Should Black People Tolerate This?

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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.

A much larger issue is how might we interpret the deafening silence about the day-to-day murder in black communities compared with the national uproar over the killing of Trayvon Martin. Such a response by politicians, civil rights organizations and the mainstream news media could easily be interpreted as “blacks killing other blacks is of little concern, but it’s unacceptable for a white to kill a black person.”

There are a few civil rights leaders with a different vision. When President Barack Obama commented about the Trayvon Martin case, T. Willard Fair, president of the Urban League of Greater Miami, told The Daily Caller that “the outrage should be about us killing each other, about black-on-black crime.” He asked rhetorically, “Wouldn’t you think to have 41 people shot (in Chicago) between Friday morning and Monday morning would be much more newsworthy and deserve much more outrage?” Former NAACP leader Pastor C.L.

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  • Tanstaaflzjohn

    The press has turned from journalistist into agent provacateur.

  • Tanstaafl.

    Sorry. Journalists & provacateurs.

  • Hester

    It astounds me as a South African, as this is exactly what happens in our country. Yesterday a white 5-month old baby and his 66-year old babysitter were brutally murdered but there has been more outrage over the president being painted with genitals exposed! It seems like the issues that really matters, such as murder and rape which you know in our country is not only a daily occurrence but also in the case of rape an every minute occurence. A six year old boy whom for the second time was brutally raped, and so the tragedies goes on and the stats show that black on black violence in SA is far worse than White on Black yet, like the painting, because a white man painted, a church has called for the painter to be stoned! The masses are calling for White Blood, etc. It all just does not make sense.

  • davarino

    Where is the hispanic community? You would think they would stand up for Zimmerman or at least want to find out the truth. Nope, somehow or another Zimmerman is now magically white.

    I was amazed when Bill Cosby tried to speak the truth and add some amount of sanity to this subject and the black community went nuts on him. They shut him up because they cant handle the truth that is staring them right in the face.

    People, open your eyes, the solution is right there and prosperity is in your reach, all you have to do is grab it. Instead of listening to the "Reverand" sharpton, and jackson, listen to people like Cosby who have the real answer. Sharpton and his ilk will never solve your problems, they will only make it worse.

  • StephenD

    There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start to think about robbery and then look around and see it’s somebody white and feel relieved. The Reverend Jesse Jackson.

    Do you think this is an issue that should cause folks to “Do some deep soul searching” as Obama has called for?

    The problem is that if they took up this issue in any serious way, there would be little time for any other business. Besides, they can’t make any political hay out of this.

  • EduardoN

    Excellent article that should receive more publicity

  • Sound&Fury

    I've said it before, & I'll say it again. It's time for black Americans to get their own house in order. Those living in glass houses should not throw stones.

    • upaces88

      What would help a great deal if Obama had spoken out for Peace instead of more and more racism.
      He knows the black community; and he knows exactly what he is doing!

  • Schlomotion

    Walter Williams occasionally writes accurate articles. This is one of them.

    It's all in what you do with the accurate facts. For example, in Israel, most of the crime is Jew on Jew crime.
    That's a harmless apolitical fact, isn't it?

    • mrbean

      Statistics have long been kept on crime, breaking it down in various ways, including by race and ethnicity. Blacks, considered as a group, commit crime at a rate that is considerabley higher than the national rate. Blacks are the major group on violent crime by a wide margin. That is simply a fact." — Andrew C. McCarthy, former federal prosecutor, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, National Review On-line, September 30, 2005

    • Sage on the Stage

      There's nothing in 99.9 % of what you say, that is in any way accurate. For example, a few days ago, you made some supposedly factual statement that Joe Walsh was getting handsomely compensated by
      pro-Israel Jewish groups, when in fact–according to the web site YOU posted, all he received was $2500.
      You also stated a while ago, with NO proof, that Robert Spencer makes $350,000 per year. Are you a stand-up comedian?(Many of whom are quite anti-semitic) Or do you write these absurd comments from an isolation room at St. Elizabeth's Hospital?

