Saturday, October 03, 2015
An Oregon Reader-Researcher Writes About Black Immigrant Mass Murderer Chris Harper Mercer
By Jerry PDX
[Re: “Umpqua Community College Revised Murder Count, and List.”]
I live in Oregon, so this story is right in my face. Despite the blanket local media coverage, the fact this guy was part black (or a full black man if you go by the one drop rule) is being ignored. The first pictures I've seen are clearly designed to make him look as white as possible. It's reminiscent of Jacob Tyler Roberts, the fairly recent Clackamas Town Center shooter, another mixed-race shooter who had the kind of ambiguous appearance that some photos of him made him look mostly white, while others you could clearly see his mixed-race heritage. The photos the media put on front pages were the ones where he looked white. I see the same thing going on with Mercer; the media won't recognize that the last two mass shooters have been black.
Also, there is a video posted on Youtube of Mercer's father, he's and English white man. His mother, from what I've been able to glean, is a black woman. However, there are no pictures of her anywhere that I can find. I don't know if she's hiding from the media or the media is reluctant to put her picture in the news because it would reveal the truth about Mercer's racial identity. I'm betting it's the latter, but we'll see what happens in the next few days.