Wednesday, July 1, 2015

When Black Lives Matter....

An observation about the graffiti showing up on monuments recently...


The graphic above was inspired by a column by Walter Williams, which began with this:
Each year, roughly 7,000 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.http://www.creators.com/opinion/walter-williams/should-black-people-tolerate-this.html
The lynching statistics were obtained here: http://www.chesnuttarchive.org/classroom/lynchingstat.html  

Thus, 7000 x 94% = 6850 black on black murders per year, or 570 per month, or 3420 every six months, which is only 26 less than all the lynchings that occurred in 86 years.

I bring this up because I've never seen a single reference to it by leftists and assorted anti-racists. Now why do you suppose that is? What would they say if they were asked to acknowledge it?

Why is it more tragic when a white cop kills a black criminal than when a black criminal kills another black? Why is it more tragic when a white lunatic kills innocent blacks than when a black criminal kills innocent blacks? Are not all the victims equally dead? Aren't their families equally devastated?

Just as some people are more equal than others, some black lives matter more than other black lives, and the difference apparently depends on the race of the person taking them.

Just sayin'.

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  1. Excellent observations and commentary. [><]

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