The Sad Truth Many Blacks Reject
There is an Erebusic modality amongst blacks that is based on a rejection of the truth confronting them. Said being: They are their own worst enemy and they refuse to grasp that factuality.[box type=”note”]It is not white police officers or white people who are responsible for so many blacks languishing in the cesspools of antipathy and denial.[/box]
Blacks are showing their outrage that a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in defense of his own life. The usual race mongers have showed up en masse to incite rioting and condemn white people as a whole and white police officers specifically.
It’s easy for blacks to blame white people for the consequences they suffer due to their failure to accept and/or focus on the reality of what is taking place in predominantly black neighborhoods. And no one says it better than my friend and colleague Dr. Walter Williams who stated in his May 23, 2012 article, titled Should Black People Tolerate This?.
Dr. Williams wrote: Each year, roughly 7,000 (8,000 today) 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.
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 [and Michael Brown]. 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.”
From the perspective of many blacks, it is unacceptable for persons to point out the factual truth that blacks are dying at the hands of other blacks and a police shooting of a black person or a citizen shooting a black person in self-defense are anomalies not the norm. But unfortunately that cannot be said about black-on-black crime.
I believe people like Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, et al quickly inject themselves into events such as Ferguson, because by doing so they are able to direct the focus away from the real problem, which is blacks killing blacks.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here