Last week, the media was up in arms over a 12-year-old’s woeful tale of three white classmates pinning her down and cutting her “nappy” dreadlocks. The claim was revealed to be completely false on Monday.
White hate crimes against minorities are statistically nonexistent in the United States. Time and again the country flies into feverish mental contortions over some nightmarish tale of racist torment, and time and again many of the stories are proven to be fabricated.
Perhaps no better example of this trend can be found than the story given by Virginian private school student Amari Allen and her family.
The black high school student who accused three white male classmates of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks has ‘acknowledged’ that she made the allegation up, according to her school.
Amari Allen, 12, claimed she was held down by three boys who cut her hair off at their $12,000-a-year school. She also gave a tearful interview about it afterwards and said they called her hair ‘ugly’ and ‘nappy’, a racist term that is used to derogatorily describe African American women’s hair.
They also shared photos of her uneven hair after the alleged incident.
Many people were suspicious of the story when it first went public last week, as the term slang term “nappy” was coined by the African-American community and is unknown to most communities outside of it.
The Mail continues:
On Monday, however, the child’s family issued a statement to it was false and to apologize to the boys.
Why the claims were fabricated remains unclear.
The family asked for forgiveness in their statement and said they had ‘betrayed the wider community.’
‘To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused.
Many left-wing figures who fanned the flames of racial tension when the story first broke have yet to issue a retraction for their divisive statements.
You are beautiful, Amari Allen. You are courageous & strong. You are loved.
You see, Amari, you may not feel it now, but you have a power that threatens their core. I can't wait to watch you use it and thrive.
Stay strong. https://t.co/57rtAYby3h
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 28, 2019