Video footage surfaced yesterday on Facebook of a black woman being viciously beaten in a Pittsburgh Pizza Milan by a white male manager. The woman is pinned up agains the wall, violently head butted, thrown down where she has her head slammed onto the ground repeatedly.
Here is the footage (WARNING: it is deeply, deeply disturbing):
The assault was obviously racially motivated. As Damon Young writes:
Of course, some people will look at this video and see that the manager was merely trying to contain a customer who was belligerent and might have been intoxicated and question why this is a “race” thing. These people are dumb.
But if you are one of these dumb people, imagine for a minute if this was a woman who looked like Tomi Lahren. (Or any other white woman you wish to imagine.) Do you think the manager would have treated her with the same level of ferocity and venom?
This is the reality faced by black people in America. Their bodies are not viewed as human, so they can be beaten and abused without recourse. Whatever the woman did to upset the manager is irrelevant and he should be going to jail for a very, very long time.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.