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Friday, December 19th, 2014

5 Reasons Young Black Men Resort To Violence

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Slavery & Racial Oppression

The treatment of enslaved Black people was generally characterized by degradation, dehumanization, and fatal brutalities. The violent tactics of whippings, rapes and executions was a normal way of life for them.

Men were stripped of any form of pride and self respect by being humiliated in front of his family. Women were often taken from their husbands and raped at their owner’s discretion which further diminished the black man’s sense of self worth as well as the woman’s self esteem (Dubois, The Souls Of Black Folk, 1903).

The brutal treatment of Black people continued well after slavery legally ended, through the days of Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and, to a certain extent today. The trauma caused by this psychological brutality resulted in severe damaged to the mind of the victims, which manifested as an identity crisis, self hate,  low self worth, and  a distrust of the world at large. This mentality has been passed down through generations.

Today, conditions such as low socioeconomic status, social deprivation, inadequate education, high unemployment, and the criminal industrial complex has reinforced this negative mentality, which has and  still affects behavior in the Black community today, including young black boys.

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Comments

  1. it seem that no one cares about the young men who are destroying their lives and destroying the place they live in,so if they are black or white they are some one son or will be a father , you have to start speaking life over and to them, we know the problem , now start speaking the sulation what if it was your son or brother.

  2. Yusuf Salaam says:

    crime increases when people are impoverished. There is only one solution to ending poverty and want in the black community. that is muhammad's 3 year economic blueprint. All it ask for is 5cents a day or $18.20 a year. we spend hundreds of dollars on drugs, booze, phones, clubbing, and buying from people that hate us. do you think you can spare $18.20 for a future for your people? http://www.economicblueprint.org/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY9Yt0Pe5Nw

  3. This is a very interesting perspective. I believe that there are so many destructive forces around us that we have become so reluctant to even deal with ourselves and our own issues. I am a Proud Black Man with a 21year old Son and A 14 month old son and I try to teach

  4. They have to let some people take the blame for the egregious mistakes they made in the past. They have to make black men that they have repeatedly wronged not feel that they as black men have every right to deserve better and get it!

  5. i think it's about time our black leaders focus on steering black youths on education. how can we move forward if continue to base our lives on racism

  6. Thank you William

  7. you are welcome KIM.

  8. What type and who education should we give them.

  9. Personally I feel that this article missing one main important point, poverty. I myself have only observed black males and females who come from a lower income levels have more violent out burst, or feel "dissed" or unlovable, and compensate with high egos. Being a woman of color, I don't attribute past events I have never witness or lived to as a reason for my attitude or character. I like the reasoning behind this article just feel that it needs to take responsibility away from events that the younger generations have never witnessed, (slavery, and the civil rights movement) and turn it back to the home.

    As for the news, I agree, it is totally race motivated and they install fear into other races including our own. Which is a main cause for distrust and different mannerism towards blacks. *hope that made sense.

  10. William, I believe that racism is THE overriding, underlying, intertwining, and unifying issue driving this whole American social experiment. Without racism, we have no slavery, without slavery we have no United States. To look a person dying of starvation and say, 'we need to discuss their ability to construct their own home,' is absurd. Most rational people would seek to find and address the cause of the hunger before first pushing someone into the admittedly exciting but ultimately physically demanding world of residential construction. I find it similarly absurd to ignore the problem catalyzing the tragedies that are the lives of many young black men, particularly of low socioeconomic status, namely, racism, overt, subverted, inverted, perverted or in any shape or state you within which you would choose to address it.

  11. Tameka Long says:

    That's exactly what I am saying. Yes, the black race has been depressed but since we know that fact, we need to do something about it. We have to start being responsible for our own actions at some point in our lives. We can't teach our young black men that every time they commit a crime, "Jim Crow over dere" made them do it.

  12. Paul James says:

    If young black men had another option they'd rather not (be violent.) Example: Gay kids, as much noise as they make, they don't shoot up the place like straight niggas with something to prove. Gay kids stay fabulous and do their thing quietly but make noise sensibly (unless there's some thug gay underground I don't know about… where murderers, stick up kids and kidnappers stay thick and in some gay underground! Yeesh@!)

    Anyways, someone should teach violent cats a skill and how to cook and keep a home. Stop running the streets like goons. Do your work, go home kiss your family, love your life. It's a blessing.

    In the words of Dr Steve Brule,
    "Is not that hard!"

  13. Brother PAT , my point of view is not holding the kid to school back and forth but a sthretegy to eliminate low self esteem, something to empower and sthrenghten to move forward.and brother RANDY i may be wrong but you know there's always room for improvement. the world is changing dramatically and are we going to sit down on our laurels and talk about history? we got to do something to change the dynamics of history, we've seen the light bro. thank you.

