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African Americans and Crime Rates in USA, WHY???

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posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 07:15 PM

Originally posted by Mozzy
your thread has meaning to it, but you are completely wrong about your statistics and findings. i ahven't checked the jail statistics in a few years but earlier this century it was about 40/40 black/white with a few minorites making up the rest.

young black males are very hostile, possibly more so than young white males. this is not a good statistic to make because you have to define what region/state you are discussing and the situations surrounding it.

as it stands you are.....completely racist......

otherwise, you're just ignorant. which is probably worse.

I wouldn't call him racists. He just wants to understand what he witnesses everyday in his life and wants to know why it is such .

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 07:24 PM

Originally posted by EyesWideShut , this is the most racist / ignorant thread I've seen on here in a while. The thing that amazes me though , is with any other subject we speak about on here, statements must be backed by actual fact or hardcore evidence. Once we speak about race it becomes instantly about emotions , personal experiences or third person experiences. You see alot of "The television shows this" and "This report states that" and if these forms of media coincide with the observers perception then it becomes their reality. What you see on television , in the media , and in pop culture is not reality. How many of you have been Robbed , Shot , stabbed , assaulted or been a victim of a crime by some one who is black?.... exactly!!!

ive been robbed and assualted by black people does that mean im allowed to be racist

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 07:31 PM
Having less money then some does effect the ratio.
Blacks have had to work their way up from nothing since slavery.
It's never one thing but a combination of many things . This combination of things also happens to be present in the inner city, where a healthy percentage of blacks reside.
There are uneducated blacks in these cities who do what they want. They don't care about society. So the other blacks in the neighborhood have to live with these people near them that do what they want when they want without thinking of the consequences.
Also when you have more to lose, you tend to not risk it. Is there a stat on blacks and income level and the difference between that and who goes to jail?

The whole goal of hiphop culture kinda is to make a better living for yourself and get outta the hood and provide a better life for your family. Yet when one does so they get ridiculed by the ignorant black population who thinks they are selling out and such.
The youth living near them is brought up to see this as cool so kinda i dunno it's confusing but it just seems like it's fear and ignorance among a small % of blacks that is corrupting the progression of blacks in our country.

You see far less blacks who live in suburbs go to jail because they have a better opportunity to succeed.
That does not mean they will though and there are always bad apples anywhere you live in any nationality and color and race.

My issue with this is that there are blacks who have been brought up in a great neighborhood with people who are nice and care about eachother and aren't going to ahrm you because they will lose their home and everything they have worked for, and yet they choose to sink down to the level of the small % of iggnorants who seem to be running the pop-culture.

There are more variables than that. That is just the tip of the iceberg.
This being said. I am a white 23 year old male from a nice suburb. But even around here where I live there are people who want to live the rebelious dangerous life style and they pay for it no matter where they live.
I'm not racist at all. I was brought up by my parents to be open minded and accepting of all people of all cultures and races. I thank them everyday for that because I see all the racism around me and how many white people still use the " N " word a LOT !

In the end it is all on the individual person's choices he/she makes. Some kids just have it tougher growing up and when 80% of the people in your area are not setting a good example then a higher percentage of people in that area end up comitting crimes and going to jail.
Color does not matter it's everything else around them that does.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 07:31 PM
reply to post by WisdomInChains

Yes , you are now allowed to be a card carrying KKK member if you chose. If people ask why... at least you have a good reason.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 08:03 PM
OK , I can't deal with this anymore... Through sheer idiocy and ignorance I have been forced to take action. You want sensationalism? You want Spin?... Here's your spin!!!

The following stats were taken from the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Ok here we go... WHITE people KILL more BABIES , OLD FOLKS , FAMILY MEMBERS and LOVERS than black people.