    • Ghostwriter

      Not when just about EVERYTHING else you say attacks Jews,doesn't it,Schlobrain?

    • BS77

      Please boycott Idiot Schlomotion….do not respond to his stupid posts.

  • Lady_Dr

    Not true – most of the crime is committed by Arabs against Jews! Once again Schlomotion is venting his ignorance and hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Is there Jewish crime in Israel? yes. Is some of it Jew on Jew crime? yes again. But most crime is commited by Arabs and against Jews.

    As to Walter Williams – I have never found anything INACCURATE in what he writes.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Why do antisemites like Schlomotion always try to find a way to bring Jews into every argument about any subject and always with blatant lies that put them in a negative light?


      Schlocky suffers from OCD.

      • Looking4Sanity

        …and herpes.

  • fightwarnotwars

    it's pretty simple really, i can't believe you people need to reminded again and again that Trayvon Martin's shooter was not arrested on the spot, if Zimmerman had been a young black man instead of light skinned latino/jew, he would have been thrown in jail in a heartbeat. Sure, there is violence in the african american community, but it also happens that most of the people in prison in the U.S. also happen to be african american they tend to be punished with the whole weight of the law, while white people get protection from NRA sponsored laws.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Of course he was arrested right away. He was taken to the police station and interrogated for five hours and then released. We call that "under arrest". You seriously need to learn the plain meaning of words.

      YOUR b!tch is that his civil rights weren't violated by jailing him without cause. That doesn't say much for YOUR character. It's obvious that you are nothing but a bigoted racist with fascist tendencies. Now…go ahead and tell me you can't possibly be racist because you're black and your shame will be complete.

  • Bankrupt_R_Us

    Attacks on people minding their own business in America ought to be a wake-up call.

    In these three recent random attacks, US veterans were the victims. Mr. Gamble, an ex-Marine who survived Iraq, died of his head injuries after a prolonged coma. Mr. Strait, an 89-yr old WW II veteran from the 101st Airborne, was hospitalized – his wife died the next day from her injuries. Mr. Watt, 78, of Toledo, a Vietnam veteran, survived his injuries

    1) Google: "MAY 2012 Four Georgia men arrested for 'beating to death' ex-Marine who survived TWO tours of duty in Iraq"

    2) Google: "APRIL 2012 Man, 78, recounts assault by 6 youths in E. Toledo"

    3) Google: "MARCH 2012 Brutal home invasion of Oklahoma couple ends 65 years"

  • Bankrupt_R_Us

    more assaults:

    4) Google "APRIL 2012 Gateway Pundit HORROR!… Mob Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist"

    5) Google "APRIL 2012 The View Assistant Lourdes Guillen shot stomach New York deli"

    6) Google "MAY 2012 Police seek twitter data beating Pilot journalists"

  • Bankrupt_R_Us

    I don't pay much attention to crime cases, so I don't know if this is the typical number of non-white on white or Hispanic cases.

    7) Google "MAY 2012 Suspect arrested in deadly mississippi highway shootings"

    8) Google "MAY 2012 Johnny Aparico attacked – Army soldier 24 savagely beaten robbed"

    9) Google "MAY 2012 Man arrested on child abuse charges after video of teen boys being punched and kicked posted on YouTube"


      Why in the hell is the
      MSM SO afraid to report black on white crimes?

  • Bankrupt_R_Us

    Is anger in America so pervasive that young people would throw away their lives for the thrill of hurting someone else?

    10) Google: MAY 2012 Police: woman raped tortured and forced to drink bleach

    11) Google MAY 2012 Three teenagers arrested for Wareham home invasion rape

    12) Google APRIL 2012 Jacksonville Daily News: Father searching for answers in son's attack

  • Bankrupt_R_Us

    About a month ago, NBC fired the individual who did the audio editing of the Zimmerman 911 calls. Apparently this individual mis-edited (or mal-edited) the tapes and inserted some of the sentences from late in the 911 recording to appear as if they were said earlier in the tapes.

