People Who Make Up Racism Stories

Honorable Judge James Ware
Honorable Judge James Ware
Madonna G. Constantine
Madonna G. Constantine
Tawana Brawley
Tawana Brawley

Most of us wouldn’t make up stories involving racism, but some will. I also find it curious that they all involve black and white - all of them. Motives vary.

-- Judge James Ware invented a story (i.e. the judge lied) about having a brother who was gunned down by racist white teenagers in Alabama in the pre-compulsory integration era (pre-1964). For years people (mainly white people) believed it. Then, someone decided to do some fact-checking. Judge Ware was finally caught in his lie.

-- Dr. Madonna G. Constantine, a black female and former Columbia professor, was fired in 2008 for plagiarism. She also, many believe, hung a noose on her own office door, then reported a racist act against her. And the motive for this? It would lend credence to her attack on the university - where [white] people still hang nooses - for practicing “institutional racism” against her. She has forced the university to defend itself in three separate lawsuits related to her firing.

-- Tawana Brawley, a 15-year-old black female, in 1987 accused six white men of rape and then smearing dog feces on her. Brawley's story was proven to be a complete fabrication. She later absconded with over $200,000 which was donated for her defense. There are those who claim she made up her rape story because she was out too late and feared what her stepfather might do as punishment. But if that was the case, why invent a rape hoax that involves six white males ? - something guaranteed to make headline news? Police later believed her stepfather and mother were willing participants in the hoax ... that sought to destroy the lives of six white males, that neither of them had ever met.

-- AGAIN, a black college student, Ashley Powell, Univ. of Buffalo (2015), attempted to instill guilt in white people. This incident involved surreptitiously hanging signs around her campus at drinking fountains and bathrooms that read "White only" "Black only" . LINK (here's another incident LINK )) And, AGAIN>>> Black college student, Kayla McKelvey, 25, sent racist, threatening e-mails to black students - nailed. LINK

-- AND MORE... Three black girls claimed they were victims of a racially motivated bus attack (by white guys). All three black girls were arrested and charged with with lying, among other crimes>>> LINK MORE... Daniele Watts, black actress, treats white officer disrespectfully (racism?)...then LIES about it on Facebook, claiming the white cop profiled her and arrested her because she was black...BUSTED >>LINK

-- I read on a blog site about a guy who claimed his [white] 89-year-old grandfather told him, way back in 1972, about a terrible lynching incident that occurred in 1912. It involved three lynched black men that were found, and witnessed by gramps himself, hanging from the rafters in a barn; and that lynching blacks (according to gramps) was not only a regular occurrence in the city back then but the white guys actually did it for sport - just for the fun it. The city was Cincinnati.

However, had the author did a little research he would have discovered that the lynching story was just a tall tale (maybe dementia?). For instance, the Tuskegee institute, which recorded lynching incidences from 1882 to 1968, recorded no lynchings in Cincinnati for the year 1912. In fact, from 1907 to 1940, the Tuskegee Institute recorded only one lynching incident for the entire state of Ohio (city/place unknown). Note: The total number of lynchings reported by Tuskegee Institute in Ohio (white and black victims) between 1882 and 1968, is 16 - none in Cincinnati.

Finally, the NAACP, which established its Cincinnati branch in 1915, also does not report in any of its literature that black men were being lynched in the city of Cincinnati.
http://www.autopsis.org/foot/lynchdates2.html

There are, and unfortunately, many, many more examples of people inventing racism incidences. (link below - Oh, they are all African Americans)

