13 year-old Damien O’Rourke was on his way to play football when he suddenly found himself surrounded by a group of racist teens.
“They just said they were gonna beat me up, and they beat me up,” the young man said afterwards of the unprovoked attack.
Damien managed to survive the beating, but he suffered some serious injuries. The O’Rourke family had just moved to a predominantly black neighborhood, and Damien had been bullied for school because he was white. His mother, Reesha Price, sees this as a hate crime.
“I do kind of think it was racist. I think if he would have been black he wouldn’t have gotten beaten up like that,” she told reporters.
Of course, the media ignored this story since it did not involve a black victim. Had Damien been black and the mob been white, Al Sharpton would have been all over this…