White-on-Black Violence vs. Black-on-Black Violence

22 May

See this excellent op-ed piece by Walter Williams, who is a black Professor of Economics at George Mason University: 


Here are a few excerpts:

“Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. . . . Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation’s population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims.

“. . . 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[?]  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.’

“When President Barack Obama commented about the Trayvon Martin case, T. Willard Fair, president of the Urban League of Greater Miami, told The Daily Caller that ‘the outrage should be about us killing each other, about black-on-black crime.’

“Former NAACP leader Pastor C.L. Bryant said the rallies organized by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson suggest there is an epidemic of ‘white men killing black young men,’ adding: ‘The epidemic is truly black-on-black crime. The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.’ ”

So sad – the one-off  white-on-black violence brings out the grandstanders, but the awful rate of black-on-black violence is ignored.  And ponder what the grandstanders might be responsible for if Zimmerman is not convicted?
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