Crying Wolf: Hate Crime Hoaxes in America : Laird Wilcox: Books

And

http://www.landlordpolitics.com/mattson1.html


Pavlov's Dogs' Syndrome

There does appear to be a pattern, a formula if you will, to all of these made up stories. All the stories have blacks as their victim(s) … and are intended for the ears of oh so many gullible white people out there. And It's obvious to me today that many white people actually do seem to crave these kinds of stories. But why? My theory is that Americans over the last 45 years (since the launching of Compulsory Inclusionism in 1964), through Hollywood movies and TV shows, as well as through their educational system (i.e the rewriting of their history), have been taught by implication that American white Christians are simply the most wicked of all people in human history. And why are they so wicked? The wickedness seems to emanate primarily from ONE thing: the failure of white people all over America to instantly commit (submit?) to race-nullification and integration when the black race migrated to the Anglo-created urban centers of America between 1865 and 1968 (white people, that is, were being racist). This failure to integrate created, so white people have been programmed to believe, incalculable suffering for the black race; and in which blacks still suffer the haunting lingering effects from it to this very day. So when white people hear stories of black victimization by their people, like Pavlov's Dogs ... they are conditioned to :: (1) purge themselves of guilt and tell the world how much they despise racism; (2) they are not one of those hate-filled white people - of which they also feel duty bound to remind us all that there is still oh so many racists white people still out there; (3) they feel deep sorrow and deep pity for the helpless and victimized black victim(s). When their conditioned purging process is complete ... the white people feel good about themselves. However, since the programming is a never ending process, so too must the purging be never ending. Every story they hear about white-on black racism, whether it sounds true or not, they are overwhelmed by the need to purge themselves -- so they can feel good. And on and on it goes...

By the way, does anyone know of any K thru 12 school literature, Hollywood produced movie or TV show addressing the issue of racism and the perpetrators are not white Christian males?

Or how about the Black Supremacy Doctrine? >>> http://theinjusticefile.blogspot.com/2015/03/black-supremacy-doctrine.html

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Tom Cornett profile image

Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

"Tom, I knew you wouldn't post by response. I decided to write my own Hub:People Who Make Up Racism Stories. I used your yarn here as an example. I didn't use your name or tell where I read the story. So you are anonymous.

I do believe you know darn well the story in this Hub is false."

Tell me...oh Grand Wizard? I didn't mention LYNCHING. They were murders that were hidden by hatred and fear. Now...go run to your hatred and fear research sites to prove that it never happened. You don't KNOW anything is a lie...it is...as I say again...your opinion.


TamCor profile image

TamCor 6 years ago from Ohio

To call a man of Tom's reputation a liar is bad enough, but to call his late grandfather a liar...wow.


TamCor profile image

TamCor 6 years ago from Ohio

Tom--This type of person can never be reasoned with...


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Dr. Larkin 6 years ago from In the portrait of a madman

Let's put aside the question of accuracy of census data in the early nineteen hundreds relating to an oppressed minority, and look at another possibility. In the story, it was mentioned that the location of these murders frequented the same area, same time, and similar manner. If lynchings were reported in the first place, the law enforcement of the time was either:

A: Incompetent to the point of blindness, as since they couldn't stop said highly predictable murders I doubt they could accurately organize reports of lynchings in the first place.

B: They were in on it, or turned a blind eye to it.

As such, when the Law Enforcement is collaborative, what hope did the minorities of the time have? The NAACP? They had just formed after the recent internal struggles of the Niagara movement in 1909, and it wasn't even incorporated until 1912. They would have been overwhelmed investigating every town, big and small, in the entire United States of America. Also at this time was the presidency of the Coy William Howard Taft, who did little if anything at all to stop lynching practices, and was reluctant to use federal authority to enforce the 15th Amendment.

At a disorganized and loathsome time like that, reported or not, we'll never know the true extent of the horrors the Blacks experienced at the time except by people who have witnessed it themselves. Martin Luther Greye was one of those people. I do not know the validation of those other stories, however, the story you read about Mr. Greye has undeniable credibility. Whatever your intentions were in this, civil or not, my father Tom is well justified in being angry that you played down his grandfather's tragedy as a meager case of white guilt.


S Leretseh profile image

S Leretseh 6 years ago Author

Tam, no one said anyone was lying. Tom and you should be ELATED that I found absolutely nothing to substantiate his 89-year-old grandfather’s story of mass murder/lynchings of blacks in Cincinnati. There’s nothing there. Rejoice! You two are both acting as if you wish this story really was true. Holy Cow!

Had I felt the need to disseminate a story based on heresy, and it involved mass murder and lynching of people, I would feel compelled to do some due diligence first. I would also include authoritative sources. If I could find absolutely nothing to substantiate the veracity of this kind of heresy story, I wouldn’t publish it. Never.

Tom, everyone who challenges you on the validity of your grandfather’s story, does that make him/her in your eyes a KKK member?

BTW, doesn’t one have to be a white guy to be a KKK member?


