Skip to comments.Walter Williams Column: Should Black People Tolerate This ?
Posted on 05/27/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT by Psalm_2
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. Story Continues Below Ad ↓
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. Bryant said the rallies organized by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson suggest there is an epidemic of "white men killing black young men," adding: "The epidemic is truly black-on-black crime. The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men."
Not only is there silence about black-on-black crime; there's silence and concealment about black racist attacks on whites for example, the recent attacks on two Virginian-Pilot newspaper reporters set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks. The story wasn't even covered by their own newspaper. In March, a black mob assaulted, knocked unconscious, disrobed and robbed a white tourist in downtown Baltimore. Black mobs have roamed the streets of Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles and other cities, making unprovoked attacks on whites and running off with their belongings.
Racist attacks have been against not only whites but also Asians. Such attacks include the San Francisco beating death of an 83-year-old Chinese man, the pushing of a 57-year-old woman off a train platform and the knocking of a 59-year-old Chinese man to the ground, which killed him. For years, Asian school students in New York and Philadelphia have been beaten up by their black classmates and called racist epithets for example, "Hey, Chinese!" and "Yo, dragon ball!" But that kind of bullying, unlike the bullying of homosexuals, goes unreported and unpunished.
Racial demagoguery from the president on down is not in our nation's best interests, plus it's dangerous. As my colleague Thomas Sowell recently put it, "if there is anything worse than a one-sided race war, it is a two-sided race war, especially when one of the races outnumbers the other several times over."
Former NAACP leader Pastor C.L. Bryant said ... "The epidemic is truly black-on-black crime. The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men."
Not only is there silence about black-on-black crime; there's silence and concealment about black racist attacks on whites ...
At this rate, Sharpton’s income base could dry up.
Wealth transfer via race is impossible to sell with black on black crime. (Al Sharpton knows this)
White on black crime is the only profitable issue to a true racist profiteer.
Not to mention being much more heavily armed and on average much more competent.
I would like to take issue with that 94% statistic.
If 94% of the homicides are by blacks, then I guess that means 6% were white on black... Obviously that would compute to 420 of 7000 which I believe to be doubtable. But I feel relatively certain that there has not been 16,763 white on black homicides during the last 35 years.
That would be 479 per year, 1.3 per day...
I don't believe there is sufficent motive or opportunity for this calculation to be accurate...
I think it would be all over the media... Since it is not all over the media I believe it has not been the case
Nobody should tolerate this homicide rate.
“Should” would be better worded as “Why Do”!
If you are going to self-initiate a form of apartheid among your race, you had better be willing to police the sub-state you created.
Clearly the “Black-Community” is not policing itself, and not cooperating with the “Outside” to do it.
Looks like a self inflicted wound to me.
Might be deadly, but so long as whitey can be blamed nothing will change.
Grr. Non-black, that is.
I think Hispanics are counted as whites when they’re perps, and as Hispanics when they’re victims. Seriously.
“Should Black People Tolerate This ?”
The obvious answer would be to say no. However, the elephant in the room is that many blacks must approve of this because they are unwilling to teach family values or morals to their children.
When? Oh When? Will we be able to rid ourselves of the horrid, evil cancer of Barack Obama’s (and his entire administration!) Jesse Jackson’s, Al Sharpton’s and the rest of those pimps racist politics?
Is it November 6, 2012 yet?
Yes, true; as Hispanics are of the Caucazoid Race.
There are only three races on this planet: Mongoloid, Negroid, and Caucazoid.
The Negroid seems to be the most violent. Just sayin, G....
Hispanic is not a race. It is an ethnic group.
La Raza is in denial...
That remaining 6% should include all that are not black, that is whites, Latinos and Asians etc. so that would further reduce the actual white on black murder numbers.
Racist Profiteer, yep, that sums it up and you did it in only two words. Great job.
They have been cheated again! Oh, the humanity!
Poor, dumb, bastards. Though some are nice people, just dumber than a bag of hammers.
Yep, the brothers better know that being a minority means that there are more of "youns' than "ourn" and in this case is it is about five or six to one and we have most of the guns.
The amount of blacks killed by black on black crime is a drop in the bucket to the abortions killing black infants.
If it keeps up Jesse and Al might go broke.
Sadly while word never gets out about the 2/3 of blacks who live above the poverty line, work pay taxes, want good educations for their kids, I was told by a black friend that has the same occupation and educational level as I do. College grads and all that, its not proper in the black community to level public criticism in public. So should blacks tolerate this no, will they yes. Sad because he is a very nice man, great wife and kids and the only problem he has in the world is with the neighbors dog. His golf swing sucks too.
