Threat that shut down University of Chicago was to kill white students or staff

The media are desperately burying the nature and genesis of the threat that resulted in the closing of a major American university yesterday.  When the University of Chicago went on lockdown yesterday, there was no media attention paid to the fact that the threat issued was to “kill approximately 16 white students or staff.”  And the very same outlets that speculate that tapes of Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling baby parts led to the Colorado Springs shooting stay away from any connection between the rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and the Chicago threat that was explicitly written as retaliation for the death of Laquan McDonald.

The Chicago Tribune published an account yesterday afternoon that managed to supply the facts to its readership, but it required plowing through over 300 words of text before mentioning that whites only were under threat:

This is my only warning. At 10 a.m. on Monday morning, I'm going to the campus quad of the University of Chicago. I will be armed with an M-4 carbine and two desert eagles, all fully loaded. I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff.

The alleged perpetrator of the threat is an engineering student at the University of Illinois, Chicago:

Federal officials charged a University of Illinois at Chicago engineering student with making the threat that shut down the University of Chicago on Monday, saying his online post threatening to kill U. of C. students and staff was in retaliation for the shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Jabari R. Dean, 21, was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. (snip)

In court documents, federal agents said Dean posted the threat over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was spotted by a New York resident who provided agents with a screen shot of the threat after they could not find it; Dean apparently took it down almost immediately.

After tracking down Dean through the service provider, agents confronted him and, they said, he acknowledged posting the threat from his phone. The threat was on the website, according to authorities.

The poster threatened to shoot and kill students, staff and police on the campus at 10 a.m. Monday and then kill himself, citing the fatal shooting last year of 17-year-old McDonald by a Chicago police officer. The officer, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged last week with first-degree murder.

Note that the Trib does not mention the racial nature of the threat until later in the article, when many readers have already moved on.

In the universe of the dominant media, pro-life people are dangerous and do not deserve the freedom to point to facts about the taking of life in abortion because deranged people might be motivated to violence.  But blacks and other victim groups are free to chant “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” and invoke hatred toward white people with no connection ever being made to any negative consequences.

It’s a brave new world.