    Like many of our 300,000,000 Americans, I watched & heard on tv NBC's falsely presented transcript. Based on NBC's presentation, I concluded that Zimmerman saw a young black man, got out of his car deliberately to stalk him, then shot him to death in cold blood. Zimmerman'sjury is going to see and hear original evidence, not NBCs altered audio.

    NBC owes it to the public to defuse the red hot racial tension which they may have fanned by their use of misleading transcription of the 911 audio. They have been very quiet, not willing to publicly fess up to an American public which was (understandably) inflamed by the story. The NBC peacock just added the adjective "feckless" to its feathers.

  • Ghostwriter

    It's a shame when the civil rights community doesn't condemn black-on-black crime as a threat to black people. I think I would greatly help black people across the board to do so. It's also a shame when anti-semitic pygmies like Schlomotion have to take every little thing and turn it into a screed against the Jews. Why this twit continues to post here is beyond me.

    • Choi

      "Why this twit continues to post here is beyond me. "
      IT is being PAID to TROLL here.
      The only question is whether IT is being PAID per post or by the hour.

  • Dennis Metz

    Blacks are the most sensitive people to the N word but are the first to call others racist names, and they are the first to attack others and beat them up. It is not safe for white or Asians kids to go to school just to be bullied by blacks. Many people will say these are isolated incidents but you have to figure the oddds. who would want to take any risk with the safety of their child. this is why whites run from blacks in droves and why blacks keep following them. it is sorta like the predators of the African plains such as lions and hyenas following the herds around.

    • Walt

      First of all, let me say I have no dog in this fight! I get along fine with my black neighbors because I treat them as I treat white people. Having said that, I also realize that the majority of black people are completely different in their outlook of everyday matters than their white counterparts.

      A lot of this has to do with 'rumors' on any subject that you can imagine – they are very susceptible to it and even actively promote it as the gospel because (x) said so! This is especially true when some uneducated, left-wing politician like Maxine Waters utters garbage & tripe. Only their black minister holds more power over their thinking than does the 'in office for life' black politicians.

      Another great influence on a black persons thinking is their tribalism. It isn't true tribalism, they aren't concerned where another black person's ancestors are from, only that they are black – if they are, they will be given the opportunity to lead and everyone else will follow. This goes from the way they wear their hat, the brand of shoes they wear, how they lace them, what kind of car they drive, how they trick it out, what brand of TV they buy, what music they listen to, what TV programs they watch, what church they go to, where they shop, how they have their hair styled, how they get their nails done, what they read, how they vote, etc. etc.

      Understand what I am saying here please, the typical black person (male or female) is not making decisions for him/her self – it is a community / racial / tribal decision that they aren't even aware if happening, that's how deeply seated the phenomenon is and will always be unless the individual is truly educated.

      Compare my comments with what you see every day with your black neighbors / friends / acquaintances; I believe you will understand and agree with my thinking.

    • mrbean

      What was it that that detective Mark Fuhrman said in the OJ Simpson trial said about black people? Hmmmmm…. Ahhh yesss… "Kill 'em all put 'em all in piles and burn 'em."

      • Looking4Sanity

        That comment is stupid on so many levels I almost don't know where to begin. I'll start with the most obvious…How did Mark Fuhrman's alleged racism affect the FACTS of the case? Not the outcome, but the FACTS. OJ was guilty then and he is still guilty today. Nothing Fuhrman could think, say, do, or feel will ever be able to change that fact.

        Idiot jurors distracted by frivolous irrelevancies like this are exactly why guilty people go free every day. You SHOULD be ashamed of the level of stupidity you just displayed…but I know you won't be.

      • Ghostwriter

        Unbelievable! That has to be one of the most bigoted things I've ever read on this site. I wouldn't be surprised if you had a KKK costume hanging around somewhere in your place. What a vile thing to say.

  • JBrown

    This is just racist! Everyone knows that only white people murder people!