A video circulating around the Internet shows a crowd laughing as a white man is beat up, robbed and stripped naked outside of a Baltimore courthouse.

Many believe the beating would have received more attention if the crowd had been white and the victim had been black:

https://twitter.com/#!/coloradorebecca/status/189219493988409344

https://twitter.com/#!/chaselindley/status/189147632340443137

https://twitter.com/#!/dlbasch/status/189086479442649088

https://twitter.com/#!/TPO_Hisself/status/189039442202337280

Several Twitter users argued that the incident vindicates John Derbyshire’s controversial article warning his children to be suspicious of black people:

https://twitter.com/#!/CristaRamone/status/189091309431160832

https://twitter.com/#!/PhilSchoen/status/189084672658112512

https://twitter.com/#!/CarlBrandt/status/188745503201173505

At least one Twitter user replied that the events in Baltimore lend no support to Derbyshire’s views:

https://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/188778959696171009