Last week I kept you up to date on the latest example of the vast tidal wave of hate sweeping America in which Trumpist white males attack blacks while shouting improbable things:
Here was the New York Times’ headline last week on this Big Story:
But in a stunning, utterly unexpected development today, the New York Times now reports:
You’ll note the slightly different wording of the second headline: “Black Virginia Girl” becomes just “Virginia Girl” and “White Classmates” become just “Boys.”
The 12-year-old-girl’s story drew national headlines and a police investigation last week. Her family has apologized.
By Niraj Chokshi, Sept. 30, 2019
It was a story bound to unleash a storm of news coverage: A black 12-year-old girl reported that three white boys had pinned her down in a school playground and cut off her dreadlocks.
It was the same private Christian school in Virginia where the vice president’s wife was a part-time teacher, which only fueled the social media outrage. …
But in a matter of days, the story fell apart.
On Monday, the school announced that the girl had admitted the story was a lie, and that her family had apologized.
“While we are relieved to hear the truth and bring the events of the past few days to a close, we also feel tremendous pain for the victims and the hurt on both sides of this conflict,” the school’s principal, Stephen Danish, said in a statement.
So the false accuser is a victim, too.
He continued: “We recognize that we now enter what will be a long season of healing. This ordeal has revealed that we as a school family are not immune from the effects of deep racial wounds in our society.” …
In other words, when you look at it properly, white people are still at fault.
“To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused,” the family said. “To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school. To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.”
In an interview with the New York Times on Friday, the girl, A A, had said that she was attacked during recess on Sept. 23 by three boys who held her down, covered her mouth and cut her dreadlocks.
“They were saying that my hair was ugly, that it was nappy,” she said.
After all, there is nothing 12-year-old white boys think about more than the texture of black girls’ hair.