David Egan was attacked by a black classmate. The attack was so severe it caused his nose to be detached from his skull.
He's been receiving threats on Facebook even as he recovers.
It is one of the few black-on-white assaults that was repoted by local media. In spite of the brutality we are unaware of any national news outlets that covered the story. We know that -- had the victim been black and the attacker white -- the story would have been looped by the national media without end.
The attack underscores the reason schools were racially segregated.
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