He was black and angry. They were white and guilty, just the way he learned in school.
So he shot them.
That’s the evidence that has emerged from the Atlanta trial of Nkosi Thandiwe, who has been sentenced to life in prison plus 65 years for shooting three white girls last year. One died, one is paralyzed.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thandiwe testified the reason he purchased a gun probably was “to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his later years as an anthropology major at the University of West Georgia.”
“I was trying to prove a point that Europeans had colonised the world, and as a result of that, we see a lot of evil today,” he said. “In terms of slavery, it was something that needed to be answered for. I was trying to spread the message of making white people mend.”
The report says the night before the shooting, he was at a “Peace Party,” and was enraged that two white people were there.
“I was upset,” Thandiwe said. “I was still upset Friday. I took the gun to work because I was still upset from Thursday night.”
A jury found him guilty of murder following a decision by a judge that just because he learned crazy things in school, that did not make him too crazy to stand trial.
Thandiwe said during his last few years in college, his history studies changed his thoughts about how some white people treated black people.
“In terms of slavery and race, it was something that needed to be answered for. I saw it as something that the black community hasn’t recovered from so my initial way to handle that was to spread information to help combat some of the ignorance that was in the black community about our history,” said Thandiwe.
“Correct me if I’m wrong, but you were trying to spread the message of making white people the enemy,” asked Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski.
“Yes,” replied Thandiwe.
The shootings were Thandiwe’s second episode of racial violence in less than a month. Thandiwe assailed a visiting courier with racial epithets and had to be physically restrained from striking and causing harm to visitors at a parking garage where he worked, said WSBTV News in Atlanta.
Racial resentment is the new mother’s milk of education, said a prison psychologist who did not wish to be identified. Students, black and white, learn from their earliest days that blacks are victims and powerless to fight racism, he said.
Not just in school, but also in churches and from their parents, he said.
The attitude of victimisation breeds resentment and violence.
“But most dangerous of all, black students are taught they are not responsible for their behavior because they are the victims of white racism,” he said. “I see that every day in the prison where I work.”
Examples abound: In Wilmington, N.C., Joshua Proutey was recently shot in the head and killed while being robbed by four black people who had targeted him because white people “were bound to have money.”
One of the confessed killers, a 17-year old, said he did not like being “stereotyped as a tough guy.”
In Chicago, the city recently agreed to pay $22.5 million to the victim of black mob violence because she was white and the city police released her into a “predominantly black” area, placing her in danger. A Harvard professor testified that because of what he called Routine Activities Theory, violence is an expected result in that situation.
In Wilmington, Del., the pastor of one of the largest black congregations in the state said: “This violence in our community – you don’t think it has something to do with the last 400 years?”
Rev. Lawrence M. Livingston told the News Journal. “We didn’t create this stuff – all this mess.”
The comments came just a few days after a crowd of black people beat a white clergyman near Livingston’s church.
These are just a few of the more than 400 examples of racial violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities documented in “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
The flip side of the rising tide of black mob violence is what the prison psychologist calls “infantile omnipotence:”
This is the feeling that because something has not happened to you directly, you can ignore it. Like an infant who thinks it is not vulnerable to any danger because all it has ever known is the safety of the womb or the crib.
This is what accounts for widespread willingness to ignore the violence among members of the media and some members of the public, he said.
“Black people have been encouraged to hate whites and to discriminate against them from the so-called civil rights leaders,” said author and syndicated talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson: “And that is evil. The evil will get worse from generation to generation if you don’t deal with it.”
Taleeb Starkes is a social worker, film maker and author of the book called “The Un-Civil War.”
“These schools are reinforcing the long-existing, deep-rooted, victimization gospel that’s religiously practiced in the African-American community,” said Starkes. “Moreover, denunciation of this victimization gospel by any African-American is sacrilegious and leads to the questioning of ‘blackness.’ Even scarier is the fact that this ideology is spawning urban terrorists whose actions are always justified by another tenet of the victimization gospel called P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder).”
Starkes continued, “Combined with the race peddlers and the mainstream media’s intentional portrayal of African-Americans as permanent victims incapable of hate-crimes, this self-defeating ideology has become a societal toxin. Consequently, any Black-on-White crime, regardless of viciousness, is essentially interpreted as Black ‘payback’ instead of Black crime. Alternatively, had this urban terrorist been a bloodthirsty White supremacist who mercilessly killed two unsuspecting Black women, Negro-geddon would have commenced.”