Friday, July 19, 2013

An (Honest) National Dialogue about Race

Sad. Protesters looking for answers in all the wrong places. 'Racism' jibes with the narrative that it's someone else's fault, so the demonstrations will continue. 

Pat Buchanan wrote an excellent article on the true state of affairs in America when it comes to the question of race. The article is entitled Black America's Real Problem Isn't White Racism. Rather than blaming white-on-black racism, or "gun violence" for the tragic deaths of black youth, Buchanan asks the black community to perform a little self-introspection when it comes the search for answers.

He also asks a logically sound question: If the rare instances of white-on-black crime are unquestionably manifestations of racism, then, logically, don't we have to conclude that the astonishingly higher percentage of black-on-white crime indicates an even stronger, wide-spread degree of racism within the black community? Sad thing is, logic, reason, facts, numbers and statistics matter very little in our time. Emotions, street protests, outbursts and convenient cliches that serve a political end trump all else.

Here are some excerpts.
When [Eric] Holder delivered his 2009 "nation-of-cowards" speech blaming racism for racial separation, Manhattan Institute's Heather Mac Donald suggested that our attorney general study his crime statistics. 
In New York from January to June 2008, 83 percent of all gun assailants were black, according to witnesses and victims, though blacks were only 24 percent of the population. Blacks and Hispanics together accounted for 98 percent of all gun assailants. Forty-nine of every 50 muggings and murders in the Big Apple were the work of black or Hispanic criminals. ... 
Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. 
If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America? 
And if the FBI stats for 2007 represent an average year since the Tawana Brawley rape-hoax of 1987, over one-third of a million white women have been sexually assaulted by black males since 1987 — with no visible protest from the civil rights leadership. ...
Has any major news outlet reported these statistics in their coverage of the Trayvon Marin shooting? You'd think that, in the search for answers, these facts might be helpful. The secret is, the real answers and the sad truth must be buried, swept under the rug, because they get in the way of the left's political agenda. So, Democrats and their willing accomplices in the mainstream media will manipulate events like the Martin shooting, and the black community in general, to further their political goals of gun control, white guilt and trumped up charges of "racism" to explain away the sorry state of black America.

One of the best things the black community could do for itself is to sever all ties to the Democratic Party. Don't hold your breath. The arrangement has been carefully constructed: blacks deliver the votes to the Democratic Party on election day, and, in return, the Democrats deliver on entitlements, and in perpetuating the lies that supposedly explain the tragic state of the black community, i.e., racism, slavery, the evil Republicans hate you, the "system" is unjust, you need us to survive, it's not your fault, and so on. Sad, but predictable.

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