Dear African-American Opinion:
Thank you for using the phrase "color arousal" in your article entitled, "The Channon Christian-Christopher Newsome Murders," and thank you for linking to the American Journal of Color Arousal (AMJCA)! You asked, "Is this a case of color arousal that caused acts of violence?" (Emphasis added.)
Cutting of of a penis ("castration") was an act typical of whites lynching Blacks at one time. It's possible, (although I have no more evidence), that these Blacks were lynching that white man metaphorically. Without trying to justify their behavior, we have to ask ourselves what could aroused Black men and women to be angry enough to do such a thing? Hmmmm. I'll bet many Black readers will have some opinions about that.
What is clear is that they WERE expressing anger by their behavior, and perhaps many other unseen emotions as well. The skin-color of the alleged perpetrators and the victims makes us want to at least explore the possibility that Extreme Color-Aroused Disorder is implicated here, a mental disorder wherein sufferers have such extreme ideation and emotion about their own skin-color and that of others that these thoughts and feelings can become manifest in extreme color-aroused behaviors, including acts of violent verbal abuse and physical violence. (Depending on the individual and social position, ECA may also be manifested in "avoidance" (segregation); depression; self-cutting (Michael Jackson's self-destructive facial surgery); and many of self-and-other-destructive-behaviors.)
It is said that these were "innocent victims," but to the person with the mental illness of Extreme Color-Aroused Disorder, all people of a certain color (even the perpetrator's own color group) can become merely representatives of their color-group rather than individual human beings. So, when the ECA perpetrator acts, he may pick victims, even strangers, "randomly". But the choice really IS NOT random, because the skin color of the victim is determined by the nature of the ECA perpetrator's ECA ideation and emotion symptoms established and ECA behavior patterns.