Victim/offender relationship
Victims Offenders
White Black Other White Black Other

Intimate 56.6% 41.2% 2.2% 54.4% 43.4% 2.2%
Family 60.7% 36.9% 2.4% 59.2% 38.5% 2.3%
Infanticide 55.9% 41.6% 2.5% 55.4% 42.1% 2.5%
Eldercide 69.2% 29.1% 1.6% 54.5% 43.8% 1.6%

Gun murder 47.2% 50.9% 1.9% 41.9% 56.4% 1.7%
Arson 58.9% 38.1% 2.9% 55.7% 42.0% 2.3%
Poison 80.6% 16.9% 2.5% 79.8% 18.4% 1.8%

Felony murder 54.7% 42.7% 2.6% 39.1% 59.3% 1.6%
Sex related 66.9% 30.5% 2.5% 54.7% 43.4% 1.9%
Drug related 37.4% 61.6% .9% 33.9% 65.0% 1.1%
Gang related 57.5% 39.0% 3.5% 54.3% 41.2% 4.4%
Argument 48.6% 49.3% 2.1% 46.8% 51.1% 2.2%
Workplace 84.6% 12.2% 3.2% 70.5% 26.7% 2.8%


Yeah ok a black guy might shoot ya , but you white folks have the market cornered on poisonings and setting people on fire. You are also prone to raping and sexual assault and if you get clipped at work there is a 70% chance a white person did it. Were you assaulted by a gang of thugs?.... there is a 54.3% chance they were white too.

DO YOU SEE HOW STUPID this thread is yet?.... you are more likely to get set on fire by the sopranos cast than getting shot from snoop on the wire.



yes you can stop being scared now , crisis averted... thank me later


posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 08:12 PM
It is obvious why they are the way they are. It is just most Americans are to stupid and ignorant to realize the generational consequences that arise from treating a race of human beings, for hundreds of years, as filth, trash, servants, somehow less human.

If you ask me you deserve all the crime and murders that they give out. If I were derived from slave trade I would be a very, very nasty person towards white people.

Should have made the transition from slave to human being more dignified for them, maybe they would be less aggressive today.

I find it idiotic how a nation of people can enslave another race of people, let them free and expect them to be civil and generation later NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ARE THE WAY THEY ARE. YOU MADE THEM THAT WAY. Unbelievable just like the Australians ignorance about what they did to the Aboriginals.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 08:49 PM
Anyone who is curious why these trends are they way they are should research a few topics I'm going to list. You need to look at the root causes for these issues. I live my live under Newton's Law of Motion "For a force there is always an equal and opposite reaction."

White Flight

Black Panther Movement

Crips & Bloods

Crack Cocaine Boom aine_boom

The interior of our cities are still in the great depression, but they also have a constant flow of life killing drugs. Top that off with not qualifying for government assistance once you have a felony, and you have yourself a severe hardship for anyone who attempts to survive in urban communities regardless of color.

Not many people realize that originally gangs were created to protect themselves from police. Specifically in LA, were LA intentionally recruited a racist police chief, and officers from Alabama.

The icing on the cake is that our prison, and parole system isn't designed to keep people from going back to prison. It is designed to make money. Capitalism should not be a part of the correction process. Our correction system is not about correcting people, it is more of a pantry. We just store people away, pretending that we are making society safer. I believe 90% plus of people who go to state, or federal prison come out a gang member (including my brother, who never had any gang affiliation until going to state). You cannot life comfortably in prison without having a gang affiliation. You basically join a fraternity of criminals, and the connections you make send you down a path as a career criminal.

I am white, but this subject is not hard to understand.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 09:12 PM
The two biggest problems of America's 'poor' are obesity and insufficent parking.
Do you think they would get much sympathy from the poor of Africa who watch hundreds of their children starve to death each night?
To see a group of American blacks, which will always include half a dozen extremely overweight females and an equal number of young males with pounds of gold bling hanging around their necks, complaining about being deprived, for some strange reason has always failed to produce any feelings of pity or compassion in me. I guess I'm just a cold heartless racist huh.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 09:59 PM
reply to post by EyesWideShut

I think the most telling thing here is the drug numbers.
Our justice system unfairly prosecutes crack coc aine with a tougher penalty than powder coc aine. A person with 500 grams of powder coc aine gets a 5 year sentence, a person with 5 g of crack coc aine gets a 5 year sentence. Since 80% of black drug arrests are for crack and crack has a lower threshold for conviction and sentencing this one reason you see the disparity of white vs black in the prison population.

Here is an interesting study on this.