TamCor profile image

TamCor 6 years ago from Ohio

"I do believe you know darn well the story in this Hub is false" is what you stated in Tom's hub.

So you didn't use the word lying--you only accused Tom(and his grandfather) of stating something "false". Most will realize that your implication was that they were lying.

By implying that Tom and I are not "elated" with your research is insulting, and, obviously, utterly ridiculous.


S Leretseh profile image

S Leretseh 6 years ago Author

Mr larkin,

“Let's put aside the question of accuracy of census data in the early nineteen hundreds relating to an oppressed minority, and look at another possibility.”

Census data was not on the table here, ergo, no need to put it “aside”. Blacks were NOT an oppressed people in 1912. Read the DMG Theorem.

“A: Incompetent to the point of blindness, as since they couldn't stop said highly predictable murders I doubt they could accurately organize reports of lynchings in the first place.”

“B: They were in on it, or turned a blind eye to it.”

WOW! Are you serious mr larkin? I find your reasoning here astonishingly infantile.

Mr. Larkin, the Niagara Movement consisted of a series of meeting by prominent blacks. There were a total of three meetings. It was never an organization. Its last meeting ws in (are you ready for this?)Oberlin, Ohio, in 1908. Do you think Mr. DuBois would have had SOMETHING to say about all them missing blacks in Cincinnati over the previous few years? Not one word from him pre 1908 or post 1908 about mass murders or lynchings in Cincinnati. NOTHING

The NAACP was incorporated in 1910, not 1912.

The NAACP chartered its first branch in Cincinnati in 1915. Again, there is no mention of any lynchings or mass murders of blacks in any literature in this or subsequent years. NOTHING.

“At a disorganized and loathsome time like that…”

This was not a disorganized time in American history. Nor was it a loathsome time. It was a magnificent time in American history. America was on the cusp of becoming the crown jewel of western democracy. As for the two racial groups, white and blacks, they lived separately. It had always been that way - always! Plessy was the law of the land. Integration in 1912 was an alien concept - never practiced in human history. Blacks, almost 90% of them, were living in rural environments. They were a free people! Free to build their own cities, their own towns and their own industries. They were also free to colonize a place in America‘s vast unsettled lands.

Finally, in my research, I have found that virtually every riot and or lynching pre 1960, the flash point was always a black male attack on the white population. I have never found one single example of a lynching for sport. In 1912, Americans were pretty consistent with any other people in the way they dealt with inter-racial attacks on their people. These were not “loathsome times”, they were not evil times, they were different times.

Americans should celebrate their great history, not find cause whenever possible to denigrate it.


SOBF profile image

SOBF 6 years ago from New York, NY

S Leretseh

This is amazing, you record four stories over a 100 year period of time (of which one conclusion was an assumption) and you conclude this to be a pattern. As far as the lynching, lynchings were recorded and documented with the same accuracy as rapes or incest. So based on your flawed research if no rapes are reported none occurred, priceless.


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jxb7076 6 years ago from United States of America

S Leretseh -

You pose a very strong argument and for the sake of that argument I will agree with you regarding the false acussations of atrocities by some African Americans. However, I must point out that these few cases you cited serves little to support your overall theory when one considers the historical treatment of African Americans from the mid 1700's to the mid 1900's.

As a result, I am a bit confused regarding the point you're attempting to make. Are you denying the probability that such atrocities happened - or - are you implying that black racism is equal to or greaten than white racism - or - are you simply suggesting that Tom's Grandfather's story was not true?

To deny the story of Tom's grandfather is one thing but to deny documented historical evidence of such atrocities is somewhat surprising - given the numerous writings and verifiable data on the subject from historical archives - as well as modern day happenings in remote locations across the US.

Please help me understand your point as I do not want to start a "Let's beat up on S Leretseh" thread or to paint you in a way contrary to your true beliefs.


Dr. Larkin profile image

Dr. Larkin 6 years ago from In the portrait of a madman

Hm, seems you've unfortunately taken a path not synonymous to my point, S Leretseh. I'd like to ask that you cease caking your comments in these veiled insults, it is distracting from the debate.