  14. Correct me if I am wrong but you are saying Racism in America is a reference to a past time?

  15. I'm curious to see the data on these statistics.

  16. This article is nothing more than victimhood propaganda. Slavery was abolished a century and a half ago I would like to ask you how could something 150 years ago could still influence us today ? You people just can't admit that black attitudes is responsible for black on black violence ! Honestly do you think it is 'the white man' who teach Blacks to wear baggy and saggy pants ? Do you think it's because of him that many blacks speak a patois form of English that made them look backward ? Do you think it is again the white man who instil among black youth these awful gangsta attitudes which glorifies violence ?
    No matter what you say blacks are not the only group of people who have been victims of persecutions in history. Jews have been victim of the Holocaust and yet they don't reproduce the nazi way of thinking in their everyday life they are a thriving community not only in the United States but in Europe as well ! The same thing goes for the Armenians and the Chinese in Southeast Asia who have been victims of slaughter for centuries and yet are a prosperous and law-abiding group in this region!
    Slavery is over, lynchings are over, Jim Crow is over. Stop being stuck in the past ! One very pressing PRESENT issue is the epidemic of black children being collateral victims of shootout one article wrote that:"The CDF report notes that between 1963 and 2010, 59,265 Black children and teens were killed by guns. That’s over 17 times the recorded lynchings of African-Americans from 1882 to 1968!" and you think Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan are to be blamed for that ? Get a grip. As President Obama said: "We can’t simply write these problems off to past injustices. Those injustices are real… but we can’t keep on using that as an excuse.” You should have listen more to Bill Cosby's 2004 speech

  17. David, I agree completely. They constantly play the victim and are swamped in self pity which academics like the author of this article tell them they are.
    Get over it, the past is the past.
    Good point about the Jews, maybe because they didn't have a shoulder to cry on, and had to get on with life is the difference. It also begins in the home and early education where such a big issue is made of colour and it shouldn't be.
    I still pray for the day when as Martin Luther King said that we will be known for our character and not our colour

  18. Sc Rivers-Berry says:

    David Navarro, your a moron who doesn't pay attention to details, I'm pretty sure the article says that this violent behavior is the result of a damaged mentality, a mentality passed on through the Generations, from parents to children and the community at large. I'm pretty sure by discussing "mentality", that "attitudes" are addressed….your a republican aren't you? I've learned your people can't read

  19. Jeff Shouse says:

    The black community needs to start taking responsibility for raising their children and actively work for change. I realize this is very hard, but it was also very hard for white Americans to face their demons in the 1960s. The spirit of the civil rights movement needs to be channeled within the black community, this time to force significant social change within their own communities, one family at a time. There will always be crime and there will always be racism, but neither needs to define destiny anymore than segregation and slavery do today.

  20. This article is a self-serving cop out. It is time to stop blaming the "white man" for the wretched condition in which African Americans find themselves.

    The fact is that at this stage of our existence there is "contributory neligence" as a culpatory factor is quite evident. The horrendous conditions of physical desolation which are so prevalent in "The Dark Ghetto" are the direct results of a degenerative spiritual and educational socialization process which startis in the matriarch dominated households which compose the majority of African American families.

    I ask that you read my timely and important treatise regarding this matter @http://jerrywalkerspeaks.wordpress.com or at numerous other websites throughout the internet.

    You may not agree with what I have delineated. However, you would be remiss in denying the truth of which I have written.

  21. Let me shorten the article for you: Black violence is white people's fault. There, FIFY.

  22. Also, correct English, Math ans Science are racist.

  23. Absolutly, i agree 10k%. Look, i as a decendant of enslave Africans will never forget the horrible atrosities inflicted on them. However, i cant hold him responsible for how i live my life at the moment as i have an independent mind.

  24. You say you're "pretty sure" which means you didn't fully read the article which blames black violence on white racism.

    "Dr. Amos Wilson says the reasons they resort to violence and crime is due to their relationship with a system that has excluded and oppressed them for centuries"

    "The trauma caused by this psychological brutality resulted in severe damaged to the mind of the victims, which manifested as an identity crisis, self hate, low self worth, and a distrust of the world at large. This mentality has been passed down through generations."

    That's the problem we have, once we recognize there's a problematic overrepresentation of young black men in violent crimes we try to make excuses about it. Like I said in my other messages we need to stop once and for all to blame black social problems like crime on others and root out this black victimhood ideology which drives them to violence.

  25. Randy Preston You can look pick apart all 5 of those reasons and see that some form of racism is the bottem line to each one of them

  26. B/S. The Halocaust lasted less than a decade. American Slavery lasted 247 years. Then Jim Crow another 100+ years. It still exists in the form of institutionalized racism. Racism is the DNA of America. You do not know American history and culture, and you most assuredly do not know African Americans. Because if you did, you would know that black criminals are in a minority among our people. Neither I nor and my people owe you an apology or an "excuse". Who do you think you are?

