Chiming in

Given the various lawless areas all seem to have quite a few connecting issues, here’s another link in the logic chain.

The issue wasn’t gun laws, it was race. “The study found that in areas with higher black populations, mass shootings are likelier to occur compared to communities with higher white populations,” CNN reported. “The findings disrupt the nation’s image of mass shootings, which has been shaped by tragedies like the Las Vegas festival shooting and Sandy Hook in which most of the victims were not black,” Bloomberg added.

Faced with an immovable statistical object and the unstoppable force of equity, the JAMA paper blames the whole thing on structural racism.

Systemic racism you say? You know what, I’m actually going to agree with that. Systemic racism is indeed the problem. But not in the way that the Marxist morons think.

Back when I was stuck in recruiting, my station commander was a black man from the Carolinas. He was smart. Well educated. Well spoken. A faithful Christian. Happily married and a proud father to three children.

He would go back home to visit his family. Back to the old neighborhood, which was almost exclusively black. And when he would go back, the words that would get thrown at him by the people who lived there, even from his old high school acquaintances, was this: “You ain’t a real nigger.” Those were the exact words.

Did anyone blanche at reading that word? Try turning on urban or hip-hop radio. The sheer number of times you’ll hear that word repeated over and over and over will dull the senses to its use.

It hurt my friend to be dismissed in such a way from his ancestral home. He would come back to the station after leave and say that he had no intention of ever being a “real nigger”. He was proud of who he was, and rightly so. To be told that hard work, morals, integrity and dedication somehow made him less of a black man was flat out insulting to him. Now I ask you, if a man who is a faithful Christian, dedicated husband and father, educated, disciplined and professional, somehow “ain’t a real nigger” (and I’m not calling anyone anything, nor am I trying to define it) then you are free to imagine what kind of behavior it takes to be considered “real”.

And based on what this report has to day, perhaps avoiding those areas of “realness” would be prudent in your future travels.


    • Drumwaster on August 7, 2023 at 5:48 PM

    There was a nationwide study done, which showed, from a purely numerical point of view, ignoring all racial and economic status, that 31 US counties (roughly 1% of the total) accounted for more than two-fifths of all the murders in the nation (42%) in 2020. The data speaks for itself. (What’s true is already so. Admitting is doesn’t make it worse.)
    The inferences that can be drawn from a study of that 1%, showing similarities, trends and correlations (and disparities from the 52% of US counties where no murders happened AT ALL) are utterly destructive to their Narrative.

      • SteveF on August 8, 2023 at 8:56 AM

      (What’s true is already so. Admitting is doesn’t make it worse.)

      La-la-la! I can’t hear you! If we don’t look at it and don’t talk about it and don’t think about it, the problem goes away. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll pass a law.

  1. …has to dsay…

    This situation was endorsed by the Prog Establishment 50 years ago when it didn’t punish hoodlums who killed other blacks “for acting white.” It was an early sign that liberalism was already captured by the Progs when they failed to put an end to it.

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