Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Dad Blames Race for White Son's Beating - AOL Black Voices

Dad Blames Race for White Son's Beating - AOL Black Voices: "NEW YORK (CNN) -- Brian Milligan Sr. believes his son's race triggered a brutal attack on the streets of Buffalo, New York.

Armed with a chunk of concrete, several assailants beat Brian Milligan Jr. on the back of the head on August 18, leaving a 3-inch gash. They kicked him in the face, breaking his jaw.

Bloodied and bruised, the 18-year-old managed to walk five blocks to his grandmother's house before being rushed to the hospital.

Milligan's father believes several African-Americans beat his son, who is white, because he is dating an African-American woman. He wants police to treat the beating as a hate crime. He also has criticized what he calls a deafening silence from the community, police and the national media.

'If this was a black guy who was beaten by a group of white guys for dating a white girl, people would be up in arms,' he said. 'There's a double standard.'"

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