Ostensibly, the mob attacked him to exact revenge for the death of Michael Brown. In reality, the thugs likely beat Weems because he is white.
Black-on-white violence has been part of our culture for generations.
White people have been taught by the media that suspecting black violence is 'racist.' Consequently, many white people foolishly place themselves in harms way.
The advent of black mob violence is reality. It is a fact of life in America. It is not 'racist' to acknowledge reality.
Tragically the media has created a false reality in our minds. We believe that black Americans are harmless victims of white oppression.
We act out what we believe and often find ourselves suffering dire consequences for being misled.
Granted, not all blacks are violent nor are all violent people black.
But the life-altering reality that hospitalized Weems simply cannot be ignore to accommodate political correctness.
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An Iraq war veteran, hospitalized since an alleged racial beating in Mississippi amid heightened tensions following Michael Brown's death, is "not coming home anytime soon," his father said.
U.S. Marine Ralph Weems, 32, suffered a "traumatic brain injury" after he was attacked and told a West Point, eastern Mississippi, restaurant wasn't "safe for whites" in August, father Ralph Weems III told the Clarion-Ledger.
The serviceman's road to recovery is long and daunting, his family said.
"He's physically made a lot of improvements," Weems III said. "Traumatic brain injury takes a long time to recover in a lot of ways."
Although Weems is "doing really well," he is looking to move to another facility in either Louisiana or Arkansas, according to a GoFundMe page.
In September, Weems was moved to a VA rehabilitation facility in Texas that was supposed to "push him harder than he has been pushed in years," according to the Facebook page Standing Up for Ralph Weems.
"It's kinda like he's going through Boot Camp all over again," a post read. "But he made it through it once before, there is no doubt that he will do it again."
Weems was beaten up after he and a friend went to a Waffle House in West Point. They were told it wasn't "safe for whites" less than a month after Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., friend David Knighten said.
The men got into an argument with black customers and went to the restaurant the Hull House, Knighten said. They were followed by a group of about 20 people who then surrounded and kicked at Weems, the friend said.
Constance Levail McFarland, 21, Marquavious McMillian, 20, and Courtez McMillian, 22, were charged with aggravated assault in the attack.
The FBI and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are trying to determine whether the case is a hate crime.
But West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said the evidence suggests it was "a verbal altercation turned physical and somebody got hurt."
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