MILWAUKEE, WIS. — As more and more violent flash-mob attacks occur across the country, the news media and public officials believe much of the crime is motivated by race.

Many African Americans are weary of the descriptions, saying the Black community is being described in a condescending manner and used as a scapegoat.

Just yesterday, a 16-year-old African-American teenager was arrested for participating in a flash mob that attacked whites at a Wisconsin State Fair earlier this month.

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The violence has “much to do with a deteriorating African-American culture in our city,” officials in Milwaukee, Wis., said a week after the mob attack.

Milwaukee police, however, aren’t the only officials concerned with the state fair mobs’ behavior that mirrored that of teens in Mississippi who committed similar crimes. City officials are also speaking out, but in a very condescending tone against Black youth in general.

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