Skip to comments.Jesse: Trayvon Proves 'Blacks Are Under Attack'
Posted on 03/29/2012 4:32:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
"Blacks are under attack," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, irresponsibly turning the Florida shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, at the hands of Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman into a barometer of black-white "race-relations."
President Barack Obama, three years past his inauguration as American's first black president, weighed in, too. As when he accused the Cambridge police of "acting stupidly," Obama injected race, but this time a little less directly: "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
The implication, of course, is that race undoubtedly played a role in the death of Trayvon Martin. A special prosecutor as well as a Florida grand jury will examine the case, re-interview all the witnesses and go over all the evidence. Zimmerman may well be charged with murder, and a racially motivated one at that. Or the prosecutor may find the evidence insufficient to convince a jury that Zimmerman did not act in self-defense.
No matter whether Zimmerman is charged or convicted, a tragedy occurred. But is Jesse Jackson right, that the death of Trayvon Martin suggests "blacks are under attack," presumably by racist non-blacks?
True, black men, especially young ones, stand a much greater chance of being murdered than white males. But almost all murders involve a victim and a killer of the same race. Yes, instances of black-white murder -- as, for example, when James Byrd, a black man of Jasper, Texas, was dragged to his death by three white men -- do exist. But nationally, according to the Department of Justice, 53 percent of known homicide suspects in 2010 were identified as black -- although blacks comprise only 13 percent of the population. And in murders involving a single black victim and a single offender, 90 percent of the time it is a black perpetrator who murders the black victim. Similarly, 83 percent of whites are murdered by other whites.
What happened in Sanford, Fla. -- a white person killing a black person -- is extremely infrequent, occurring in 8 percent of black homicides. In saying "blacks are under attack," Jackson paints a picture of whites targeting and hunting down black males.
Look at the 2010 stats for New York City. While blacks comprise about 25 percent of the city's population, blacks accounted for two-thirds of murder victims. For black homicide suspects arrested, 85 percent of their victims were also black.
The leading causes of death for all young men ages 15 to 29, according to a 2006 Kaiser Family Foundation study, regardless of race or ethnicity, are unintentional injury (e.g., car accident, firearm or drowning), suicide and homicide. Not for young black men. The No. 1 cause of death in this demographic is murder. The homicide death rate for young (ages 15 to 24) African American men (85 per 100,000 persons) is three times the rate for young Hispanic men (30 per 100,000 population), the population group with the next highest homicide mortality rate. The rates for young Asian and young white males are 9.8 and 5 per 100,000, respectively.
In one recent Chicago weekend, 49 people were shot, 10 fatally, including a 6-year-old black girl. Did President Obama issue a statement? Black-on-black crime, like black-on-white crime, does not fit the liberal media's narrative of the continuing problem of white racism.
How selective is the outrage about interracial crime -- when the bad guy is black?
Ken Tillery, in 2002, walked down a Jasper, Texas, road. Three men offered him a ride. But the men kidnapped Tillery, driving him to a remote location. John Perazzo of FrontPageMagazine.com describes what happened: "When the terrified Tillery jumped out of the vehicle and tried to flee, the kidnappers caught up with him, beat him and finally ran over him -- dragging him to his death beneath their car's undercarriage."
Same town, a few years after the James Byrd murder, a black-white murder in the same fashion -- by dragging a man to his death -- but no story! Why? Well, Tillery was white, and the three suspects were all black. The irony alone would, one would think, guarantee lots of coverage. But how much coverage did the case get? An online search of 557 newspapers found that 22 covered the story.
In a scene from "Menace II Society," a movie about the struggles of inner-city black youth, a tough black high school teacher advises two black male students: "Being a black man in American isn't easy. The hunt is on -- and you're the prey." We hear a police siren in the background as the teacher gives his admonition -- just in case the identity of the hunter is unclear. But reality tells a very different story, one that even Jesse Jackson once acknowledged.
In 1994, in an unguarded moment while discussing urban crime, Jackson told an interviewer he's relieved when the footsteps on the street behind him belong to white -- rather than black -- feet.
If anything the data says that white miscreants, by and large, leave black people alone. And when they do attack it usually is a plain vanilla (not “hate”) crime.
You could do it in a few minutes on an Excel spreadsheet.
Jackson told an interviewer he’s relieved when the footsteps on the street behind him belong to white — rather than black — feet.
I feel the same way Jessy
Jesse, don’t you know that the Obama campaign (which includes most of the MSM) says that it’s the Republicans who are “Politicizing” Trayvon Martin’s Death?
I’ve been informed by a black friend that there are ‘white Hispanics’ and ‘black Hispanics’, therefore it’s still a white/black thing.
More blacks are killed by other blacks than by whites, but you’ll never hear this a**hole say it. And BTW: Don’t we have a law in this country called “cause to incite a riot/ Incitement to Riot” or something like that? Yet I don’t see Jesse or Sharpton or anyone in the media getting busted.
Trayvon Martin is dead....... e pluribus unium
Why the hubbub?
......More blacks are killed by other blacks than.....
