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Plan B: Blame it on a Black Man

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Blog, Jazmyne Young Posted: Oct 24, 2008

This is a very, very bittersweet victory for Black men everywhere. How so? If this white woman would have run to the police with a this big black man beat and robbed me! story a couple of generations ago, there would be no end to the bloody manhunt for such a beast.

Im glad that, especially on the verge of a Black president, a prospect that haunts the thoughts of some people, that this kind of story wasnt given the space to become a big messy battle of black vs. white or them vs. us.

Obviously this girl, a 20-year-old college student from Philadelphia, Ashley Todd, was coming back from movie night -- which Im guessing included Birth of a Nation and Rosewood -- when she decided that shed make up this ridiculous story about a huge Black man lurking in the darkness, who robbed her at the ATM and then preceded to pin her down and carve a B into the McCain supporters cheek.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and obviously Ashley is scared that maybe, just maybe, Obama might take this thing. Pitiful, just pitiful. I dont know if I pity her or if I want to beat her a$$ for pulling a stunt like this, if anyone knows this girl, slap her (unless youre a Black man, cause thatll only fuel her fire).

-- Jazmyne Young, 19, is a content producer at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia

More from Jazmyne:

Cornerstones of the Family

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