Only Black People Can Solve the Problems of Black America

31 Jul

From the pen of the wise Dr. Walter Williams, black conservative extraordinaire:

“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, the black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it’s 22 times that of whites. I’d like for the president, the civil rights establishment, white liberals and the news media, who spent massive resources protesting the George Zimmerman trial’s verdict, to tell the nation whether they believe that the major murder problem blacks face is murder by whites. There are no such protests against the thousands of black murders.

There’s an organization called NeighborhoodScout. Using 2011 population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 crime statistics from the FBI and information from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in the country, it came up with a report titled “Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America.” ( They include neighborhoods in Detroit, Chicago, Houston, St. Louis and other major cities. What’s common to all 25 neighborhoods is that their makeup is described as “Black” or “Mostly Black.” The high crime rates have several outcomes that are not in the best interests of the overwhelmingly law-abiding people in these neighborhoods. There can’t be much economic development. Property has a lower value, but worst of all, people can’t live with the kind of personal security that most Americans enjoy.

Disgustingly, black politicians, civil rights leaders, liberals and the president are talking nonsense about “having a conversation about race.” That’s beyond useless. Tell me how a conversation with white people is going to stop black predators from preying on blacks. How is such a conversation going to eliminate the 75 percent illegitimacy rate? What will such a conversation do about the breakdown of the black family (though “breakdown” is not the correct word, as the family doesn’t form in the first place)? Only black people can solve our problems.”


6 Responses to “Only Black People Can Solve the Problems of Black America”

  1. NEO July 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Some democrat politician has already come up with the right solution, give every law abiding black citizen a gun. Of course, he thought he was outlining an NRA plan, and that it was bad. Even broken clocks tell the right time- twice a day.

    • illero July 31, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

      Right you are — it’s an old saying but appropriate in many, many circumstances. Thanks for visiting.

      • NEO July 31, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

        No problem, I like your work.

  2. quinersdiner August 13, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Right on the mark. A national dialogue on race is an exercise in political correctness and futility.

    • illero August 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

      But a REAL dialogue would be so much fun, wouldn’t it? I would love to be a part of a forum with the driving question, “What is the more serious problem in America today, white-on-black crime, or black-on-black crime?” Thanks for visiting.

      • quinersdiner March 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

        Statistically, the answer is a no-brainer.

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