Skip to comments.A black president couldn’t stop the Ferguson race riots
Posted on 08/17/2014 1:31:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Violence continues in Ferguson, Missouri. It began on August 9 with the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager cut down by a white cops bullets. Peaceful demonstrations turned into looting, the local police went in with rubber bullets and tear gas, all hell broke loose and, eventually, Missouris governor pulled out the local police and sent in state officers instead. But the rioting only paused; it didnt cease. And it may continue. Thats probably because its driven by a deep, deep anger that will take a long time to calm.
Observers might ask, How can this be happening in an America that has elected a black president? How can black kids still get killed by white cops and how can towns still burn in race riots?
Part of the explanation is that the recession has been especially tough on African-Americans reinforcing historical disparities of wealth between the races. Before the credit crunch, the median net worth of a black household was $12,124, compared with $134,992 in white households. After the crunch, the black net worth fell to just $5,677, compared with $113,149 among whites. Black home equity fell by an average of 28 per cent and retirement savings by 35 per cent. In May 2014, the black unemployment rate stood at 11.5 per cent more than double the white jobless rate of 5.4 per cent.
To make matters worse, blacks face additional challenges at home and in the streets. There is a crisis in black fatherhood: while just 29 per cent of whites are born out of wedlock, the figure is 72 per cent for blacks. One result is a racial imbalance in welfare dependency: African-Americans make up about 13 per cent of the population yet 39.8 per cent of those on welfare rolls....
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He coulda flown The Beast in,, but No.
He’s on vacay.
Priorities , Yaknow.
You don’t put out fires by pouring gasoline on them. You don’t improve race relations by lying in order to inflame the situation which is what the media consistently does.
I sure hope our next “first black president” is better than this one. Maybe being an American and a conservative would help. These “moderates” are just too radical and extreme for normal people.
Stop hell, he made sure every federal race baiting agency was on the ground within hours to incite it.
I think the Brits are the last who should be speaking about people being on the dole and out of wedlock births, they should put their own house in order first. But then once the muslins finish their takeover and sharia is the law of the land they may be singing a different tune.
That’t because it’s Bush’s fault.
the [Obama Recession] has been especially tough on African-Americans reinforcing historical disparities of wealth between the races. Before the credit crunch, the median net worth of a black household was $12,124, compared with $134,992 in white households. After the crunch, the black net worth fell to just $5,677, compared with $113,149 among whites. Black home equity fell by an average of 28 per cent and retirement savings by 35 per cent. In May 2014, the black unemployment rate stood at 11.5 per cent more than double the white jobless rate of 5.4 per cent. To make matters worse, blacks face additional challenges at home and in the streets. There is a crisis in black fatherhood: while just 29 per cent of whites are born out of wedlock, the figure is 72 per cent for blacks. One result is a racial imbalance in welfare dependency: African-Americans make up about 13 per cent of the population yet 39.8 per cent of those on welfare rolls...
He doesn’t want to stop the riots, he wants them to spread.
All part of the plan.
Of course the current president is only partially black. maybe a ‘pure black’ one could succeed.
Lets just blame the failure on the ‘white’ pollutants in his DNA.
Chairman Obama has been working to increase racial tension for political gain ever since he took office.
This president intentionally fans the flames because he wants a civil war.
If he gets his civil war, I don’t think he’ll like the outcome.
contrary to his promises to them, he let his people down. And that was not the first time he broke that promise to them and others.
What a spineless POS POTUS
:More like an AA thug in training who is eligible to vote.
Not even a Beer Summit this time.
Weren’t the British the first ones to bring black slaves to The Colonies?
I have an idea...
Don’t forget the frustration with the first black President who wants to let in millions of LATINOS to take the jobs of the 11.5 percent already unemployed African Americans!
I guess that is whitest fault too.
Hey African Americans the unemployment rate of African Americans was half the rate it is under Bush than it is under the African American President,and it is going to get worse when you have to compete against all those LATINOS.
Remember the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill? I can’t understand why 0bama didn’t walk out to it and lay hands on it, to stop it.
After all if Bush is responsible for Katrina, certainly 0bama is responsible for the BP spill.
This SOB wants this to go on. Gotta get the Trayvons and Nekeishas off their lazy asses in November
Supporters of Raila Odinga(BARAK OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN), the leading presidential challenger, rallied in Kibera, a slum near Nairobi.(According to the NY Times, this is a "rally")
Mr. Odingas (BARAK OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN, WHO HE CAMPAIGNED IN KENYA FOR)followers tried to march from Kibera to Nairobi.
A supporter of the presidential challenger Raila Odinga (OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN, WHO HE CAMPAIGNED FOR IN KENYA IN 2006) in Kibera, a sprawling slum near the capital, Nairobi.
