Reading on a Saturday Morning
One of the first posts at the old Justthinking.us was also one of the first posts brought across to the new (this) Justthinking.us.
It was titled, Race, Family, Crime and Poverty.
It mostly had to do with ....... you know ....... Race, Family, Crime and Poverty.
It ends with a short discussion of and link to the famed Moynihan Report of 1965, which offers the following on the state of affairs in Black America in that year.
The evidence — not final, but powerfully persuasive — is that the Negro family in the urban ghettos is crumbling.
A middle class group has managed to save itself, but for vast numbers of the unskilled, poorly educated city working class the fabric of conventional social relationships has all but disintegrated.
There are indications that the situation may have been arrested in the past few years, but the general post war trend is unmistakable.
So long as this situation persists, the cycle of poverty and disadvantage will continue to repeat itself.
So anyway .......
And having exhausted that content which offers a laugh at the expense of Fred's frustrations and outrage over the state of the world we live in, I scrolled upon his essay titled, Rape in Tennessee.
I knew this material, having been directed to it some years ago by one of you ..... Rachel ..... maybe.
It's real damn ugly, so despite the fact that I've linked it, leave it alone, unless you're in a mood.
Anyway, after you get past the initial ugliness, Fred shares his views on Black on White crime and the way it's reported in the media.
Among the items on Fred's long and strange resume' is a tour as the law enforcement columnist at the Washington Times.
The result of which is a point of view about race, cops, and crime that is not presented by organized media.
Fred on Everything is disorganized media.
To his credit, he's man enough to admit it.
Somewhere in the middle of all Fred's stuff, is a link to the following report.
It's very different from anything you'll get anywhere else, and that includes Fox.
Click anywhere below to link to the entire report.
• Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
• When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
• Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
• The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.
• Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
• Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Fortyfive percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.
• Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
• Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
• Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.
• Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million.
• Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.
And that's how I spent my Saturday morning.
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