  27. Charles Reaves "Institutionalized racism" is BS plain and simple. It is nothing but an excuse to justify black failures like crime and illegitimacy, unemployment, high school drop-out, etc. You teach me nothing when you say that "black criminals are in a minority among our people." I in fact said exactly the same thing against white nationalists I was arguing with! But the fact that black criminals are overrepresente d in criminal activities is an issue that needs to be addressed to ! Not only many Whites, but also many Hispanics and many Asians have been pushed to racism precisely because they have been mugged, bullied or victimized by Blacks! And no neither slavery or Jim Crow are to be blamed for that haven't you read the quote from President Obama ? "We can’t simply write these problems off to past injustices. Those injustices are real… but we can’t keep on using that as an excuse.” That the holocaust lasted less than a decade is wholly irrelevant to the issue, jews have been victims of persecutions for centuries and yet they are not overrepresented in crime "the same thing goes for the Armenians, and the Chinese in Southeast Asia who have been victims of slaughter for centuries are a prosperous and law-abiding group in this region!"

    Although the USA has had many serious racial issues I think that claiming that "Racism is the DNA of America." betrays a grossly one-sided vision of American history.

  28. You do not know American history or culture at all. President Obama is part of the problem by simply appealing to the right wing with anti black rhetoric trying to get moderate white votes during the 2008 election. And exactly to whom is anyone making excuses? And about what? Innocent black people are profiled and prosecuted for crimes they did not commit every single day. There is witness tampering and biases among juries every single day. Don't you know only poor people go to prison? You really are unqualified to have this debate. You do not have a command of the facts, and you do not have the ability to analyze data.

  29. "Violent and other criminal victimization of young African-Americans have also plummeted to record lows, as have a host of other ills including unplanned pregnancy, drug abuse and school dropout rates. Murder and violent crimes remain very rare events among African-Americans, less than two-tenths of 1 percent. Since the early 1990s, homicide deaths and arrests have plunged by 70 percent among black youth in America.

    Despite the sharp decrease in crime in America, and other industrialized countries, the mainstream media continues to propagate an image that black males are a growing threat to the safety of the general public."

  30. Charles Reaves

    "exactly to whom is anyone making excuses? And about what? "

    Victicrats on all sides have been trying to make overrepresentation of young black men in criminal activities excusable by blaming it white racism. This article is not different when it falsely blames black crime on slavery.

    "Innocent black people are profiled and prosecuted for crimes they did not commit every single day."

    Again the same complaints about racial profiling. To me racial profiling is nothing more than a consequence I've already addressed the cause many times I'm not gonna repeat myself. Just ask yourself: what could have pushed Jesse Jackson to declare back in 1993 "There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start to think about robbery and then look around and see it’s somebody white and feel relieved." ?

    "There is witness tampering and biases among juries every single day."

    Oh yeah the acquittal of people like O.J. Simpson or Lemrick Nelson were certainly indicative of biases in the jury. But instead of attacking these decisions people cheered ! If the justice system is so racist then we should ask why were racist killers like Lawrence Brewer and Henry Francis Hays sentenced to death by an-all white jury in the South ?!

    "Don't you know only poor people go to prison?"

    HAHAHAHA!!! If Bernard Madoff was to read these lines deep in his cell he would make a laughter so loud that might wake up the whole staff !

    True things have improved on many fields and I even reminded this to a silly white nationalist who peremptorily said that things could not improve for blacks! But that doesn't mean there's no issue regarding race and violence. The stuff media were referring to was Knockout Attacks when a young thug sucker punches a stranger on the street for no reason, it turns out most victims were white and most perpetrators were black.

  31. Nicholas Hunter Folkes says:

    The above article states, "Blacks are over-represented in acts of murder and violent crime in the U.S. and other countries"….then the victims narrative follows – what rubbish. Black men are racist and racially target whites in extreme acts of violence. Maybe blacks should accept responsibility instead of blaming others for their own actions? The black African victims narrative is a pathetic excuse for a failed people.

  32. Nicholas Hunter Folkes says:

    Blaming others for your own violence is just wrong. Violence is an excuse and should never be accepted. Black Africans and white liberals are mentally deranged always blaming the victim while the perpetrator is excused.

