P.C. Media Ignores Racist Murder
By: Andrew Popper
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, March 01, 2004
Approximately 10 days ago, Charles Bryant and Nayquan Miller, both 16 and of Queens, placed an order for Chinese food from the Ming Garden restaurant on Guy Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica. Eighteen year-old Huang Chen who was working in his parent's restaurant so that his sister could attend Stony Brook University, responded to the order but when he arrived at the apartment he was greeted by an act of vicious racist brutality reminiscent of the antigay bias crime, which victimized Matthew Shepherd in Wyoming. This time instead of a fence-post in a snow-covered field, the victim ended up in a frozen murky pond. After first beating the defenseless boy with baseball bats, the two sadistic thugs pulled out knives and stabbed him to death as he was pleading for his life.
After placing a plastic bag over Huang Chen's head, they tossed him into a shopping cart and wheeled him into his own car for the short trip to Brookville Park where he was dumped in a pond like garbage. Hours later, when police finally arrived at the address left at the restaurant for the delivery of the food, they found Nayquan Miller wearing a bloody shirt trying to clean large amounts of blood splattered on the ceiling and walls, graphically demonstrating the horror of the last moments of Huang Chen's young life.
The fact that a Chinese restaurant was targeted was no accident. A recent article in the New York Post described a new inner-city sport known as "Chink Bashing" which involves racist, premeditated assaults and worse on Chinese delivery boys. Of course, with the selective indignation of the politically correct media, it is very doubtful whether the appropriate government officials from the U.S. Justice Department will ever investigate this heinous murder and violation of civil rights. Unfortunately, if there are no public consequences for this senseless and racially motivated murder, there is no doubt that what was done to Huang Chen will happen again. As a Jew who lost at least 50 ancestors in the holocaust it saddens me that New York's Asian community has not acted more vigorously to this outrage. Acting like sheep in the face of such racist bloodletting can only result in more innocents entering the slaughterhouse.
It is interesting to note that when a black youth is killed in any racially tinged incident, the regular media invariably refer to the victim as a "boy," usually accompanied by a sympathetic graduation picture. In this case, however, where the victim is an Asian boy killed in what is undeniably a hate crime, the media chose to call him a man; no pictures accompanied any of the NY City newspaper articles. Apparently some victims of racist murder warrant more sympathy from the media than others. It is time that all victims of such vile hate crimes receive equal attention and that the evil hypocrisy of selective indignation is ended.
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