Not to mention, blacks are more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs. Interestingly, whites are no less likely to have drugs than blacks.

In Dallas, many murder and rape convictions were overturned there because DNA evidence showed that the ones convicted of the crime did not do the deed. Every one of them was black. One guy spent 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

So in my opinion, law enforcement unfairly targets blacks and the judicial system is more likely to wrongly convict blacks and then give them harsher penalties than whites.

No wonder why they angry.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 10:19 PM
The post is awkward but the people posting are even more awkward and disturbing. I think the post above may have said it best. Gangs were created to protect neighborhoods from racist law enforcement, and skins. Crip stood for two things, one of the two being, COMMUNITY REFORM IN PROGRESS. Im sorry I forgot the other....But the name originaly came from a youth center which kept the teens and kids out of the streets. It was a center for culture, were some of the most skilled chess players and musicians spent most of their time. It would be nice if some of the people on here actually logged off of their pc and went into the "real world".

I believe when you put pressure on anything you get reactions. People always ask why are African-American drunks and on drugs(as ignorant as it may sound people think this way). I am suprised that noone ask or creates laws that can ban The Asian and other store owners from opening two liqour stores on the same block. I am surpised noone asks where do these mass amounts of "prescription drugs" come from? Open your mind people
Much to learn even more to understand.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 10:27 PM
I've got a question to pose. Perhaps eventually I'll start a thread. Who do you think causes more segregation? The "racists" or the "civil rights" folks? Mozzy is a fine example. The OP posted his thoughts based on things he's observed and poses a question. Mozzy pops onto the thread disagreeing with the OP and Immediately denounces the op as racist and even went so far to call him ignorant. Don't worry Mozzy I'm sure MSNBC didn't mean to rub off on you. Anyways, the election involving Barack Obama is another fine example. I can't even tell you how many times I was called racist or saw someone else called racist because they disagreed with Obama's politics. Why is it that in many circumstances race or skin color isn't an issue, does someone have to bring racism into it? Why don't we stop arguing about which race is better or worse or whatever and strive to end racism the only way possible. 1.) Take Hitler's idea and kill every one else so there's only one race. 2.) Take a more peaceful side to Hitler's idea and just breed every other race out. or 3.) just eliminate race as an issue altogether. If you want to end racism, stop bringing it up. "Obama is the first black president." Who gives a crap? That isn't even slightly important. Just like it was racist to vote against Obama based on his skin color, it was equally wrong to support him for that same reason as far as ending racism goes.

[edit on 5-12-2008 by Dienekes]

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 10:47 PM
basically in my honest opinion i truly understand your concern about african americans and there complete ignorance to life. all i gotta say is...


posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 10:52 PM
Because black people are "Ignant" hehe.. Anywho, they claim racisim when ever they get blamed for something. When infact them selfs are the racist ones.

Blacks think it's cool to act "gangsta" retarded in my opinion.. I say we irradicate anyone person who claims to be "gangsta" or claim they are in a gang, weather they are black, purple, green.. what ever.. kill and be killed. That will lower crime rates.

Oh yeah, I'm not racist, but if you say I am, I will gladly take it into consideration if that will make you feel better.

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 11:01 PM
You've got to watch how the media portrays things as well. They put their spin on things and it seems worse than it really is.

Number 1, turn off the stupid CNN and Fox news stations. Exaggerations and lies.

It's never as bad as the news reporters "spin" it.

So, are blacks more violent? I'll answer the question with another question. Did Jeffrey Dahmer eat people?

See, a lot of people are in situations, where they are poor, where they were raised with certain ideas. They don't think they can get out of the situation they are in. They feel trapped.

And it doesn't help that the media throws out negative images all the time to re-enforce these bad ideas. Oops did I say that out loud. We're not supposed to know that.

Well, hell, the media is doing this right now. And, now, they are targeting the whole world it seems. "Oh, the economy is soooo bad. Oh, people are losing jobs left and right. Here we are "live" with a poor family that can't afford to drink water. Wall-Street is in the crapper folks, I repeat Wall-Street is in the crapper. Oh no, the terrorists are everywhere, the terrorists are everywhere. Elvis Presley is alive folks and he knows a person, who knows a person, who knows...... who is a terrorist. Elvis Presley is a confirmed terrorist!!!!! Here are the warning signs of a terrorist family member..... It could be your own 85 year old grandmother!"

