View Full Version : 3 Black men brutally beat white man for dating a black woman in Georgia

09-05-2012, 09:23 PM

A Georgia man was left bloodied and bruised after he was brutally attacked for dating an African-American girl.

The interracial couple were strolling through Ellis Square, a public space in Savannah, shortly before midnight last Friday, when they say three black men began taunting them.

The provocation began as racial slurs, then the scoffers started blowing kisses and suddenly the trio jumped the boyfriend, Andrew Quade - who is white, beating him and leaving him barely conscious.

The violent response to the mixed-race romance has left the couple in shock that such vicious intolerance still exists.

'This shouldn't happen in this day in age. I know we're in the South and all that, but it's time for a change,' the girlfriend, Olufisayo Bakre, told WTOC-TV news.

The couple say they were simply minding their own business as they walked through the Savannah spot, one of the busiest squares in the historic downtown, known for being the epitome of Southern charm.

Then the group targeted the couple.

'One of them was making racial comments at us and one of the them was blowing kisses. It was a very aggravating situation to be in,' Bakre explained.

Quade, 23, said he tried to stay calm and just keep moving when the insults began.

'I was trying to gain a little more knowledge about the situation and before we could even do that, it was just bam bam.'

He said everything happened so quickly when the gang attacked him, that he doesn't even have a clear picture in his mind of the fight.

The next thing he remembered was waking up in an ambulance.

'He was basically left for dead,' Bakre said of the terrifying ordeal.

'I was trying to pry them off and before I knew it he was on the floor. It happened all so quickly,' she added.

Bakre insisted that the couple did nothing to provoke the brawl and is confident that the pair's racial difference is what motivated the confrontation.

Police are now investigating and searching for the perpetrators.

They are reviewing surveillance video of the clash but say the footage is grainy and the cameras were located far away from the incident, so it is difficult to make out the faces of the assailants.

'I just hope they get caught. I just hope justice prevails at the end of the day,' Bakre said.

Insane Irish
09-06-2012, 08:28 AM
Guess it would have made the news nationwide if it was the other way around. Gotta love it.

09-06-2012, 08:38 AM
I would hope they get charged with a hate crime.

09-06-2012, 08:41 AM
I'm sure there are lots of stories like this that don't get picked up nationally. Just because a story doesn't hit the national press really doesn't necessarily mean they are trying to push it down or something. Plus with the election and the conventions the past few weeks that's about all the national media tends to talk about over and over and over... or hurricanes.

as for the story, I'll never figure out why people care so much about who other people date.

09-06-2012, 08:57 AM
Such a sad story. Any man regardless of race who clowns another man because of his race for dating a woman his game is incredibly weak. As for me I don't care who someone dates as long as they are with a consenting adult. I see interracial/gay/straight couples all the time here in atlanta and I couldn't care less. I am only concerned with keeping my game on point.