  33. Look people its pretty damn simple and it doesn't take much. Life is easy. All u have to do is live it. My daddy always told me that by being black, you have to work twice as hard to get half as far. That has been true. But once somebody figured out I knew what the hell I was doing, they gave me the road with no questions asked! How many people do you know screwed up at an early age, maybe went to jail or prison. Did that same person get out and work themselves thru colleg? No freaking excuses people. Your willingness to pull yourself up by your own boot straps and want something better will get you something better. Get up off your asses and educate yourselves and stop pointing fingers. Judge yourself and make the necessary changes. Your work ethic says everything about who you are. So with that being said, WHO THE HELL ARE YOU? Black men love your kids. You don't have to live together hell, you don't even have to spend any money. Try talking to your kids and see what happens. God gave you the damn tools, use the damn things. Now, calling all haters!

  34. First let me say, Don't misunderstand anything I state as a means to blame but its a means to understand & comprehend.
    What happened to the Jews was in Germany. Young American Jewish children are made to learn their history, culture and native language & also made to make pilgrimage to Concentration Camps where their ancestors endured the atrocities of war.
    AA, or so called blacks, were IMPORTED to the US. From different tribes: Africa is a Continent, a huge Continent with different countries, cultures and languages. Institutionalized Racism in America isn't an excuse but is in fact a reality. Does it effect everyone, yes but it effects everyone differently; some more severely than others. Imbalanced comparisons are being made not comparing apples to apples but rather apples to eggs or apples to milk (just an analogy).
    The two ethnic groups in the US most effected by Institutionalized racism are Native Americans & African Americans; both have very similar histories. The difference is that Native Americans, including the other groups such as Armenians & Chinese in Southeast Asia; ALL had their culture, language, spirituality and families intact.
    Psychology shows that the strong foundation of any person is their family & their faith…the atrocities that took place to AA in America DID NOT have the basic foundation: family & their spirituality. AA were forced to adapt to the behaviors & religious beliefs of those that owned them. Being owned by someone means you didn't have a "family" but those around you.
    People learn from nature/nurture; also basic psychology, American Psychology. For instance, when the first Africans were brought to the US, they neither had family or anyone familiar to them. In this strange land with strange people, where they did not speak the language, in order for the strange people to get them to comply to what they wanted them to do; they were whipped & beaten, and it resulted progress. This learned behavior was passed on, throughout generations. Whereas, now if an AA wanted something done & came upon resistance, they resorted to the same learned behavior that was instilled upon them.
    How do you think the first Africans learned to parent a child: by parenting their owners child b/c they could have an attachment to their biological child b/c the child was sold into bondage.
    Marriage between "property" wasn't legal in this country until generations after the first Africans came here: all the illegitimacy you talk about that's going on: is slave mentality behavior, from when a healthy male was forced to breed with a prime female. It's displaced behavior, is it justified, or does make it right, no. But again this is learned behavior that was passed down from generation to generation.
    This behavior has effected every AA here, some more severely than others; is this an excuse to the atrocities that's occurring today in AA communities; yes & no. AA aren't the only dysfunctional ethnic group in America; so are Native Americans; but Native Americans don't trust the media and won't allow them on their reservations to document their people, but AA are exposed to the media.
    Now this may sting a bit, and I am not attempting to be offensive but informative. Having said that, there's a lot on violence within the AA communities. Unfortunately, Sex trafficking is huge in the US, this is not fueled by the black community. Just as certain crimes are tagged a "black" problem caused by "black" people. Sex trafficking, internet child porn is a "white" crime fueled by "white" people but currently the laws haven't caught up to them yet & when they do, most get away with it; why, because the majority of the people involved are the same people that write the laws that govern it.
    You need to educate yourself on real history of AA in the US. The US is now recognizing the atrocities done to Native Americans and even have a ICD9 code for it classifying it as Historical Trauma. Historical Trauma is defined as trauma affecting a group of people even though the person was not directly involved in the trauma. The characteristics of Historical trauma are the characteristic that is definitely present in the AA community today: aggression, lack of self esteem, violence etc.
    On this forum, I hear a lot of people saying, "Is not that hard" but if the small percentage of AA that have successfully adapted to American's European way of thinking and have been made possible by Africans and AA that resisted European thinking, such as the Freedom Riders, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth & Marcus Garvey just to name a few. The travesty is that social injustice, institutionalized racism & inequality are very much a part of American society today and to compare AA atrocities to homosexuality is a slap in the face of every man, woman & child that fought during the Civil Rights movement & yes I have relatives that are gay and know their struggle & I totally empathize. However, AA, especially now that it seems to be open season on 'kill a black person & stand your ground,' are still fighting equality, fairness and where the color of ones skin still causes some people to stereotype. So lets not just educate ourselves by social stigmas, wrongly assuming if a crime is committed by an AA that they're deserving of it; over 90% of every case in the US is won by plea deals, and DO NOT say no can get you to confess to something you didn't do: just ask Jon Burge about getting people to confess to crimes they didn't commit and was allowed to keep his pension that was fueled by tax payers dollars.