And, what does the world do in response to this. People panic, people are pooping their pants, worrying about their jobs. Employers start laying off, because they are in a panic too. "Oh my god, what are we going to do! Antie Emm, Antie Emm, take me home." Some of us look to CNN like they are the prophets of our future.

The way I see it, there are some "people" in high positions, somewhere, that don't want the human race to do very well. They don't want us to grow, they don't want us to prosper. They want the human race separated into segregated groups. They don't want us to be "aware."

If this weren't true, then how do you explain toxic chemicals like Chlorine and Chloramine added to our water supply to "protect us." How do you explain the toxic media, hell bent on telling us "bad" news 24/7. How about dangerous drugs pushed to the masses like candy on our television screens. And this is to "help" us, and it's all legal. You go to a shrink, tell him you saw a UFO, and he tells you that you didn't see it, and you imagined it. Look at the toxins sprayed on our food, and apparently this is ok with the FDA. And, why is it taking so freaking long to get an electric vehicle on the road? You would think the government would think this was a good idea and actually fund this, instead of buying bombs to kill other people.

Snap out of it. This is your life to take. If your a black, white, red, or some color of a person and you want to succeed and do something with your life, I think you can do it. You don't have to sell dope, you don't have to be a victim, you don't have to live in a dump making $1.50 an hour, and you don't have to starve. No one, of any color, has to live a crappy life. It's not your destiny unless you let it be your destiny.

You are the future of this world, and you don't have to listen to the dark forecast Mr. CNN, (AKA poo-poo cranium) paints for you.

So, how do you change your future? You change it.


[edit on 5-12-2008 by cybertroy]

posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 11:34 PM
I don't know why people attack some one for asking a question that wasn't racist. Just answer the question and be done with it, there is no need to attack the person and ask for them to be banned. If anyone needs to be banned it should be the people doing the attacking. Just answer the question respectfully and then move on.

posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 12:20 AM
reply to post by its bologna

This is all true as well , since it didn't really deal with the op's gripe I didn't cite it. From working in law enforcement , I can tell you first hand there is a large discrepancy between arrests and prosecutions between blacks and whites. It goes both ways though and that delves into racial profiling , It's not what you would think when that phrase appears. If you were white and driving in the projects you'd best believe you were getting pulled over. Why?... common sense! If you don't live in the projects (which no whites were in this part of town) then you were only there to cop heroin or base..... so you all know I'm officially done with the blacks / whites thing because just using 2 colors to describe humans is akward for me and JDFL or (just don't feel right) hopefully some of you made it through this debacle unscathed and see the truth for what it really is.

posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 12:21 AM

Originally posted by EyesWideShut
Yeah ok a black guy might shoot ya , but you white folks have the market cornered on poisonings and setting people on fire. You are also prone to raping and sexual assault and if you get clipped at work there is a 70% chance a white person did it. Were you assaulted by a gang of thugs?.... there is a 54.3% chance they were white too.

my friend... I don't think you understand population ratios vs crime statistics.

if african american population is 13% of the entire US population, and they still are capable of taking up 50% of gun crimes, etc etc..

do you see the difference?
can you connect the dots here?
there are 6 times more white people than black, yet blacks kill more people with guns than whites.
so a black violent criminal is literally over 6 times more likely to shoot someone than a white violent criminal. that's 600% more likely.

your thread would make sense if there were an EQUAL number of every racial demographic in this country.
but since that is far from the truth, then your point doesn't make sense at all.
in fact it's completely false.

see for yourself...

