One of the least reported and most alarming trends in recent years is the rise of flash mob racial violence that leaves battered victims and results in the media and political figures consistently downplaying the severity of the attacks. That’s the focus of the new book, “White Girl Bleed A Lot,” by acclaimed author Colin Flaherty, who was also speechwriter for the first black head of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Flaherty explains why he decided to document this surge in mob violence and reacts to contentions from black leaders that this violence has always been part of the inner city and is only getting attention now because it is spilling into the wealthier parts of town. Flaherty tells us to what extent the media and city leaders across the country try to avoid or downplay the racial component. He says admitting the facts in these cases would force liberal activists and politicians to admit decades of racial policies have not been successful. Flaherty also explains why he focuses on mob violence by blacks as opposed to other races.