Former Republican Presidential candidate turned MSNBC columnist Pat Buchanan says the people of Black America are more to blame for their own deaths, criminalization, racial profiling and pretty much anything that paints minorities in a negative light than their white counter parts.
The GOP goon also claims that black and minorities also outnumber white people in many areas on the police force
In the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous of the NAACP are calling on the black community to rise up in national protest.
Yet they know — and Barack Obama, whose silence speaks volumes, knows — nothing is going to happen.
“Stand-Your-Ground” laws in Florida and other states are not going to be repealed. George Zimmerman is not going to be prosecuted for a federal “hate crime” in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The result of all this ginned-up rage that has produced vandalism and violence is simply going to be an ever-deepening racial divide.
Consider the matter of crime and fear of crime.
From listening to cable channels and hearing Holder, Sharpton, Jealous and others, one would think the great threat to black children today emanates from white vigilantes and white cops.
But is this the reality in Black America?
In New York from January to June 2008, 83 percent of all gun assailants were black, according to witnesses and victims, though blacks were only 24 percent of the population. Blacks and Hispanics together accounted for 98 percent of all gun assailants. Forty-nine of every 50 muggings and murders in the Big Apple were the work of black or Hispanic criminals.
According to Ray Kelly, a majority of his police force, which he has been able to cut from 41,000 officers to 35,000, is now made up of minorities.
Mateo is what The New York Times would describe as “a black Hispanic” Yet he may be closer to the ‘hood than Holder, who says he was stopped by police when running to a movie — in Georgetown.
Which raises a relevant question. Georgetown is an elitist enclave of a national capital that has been ruled by black mayors for half a century. It’s never had a white mayor.
If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?
Today, 73 percent of all black kids are born out of wedlock. Growing up, these kids drop out, use drugs, are unemployed, commit crimes and are incarcerated at many times the rate of Asians and whites — or Hispanics, who are taking the jobs that used to go to young black Americans.
Are white vigilantes or white cops really Black America’s problem?
Pat Buchanan definitely has a point, and as Black people we can’t get upset at the statistical facts he’s making. Why get mad when it’s true. Get mad at ourselves. But don’t just be mad….take action. Prove him, and others like him WRONG! Stop associating yourself with activities or people who are only going to result in your downfall. Align yourself with the right people and things that will bring you closer to greatness, advance you higher professionally, and shut people like Pat Buchanan the hell up.
It’s time for us to fight smart, and stop fighting each other. Educated and elevate ourselves, and claim the power that’s already instilled within us.
Be Bold. Stand Out. Make A Statement