All the soldiers that died in Iraq or Afghanistan
Well tell ya what there, Jesse old boy.....let’s whip out statistics of black-on-white murder and other violent crimes for the past 40 years and let’s see just who is under attack, ok sparky?
I agree with the “Reverend”.. Black babies are under attack in the womb and if a black baby is lucky enough to be born, his/her worst enemy will be a black male.
I remember hearing about this comment.If he did,in fact,say it I think it's very revealing,especially if crime statistics confirm the validity of that comment.I've also heard that he once said...when speaking about violence in "the community"...that blacks should be fearing the "BBB" rather than the KKK.I think "BBB" stands for big black brother.
Was listening to an overnight radio show yesterday and a Negro lady was upset that the hosts kept referring to Zimmerman as an Hispanic. She said did they not know he was Jewish and why didn’t they refer to him as as Jewish.
I don’t know if she is correct, makes no difference but another circular ripple on the pond of hate.
See my post number 14...did your friend say anything about Jewish Hispanics?
Blacks are under attack. Every time they try to engage in harmless recreational activities, such as “Knockout Kings”, white people are always attacking them for it. And don’t get me started on how whitey’s racism is ruining all of the black man’s cherished cultural celebrations, such as “Beat Whitey Night” at the local fairgrounds. Why do haters gotta hate?
In murder stats, whites kill whites and blacks kill blacks.
And when there is interracial violence, by a ratio of 9 to 1, despite a demographic numerical ratio that is nearly the inverse, the perpetrator is black and the victim is white.
Jesse, yoos gots no legs to stand on.
Please cut the shit. When I go to the money machine at night, I'm not looking over my shoulder for the media.
I'm looking for n*****s.
Ted Koppel never took anything from me. N*****s have. Do you think I've got three guns in my house because the media's outside my door trying to bust in?
- Chris Rock
“Blacks are under attack.”
True, and 95% of the time, by other blacks.
But Jesse, Al and Barrack don’t care about that fact.
Actually, blacks have been under attack from Democrats for decades.
Urban black male teen murder rate:
125/100,000 - 250/100,000
White adult male US murder rate:
Source: FBI/DOJ Uniform Crime Reports
The blacks voted for Obama, who betrayed them. They won't vote for a Republican, but they weren't going to vote for Obama.
The race baiters are trying to mobilize them and motivate them by bogus claims that they are under attack by whitey!
Excellent post, WN!
As I recall, Jesse has admitted to doing his own personal racial profiling in the past. But I guess whites aren't allowed the same reaction in response to the astromical crime rate among young black men.
Trayvon proves that wanna be gangsters end up dead or in jail.
Zimmerman should be given a medal.
C'mon...gimme a break.If Zimmerman was,in fact,justified in what he did (no convincing proof yet either way,IMO) then he deserves to be left alone by the police and others...nothing more,nothing less.
Martin was caught at school with women jewelry. There had baan a recent race of home break-in’s in that neighborhood where mostly womens jewelry was taken.
Martin was obviously involved with the breakin’s and zimmermans actions have rid the community of a criminal and saved the justice system millions housing the thug over his adult life.
I’d say, that deserves a medal.
Thank you for your service and thank you for speaking out.
Look up the very little reported Wichita Massacre!
I fail to understand why the Democrats have not gotten off of this.
They are scaring white voters away in droves. The same phenomenon that led to a candidate as bad as Richard Nixon winning in two landslides.
And they are about to trigger a Black vs. Hispanic race war which will literally devastate their party. Since Obama already has the black vote sewn-up no matter what, I fail to see the upside here.
Only thing that makes sense to me is Barry is preparing for his second career, replacing Jesse as King of the Race Baiters, if he loses in November.
Without “white guilt”, 0bama isn’t president.
Without a black victim, there is no white guilt
(Guilty White Lib: “I thought we absolved ourselves by electing him in 2008! What happened?”)
Anyone who does not do so wears a white robe with a pointy hat.
Similar to Obama being a 'white Negro'?
Truth tellers are in danger in this world... prayers for Larry Elder ...
And the white victims of black crime prove what, Jesse The Racist Jackson? That whites are under attack from blacks???
Just what does Jesse Jackson think we whites should do about the attacks from blacks?
Blacks under attack? Hell no, it’s the whites who are under attack. Did not several black males execute a white student at a Mississippi college recently? Did not a young black male just get convicted for killing two white tourists in Fl.? You can go and on about black on white crime, however the MSM media deceives the public by not noting perp(s) race. Examine the home invasions in the northeast and you’ll find the vast majority are perpetrated by black males,how about auto high jackings and street muggings?
Yes, this is true, blacks are under attack....by other blacks!
Same with major college sports.
Good grief, jackson, sharpton and the rest of the race hustlers need to stay home and just shut up.
Taxman Bravo Zulu! Warrior Nurse. Great post!
Those of us who know and love you, know you speak the truth.
When black Americans realize they have been sold out by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Corrine Brown, Sheila Jackson Lee, et al (IOW, the LIEberal race pimp industry), they’ll toss them, none to gently, into the dustbin of history.
The sooner, the better!