America’s Race Problem



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A provocative article in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, titled “The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment,” by Shelby Steele is worth reading. The article focuses on the corruption and irrelevance of today’s civil-rights leadership.

Steele wrote that the “Black leaders weren’t so much outraged at injustice as they were by the disregard of their own authority.” He continued, “Today’s Black leadership pretty much lives off the fumes of moral authority that linger from its glory days in the 1950’s and ’60’s.”

“Consider the pathos of a leadership that once transformed the nation now lusting for the conviction of the contrite and mortified George Zimmerman, as if a stint in prison for him would somehow assure more peace and security for Black teenagers everywhere. This, despite the fact that nearly one Black teenager a day is shot dead on the South Side of Chicago – to name only one city – by another Black teenager.”

I heard one quote today that applies to Jesse Jackson’s and Al Sharpton’s interactions on the George Zimmerman case. They’re swatting at flies when they have a giant gorilla on their back. 

Sharpton and Jackson make a living off demonizing whites and victimizing their own race. They raged about the Zimmerman case and ended up marginalizing themselves in the process. They squandered their authority as civil-rights leaders on a non-racial self-defense case.

To quote Steele, “The civil-rights leadership rallied to Trayvon’s cause (and not to the cause of those hundreds of Black kids slain in America’s inner cities this very year) to keep alive a certain cultural “truth” that is the sole source of the leadership’s dwindling power. Put bluntly, this leadership rather daily tolerates Black kids killing other Black kids.”

Seventy-three percent of all black children are born to mothers who are not married to their fathers. In DC, it’s closer to ninety percent.

Blacks make up 13 percent of the population, but between 1976 and 2005, they committed more than half of all the murders in the U.S., and 93 percent of black murder victims are killed by blacks.

Stunningly, people like Jackson and Sharpton are more concerned about George Zimmerman.

O’Reilly’s Talking Points about Obama’s race problem, July 22, 2013:

O’Reilly interviewed Dr. Ben Carson about race relations, July 23, 2013:

What do you think? Do you agree?

Blacks say that we need a discussion about race in this country but when we as whites do try to discuss it from our perspective we are called racists or are told we can’t understand and have no right to talk about Blacks. Are we only allowed discussions where we self-flaggelate?