Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Race and Crime

A nightclub was the site of a shooting involving a fully automatic MAC-10 on April 11th. You would think that this had happened in the United States, after all the rest of the world and Hollywood would have you believe that there are shootings involving machine guns on every corner almost daily.

Instead, the shooting happened in London, which as you all know is located in the country formally known as Great Britain. (perhaps like Prince, they could change the name to an unpronounceable symbol?) Less surprising is that it involved people that are part of the rapper culture, which brings us to the point of this post.

According to the New Century Foundation's 2005 report, The Color of Crime, blacks are seven times more likely to commit murder, eight times more likely to commit robbery, and when they do commit a crime of violence are three times more likely to use a gun, and twice as likely to use a knife, than any other race. Read on for more statistics:


  • 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. Forty-five 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.
  • Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
  • Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
According to the Black on Black crime coalition, blacks comprise nearly 14% percent of the U.S. population, but are 43% of the murder victims, and 93% of their murderers were other blacks. I would guess, and this is my opinion here, that the majority of killers and victims in those cases were gang members.

The CDC reports that the leading cause of death among black men age 15-24, age 25-34, and age 35 to 44 is homicide. 20% of all black women who die between the age of 15 and 24 are murdered, and 92% of the time, it is another black person who did it. Isn't it time for use to put a stop to this?

This is not a "pro-white" racial thing, as asians were found to commit crimes at one quarter the rates of any other race. It is a CULTURAL THING. In other words, I don't think this is because whites are any better than blacks or hispanics, and I don't think this is because of some genetic superiority. I think the problem here is the culture that I mentioned earlier- the thug rapper culture. Not the songs themselves, mind you, but the whole attitude of the music. Calling women whores, bragging about murder, stealing, drug dealing, and "gang banging." The music is merely just another symptom of the real problem:

Among men, blacks (28.5%) are about six times more likely than whites (4.4%) to be admitted to prison during their life. Among women, 3.6% of blacks and 0.5% of whites will enter prison at least once. (U.S. Department of Justice) Based on current rates of incarceration, an estimated 7.9% of black males
compared to 0.7% of white males will enter Federal prison by the time they are age 20 and 21.4% of black males versus 1.4% of white males will be incarcerated by age 30. (U.S. Department of Justice)
More black men are in prison in America than are in college. (The Black and White of Justice, Freedom Magazine, Volume 128) 

18.5% of all births nationwide are to unwed teen mothers, and two thirds of those are to black and hispanic women. Of teen births in 1999 to girls aged 10-14, 59% were to black teens, 30% were to Hispanic teens, and 11% were to white teens.

When a black man is successful, they call him "Oreo," or "Carlton" (after a character of the TV show "Fresh Prince"), or they call him a sellout. I have heard successful hispanics called "Potato"- brown on the outside, white on the inside. This culture that promotes drugs, violence, poverty, and punishes success is the real problem here. Bill Cosby said pretty much what I am saying right now, and was blasted for it. Bill Cosby had this to say:

We, as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal- Mart with seven kids ... you are hurting us.

The black community responded with:
We've been letting this fool talk CRAZY now for a couple of years now. But it might be time to stick this FOOLISH OLD BIRD in a home.

How is he gonna try and talk slick about working mothers. It shouldn't matter if a woman has one kid, seven kids, or WHATEVER ... If a woman is going out and working and trying to better herself and her children's lives, that's nothing to be embarrassed about.
Ignoring the point Mr Cosby was trying to make- having 7 kids on a Wal-Mart salary guarantees that they will grow up in poverty, and join the failing modern rap culture.

Look, there is nothing that makes a white better than a black. What the problem here is that too many are content to accept handouts. It is acceptable in this culture to get pregnant at an early age, for the father to split, to do drugs, and join gangs. Until we can have an adult conversation about the real problem, and can work on a solution, the problem will continue.

Too many are willing to simply say that the black man is being discriminated against, because it is easier to blame others than it is to fix yourself.