Nonetheless, away from the detour, we're back on the point of you accusing my great Grandfather's tale of being a falsehood. Jxb7076 makes a good part of this case, as there is a peculiar understatement of the racism of the early 1900's in your argument. Perhaps I was mistaken in calling those times bad, but it was no utopia either. You have made a nasty accusation, calling the man a liar for his story and telling us we should be happy because it is not true, going so far as to ask us if we hope it is.

Are you accusing us of bloodlust? That we want to believe this happened to give us a self-righteous podium to stand behind? Or perhaps we are simply not willing to turn a blind eye to the atrocities of times past. Just because Google doesn't have it doesn't make it a falsehood. Many, many things happen that are undocumented. And there are so many undocumented things that happen that would keep people awake at night, so it is indeed easier to abstain from looking hard into the darker parts of history. Much of history is in the yawning chasm of undocumentation and uncertainty, with bits and pieces only known through grapevines handed down over hundreds of years obscuring tales of old into legends. But this story wasn't handed down over centuries, it was an eyewitness account directly witnessed by my late grandfather, told straight to my father. So it seems that we do have a documented account of murders of blacks in the early nineteen hundreds, a document put into writing by my father.

Not all racists shouted the horrid slurs. In many places... they whispered it.


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jxb7076 6 years ago from United States of America

S Leretseh -

You want proof - try these resources out for starters.

The Black Book (this is a book which include actual photos of the atrocities. It shows a black man being barbecued like a pig while white racists stood by in delight)

http://www.alibris.com/search/books/isbn/978039470...

http://www.ngbiwm.com/Exhibits/lynching.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_in_the_Unite...

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAlynching.h...

http://www.hangmansknot.com/articles/african-ameri...

These are but a few of the thousands of published articles in libraries and historical archives and links on the internet on the subject.

Also, for in depth reporting of these events one can visit the local libraries and request historical publications by Black Presses. Contrary to popular belief there were thousands of newspapers published by African Americans which did cover these stories. Barbara Henritzie compiled a list of over 5,000 African American newspapers (including some magazines) in, Bibliographic Checklist of African-American Newspapers (GPC, 1995). The checklist identifies newspapers published in hundreds of cities dating back to 1827. Some of these newspapers, particularly the ones published during the reconstruction era contain detailed information of the atrocities and their frequencies.

I believe Tom's Grandfather's story simply because I have proof that such events were common place from 1700 - until the end of Jim Crow laws in the South - and - because members of my immediate family were also victims.

I wish you the best in life S Leretseh and may God reward you with the knowledge, wisdom and sensitivity required to write on such matters.

BTW - White people also have a historical past which include slavery. They too suffered similar atrocities. Do you deny this as well?

No matter what your response may be this is my last correspondence to you on the subject. I'll wait for your article on your belief that the Holocaust was a fabrication by Jews.

God Bless!!


S Leretseh profile image

S Leretseh 6 years ago Author

“To deny the story of Tom's grandfather is one thing but to deny documented historical evidence of such atrocities is somewhat surprising”

Xb7076

I don’t know how you could have manufactured the belief that I deny all atrocities committed against your people in America. I know they are there. The nature of this hub, however, was to expose a pattern that exists in made up racism stories (victims are black and they are meant for the ears of gullible white people, who have a peculiar appetite for these types of stories regarding your race). This hub has nothing to do with other documented and verifiable events regarding murder and lynching, or other provable acts of racism.

What I don’t understand is the reason for the fixation on past atrocities regarding blacks (told by black and white). What is to be gained here by those who continue to regurgitate past horrors (again, always/only white on black violence)? There has to be a motive. Tell me what it is. I truly do want to know. And please don’t tell me it’s about addressing racism. We both know that’s not the case.


S Leretseh profile image

S Leretseh 6 years ago Author

“This is amazing, you record four stories over a 100 year period of time (of which one conclusion was an assumption) and you conclude this to be a pattern”

SOBF,

Of course I could come up with many more incidences of fabricated stories of racism (white and blacks telling stories about black victimization), but I didn’t want to tax the tolerance of readers. The pattern is there. Why belabor that point. I would still like to know the reason for regurgitating past atrocities. What is the true motive here?


S Leretseh profile image

S Leretseh 6 years ago Author

Mr. Larkin,

“You have made a nasty accusation, calling the man a liar for his story and telling us we should be happy because it is not true, going so far as to ask us if we hope it is.”

