard station, entered the professor's office, punched him in the face, held a knife to his throat, robbed him, punched him again, then calmly walked away, leaving the professor a bloody mess.
By Thursday, police identified their suspect as a convict with a long record of violence and mayhem.
This crime put the Temple campus in a tizzy, part of it anyway, because violence is something most expect in the nearby neighborhoods, but not in the middle of this heavily-guarded urban university in the heart of Philadelphia.
Clearly, the folks running this part of the campus -- the ones creating such a stir about this recent robbery -- have no idea what is happening in the other part: Temple University professors solved the problem of black crime eons ago.
They were proud to talk about it then. And many times since on Philadelphia TV and radio. I'm not sure why we did not see the same intellectuals on TV just now -- explaining to all those undereducated reporters why the old white dude got beat up.
It was just two years ago when Philadelphia was in the midst of a particularly nasty streak of black mob violence and black on white crime when Temple decided to do something about it. 'Which streak was that' you wonder?
Whichever you choose, people got hurt way worse than the old white professor. Broken legs, broken jaws, brain injuries, even death. Of course death. In epic amounts.
That is why Temple hired three people with "street cred." That is, long criminal records. Including a gentleman by the name of Brandon Jones.
I did not have to check Mr. Jones' intellectual pedigree. The journal Diverse Issues in Higher Education furnished it for us: "Brandon Jones knows the streets of South Philadelphia, and he understands what his young clients are going through in their daily lives. Brandon understands the high energy level of youths and the need "to blow off some steam." He says the unrest, however, is fueled by a lack of jobs and community activities."
And whose fault is that? Certainly not the guy who snuck past security and tried to kill the old white dude sitting in his Temple University office.
Because Brandon spends all his time on the street keepin' it real with the fellas, he probably has not had the time to bone up on the academic specialty that Temple is known for around the world: Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory says two things: One, white racism is everywhere. Two, white racism is permanent. White racism explains every difference between the races.
Including crime. Especially crime.
Which, in a way, makes a lot of sense: Even liberals were getting tired of talking about the same old stuff for 50 years. Stuff that just made everything so bad even they were starting to notice. You know what I'm talking about: family, illegitimacy, crime, education, jobs, income, drugs, welfare, entitlements, and blah, blah, blah.
That's all off the table now. Today its all about white racism and Critical Race Theory.
Many of these books on Critical Race Theory are published at Temple University Press and used in Temple University classrooms. I've read several of them.
That's why I'm not overly concerned about some 81-year old white dude who claims he got slapped around a bit. Maybe he was trying to sell his assailant crack.
Critical Race Theory says the only reason the white dude was getting slapped and the black dude was doing the slapping is because of white privilege that allowed the old white dude to occupy the cushy professor's office in the first place.
The same theory explains that Temple failed to provide the alleged robber with the recreational, professional, family, educational, financial and legal assistance to get him a cushy teaching job at Temple.
That's how the blood got on the doorknob and the black guy got on all the grainy police photos.
I don't want to say the professor had it coming. But let's face it, without white privilege, he never would have been there. So whose fault is that? Now do you finally know what the President meant when he said "he didn't build that?"
I don't have anything against against old white dudes. But let's keep it real: Sometimes they deserve it. Just ask Philadelphia lawyer and family court judge Wayne Bennett.
Bennett was quite unhappy with Thomas Sowell for writing a glowing review of this crazy-ass book called White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
Sowell liked it so much he wrote two columns about it. Allen West liked it enough to post it on Facebook for 660,000 of his closest friends.
The crazy author of White Girl Bleed a Lot says there is a lot of that going around: Black people beating up old white people. And reporters are pretending it never happens.
Judge Bennett explains it all in just about the best summation of Critical Race Theory you can find in Philadelphia in or out of Temple University. All on his blog, The Field Negro. Which is quite famous in the black blogosphere: Quoth Judge Bennett: "No matter how violent some young black punks act and wild out towards groups of white people -- or a single white individual, it will never make up for all the violence that was practiced against people of color throughout this nation's history."