The Other Ferguson Tragedy
From the article:
“Homicide is the leading cause of death among young black men, and 90% of black murder victims are killed by other blacks.”
“Blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the rate that whites do. The fact that their victims tend to be of the same race suggests that young black men in the ghetto live in danger of being shot by each other, not cops. Nor is this a function of “over-policing” certain neighborhoods to juice black arrest rates. Research has long shown that the rate at which blacks are arrested is nearly identical to the rate at which crime victims identify blacks as their assailants. ”
“And if black criminal behavior is a response to white racism, how is it that black crime rates were lower in the 1940s and 1950s, when black poverty was higher, racial discrimination was rampant and legal, and the country was more than a half-century away from twice electing a black president?”
“Racial profiling and tensions between the police and poor black communities are real problems, but these are effects rather than causes, and they can’t be addressed without also addressing the extraordinarily high rates of black criminal behavior—yet such discussion remains taboo. Blacks who bring it up are sell-outs. Whites who mention it are racists. ”
Mr. Jasob Riley is a member of the Journal’s editorial board and the author, most recently, of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed” (Encounter Books, 2014).
Right now on the Internet and in social media there’s a whole lot being said about how black lives do not matter. Black lives do not seem to matter to other black people in my opinion.
If black lives really matter, it’s time to deal with the fact that most young black men are murdered by other young black men.
If black lives really matter, it’s time to address the truth that more than 70 percent of African American children are born to single mothers.
If black lives really matter, it’s time to deal with the truth that public schools in black urban neighborhoods are terrible, and they are kept substandard by liberal policies.
Are there really white racist? You bet. But what people saw on their televisions during the riots in Ferguson play into the stereotypes of those white racists. We did not see a black community protesting a young man’s death. We saw a black community destroying their own neighborhood, burning down businesses that give them jobs, shooting at people, acting like thugs. We didn’t see people who thought that black lives mattered. We saw people destroying black lives to protest that black lives don’t matter.
Black churches stand up and preach the truth and not social justice. Preach the truth of the gospel so that a young man knows that there’s something wrong when he can stop and talk to a person about Jesus on his way to rob a convenience store so he can get high as Michael Brown did that day.
Black churches, preach the gospel. Nothing will ever cure racism accept large doses of a true salvation experience.
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