Skip to comments.There is no white boogeyman
Posted on 02/21/2014 4:30:05 PM PST by Altura Ct.
It's happening again.
Moments after the jury in the "loud music trial" returned with its verdict against Michael Dunn -- guilty on three counts of attempted murder and a mistrial on charges of murdering teenager Jordan Davis -- a rash of commentaries began popping up.
Writers are now expressing the kind of trepidation and angst that would have us believe that black children are not safe because a white man is lurking around every corner, waiting to shoot down a young man minding his own business.
One of the first to weigh in was The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, who equated Davis' murder to the selling away of slave children, a daily occurrence in the antebellum South.
"Jordan Davis had a mother and a father. It did not save him," Coates wrote. "Trayvon Martin had a mother and a father. They could not save him. My son has a father and mother. We cannot protect him from our country, which is our aegis and our assailant.
We cannot protect our children because racism in America is not merely a belief system but a heritage, and the inability of black parents to protect their children is an ancient tradition."
Does Coates really believe this?...
...Such histrionics create an irrational, unproductive fear for those mainly interested in driving up news ratings, tilting elections and increasing donations to special interest groups.
Indeed, John Roman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center, found (PDF) that of the 53,019 homicides from 2005 through 2010, white-on-black homicides accounted for only 3.9%, while black-on-white homicides were 8.77%. White-on-white and black-on-black homicides accounted for 44.14% and 43.18%, respectively.
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“There is no white boogeyman”
Then what was that thing I saw in my bathroom mirror this morning?
Salon: White Thugs Killing Black Teens Time for Violent Response?
Could have been a dwarf frogman hiding in your bathtub .just saying
Here we go again. I only wish Mr. Dunn had turned his car around and driven to a different convenience store, rather than trying to make the thugs stop the crap they think is MUSIC. I would have left there without a backward glance, rather than be subjected to that stinking junk. And we all know, thugs love to force it on anybody nearby, driving around with their radios blasting away, with all windows down in the car. What a country.
No matter what they would have found some demented reason to pick a fight.
“Trayvon Martin had a mother and a father.”
The hubris and/or stupidity of such creatures is simply staggering.
They are just self serving vultures waiting with baited breathe for the feast to begin.
Black people should call off all their race pimping bigots if they want peace, they are a bit out numbered after all.
I'm sure Obama will soon rise up to the occasion and encourage blacks to embrace peace like Martin Luther King. (sarcasm)
These “Journalist” may just as well go crap on MLKs grave.
Of course. There is money to be made in professional racism. You don't expect them to give up their cash cow, and actually work for a living, do you?
They seem to ignore the fact that for every black teenager killed by a white man, there are about 40 black teenagers who have been killed by other black teenagers.
Yeah, I wonder what her perspective is going to be, not.
I thought Harry Wayne Casey was the white boogeyman.
Probably true, but that is common enough knowledge that one must wonder at the brainpower of one who would add to the situation. I carry all the time and refuse to get into any situation that might make it more likely that I would need to use my weapon. If you were walking down the street and a car full of these type "yutes" were making a racket, would you tell them to shut up?
Misdirection for this fact:
Young black men: 3% of the population. 50% of the murder
Quite right; people who get into a lot of trouble often are already putting themselves in a bad situation in one form or another. I believe that it’s only a matter of time until real Darwin time kicks in and people who are smart are going to be able to get through and others who don’t wise up are going to be finished.
As for adding to the situation, you’re quite right there. He should have just minded his own business. The yutes weren’t hurting anyone until the guy decided to mouth off.