Ginger Slepski thought she was going to die as she was being kicked in the face by a mob of black girls. Through the punches and hair pulling, she was called racial slurs.
What was her crime? She stopped at a stop sign in the black part of Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Channel 11 News in Pittsburgh picks up the story:
Slepski was savagely beaten after the girls threw a bottle at her car on Concord Street and she stopped to confront them.
“I was mad. I knew they were younger. I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said, ‘What is your problem?’” Slepski said.
All four African-American girls then called her names before getting physically violent.
“They yelled, ‘Shut up white [expletive].’ The other said, ‘Get that white [expletive],’” Slepski said.
Slepski said she tried to get back into her car but the girls grabbed her by the hair.
“The one punched me in the head and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard,” said Slepski. “Then they all got on top of me and all their hands were in my hair. They kept telling each other to, ‘Kick her in the head. Kick her head in the concrete.’”
One onlooker threatened to call the police – which made the girls angry, said Slepski. Another came over the tried to physically restrain the girls. Eventually they fled, but not before stealing Slepski’s purse.
“They yelled, ‘Shut up white [expletive],’” Siepski said. “The other (attacker) said, ‘Get that white [expletive].”
Police have arrested four black juveniles and charged them with robbery, conspiracy, propulsion of missiles and ethnic intimidation.
Ethnic intimidation? How about hate crime? The mother of two’s physical scars will heal, but the emotional damage will last much longer. Ms. Slepski is fearful for her daughters to walk down the street.
President Obama, as the first black president of the US, could and should do much to quiet down the black on white violence. He is quiet. He has a responsibility to speak out about the black on white violence permeating our society today. He is quiet. He had an unprecedented opportunity to advance race relations in our country. He has, instead, exacerbated them.