December 04, 2009

Just don't call it a "hate crime"!

From the News Journal: 26 Asian students attacked at Philly high school.

A number of Asian students at South Philadelphia High School are staying home after some say they were targeted for attack.

A counselor at the Chinatown Development Corporation says 26 Asian students were beaten in the hallways by a gang of other students throughout the day Thursday.

Seven of the victims were treated at a hospital for scrapes and bruises.

School district officials say 10 students have been suspended.

The Philly papers? The Daily News's report on the incident is, at this moment, devoid of any text (I checked on both IE and Firefox). The Inquirer? Nada. Only an article about how violence in general in Philly schools hasn't decreased.

Let's see ... members of a minority ... selectively targeted? Yet, no mention of hate crime! No mention of racial prejudice! Hmm. Why is that?

Maybe it's because they "get preferential treatment."

UPDATE: The Daily News's article text is up. It's no better than the News Journal's, though.

UPDATE 2: Looks like one outlet was a bit "braver" than others in its reporting.

Posted by Hube at December 4, 2009 10:32 AM | TrackBack

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those Amish gangs a viscios don't you know!

Posted by: anonni at December 8, 2009 12:02 AM