Friday, April 14, 2017

A Tale of Violence in Two Cities: Augusta and Biloxi

Colin Flaherty

Maybe it’s as simple as this: Black events are more violent than white events because it’s a black thing, we just do not understand. Even so, it is worth contrasting the two kinds of large gatherings from last weekend: one white, one black -- both from the same part of the world, with similar-sized crowds, but wildly different atmospheres.

In Augusta, Georgia, 45,000 people a day witnessed The Masters going off with its usual aplomb and lack of mayhem. Though there is a nasty rumor floating around that someone accidentally stepped in the flower beds.

A few miles down the pike, more than 65,000 black people gathered in Biloxi for the annual ball of confusion called Black Spring Break. Cops and residents are calling it the worst Black Spring Break ever........when the partygoers ran out of space at the beach, they pulled their cars into white Biloxi neighborhoods and set up barbecues and picnics on lawns in front of houses belonging to people they did not know...... More


 

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