As long as mankind is imperfect, human societies will be imperfect and one glaring imperfection is the prevalence of criminal activities. When we ignore or deny the truth concerning the perpetrators of crime we not only perpetuate but encourage such activities.
Such is the prevailing wisdom today in America where political correctness–and fear–dictate domestic policy with regard to law enforcement, such as with profiling, and media reports regarding Black on Black and Black on White crimes.
The motivation for the PC element is obvious: Suck up.
The fear element is rooted in the terror politicians feel should they speak the truth and thereby incur the wrath of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and their ACORN minions at election time.
As noted in the first of this “Taboo!” series, “It’s one thing if Blacks choose to maim and murder other Blacks. When they choose to visit mayhem on others, they should take into account that they are a minority,” http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=1243, point being that neither the majority of a people and certainly not a minority are permitted to get away with murder.
And murder, as well as every other crime imaginable, is rampant in Black communities.
Ta-Nahisi Coates, a Black woman, contends in an expletive-laden article on, of all websites, TheAtlantic.com, that Blacks deeply care about the violence epidemic among their own.
She concludes, based on her close observation, that “the sentiment that black people are unconcerned about black on black crime is simply wrong:” http://bit.ly/1cFB0e.
If Coates is correct, it’s difficult to comprehend why the mayhem continues unabated, even with Black idol, Bill Cosby, preaching values, restraint and personal responsibility.
Another observer draws a parallel between abortions and Black crime, sugesting that if abortion were not legalized in 1973 Black criminal rates would be even more astronomical. See the charts and data for pre- and post- Roe v Wade crime here: http://bit.ly/GX7uR.
One oft-heard, simplistic defense for Black crime stats is that they aren’t true, that more Whites are evil-doers, and more Whites are serving prison time. It’s a simplistic argument since Whites outnumber Blacks in America by a ratio of 5 to 1 so that more Caucasian reprobates would be reasonable.
We also hear that so great a percentage of Blacks, principally, young, male Blacks, are imprisoned in America’s jails not due to their crimes but because of racial discrimination.
That’s tantamount to saying that a much lower percentage of White people who should be in prison are comfortably ensconced in their homes watching the boob tube and swilling Budweisers simply because of their race.
In other words, murders, robberies, assaults, rapes, burglaries, etc. have absolutely nothing to do with rates of incarceration. It all goes back to racism, as does the sad inability of swine to fly.
Then we come to the issue of interracial crimes.
Wikipedia cites some astoundingly chilling statistics on that subject from a recent study.
Using 1994 figures, “Whites committed acts of interracial violence at a rate of 62.55 per 100,000, while the corresponding black rate was 3,493.63 per 100,000, a figure 55.85 times that of the white rate. . . the average black person was 56 times more likely to a commit act of criminal violence against a white person than a white person was to commit the same kind of act against a black person. . . for every violent crime committed by a white against a black, there were 56 corresponding violent acts committed by blacks against whites.”
Those numbers are 15 years old due to the subsequent FBI decision to cease and desist in the practice of analyzing crime data according to racial components.
Political Correctness wins again. Anyone care to bet those numbers are far worse in 2009 Obamaland?
One researcher has uncovered such stats as:
“• Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder,
and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
• When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely
than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
• Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving
blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
• Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Fortyfive
percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are
Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black:” http://bit.ly/14NRHJ
America can go on ignoring basic truths about crime and interracial relations. We can go on pretending that we don’t have a very serious problem. We can go on telling ourselves in Panglossian fashion that we live in the best of all racial worlds where all is good and everything is beautiful.
When reality finally bites us on the ass, we may think differently.