“Are you accusing us of bloodlust?”

This is hyperbole and I’m not going to take the bait. I believe your 89-year-old grandfather spun a yarn. That is my opinion. I believe it because I have checked enough authoritative sources - which I’ve mentioned - to arrive at an opinion based on reason and common sense. You see red, I see orange. We’ll leave it at that.

“Much of history is in the yawning chasm of undocumentation and uncertainty, with bits and pieces only known through grapevines handed down over hundreds of years obscuring tales of old into legends”

Mr. Larkin, that’s a non sequitur. I think I know what you’re trying to say. History is not legends, tales or unproven or un-verifiable events. History is only those events that are verifiable or can be reasonable inferred to have happened based on some existing evidence. If you and your father really believe this tale told by your grandfather, well, do some due diligence. Go to the site where your grandfather says blacks were hung on a daily basis (just for the fun of it), and find all those buried bodies. They’ve got to still be there. If the site has been excavated for residential or business use, well, who ever did the excavating had to discover hundreds (thousands?) of buried dead bodies. There certainly would be a newspaper report about that. Now you’ve got yourself a verifiable historical event.


Dr. Larkin profile image

Dr. Larkin 6 years ago from In the portrait of a madman

"That is my opinion"

Very well, then that is all I needed to know.

"History is not legends, tales or unproven or un-verifiable events."

Indeed. Many achievements and mistakes to be learned from. Hence why this subject was so important to me.

"Go to the site where your grandfather says blacks were hung on a daily basis (just for the fun of it), and find all those buried bodies."

'Just for the fun of it' was hardly necessary, Mr. Leretseh. I have reasonable faith in my grandfather's firsthand account. I'm not apt enough at wordplay to describe the ruthless hearts handed down the generations in the towns we always find ourselves living in. That sort of thing has to be witnessed firsthand. I can only leave it at that.


hununo 4 years ago

what about the white people that post things like "i beat up black kids in high school because they were all welfare gangstas, i showed them one for!" and then they go on talking about their favourite pokemon or legend of zelda game.... so you just put 2 and 2 together and well ill let you decide the results.


Jen 4 years ago

I have also become aware of this "problem" among blacks.

Here's another story of a fake hoax crime I recently came across. I don't know why I bookmarked it, but I did...It's a damn terrible thing to do to make up this kind of stuff.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/967981/po...


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Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

People lie, period. Whites and blacks have done all of these and more to each other. "Blacks are fat ," for example. What kind of statement is that? We all can round up millions of fat Black and White people. In my Madea's voice, "What!"

This is an interesting hub, but it is onesided.


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Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

Jen said, "I have also become aware of this "problem" among blacks.

Here's another story of a fake hoax crime I recently came across. I don't know why I bookmarked it, but I did...It's a damn terrible thing to do to make up this kind of stuff."

Is this "stuff" worse than the White women who killed their children, one drowning them, and accusing a Black man? That strategy worked for centuries until someone finally opened their eyed and realized that Whites lie, too.

S Leretseh, why didn't you include at least one White liar?


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S Leretseh 3 years ago Author

Levertis Steele, if you can point me to an online article where a white person is making up a racist story regarding a black person (i.e. falsely pointing his/her finger at a specific black person), I'll include it here. As for Susan Smith, she may fit here. She most definitely told a monster lie (a black male abducted her children). The big difference IMO is that blacks are making up racist stories to 1) personally profit, even it involves falsely accusing a white person; 2) attempt to further the myth of white racism in America - of which there is so little of it; 3) attempt to mitigate their unprovoked criminal , and or violent act against a white person my falsely claiming he/she "called me the "n" word". Susan Smith was not trying to "further the myth" of black racism toward white people. Black racism against white people is NO myth! Susan Smith invented a story she thought could steer attention away from her. She believed that because of the high crime rate of blacks against whites, the police would more readily believe a black person was responsible than a white person. Well, we know it didn't work i.e. white police officers didn't fall for it. BTW, the Susan Smith incident is really no different than OJ Simpson falsely accusing the LA PD of framing him becuz he was black. I didn't include OJ. He was desperate and guilty, and trying to get away with murder. We know tho ... and unlike Susan Smith, that OJ lying about racism DID work. He got away with murdering two white people - with the help of an overwhelmingly black jury.

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