Portland’s free weekly leftist rag, “Willamette Week” just published an article about the practice of “G-ing”. It is a form of hazing practiced by high school students and, technically, it is a form of rape:
“G-ing” in the Spotlight
Grant High students speak out about the locker-room assaults.
For the past four weeks, Grant High School in Northeast Portland has been under a cloud of scrutiny and shame. Four of its students face criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting two of their junior varsity boys basketball teammates in the locker room.
One assault, police say, may have been sexual: A player is accused of trying to stick his finger in the anus of a boy held down by teammates—a practice known as G-ing…
On Jan. 12, four JV basketball players allegedly attacked two of their teammates in the Grant locker room after a game against Centennial, more than a month and a half into the season. Their coach, Jon Blumenauer, had left the locker room, and someone turned off the lights.
One player said teammates held him down while another tried to insert a finger in his anus. His compression shorts stopped them. The other player reported being beaten up by teammates as he tried to leave the locker room after the first attack.
G-ing is a widely known term among students and isn’t a play on the name of Grant High. Instead, it’s a mocking reference to stimulating a woman’s G spot.
People familiar with the case say the four boys involved in the attack are African-American; the two alleged victims are white. Three of the students involved in the attack were suspended and have returned to school; a fourth has been expelled for the school year. All four have been kicked off the JV basketball team.
I could not help but notice that the overall tone of the article, until the point where the race of the perpetrators and victims is mentioned, is ambiguous. The author, Hannah Hoffman, can’t seem to figure out if the crime is a serious one or not. However, from the moment the racial aspect is mentioned, the overall tone seems to change to one of “maybe it really isn’t such a big deal.” Naturally, Hoffman needed to point out that…
Students told WW they don’t think the incident was prompted by race. Others say they feel sorry for the boys who got in trouble, believing they were caught up in locker-room clowning that got out of control.
All we know from this, assuming Willamette Week is not outright lying, is that at least two students (out of a student body of 1,577) said they don’t think the incident was prompted by race. Did Willamette Week conduct a survey? Did they hear other opinions – and then fail to report them? Did they ask until they found the opinion they wanted? We can only guess, but I’d be willing to bet that some students would disagree.
Regardless what the students may believe, we can add this incident to the long list of black-on-white crimes that were “not hate-crimes”. I have not been able to find a single such incident, in the Portland area, where the perpetrators were white and the victims black. If there were to be such an incident, we can rest assured that one of the first things we would hear about it would be that “hate-crime charges are being considered.”