Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts English Teacher James Addlespurger, 50, was treating this group of young urban males the way we always hear them claim they want to be treated. He doesn’t take a defensive posture or give them a wide berth. He walked past them as honest young men, instead of ignoring them or treating them like thugs.
Here is his reward for treating them like humans.
All were victims of a barbaric practice that seems to belong exclusively to urban black teens, called the knockout game.
The goal is to knock out an unsuspecting victim with a single punch. In general, they aren’t trying to mug their victims. They aren’t trying to rape them… at least it hasn’t devolved to that yet. These thugs find amusement in hitting someone hard enough in the head that the victim’s brain slams against the side of the skull, causing the victim to lose consciousness.
They do it for fun.
The victims in every incident are uniformly white, with the exception of Hoang Nguyen who was apparently “white enough.” The perpetrators are uniformly black teens acting in small groups.
For years we’ve heard African-Americans males complain of being racially-profiled, treated like thugs, even though they’ve done nothing to deserve it.
Watch the video again.
Tell me what good treating this group of teens like respectable men did for James Addlespurger.