White Criminal “Sweethearts”: White Folks and the Media’s Double Standard

kenbonclydeWhites and the media that caters to them are so racially biased it is truly sickening. At this time people should be aware of the young White crime duo the media has taken a liking to. The introductory paragraph of one article states “Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.”

These two White folks went about committing a series of crimes and White people are acting like they are just two “sweethearts” that made a mistake. But when Black people and especially our kids are involved in something or “suspected” of being involved in something they are “thugs”, “savages” and “violent animals”.

The White male here named Dalton Hayes  who is 18 years of age but they refer to him as a “teenager” but when Black people was saying Mike Brown was a kid  or teenager at 18 in reply Whites screamed that he was a “grown man”. We know in the case of Mike Brown it was to make his murder appear less tragic.

When 12 year old Tamir Rice was gunned down by Cleveland police officers White folks frantically looked at the background of the child so they could once again lay the blame on the victim and his family. We heard how the parents were the blame and they didn’t raise their child properly. They went and searched out the criminal record of the parents so they could say that the child’s death was inevitable because of his background. Yet no one is saying anything regarding these two parents. What type of parents will allow their 13 year old daughter to date an 18 year old pedophile? How come no one is looking at the parents’ potential criminal records and devising a story regarding how their children was on an inevitable course towards unlawful activity?

Going back to the fact that the female was 13 years old I mentioned that Dalton Hayes was a pedophile and he is in fact one in the context of the law. White folks always talking about pedophiles and how they want to do this and that to them but I do not see anyone saying anything about doing something to Hayes. Where is all the talk of how he is deserving of death. Dalton Hayes also violated The Mann Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 2421 et seq.), also known as the White Slave Traffic Act. This act is a:

“federal statute making it a crime to transport a woman across state lines for “immoral” purposes. The Mann Act was intended to prevent the movement of prostitutes from one state to another or in and out of the country in the so-called “white slave” trade. However, it also applies to a male taking his under-age girlfriend to a love-nest in a neighboring state, or a female transporting an underage boy across the state line for such purposes. Maximum term is five years in a federal prison.”

Another thing that needs addressing is White folks love to romanticize criminality when it 031-bonnie-and-clyde-theredlistinvolves them. The Kentucky duo has been affectionately dubbed the Kentucky ‘Bonnie and Clyde‘ teens. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow another White criminal duo from the 1930s that’s been claimed to be possibly “the most famous and most romanticized criminals in American history”. They are viewed by Whites as being “two young Texans whose . . . crime spree forever imprinted them upon the national consciousness. Their names have become synonymous with an image of Depression-era chic, a world where women chomped cigars and brandished automatic rifles, men robbed banks and drove away in squealing automobiles, and life was lived fast”.

There is no way in hell Blacks would ever be viewed in this fashion and nor should they be. Genuine illegal activity should be perceived negatively regardless of who it is yet this goes to show the racially based double standards of the dominant society.

-A.O.

 

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White Criminal “Sweethearts”: White Folks and the Media’s Double Standard

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