Several people have called for a discussion about race as a result of the Travon Martin shooting trial and the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman. Other big news this week was the bankruptcy of Detroit, Michigan. Are these connected? YES. How? Both are symptoms of the general condition of the black community in the USA, TODAY. Not historically, but today.
Detroit first. The population of the City is 83% black, 5% hispanic, and 12% white. The City owes $18.5 Billion with revenues of $1 Billion each year and expenditures of $1.1 Billion. Detroit's population has decreased from over 2 million residents to 800 thousand. It is a disaster and a perfect example of a liberal city with huge welfare rolls and dominated by labor unions and corrupt politicians. When this scenario happens there is a flight by white people first followed by working blacks leaving mostly those on the public dole. Along with the financial decay comes the moral and legal decay. Detroit is one of the least safe cities in the world. It is a community of broken homes, poor schools, and horrible law enforcement. The average response time for the Detroit police to a crime today is almost one hour. 40% of the street lights in Detroit do not work. It is a disaster.
Did the tax payer bailout "saving" the American auto industry save Detroit? You know the answer. (Obama's campaign speech said he refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. Now he says it is up to the local government.) Can Obama pour enough federal money into Detroit to save it? You know the answer. If the Obamas continue to run this country will the USA go the route of Detroit? Sadly you know this answer as well.
Now to Travon Martin and George Zimmerman. The discussion here is not about the facts of the incident. It is about liberals, welfare pimps, the news media, and Obama attempting to make this a racial issue. Obama says Travon would look like his son if Obama had a son. The press invented a term, white/hispanic, to condemn Zimmerman and to breed hatred. If George is a white/hispanic then Obama is a white/african. Obama conveniently claims to be an African American when it serves his purpose. There are not African American genes in Obama. His ancestors are pure Africans from Kenya and his mom was pure white. Obama grew up in Hawaii. He has no idea what it is to be an african/american. Rev. Wright says Obama asked him to teach him how to appeal to african/americans.
Obama says every black man has seen the fear of a white woman when the man steps on an elevator, HIMSELF INCLUDED.
Obama says every black man has heard car doors lock when he walks by, himself included. I believe this is probably true. Obama says it is because of the history of the black man. I say it is because of the current status of the black community.
Look at the facts from a study done by the New Century Foundation.
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. Forty-five 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.
Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.
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.
Between 2001 and 2003 there were an average of 15,400 Black-on-White rapes. The number of White-on-Black rapes were unclear. Counting some Hispanics as Whites, there were 900 "White"-on-Black rapes. Blacks were 7.2 time more likely to commit interracial rape.
A common myth is that Whites are more likely to commit white-collar offenses. Actually, Blacks are 3-5 times more likely than Whites to be in prison for fraud, bribery/conflict of interest, racketeering, and embezzlement.
For men in their early thirties, Blacks are about 7 times more likely to have a prison record than Whites. They are more likely to have been in prison (22.4 percent) than in the military (17.4 percent) or in college. 12.5 percent have a bachelor’s degree. The results are related on educational achievement. 30 percent of those without college education and nearly 60 percent of high school dropouts had prison records.
Today's young black men did not grow up in slavery. Many have grown up in large cities with no father and living on government handouts. Today's unemployment rate for young blacks is around 50%. Role models are drug pushers and welfare pimps in many large cities.
Blacks do not live this way because of their color. They live this way because of their culture. Blacks that have accepted the American culture do very well (Ben Carson and Allen West). Those who cling to a culture of anger and victimization either live well off on the backs poor blacks (Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton) or they are themselves among the poor.
If Obama cared (and he doesn't) he would be stressing the following:
1. Encouraging the revival of churches in the inner city. Not black supremist churches and like Rev. Wright's, but real Christian churches like Martin Luther King's.
2. Encouraging strong families with a real husband and a real wife supported by grandparents and uncles and aunts. Not redefining marriage to any two people who can improve their government and insurance benefits by being "legally married".
3. Closing terrible schools and allowing charter schools instead of protecting teacher's unions.
4. Encouraging adoption services, like the Catholic Church, for those who can't adequately rear poor children instead of encouraging more births to get a "bigger check".
5. Encouraging private enterprises to create jobs in the inner city instead of sending them overseas.
6. Substituting welfare with work.
7. Praising the freedom, opportunity, and fairness of the United States of America instead of making excuses for black racial hatred because of black "history" (the civil war ended almost 150 years ago).
8. Encouraging the entertainment industry to glorify a culture that promotes attractive appearances, moral conduct, and hard work instead of ghetto attire, violence, cheap sex, and racial hatred.
9. Encourage politicians, professional athletes, business people, and religious leaders to set ethical standards and examples for young blacks. In other words quit cheating, lying, and stealing (redistribution is a form of stealing, the IRS stealing elections is a form of cheating, cooking the unemployment books is cheating, and of course you have the 'of course he lied, he is a politician and they all do it,etc.). In other words acknowledge that the USA is built upon God's Law and the reform needed is to return to our founder's basic principles in stead of reforming to Obamaworld.
By the way, these actions and programs would be great for all Americans no matter what color.
What did Obama suggest instead? Here is his list of suggestions as to how we can prevent future tragedies like the Martin shooting from happening in the future. Encouraging governors and mayors to work with law enforcement on ways to discourage racial profiling, evaluating how "Stand Your Ground" laws (though not used in this case) could be sending a "message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation," working with "business leaders and local elected officials and clergy and celebrities and athletes" to create programs to help "young African American men feel that they’re a full part of this society." (Note Obama and liberals are all about "feelings" instead of substance. Also, note Obama's solutions always come from government.)
Finally, he, "encouraged Americans to engage in some brutally honest introspection about their own attitudes toward race, so that the prejudiced mentalities that led Zimmerman to shoot Martin and so many others to support the killer could be more effectively confronted". (Zimmerman did not shoot Martin because he had broken his nose and was bashing his head into the concrete. He shot him because of Americans having "attitutes" toward blacks for some strange reason. This is classic "Obamaland".)
As you see Obama will do nothing but incite more racial hostility. He has set race relations back 50 years with his actions and inactions. Obama gains his power as an imposter (remember he is a white/african) of the first african/american President by keeping huge numbers of blacks poor and looking to the government for "free stuff". Meanwhile Obama and his inner group make zillions while transforming the US into a welfare state.
Think about it,