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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: ker2010
Could it be because 13% of the population commits over 50% of homicides in this country?
Oh dear... here we go again...
So you really believe that 13% of the population commits over 50% of homicides in this country. Hmmm... and of course that "13%" would be the Black population, right?
So are you telling me that every single solitary Black person has killed someone? The old lady in a wheelchair sitting in her porch? Is she blasting her shotgun at every car that drives by? Every other car? And how about those oh-so-scary babies in their strollers? Do they have a glock they pull out for such occasions?
Oh wait... that can't be, because there are literally more Black people than there are murders every year.... so even if every single solitary murder was committed by a Black person, it would still mean that not every single Black person committed murder... but we also know that other people commit murder too, so that means even fewer Black people actually committed murder. Oh my golly gee! That must mean that White people commit murder too!!! And other races and colors!!!
And ya know what else we know? The overwhelmingly vast majority of ALL murders are committed by men. Yup. Men. Not women, but men. So it is just as true to say that 96% of murders are committed by that 50% of the population. Should I take your lead and condemn ALL men because of the depraved acts of the few? Or should I assume that every other man is an aspiring murderer just waiting for his time to kill?
Or should I be thoughtful and reasonable and understand that people are individuals, that there are good and bad in every bunch, and that it is absolutely impossible to judge the many according to the few? And that this kind of crap is grossly unfair and hateful and hurtful, and only leads to fearmongering and more hate, and actually plays into the divide-and-conquer campaign being waged against us by the PTB?
I don't want to be a foot soldier for them. Do you?
That's not what he is saying.
...13% of the population commits over 50% of homicides in this country...
Statistics are not your strength.
Crime is highly concentrated within the black community. This is a fact.
In fact, we the black community, even glorify street life.
originally posted by: Edumakated
Many black people do not know anything about their reality in that they don't recognize or accept they are responsible for how they live their lives whether bad or good. They are so blinded by victimization and the racist boogeyman that in some ways we are like a dog trained with an invisible fence. After a while, you don't even need to actually turn the fence on as the dog is trained to not leave the yard.
As a conservative, I am telling them to leave the yard. The electricity is off but they don't want to believe it...
I am black. Grew up in the south in 70s/80s. I can assure you that racism is pretty low down on the list of things that affect my life. Yes, I have experienced it, but racism today is nothing like it used to be. To even cry racism today compared to what my parents and my grandparents went through is disrespectful imho.
To be frank, the civil rights movement was too successful. It was so successful, that many black folks don't even realize that white folks are not out to get us. The change happened so fast that we the victims have not realized we are no longer victims.
"There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then (I) look around and see someone white and feel relieved."
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Boadicea
If that was all the reason that blacks cannot get ahead, then you would expect that as soon as those laws lifted, they would have lifted themselves up.
Be honest, how many generations does it take for poor immigrants with nothing on their backs to come to this country and turn things around? It doesn't take as many as it seems to be taking for black Americans to get out of poverty from those laws. Are Chinese Americans mired in poverty still? Remember, they were targeted by discriminatory laws just like blacks for a good long time too ... but I don't see Asian populations mired in generational poverty despite also facing discriminatory laws and racial prejudice.
In fact, they're doing so well they've eclipsed whites academically and are suing because they're too well off on the academic totem poll.