Monday, October 26, 2020
Japanese jazz pianist Tadataka Unno, 40, was assaulted by 8 Black teens in NYC but New York Times refuses to reveal race of the attackers. Why the silence?
Japanese jazz pianist Tadataka Unno, 40, was assaulted by 8 Black teens in NYC While no major newspapers in either the USA or Japan printed the information that Mr Unno was assaulted by a gang of Black teens in Manhattan at a subway station, the truth is that his 8 assailants were Black teenagers, most male, a few female. The New York Times was afraid to print the truth, even though its editors knew the truth. What's wrong with newspapers today? According to Anna Mutoh, a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism who found out the truth by speaking with Unno herself in a telephone interview she conducted, Unno was about to take a subway train home to his wife and infant son in Harlem after a long day in a recording studio. But as he walked through the gate, a group of 8 Black teenagers blocked his exit. As this blog post goes to print, nobody has been arrested so far, even though police TV cameras in the subway station captured the teens' actions and faces. Unno grew up in Japan with an intererst in jazz, and came to the United States in 2008 with his Japanese wife to pursue his dream as a jazz pianist. Unno and his wife now have to decide if they if they want to stay in New York and raise their four-month-old infant son there. Unno told Mutoh in the phone interview that his attackers were Black, a key piece of information the New York Times withheld from the public. Why would New York Times editors do such a thing? This is the truth that America does not want to hear. Go figure.
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 11:05 PM