a reply to: randomtangentsrme
As someone else has pointed out your math is wrong. 1% of 300 million is 3 million. So .1% is closer to 400,000. (A tenth less)
To be more exact, it's closer to, 0.1335% (of 300 million is 405,000)
IN ANY CASE... though, the speaker is not getting at that. The problem is not exactly how many robberies per capita there are, but the attempt to make
'white on black' crime (whether by police or otherwise) as something of an "epidemic".
Now, whether you are a hard nosed cantankerous republican or a softy bleeding heart democrat there are two things that can't be ignored which strike
each side down for their bias.
You can't have more black on white crime and higher black prison population without some kind of imbalance in the justice system. (Sorry republican
asshats), but then, you can't have purely victims of race in this scenario either (sorry asshat democrats.)
The situation is a little more involved than both sides (the extreme of both sides anyways) would like to project.
So yes, there is an imbalance of black on white crime, as the speaker of the video is pointing out, that black on white crime with certain specifics
can be 200x more.
In the media we wouldn't know because Ferguson and Trayvon Martin, et al. would like us to believe that poor innocent black teens are being gunned
down. Yet the media hardly ever addresses misfired bullets in drive by's by black gang members killing innocent kids in the playground, or when black
thugs murder a young white mother over some pizza, etc.
The media seems to push hard on black victimization but doesn't want to acknowledge any black on white crime, especially as a hate crime.
These cases are all out there, they are usually covered by local news outlets, but for some reason its the black victimization stories which
continuously gain national press. Why is that? Especially when in comparison you can find that black on white crime is far worse.
There are plenty of predominantly black neighbourhoods that are recommended by police, for no white person to enter, under danger of harm and/or
death. How many white, or other race neighbourhoods are there that can say the same for blacks?
Now, of course it's not just about race. It is much more complex, what you will find is that it is tied to region more than anything. Certain zip
codes are targeted heavily by police, kids at an early age pick up BS charges simply to get them in the system and known to police. This is a policing
tactic used in ghettos.
It just so happens these are the zip codes many of blacks are from.
It needs to stop, but both sides have to acknowledge the entire problem. It isn't just black racism on whites, and black crime on whites, so much as
it is persecution of certain areas that bring residents into the revolving judicial system which tends to push the subjects into a life of crime.
Destroying normal opportunities.
Something else can be said for Black idols as well. Jessie Jackson and the like are a cancer to black identity. Even MLK and Rosa Parks, while their
stories are inspiring, they are not something to look up to.
Black role models tend to be civic rights fighters, or media moguls, which brings us back to rap/hip hop and the glorification of violence (in many
cases). Please don't take this as me saying "all rap is violent", I'm not, but the plasticized version that is marketed to blacks at a young age
definitely is aimed at dumbing them down.
For the example I am trying to convey, put it this way, a young white kid is picked on and bullied at a young age for being a nerd, but then he looks
in the newspaper and says, "You know what, this aint so bad, Bill Gates is one of the richest guys in the world and he's a nerd."
And for young black children they are directed to someone who struggled for their freedom, (Like MLK) or look to rappers, black panther, etc for
strength. And instead of them having black equivalent of Bill Gates, teaching them by actions, by example, that its okay to be who you are... they
might pick up a gun and roll with their local gang to quash their insecurities.
Solutions = Future black role models / praise to successful black entrepreneurs.
Better regional education in districts that need it.
Support structures for single moms or families affected by the lopsided justice system.
The judicial branch reassessing how it handles people from certain zip codes, less targeting on ghettos with proactive policies to keep kids away from