Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation.
But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.
It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend's home in South Akron.
Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.
Aren't ready? The Police aren't ready? It is a most hideous hate crime. Putting a guy in the hospital with a concussion and multiple bruises because he's white is hate filled racism. The nearly 50 Blacks weren't trying to leave any doubt about their motivation, chanting "This is our world" and "This is a black world." Violent racism must be dealt with squarely. Without beating around the PC bush. Black racism is no better than any other racism. All racism must be called out for the scourge that it is. To not do so is a disservice to all Americans. I contacted the reporter on this story and the update is that the FBI has been called in. Let's see how ready they are.