Some say hip-hop at the fairgrounds motivated the attacks. Some claim the youth were avenging Barack Obama’s reputation against white critics. And still, other are saying it’s simply the fact that Black youth don’t know how to act in public.
Despite what may have started things, this sort of mob violence is not an isolated incident. Reports of these “flash-mobs” have appeared in various cities around the nation, leaving parents, community leaders and law enforcement officials searching for sensible ways to explain and contain the violence.