America’s unspeakable problem: Whites Speaking on ‘African-American’s Crime Rates

I encounter this type of shit a lot online and I’m glad Shelby took the time to address it and refute it. – PC

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stolen from AfricaI was reading a post of a fellow blogger that I follow and this caption caught my eye:

America’s unspeakable problem: African-American’s crime rates

Breitbart is not the kind of news service I rely on, but occasionally even a blind squirrel finds a nut, as in this Nov 2015 story by Jerome Hudson: “5 Devastating Facts About Black-on-Black Crime“.

“In 2012, white males were 38% of the population and committed 4,582 murders. That same year, black males were just 6.6% of the population but committed a staggering 5,531 murders. In other words: black people -– at just a fifth of the size — committed almost 1,000 more murders than their white counterparts.

“The figures above highlight a horrific truth that black racialists and white liberals routinely ignore: Lawbreaking black Americans, young black males particularly, put themselves in close proximity to (mostly white male) police officers at rates sometimes five to…

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7 Responses to America’s unspeakable problem: Whites Speaking on ‘African-American’s Crime Rates

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  2. beetleypete says:

    Well-argued, and convincing indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Norman Pilon says:

    White skins. Black skins. These skins are like this. And those others are like that.

    One can certainly understand that American society is racist, but you don’t solve the issue by becoming one yourself, but by transcending the mindset, first, as it manifest as part of your own personality structure, and then as it objectively exists in its concrete social manifestations.

    The post that I just read was of one ‘racist’ arguing with another ‘racist’ about which ‘race,’ white or black, is the most viscous.

    Might I recommend Franz Fanon for what obviously ails Shelby. She might want to start with Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon (2008 edition).

    But I’m a whitey white ass, whose own goddamn kind is killing me and, I guess, everybody else, too. Because “we” are “a kind” and “white,” and so what do I know, eh.

    A quote from Fanon, from the the book title to which I have refered you, in case you don’t actually get the chance to read him:

    I, the man of color, want only this:

    That the tool never possess the man. That the enslavement of man by man cease forever. That is, of one by another. That it be possible for me to discover and to love man, wherever he may be.

    The Negro is not. Any more than the white mam.

    Both must turn their backs on the inhuman voices which were those of their respective ancestors in order that authentic communication be possible. Before it can adopt a positive voice, freedom requires an effort at dis-alienation. At the beginning of his life a man is always clotted, he is drowned in contingency. The tragedy of the man is that he was once a child.

    It is through the effort to recapture the self and to scrutinize the self, it is through the lasting tension of their freedom that men will be able to create the ideal conditions of existence for a human world.

    Superiority? Inferiority?

    Why not the quite simple attempt to touch the other, to feel the other, to explain the other to myself?

    Was my freedom not given to me then in order to build the world of the You?

    [. . .] I want the world to recognize, with me, the open door of every consciousness.

    My final prayer:

    O my body, make of me always a man who questions!

    Frantz Fanon, 1986

  4. Prole Center says:

    I wouldn’t characterize Shelby, the author of this article, as a racist. I guess I’m white too, but I wasn’t offended by anything she said. My feeling is that if you’re white and you’re not a racist then these remarks don’t apply to you. It’s hard for me to imagine a white person who isn’t racist being offended by something like this. As for me, being white is not an important part of my identity.

  5. Norman Pilon says:

    My comments are not written in the spirit of being offended. I don’t have a ‘racial identity.’ My comments therefore intend an ‘objective’ appraisal of the ‘attitudes’ being bandied about in the post. If Shelby is not herself ‘racist,’ her language and the deployment of her argument, if that is what you can call it, very much are.

  6. Prole Center says:

    That’s her style. I love it. She’s just trying to make a point. I think some of it is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but I’ll let her explain it to you if she wants to. I think she can take care of herself.

  7. Norman Pilon says:

    Tongue-in-cheek and irony are most fine if that is what it is. Always a bit risqué, but when it’s pulled off, it is usually well deserved. Okay, I’ll go with “it was irony” — but that’s on you. :-J

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