This is exactly the sort of profiling that fosters the sort of hatred and behaviour witnessed in the video.
How do you know if this was racially motivated or revenge for racial profiling? There is no evidence of that from the video. It looked more like an assault and robbery to me, it could have happened to anyone out there who happened to be an easy target. How many robberies happen in downtown Baltimore? Probably a huge number, this is just one of those that happened to be caught on tape and involved a white person (which probably isn't the normal victim, most violence committed by blacks is against other blacks). Even if it was somekind of retaliation for discrimination, it doesn't make their actions any more acceptable.
Anyways, this man was an idiot. I don't know how he got himself in that kind of situation, but he should have known better being the only white man in that whole group. He didn't even look like he was from around the same area or from the same local sub-culture, which makes him even more of a target. White and middle-class being downtown surrounded by people with a gang mentality is bad, almost like a black man going into certain parts of the deep south all gangstered out. I bet this whole thing was planned from the get go, it was very coordinated. He was just such an easy target to rob and commit violence upon, he had absolutely noone on his side.
Edited by H.H. Holmes, 09 April 2012 - 04:59 PM.