# Total Resident Pop. (Apr. 2008 est.): 303,763,031
# Population density: 79.6 people per sq mi (2000)
# Mean center of population: 3 mi east of Edgar Springs in Phelps County, Mo. (2000)
# Males: 147,434,940 (49.2% of pop.)
# Females: 151,963,545 (50.8% of pop.)
# White: 221,331,507 (73.9% of pop.)
# Black: 37,051,483 (12.4% of pop.)
# Asian: 13,100,095 (4.4% of pop.)
# American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,369,431 (0.8% of pop.)
# Hispanic/Latino1: 44,252,278 (14.8% of pop.)
# Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 426,194 (0.1% of pop.)

lets mix this with your data.

taaaake fo instannnnce.... hmm...
the category where whites take the most...
ok so whites take up 80.6% of all poisonings in the US
and blacks do 16.9% of the poisonings.

there are 6 white people for every 1 black person in the US.

if total white pop = 73.9%, and total white poisoners are 80.6 of all "poisoners"

if total black pop = 12.9% and total black poisoners are 16.9%

(lets round up and down and reduce! yaaaay!
80.6 divided by 73.9 = 1.09~ 1.09 poisoners per 100 are white
16.9 divided by 12.9 = 1.31~ 1.31 poisoners per 100 are black
(mathmaticians and statisticians check my math plz)

so EVEN THOUGH white people make up 81% of ALL poisonings...
the fact that there are only 12.9% of people in the US that are black, and they STILL make up SIXTEEN.9 percent of ALL poisonings.. means they are .22 times more likely to poison you than a white.
in the US
according to the population and crime statistics.

okay?? do you get that? does this make sense to you yet??
do you freaking understand population statistics now?

i'm not racist... i just need to shove logic down idiots throats when it comes to facts ma'am.


oh and to this guy...

Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
Having less money then some does effect the ratio.
Blacks have had to work their way up from nothing since slavery.

and when did whites have to start "working their way up" ???
you mean "whites" have ALWAYS "HAD" money??

did like.. the world begin... and whites appeared with houses and cars and money? and blacks none?

is that how it happened?

or did "whites" or europeans... have to "work their way up" from one point in history as well??

wait oh i forgot... black people are the only people in history to have had to be slaves.

no other races... ever.


[edit on 6-12-2008 by prevenge]

posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 12:21 AM

Originally posted by Cairowoman

Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by tac109
Someone must be buying it as Beyonce is worth $250 million dollars.

I agree, as I posted previously Rap and Hip Hop glorifies "ghetto culture".

It's nothing new, accept now it has spread to a large number of our youth.

It's the dumbing down of America.

Poor Black ghetto kids LISTEN to hip hop but they cant afford to buy it. BELIEVE IT OR NOT DO SOME RESEARCH AND YOU WILL FIND THAT WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE ONES THAT BUY least in America.....

[edit on 4-12-2008 by Cairowoman]

Damn good point. One thing I'd like to add to the whole music issue is that the poor black ghetto kids in the ghetto that are thugs, (and no, not ALL of them are) listen to gangster rap to RELATE to it, because they understand and are living that lifestyle.

White people are just listening to it for entertainment value. And unfortunately, some of them get influenced by it, and perpetrate the mannerisms of black thugs from the ghetto. Thus transforming them into wiggers.

[edit on 6-12-2008 by The Scarecrow]

[edit on 6-12-2008 by The Scarecrow]

posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by DroolsAlot

Now im by no means a racist as a couple off you people have put it ,but if you look at the big picture who does the most evil crimes in the world ,white people do.And to mess with human beings mental states and deprive people the right to think and learn on par with whites is demonic.Who messed up the world ,white people ,fact.Yes you get black puppets but who do they work for ,white people.Now more than ever is a time to look beyond the colour of a mans skin and open your heart for love has no colour.Most black people in the jails are there through a lack of education and a mental conditioning over how many years?Most off the top g rappers are masons now and are allowed to stay in place to fool the youth who have an agenda to keep people in an illusionary state.If you dont know who they are then you are livin an illusin

posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 02:21 AM
reply to post by DroolsAlot
environment is the cause and effect of it granted there are more poor minority races than whites so there will be more minority races in prison rap music is horrible killing dealing or pimping that's it its like wtf nothing better to rap about you go into the ghetto its all i wanna be a football basketball player or a rapper it makes me sick that there was so many old first time voters voting for a man just because he was black call me racist i dont care voting for a man just because he is black is pure ignorance and un educated there is more black on white racism than white on black now of days
and a total lack of respect for anyone else in the young black community

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