Todd Starnes

Tell that to the 13-year-old boy who was nearly beaten to death.

They also told me they have “procedures in place to keep students safe as much as possible.”

So whose idea was it to put the victim on board a school bus with the same kids he had accused of committing a crime?

The school district did not have an answer for that question.

For whatever reason, the national media has chosen to ignore the story of three black teenagers beating a white child. There were no prime time television shows broadcasting from the courthouse lawn. There were no front-page headlines debating the state of racial relations in America. There were no clever Twitter hashtags

The attackers were not denounced on the floor of the House of Representatives. There were no moments of silence in the Senate.

There were no presidential speeches, no moments of personal reflection, no White House telephone calls to the parents of the little boy so badly beaten.

Perhaps the plight of this young man would have garnered national outrage had the circumstances been slightly different – had he been wearing a hoodie, or perhaps eating Skittles, or perhaps if he looked like the son of a president.

But that’s really a moot point – because at the end of the day we know everyone involved was just trying to follow district policy.


Todd Starnes

Todd Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary – heard daily on 250+ radio stations. He’s also the author of “Dispatches From Bitter America.” To check out all of his work you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter @toddstarnes. In his spare time, Todd is active in his church, plays golf, follows SEC football, and eats barbecue. He lives in New York City.