23 May 2012

White Racism Is a Bogeyman


Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Using the 94 percent figure means that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation's population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites. Coupled with being most of the nation's homicide victims, blacks are most of the victims of violent personal crimes, such as assault and robbery.
The magnitude of this tragic mayhem can be viewed in another light. According to a Tuskegee Institute study, between the years 1882 and 1968, 3,446 blacks were lynched at the hands of whites. Black fatalities during the Korean War (3,075), Vietnam War (7,243) and all wars since 1980 (8,197) come to 18,515, a number that pales in comparison with black loss of life at home. It's a tragic commentary to be able to say that young black males have a greater chance of reaching maturity on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan than on the streets of Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Newark and other cities.

As Williams makes abundantly clear, the greatest current danger to black males, at least in terms of physical safety, is…black males themselves.  For whatever reason, black males really like to kill each other, relative to other ethnicities.  Now, it is true that racists (i.e. people who maliciously discriminate against others based on skin color) can make life difficult for minorities.  However, the reality is that in modern-day America, the group that poses the most danger to blacks is blacks.

Furthermore, given how whites have basically bent over backwards to show goodwill to blacks (think of all the government programs designed to relieve poverty, of affirmative action, of “black studies,” and the ever-present need for diversity training and sensitivity, not to mention the EEOC, among other things), it is patently ludicrous to even assert that white males, even of the conservative variety, are intentionally* holding blacks back to such a degree that whites are still the greatest threat blacks will ever face in their lifetimes.

Really, white racism is simply a bogeyman that blacks trot out every time they want to excuse their dysfunctional culture.  Instead of admitting that, for whatever reason, they prize bastardy, violence, and laziness, and hate education, intelligence, and stable families, they try to pin all their problems on whitey, who just won't stop holding them down.  Really, though, the reality of the situation is that blacks are their own problem, and that they would do well, if nothing else, to live by the general ethical, religious, and moral principles that middle class white conservatives practice in their everyday lives.  And it would also help if black people stopped shooting each other.

* I would argue that the feel-good leftist solution of throwing money at every problem that comes up has unintentionally contributed to the host of black pathologies now on proud display in the US, since the general effect has been to subsidize every last dysfunction that blacks have.  And whites too, come to think of it.  It also doesn’t help that cultural Marxists have spent decades undermining traditional values, seeing as how those traditional values helped to keep a lid on a host of different social pathologies.

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