AFRICANGLOBE – There is an erroneous perception that Black men are more criminal than non-Blacks. Why is that? Statistics are generally produced seemingly validating a consensus that African Americans are more prone to violence and criminal activities, however, stats can be used to paint any picture we so desire surreptitiously sweeping white on white crime under the proverbial rug. When Black-on-Black violence is addressed we need to simultaneously allude to a violence that violence produced. In other words, Back-on-Black violence is reflective of centuries of white on Black violence, and Black America’s reaction to that violence. To be succinct we live in a society that’s based on lies and deception where the truth is ALWAYS reversed?
Since its inception the American society has proven to be a society of criminals, ran by criminals and a creator of criminals; enslavers, rapist, robbers, killers and murders. When we look at the origins of our society we will recognize that it is founded on criminal activities. It is founded on the murder and theft of Native Americans and their land; the kidnapping, manslaughter and extortion of African people. The labor and enslavement of African people. The very nature and foundation of the American society rests on two massive genocidal crimes, and these original crimes is a part of its present day nature.
The value of power is you can make criminal whatever you want, legitimizing your own criminality and perverseness. You can call virtue a crime and arrest people for being virtuous, then stats are produced implying that they are more criminal because they are in jail. However, the FBI’s homicide statistics, rallying murders for the 28 years between 1980 and 2008, don’t lie. An overwhelming majority of homicides were carried out by white people, against other white people. Even though the ratio of Black homicides against Black victims is greater, the number of white murderers far exceeds the number of Black murderers, white on white violence is not a mirage.
According to FBI homicide statistics of year 2011, 2,630 white people killed 3,172 white people. When comparing that to the Black population, in which 2,447 African-Americans murdered 2,695 of their own, white-on-white murder clearly becomes part of the equation.
Vulnerable populations are generally defined as children and the elderly. Family members and significant others are also often targets of homicide, rather than random victims. FBI homicide statistics from 1980 to 2008 show that white people are, by the numbers, far more likely to kill children and the elderly than any other race. Additionally, white people commit more sex-related and gang-related homicides than any other race.
While a lot of attention has been given to the gang-related homicides in Chicago’s predominantly-Black South side, very little press has been devoted to covering the epidemic of white-on-white gangland murders. As the above chart demonstrates, the majority of gang-related homicides are committed by white people (53.3 percent white, 42.2 percent Black), and the majority of white gang murder victims are also white (56.5 percent white, 40 percent Black).
During the 1920s – 1940s, gang bosses from Ireland and Italy began to take over the “mean streets” of New York and Chicago. Street gangs would threaten to burn down a shopkeeper’s store if he didn’t pay them a certain number of dollars every week. Store owners would usually come up with the cash because mob gangs were very intimidating and relentless. Each gang owned a particular “turf,” a section of the city that contained all the abandoned warehouses along the coastline. Coastline property was highly prized back then, as it allowed easy access to dump dead bodies and partake in illegal activity. They had no education no economic opportunities, thus rackets, running numbers, etc. were unrestrained…they broke the law to survive.
A man’s job is to protect and provide…being unable to do so makes one insecure feeling unmanly, and to some degree effeminate. To compensate for this ill-feeling the uneducated Black male lacking economic opportunities, trapped in a cesspool of poverty, finds himself projecting his manhood by killing and sexual prowess.
Being systematically locked into a no win situation whereas all the wealth and power in this country has been skewed over 400 years systematically into the hands of the majority white society; not owning a significant amount of anything to be able to control one’s own life can become a recipe to survive by any means necessary. Whites in America controls almost 100% of the income, wealth, power, the resources, businesses, privileges, all levels of government…therefore, fatherless families, public housing, food stamps, drug abuse in the Black community are symptoms of a broader calamity. Black America is socially engineered to be a permanent under-class.
We must recognize when we begin to look at so-called Black-on-Black violence its connection to a racist society. We must come to understand what a racist society is truly all about. The term is loosely banded about thus racism is often misconstrued. It must be recognized that a racist society is about structuring social, political and economic circumstances. Psychological and cultural circumstances such that one race can take advantage of another. One race being able to enhance itself at the expense of another. It has little to do with overt race hatred or with racial negative attitudes, the projection of racial stereotypes.
To define it in terms of racial attitudes one will find his/herself solving the wrong problems. While smiling in your face and being ever so polite the [expression] of negative attitudes can easily be curtailed but the effects of racism, poverty and other things will continue. Ultimately, it must be recognized that racism involves the power of one race being able to impose its will upon another. From day one the significance of racism has always been about power and mind control and has never ceased.
To overlook this truth is a gross error in judgment. Also, this cannot be emphasized enough…the sole intent and purpose of the n-word is to serve as a self-refueling, self-generating psychological conduit for mental enslavement, simultaneously presenting an image of inferiority making it easier to kill Black African Americans; whether it’s police brutality or crime and violence the psychological intent is there and have been for almost three centuries without interruption. A discussion about crime, drugs, and gangs within the Black community must also include how drugs and firearms became so easily accessible to the Black community which is pivotal and shouldn’t be overlooked.
The question can be raised what about those African Americans who have made it and living the American dream why aren’t they reaching back to help those less fortunate to find their way? Unlike other groups successful African Americans…generally…do not reach back to help their own. Part of the problem is that African Americans are discouraged from uniting—prohibiting self-empowerment and self-determination in the process.
Rap artists are contributors to the problem. They have and are being used as tools to contaminate the minds of an entire generation of kids with self-destructive messages of crime, violence, misogyny, sagging pants and use of the n-word. Implanting false values, principles and beliefs into the psyche of our youth that life is all about money, fame and sex, and that going to prison is a badge of honor is reprehensible and an abomination.
Professional athletes can express concerns about social injustices, but if they try and put their money where their mouth is by affiliating with and/or starting any sort of movement there will be dire consequences for their actions.
In corporate America successful Black people have mortgages to pay, car notes to make and families to provide for and any attempts to awaken their fellow African Americans to overcome racism, getting involved or creating a self-empowerment movement can lead to loss of job. Two key words are paramount—individualism and nationalism. African Americans are the only group in all of America encouraged to think as individuals and discouraged to entertain nationalistic thoughts to do so cries of racism will erupt within and without the Black community.
Many African Americans will embrace the vile, evil racist n-word n**ga while simultaneously disdaining usage of the n-word nationalism. You are encouraged to go back and re-read the paragraph about what racism truly is…then refer back to the beginning of this article as to how the truth is…ALWAYS reversed. Keeping Black African Americans discombobulated, hoodwinked and bamboozled.
This being an election year hopefully Black America will face the reality that our salvation doesn’t lie in the hands of political parties, be it Democrats or Republicans, we either collectively learn to take control of our own destiny—which can only be achieved by thinking as nationalist—or forever remain an under-class.
By all means vote but don’t delude yourself into believing either party is going to be your savior. Republicans exalts how they freed the slaves, however, Lincoln signed the Proclamation out of fear of pending slave insurrections across the country not from the goodness of his heart. Behind closed doors there is only one party. This was never more apparent than the disputed election of year 2000 when with the help of his brother Jeb, George Bush literally stole it. The Congressional Black Congress protested the election but needed one senator from either party to side with them which didn’t materialize. Republicans and Democrats joined forces against the CBC and during the protest each CBC member was essentially told to shut up, be quiet and take their seat.
Also, of grave concern, there is a disparity between supply and demand for human organs, and Black organs seems to be the most preferred choice leaving unanswered questions as to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the increase in the killings of young Black people.
By: H. Lewis Smith