Odinga supporters riot in December 2007(ODINGA IS BARAK OBMAMS FIRST COUSIN, OBAMA CAMPAIGNED FOR HIM IN KENYA IN 2006)
Now I think the officer will be crucified to satisfy t he bloodthirsty savages, Obama will declare victory and the thugs will continue to loot and burn.
” Thats probably because its driven by a deep, deep anger that will take a long time to calm. “
There is a deep anger ... and anger that has increased over the last fifty years.
However, it is not anger that is driving the looters.
Well, speaking for my own household, looks like I'm way below the supposed white median.
Are they tossing in mortgages to come up with that figure?
I note that nobody mentions ebonics, and the seeming refusal of many inner city kids to buy into the sorts of things that would make them successful. Do they excel at education? Do they try to fit into the society that would employ them?
Tatoos, gangsta knee length pants, lip piercings, gang signs, these do not evidence anyone who is particularly trying to make a success of life. It's evidence of someone trying to game the system, make their cash on the streets, and look cool to their homies.
Yes white American, hand your head in shame for not employing these kids. That's the real problem.
Not talking to you Jessie and Al. You guys are doing just what you should be. Someone else is always to blame, and any attempt to tell it like it is, must be racist. Back to what you were doing men. You are not responsible, and never will be.
The leader of this pack sits in an oval office. Shout out from D.C. boys...
Don't forget. Bill Clinton was the "first black president" too.
He does, however, get one thing right:
“Sadly, what they have discovered since the days of the civil rights movement is that government isnt always their best friend and the promises of the Left can be empty.”
Times are sure getting tough. Now you can’t even rob a store without the cops bothering you.
” How can black kids still get killed by white cops ...”
Well first they have to rob a store then charge at a cop.
Here’s something interesting.
Ferguson population 97% ‘black’.
Ferguson police department 3% ‘black’.
Apparently, black cops don’t want to live or work in Ferguson if they can help it. I guess they know how unsafe it is.
Not so much the “first black president”, but the “black Attorney General” working for him that is pouring the gasoline on this fire. The SECOND autopsy ordered is to cover up the findings of the FIRST one. Michael Brown died of bullet holes which entered from the FRONT, and he was high on some kind of illicit drug. “Holding up the hands” was a gesture whose intent was to do a slam-down on the policeman in the line of his wild charge.
Yeah. Of course they're angry. Their liquor cabinets are nearly empty. No liquor, no peace.
Truth doesn't sell laundry detergent. LIES, however, do.
The population of Ferguson grew rapidly during the first six decades of the twentieth century, from 1,015 people in 1900 to 22,149 people in 1960, an average growth rate of 5% per year. Since 1960 the population has remained nearly constant. The racial composition of Ferguson has shifted since 1990, however. In 1990, residents of Ferguson who were identified in the U.S. Census as White comprised 73.8% of the total, while those identified as Black made up 25.1%. (The remainder, 1.1%, identified with other racial categories.) In the 2000 census, 44.7% were White and 52.4% were African American. In the 2010 census, 29.3% were White and 67.4% were African American.
I’ve read elsewhere that Ferguson was 99% white in 1970.
You don’t understand...
That’s not a riot...
That’s how elections are run there...
It’s a cultural thing... Don’t be so intolerant of other cultures...
What are those guys in the last picture saying ?
“HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT”
I would be ecstatic if I could recruit hard-working blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Indians or whatever for my company. Too bad so many expect $15 an hour with minimal labor involved.
In 1970, pretty much everything was 99% white.
Hopey Changey is getting idiots killed.
What IS the hope for thieves in Ferguson, MO?
Obama is nothing to them except a poor economy and
lack of self-respect.
He parties at Marthas Vineyard while the economy burns.
Typical Democrat Society. It’s always been this way under
Riots and rage will turn out the black vote for midterms...
His black half doesn’t know what the white half is doing.
Black militancy and savagery has grown exponentially since Obama’s election. It’s exactly what should be expected from a community organizer whose stock in trade is creating anger and discontent where none existed, or where it will only make matters worse.
There won’t be another black president for 100 years. Latino, Female, Asian, Indian, LGTBT, - Obama soiled his pants with the job and it will be forever before America, especially the new Latin majority, risks it again
And then Whitey quit reproducing after that!
I agree. It seems to me the whole concept of entry-level jobs is lost on the last generation, perhaps even the one before.
They were meant for kids to have spending money while they continued on in school. They could help out at home by contributing. They could get a car, have money for social activity.
After they got their education, they could look for higher paying work. Generally in the past they would find it.
Nowadays it seems they want a living wage right out of the eighth grade. No.
I understand where you are coming from.
One thing not mentioned, which I did in my earlier post, is that these kids don’t think they have to conform at all either. Any demand that they show conformity at the employer’s request is deemed unfair or unrealistic.