You’ve heard of “Going Postal”. Several different shootings by postal workers (mostly white) have set that in the American vocabulary. But have you ever heard of a “Disgruntled Minority Massacre”? No, because when a black commits a mass murder, he’s not identified in the press as black—except when he claims racism. VDARE.com lists Disgruntled Minority Massacres as another of its public services, like its listing of outbreaks of "Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome," with which Disgruntled Minority has some overlap e.g. Akouch Kashoual, below, was from Sudan, originally.
The phenomenon of “Going Postal”, or “Workplace violence” is usually said to be caused by a “disgruntled” employee. Many of these “disgruntled” employees are blacks who target their white or Hispanic co-workers. What disgruntled them? Racism. Not ours—theirs.
They also feel, and express, resentment at having to work for a living. Barack Obama, of all privileged people, said that when he had a regular job as a research assistant in an office in New York he felt “like a spy behind enemy lines. “
In 1930s New York, black hipster slang for a normal job was “Before-Abe”, according to black-identified white jazzman Mezz Mezzrow, who published a dictionary of black slang as an appendix to his 1946 memoir, Really The Blues. “Before-Abe: job (the implication being that a Negro’s employment is slavery, of the type that existed before Abe Lincoln.”
In Dinesh D’Souza’s 1995 book The End Of Racism (pp. 97—99) D’Souza suggests that the lack of a work ethic in African-American society may be a genuine legacy of slavery. In the old Soviet Union, workers would say “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.”
The cheap labor enthusiasts of the pre-Civil War “Slave Power” didn’t even pretend to pay their slaves, and as a result didn’t get much work out of them. Of course, there’s not a lot of enthusiasm for hard work in Africa, Haiti, or Jamaica, either.
Be that as that may, modern black employees tend to resist white authority, and react violently to be being fired, or even “dissed.”
While there might conceivably be some justification for a slave revolt like the one Nat Turner committed in 1831, there’s no excuse for the phenomenon of black employees coming into work and shooting up their work-place as in these cases listed below.
A definition of the “Disgruntled Minority Massacre” is that a black—or other minority—employee or co-worker reacts with crazed violence to normal workplace actions like being fired or disciplined.
The media does not make the same kind of fuss about who may have inspired him as they did in the case of Dylann Roof, because the answer is “they did”. And Obama did, and Eric Holder did, and a million grade school teachers teaching about racism did.
In some cases they’ll even investigate the victims to see if they’re racist, as in the case of Omar Thornton (right) and the Vester Lee Flanagan case covered by Robert De Brus tonight. See No proof of racism at site of 2010 shooting rampage: police, Reuters, May 12, 2011 and CNN’s Sally Kohn Excuses Racist Virginia TV Killer as ‘Justified’ For Murdering White Reporters, RightWingNews.com, August 30, 2015.
was mentally unstable AND appears to acted out of sense of victimization i have no reason to believe not justified https://t.co/XPbtw36AM7— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 27, 2015
The list below includes 131 killed and 31 wounded. Except for Salvador Tapia, a case I covered in 2003, all these killers are black. This list is incomplete—because it's not announced in the media when this happens.
If you know of other cases, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll update it.
|2016||Cedric Larry Ford||3 dead, 14 wounded.||Fired from job.|
|2015||Vester Lee Flanagan||2 dead, both white.||Disgruntled because of imagined racism: ”Alison made racist remarks.”|
|2015||Daron Dylon Wint||4 dead.||Employee came to employer’s home, robbed, killed family.|
|2015||Calvin Esdaile, Jr.||1 dead.||Angry that supervisor (a Malian immigrant) got job he wanted.|
|2014||Alton Nolen||1 dead, beheaded, 1 wounded.||Muslim convert.|
|2011||Shareef Allman,||3 dead, 7 wounded, mostly Hispanic||Employee, generally disgruntled.|
|2010||Akouch Kashoual||3 wounded, Hispanic.||Employee, generally disgruntled, suicided.|
|2010||Johnny Wicks||1 dead, 1 wounded.||Ex-Social Security employee, shot up courtroom.|
|2010||Omar Thornton||8 white dead.||Fired for stealing, victims posthumously investigated (and cleared) for racism.|
|2008||Charles “Cookie” Thornton||5 white dead.||Thought he wasn’t getting city contracts because of racism.|
|2006||Michael Julius Ford||1 dead, 5 wounded. Victims mostly Hispanic.||Employee, generally disgruntled.|
|2004||Elijah Brown||5 dead, 2 wounded.||Generally disgruntled.|
|2003||Emanuel Burl Patterson||4 dead, 1 wounded.||Would-be employee, shot up a temporary help place.|
|2003||Salvador Tapia||6 dead.||Fired Mexican immigrant—came back 6 months later, shot 6, mostly white.|
|2001||William D. Baker,||4 dead whites||Fired from Navistar for stealing|
|2000||Robert Wayne Harris||5 dead, 2 white, 3 Hispanic||Fired for masturbating in front of female employees|
|2000||John B. Taylor, accomplice Craig Godineaux||5 dead Wendy’s employees||Ex-employee of Wendy’s, returned to rob and kill.|
|1998||Joseph L. Neale Jr.||5 wounded at City Council Meeting.||Angry at being fired.|
|1996||Clifton McCree||5 dead, all white||City employee, cited racism in note.|
|1996||Curtis Giovanni Flowers||4 dead—2 white women, one white teen, one black.||Ex-employee of Tardy Furniture store|
|1993||Nathan Dunlap||4 dead whites.||Employee, after hours robbery.|
|1990||Ernest Marvin Carter Jr||1 dead||Ex-employee|
|1990||James Edward Pough||Dead: 10 employees of GMAC||Repossessed his 1988 red Pontiac|
|1987||David Burke||43(!) He shot four whites, but two of them were flying the plane he was on.||Fired from airline for stealing—thought it was racial.|
|1973||William Ray Bonner||7 dead, 9 wounded||Gas station ex-employee.|