  35. Who is violent against whites? You are paranoid. I have not heard any news stories about white men being hung from any trees, being shot for walking down a street, getting beat or shot down by the police. How does one with all the power act so weak? And how can someone be racist when the racism is being perpetuated on them? That's call fighting back but oh I guess you don't like that. I guess then what should Black people act like they did during slavery? Maybe this is a deep seated fantasy of white men since ya'll keep green lighting all these slavery movies. Everybody with half a brain can see the disparages of Black people only closet racist think otherwise.

  36. Sometimes Black people see right past the situation and therefore nobody gives any assistance. The whole point is that we are still suffering from the effects of slavery. If it was so equal we would have better living conditions and ability to compete. How do you do that with subpar schools and social conditions? Tired of hearing the pull yourself up by the bootstraps well what if you can't even afford boots? And you are wrong we didn't start the distrust it was bred in us and it has been that way since slavery. I guess when you go to European schools they don't teach you how to form logical conclusions.

  37. Ben Wade says:

    Good points sir, I believe this article was more so focused on what was the catalyst of criminal activity for young black men. The work ethic of some of our youth is far below standard, but for the most part there are plenty young black men who simply do not get offered the same opportunities as others. Only point I'd make is that your speaking about yourself and not taking into consideration what hardships others will face. There will always be someone who has it harder than we think we had it. Not trying to diminish your struggles. I just want to be sure we are being fair to young black men like myself who are felons, college educated, and have a great work ethic. Unfortunately, in this backwards nation its not as easy as just pulling yourself up by your boot straps.

  38. Akosua Kyeremaa says:

    It's so crazy u kn

  39. Tahz Rufus Walker says:

    Nicholas Hunter Folkes Nicholas, spoken like a true capitalist, patriarchal, imperialist, fundamentalist neophobe. And also a top troll for the conservative right. Keep the masses divided and while the poor fight, climb the capitalist ladder. Great strategy, if it didn't collapse the system every 25 years. Your words fall on deaf ears, and your wreak fear with no one. If you need a venue for more cock-blockery, you need look no further than your crotch. So much hate Nicholas are you not a religious man??

  40. Phoenix MerQury says:

    Self-hatred and low self-esteem are two different things, although somewhat similar. Low self-esteem stems from many things and one is lack of intelligence (or having to hide it). Young black men seem to frown upon intelligence. When I was coming up, speaking street slang made you appear manly, while using proper English made others think of you as either 'gay' or 'you think you're better than me'. For girls, 'oh, she's a stuck up white wannabe'.
    What has these people deep in a powerful trance is the garbage music they listen to and the trash they watch on television. Lets not tap-dance around it. They're under a spell. Whatever they see and hear, they imitate; monkey see, monkey do. I don't think they are self hating at all… they just have very low self-esteem. They're afraid to be themselves as individuals so they conform to appease the popular cliques.
    Take a listen to what's most popular in black music today. It's depressing. Then take a close look at all the movies with all black casts- the exact same formula as if black people have no imagination whatsoever. All the storylines are monotonous and don't get me started on the whole Tyler Perry thing. We tend to avoid speaking the truth because the truth hurts. When someone comes along and makes a valid point, the first thing angry black people do is go on attack mode.
    Lastly, I GUARANTEE, the moment young artists in music/media start doing positive things and wearing belts so that their underwear doesn't show, the youngsters will more than likely follow suit. Lets hope they start WEARING suits.
    We need to be teaching our kids how to gain and maintain confidence and how to be respectable individuals. To be independent and expect nothing for free. Love yourselves and others. None of this is being taught. The only thing being taught is how to hate white people and I feel like we are doing far more damage to ourselves than anything else.

  41. Black men, put those drugs down, get yourself clean, go find a job, and stop waiting on and blaming white people for your bad behavior. And take care of your dam kids. And for God dake pull your pants up, maybe then society will take you seriously.

  42. William that sounds good in theory. Who are our black leaders again?

  43. Anonymous says:

    Charles Reaves I'm so sorry for you and your people having to live under such atrocious conditions. I'm certain you will be much happier back in The Motherland and know of many whites who will happily pay for your (one way) fare back. I will personally help you pack.

  44. James Stanford says:

    This article is lame and seems to be heavily influenced by a white perspective

  45. me @ ….and to Me, I'd like to personally escort you back to where you came from and kick you, and the rest of the European Criminals who stole America, out of here. We True Americans will get along fine with out you thieves and Beggars from Europe.

  46. Lupe King Lupe, You have to understand, We got the absolute white trash of Europe over here. All of these people were basically the scum of society over there and were not wanted. All those people who couldn't compete in their home land had to come here and instead of creating a society devoid of racism corruption and Royalist thinking they instead act like they are better than everyone else. You can put lip stick on a pig and its still a pig.