No necessarily. That 6% would have to be divided up between Hispanics, Asians, and whites.
“I think Hispanics are counted as whites when theyre perps, and as Hispanics when theyre victims”
That’s also my understanding of how the FBI massages the figures to hide hispanic crime.
I love Dr. Williams! He was the Commencement speaker at my son’s college graduation last Saturday!
“...unwilling to teach family values or morals to their children.”
That is like me teaching piano or violin to my children, i.e., what I do not know, I cannot teach.
I know that is a likely a generalization, but WAY too many Americans, of all stripes, have relative poor family values or morals. IMHO.
Rwanda does come to mind, I suppose, but really, the last century has seen genocides and populacides (is that a word) that range in the millions upon millions, mostly perpetrated by “Caucazoid” members of the human race - who also seem to excel at creating thee means of mass destruction in a much greater fashion that those of the other races.
Hard to say that “Negroids” are the most violent when thinking in those terms.
” . . ..they are unwilling to teach family values or morals to their children.”
A disproportionate number of those “families” consist of an unmarried woman who has borne several to many children with the “assistance” of more than one sperm donor. These are unlikely venues for the propagation of “family values.”
If a policeman or bank teller, or whomever were to kill a black man committing a crime, that would be one of the 6% of the murdered by other.
Recently I saw two more terrible and unprovoked murders of whites from blacks. One lady stabbed two elderly Canadian ladies who were shoping. Just for the hell of it?
Another was a man who lit another man on fire and he died of his burns. Both barely made the local papers and internet. You had to dig for the race of the victims and perps.
This is getting out of hand, but the silence is what is really getting bad. Pastor Manning claimed that the white man was going to riot. I think we haven’t seen it yet, but it’s not far down the road.
As stated by Wayne LaPierre (though he was speaking specifically about Bill Clinton, though this holds true for all leftists), they was willing to tolerate a certain level of killing in order to advance their political agenda.
Most of the 6% is hispanic on black.
You sir haven't done enough homework. This is a list of ongoing wars in Africa where Blacks are killing Blacks by the MILLIONS just since the turn of this century!
3 Burkina Faso
6 Central African Republic
9 Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)
10 Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)
11 Côte d’Ivoire
35 São Tomé and Príncipe
37 Sierra Leone
39 South Africa
46 Western Sahara
48 Zimbabwe (your Rwanda that comes to mind)
This list doesn't begin to tell the story of the butchery that is happening in Africa, mostly but not all in the name of Islam.
In our society it is high time we start realizing that 13% of the population is responsible for over half of the crime and over half of prison inmates in this country. These numbers stare at us and we talk about Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin like 1 in 10 of all black men was a wanna be hood. He like so many other blacks believe in the Gansta Rap vision of black society.
It is all such a lie. Our Federal government paid women to ditch their husbands and now children without men in the home try to raise their own children with the Federal Government and social workers taking the place of daddy.
Welfare, it has been such a disaster. This disaster has been forced upon us by the left in an attempt to ruin what was the greatest society the world has ever known. It has been destroyed.
I have my doubts that without a violent revolution that it can ever be restored even though that is exactly what I hope and pray for, not a violent revolution but a peaceful restoration.
When people learn to love The Lord more than their free handouts or their redistribution shares then it may get better.
I have attended many Mega-Churches where the pastors are wealthy beyond belief but where the music at church is the best that can be found. Where the stage productions of the life of Christ are wonderful. These things are great but where are the missionaries? Where are the missionaries that go to the black communities and show the people the error of their ways. Where are the missionaries that could be teaching the misguided people of Christ? This is what we need to be doing.
The huge buildings where we can see the performances of the mega churches in the round are filled with people who pay to be “entertained” who pay to feel the “Spirit” but who I believe would love to see their money better spent on missionary work.
Don't get me wrong, I know it takes money to pay for the great musicians that perform in our churches, you can't get better than the likes of Sandi Patti who has touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands for good but are we forgetting millions who don't know Christ to pay for it?
If we could ever get rid of welfare and free housing and teach black people about Jesus Christ we would change our society. Short of this I'm afraid we will continue our downward spiral.
the killers of the 6% could be hispanics (but of course not White-hispanics)
This guy Williams is clearly a racist.
Betcha Sharpton gets only a fraction of his funds from blacks and black institutions.
The vast majority will come courtesy of wealthy white liberals and wealthy white-funded liberal institutions.
A significant part of those who kill the other 6% could be whites who adhere to urban culture (wearing their hats backwards, baggy pants, selling drugs, etc.)
Guess that eliminates my argument that "whites" don't have motivation to murder blacks.