  47. Jan Pink says:

    I think the people who wrote this article should try walking in the shoes of a black man and then come back and write about it. Yes it is easy to be drawn into the blame culture but
    seriously there is still very much prevalent institutional racism. Unfortunately on earth that will not be eradicated. This is life as we know it. Education is an important factor which needs to be endorsed by the very ones who says they want changes.

  48. Phoenix MerQury says:

    @ Herman Williams
    The word 'nigger' has become even more sugarcoated as 'ninja'. Clearly there is an identity crisis involved because most of the people I know who use that word instead have no right to call themselves ninjas by definition. When an individual is stripped of his/her identity, such individual becomes predictable and they are much easier to control. I wonder if anyone can see the pieces on the chessboard? The black pawns are attacking everyone including each other.
    I'll just keep moving like a knight.

  49. Jan Pink "there is still very much prevalent institutional racism" … yes, it is called "affirmative action" and "quotas"

  50. This article is a joke. It's simple. Lack of parenting – i.e. no father figure, no supervision, selfish parents, no discipline – breeds dysfunction and rotten kids. You couple this with a "society owes us" mentality with gangster worship, you'll see widespread violence. You cannot blame it on anything else. How long are blacks going to keep giving excuses like the ones you see here in this article? Black families were actually much better before the civil rights movement in the late sixties. Blacks had fairly normal statistics that were consistent with other races before the late sixties. The welfare platform encouraged fatherless homes and thus spearheaded black demise.

  51. Actually, the welfare platform made black families much worse by encouraging fatherless homes. I agree though, no accountability and pointing fingers isn't going to help blacks improve.

  52. You continue to post this same stuff all over the place and it couldn't be anymore wrong. I see you posting it on The Free Press Daily and you still continue as if its right, when it's not true. You paint a portrait of the whole Black Community and it's various reasons for the problem. I know of plenty of Black Men in jail for violent crimes who were raised by two parents and had a stable family. What's the excuse for white families and their violence ?

  53. Joyce, now post about whites. If you don't, I will.

  54. I believe this is another biased article from white perspective. The white power structure wants to enslave, fearfully beat, rape, and kill our ancestors. Segregate us as if were not humans, quartine us in some of the harshest ghetto's and then tell us take responsibility? Haha get out of here, i think white america should take responsibility for how and what they did to our people. What do you think our young kids think looking back on all the bad things that happen to there people? White america has us still enslave mentally from almost 500years devilish acts but hey no apologies needed white america because we should just move on right.

  55. Actually whites suck up most of the welfare, and also are just as violent towards each other, check the numbers my friend, you just don't see white on white violence propagated like it is in the black community.

  56. Ptah El Amen ist of all PROPORTIONATELY blacks blow whites out of the water! 2nd why are Asians doing so well they cannot even speak English last whites pay way more in taxes than blacks

  57. Joyce Willis if you watch any documentary on blacks or prison,the reason they join gangs is NO FATHERS! end welfare end dependency go to work like whites and asians and do not commit crimes simple.

  58. Ruff A Veli name a successful black run country,take away tourist dollars from whites……..i am waiting!

  59. Jermaine Perkinson ,here is some violence on whites,they have destroyed every city they migrate too!

  60. MOVE ON!

  61. Frank Cartwright learn some punctuation then we can talk, until then, suck on this http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2012/04/whiteonwhite_crime_it_goes_against_the_false_media_narrative.html.

  62. Ptah El Amen NO.1 WHITES, WORK AND ARE THE BASE OF WELFARE,FOR 13 PERCENT OF THE POP (BLACKS) THEY MAKE UP 39.8% OF ALL WELFARE MONEY! PAY NO TAXES EITHER! THEIR UNWANTED KIDS RUIN NEIGHBORHOODS AND DESTROY EVERY FREE NEW APARTMENT COMPLEX GIVEN TO THEM! WHEN WHITES FLEE NEIGHBORHOODS, THEY WAIT FOR KOREANS TO OPEN UP STORES(SO MUCH FOR JUST WANTING OPPORTUNITY!!!!!!!!) THESE FOREIGNERS ARE BETTER AMERICANS! ASIANS 2.4% OF WELFARE.BLACKS OVER CROWD OUR PRISONS(ANOTHER FORM OF WELFARE! LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID TO DETROIT!

  63. Ptah El Amen I lived in a white neighborhood for 30 years crime rate was next to nothing whites moved out blacks moved in crime skyrocketed,babies in diapers on the side walks! graffiti every where! stripped down abandoned cars! looked like a war zone,and by the way previous owners were lower middle class whites and Asians!

  64. SHOW ME A SUCCESSFUL STATE IN THIS USA THAT IS MOSTLY BLACK OR A SUCCESSFUL COUNTRY RUN BY BLACKS!

  65. Joyce Willis says:

    Ptah El Amen This documentary exposes nicely the correlation between race and statistical aberration…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzV4BgQdxhM

  66. Joyce Willis says:
  67. Joyce Willis awesome truthful documentary! i shared it on face book!

  68. It's true. Whites as well as other races don't have the criminal stats as blacks do. I've said nothing that isn't true. If what I say isn't true, tell me why blacks are in the state they're in. Did I say all blacks? No. Parenting is the problem or lack thereof. Did I say ONLY broken homes? No. But are broken homes commonplace among black communities? Yes. Are they with other races? Not nearly the stats as blacks. Do research yourself. Proof is everywhere. But I think you are just in denial and whip out the victim card as most blacks do. As I said before, the "society owes us" mentality coupled with we are "special" can damage a child as well. Hate is bred and entitled minds can ruin a community. Denial such as yours only manifests and stagnates progress, while children suffer. If u want to compare white crime stats with black, I'll do it. .. but it'll only prove my point.

  69. Ptah El Amen notes "whites suck up most of the welfare" ….//.. Ever notice that officially, whites outnumber blacks 6 to 1 ? Whites are not taking 6 x s as much welfare money. white on white and black on black is not the issue. The issue is explaining why about 90% of interracial violent crime is black perp. Why the disparity ? Answer: White liberals and Fed government have led many blacks to believe all their problems were/are due to the evil white man, therefore whitey deserves punishment. "Reparations" is just one of the manifestations of the "blame it all on whitey" mentality.

  70. Randy Preston thinks " Without racism, we have no slavery" …. Was not "racism" that caused slaves to be brought to the Americas. It was love of money. At that time in history, slaves were the cheapest way to supply labor to plantation and, Africa was the source of the cheapest slaves. Furthermore, America in general does NOT owe it's economic growth and progress to slavery. American economic growth and progress mostly came after slavery was abolished. An environment that rewarded efficiency and technological progress made America the most productive nation that had ever existed. Slavery undercut the value of labor, thus conflicting with the welfare of most whites, who were laboring class. Slavery also retarded the creation of labor saving technology, especially rural technology. America was economically better off without slavery.

  71. I was 16 in 1964 when pastor [real name] Bledsoe at the 1st Methodist "church" i
    n Haines City Florida announced to the congregation that he was a "nxxxer lover."

    He then proceeded to expound on Jesus "love one another" command, reminding us we must love our siblings in Jesus of all colors. Couple of weeks later, several Blacks attended the service. They were ushered to the middle of the "church." After service outside there 15-20 minutes of interracial hand shaking and chatting and then all went home.

    1966 [my grad year] first Black students [5-6] attended HC high school.
    I neither saw or heard any hostility from anyone.

    Most of my middle-class white teen peers accepted [didn’t protest] the government rational for so-called “Affirmative Action.” We docilely accepted the government endorsed view that all whites had been bad to blacks [or at least had accepted the “privileges garnered from other whites being bad to blacks] ,… and “Affirmative Action” was meant as a way to bring about racial healing.

    Racial healing. The Holy Grail. As a nation we were on the way to a utopia of racial harmony.

    At “church” youth meetings, we often sang KUMBAYA. We listened to:

    “come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together
    try to love one another right now” — The Youngbloods – Get Together 1968

    ”…Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets,
    and luuve will steer the stars ” From Age of Aquarius – 1969 – 5th Dimension

    [what a load of happy horseshit]

    ”I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony ” Coca cola song 1971

    “She was black as the night .Louie was whiter than white . Ain't no diff'rence
    if you're black or white . Brothers, you know what I mean” Stories 1973

    Ebony and Ivory – McCarthy & Stevie Wonder 1982.

    Silly us. We were thoughtlessly blissfully unaware that a significant faction of blacks
    interpreted the government endorsed “white oppressor” view of history as license/justification
    to commit crime against the “evil white oppressor whites” who surely were the cause of every
    problem [real or imagined] that plagues the black community.

    Maybe acknowledging that what our leaders did in the 60s would make us 2nd class
    citizens in what we had naïvely thought was “our” nation was too painful to recognize.

  72. Last thing I'm going to say, ever since whites crawled out of the caucus mountains they've caused nothing but death and destruction. First they enslaved, raped, and murdered their own people, when that wasn't fun anymore they moved on to other yellow, brown, black and beige people. From the almost complete annihilation of the Native Americans, the billions murdered and enslaved during the trans Atlantic slave trade, the bombing of the Chinese, and now the so called war on terrorism has racked up more the murder and death than any other people. It's as almost like whites are not from this planet. Someone asked why has the Asian been able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps? Well that's because whites didn't steal their boots, they weren't enslaved, given a false religion, nor taken from their native land. Black on Black crime will never reach the total of casualties caused by whites. I'm not condemning all whites because I know it's really only a small portion of the race that is doing this, and they will do it to you just as they would do it to me because really it's all about money. I don't blame whitey, he's only trying to survive, although I don't agree with his methods. It's important for me to know the nature of the white man, and his nature shows in his deeds; I don't need to blame, I just continue to educate myself and develop ways to get from off under this diabolical scheme of white supremacy. With that, I wish you all the best. Peace and blessings.

  73. Joyce Willis says:

    Ptah El Amen More false rhetoric and logic. The FACT remains that blacks in EVERY Western country account for the most crime per population, in the USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Sweden etc etc etc etc etc…That is not a co-coincidence,

  74. Joyce Willis says:

    Ptah El Amen More false rhetoric and logic. The FACT remains that blacks in EVERY Western country account for the most crime per population, in the USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Sweden etc etc etc etc etc…That is not a co-coincidence,

  75. Ptah El Amen all races have fought each other for survival then control,the whites were just smarter so more successful.in addition living in the cold climate make your daily survival much harder,so you must become aggressive.my beef is simply this,and again,i lived in the south end of Boston for many years with people of average income whites mostly then Vietnamese.i NEVER saw graffiti,abandoned apartments,cars,babies walking around in dirty diapers,bullets flying,machetes swung,till blacks moved in.All blacks? all bad? no, but no more married couples,all welfare receivers by young healthy woman who mocked me daily as i went to my job! all the kids the white liberals love to help and protect had miserable childhoods by abusive multiple boyfriends and joined gangs and were killed,maimed or in and out of prison.does that sound like "whitey"(derogatory! i did not say nigger did I?) fault or the breakdown of the black family unit? kind of obvious huh? the Asians had to fight racism too plus they spoke little or no English yet they prospered! they bought the stores the fleeing whites left behind! why didn't the blacks????? they spoke Ebonics and were there first.they had two clear advantages,just no work ethnic(that is why Haitians dislike blacks!) you must assimilate and work,that is why the Native Americans are doing horribly also.

  76. Joyce Willis very revealing, thanks.

  77. "Nearly 70% of the devastating violence we experience in our communities is committed by white men …" Ever notice white men outnumber black men about 6 to one ? So if the violence was proportional to the % of whites compared to blacks, then more like 600 % of the violence would be from white men. I'd bother to post assorted statistics regarding interRacial violence if I thought you cared.

  78. In times past manual labor was needed, respected and rewarded more than today.
    Blacks disproportionately impacted by loss of manual labor jobs in last century.

    Over decades many blue collar manufacturing jobs have vanished.
    Today few if any can support wife and couple of kids on manual labor wages.

    Many blacks today in prison in times past would be working on farm or in factory.
    Society constantly having less need for manual labor and increasingly requiring more formal education disproportionately hurt blacks.

    Search engine: IQ gap. Everyone is not cut out to absorb years of formal education.

    That is at least a factor causing disproportionate anger in blacks directed toward society in general.

  79. Blackman Freeman Desvigne says:

    TROLL, CAN'T PEOPLE CLEARLY SEE THE REPEATED COMMENT?

  80. " The violence we see among our Black youth is an emulation of the cultural ways of their oppressor."

    Oppression of more than 50 years ago? How do these 'youth' know anything about it?
    It's a 'generational curse' – attitudes and stories passed on from the parents.

    Until the mothers and hopefully, fathers of these 'youth' start teaching self confidence, self control, personal responsibility, and a respect for all people – including or especially authoritarian figures, these 'youth' will never change and will never try to. This means, from the cradle. You can't wait until they are teens to start trying to instill correct attitudes in them.

    The citizens of America will never be able to do what a good parent can do. The changes needed will only take root in a few, and the same ol' same ol' attitudes of the black generations will continue to stagnate and fester.

  81. Michael Joiner says:

    Jews went through the holocaust….I have never once heard even one use it as an excuse to; rob, rape, commit theft, go on welfare….they overcome and made wise individual choices that led to them being productive and successful members of society…

  82. Oscar William Sims only because there are so many more whites than blacks number wise, but look at the percentage of each racial group that collects benefits and you will see that blacks are much more likely than whites to collect welfare. And whites are not "just as violent" as blacks. The truth is blacks are much more likely to commit crimes as whites are. numbers mean nothing percentages do

  83. Linda-Ruth Cardozo says:

    Jermaine Perkinson Knockout Game?

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