What happens when the truth collides with political correctness, (PC)?
The following statements are the truth, each referenced to its fact source.
- Blacks in America commit overwhelmingly more crime than do their white counterparts. By “overwhelming”, I mean at approximately six times the rate of incarceration for crimes committed as compared to the representative proportion of the white population. Ref. US Bureau of Justice Statistics.
- Blacks in America commit more than 50% of all homicides yet represent less than 13% of the population. Ref. US Bureau of Justice Statistics.
- Of nearly 1 million violent crimes committed in the US every year, approximately 85% of those are committed by blacks. Ref. New Century Foundation.
- Of the nearly 8,000 black homicides committed in 2007, approximately 93% of those killers were also black. Ref. US Bureau of Justice Statistics.
This is what the critics say and I will demonstrate why they too are incorrect.
The PC crowd says that because blacks are unfairly singled out by police, they occupy more jail cells than do whites. To swallow that argument, you need to assume wide spread racial animus amongst the police, which is unfairly provocative and completely unproven and furthermore, this argument forces one to conclude that hundreds of thousands of whites, having presumed to have committed hundreds of thousands of un-solved crimes, are free in the streets of America. This is patently preposterous.
Once you offer this counter argument to the PC worshipper, they usually come back with the old faithful race card, claiming decades of mistreatment, discrimination, impoverishment and hopelessness have created circumstances so dire that crime is the only outcome.
This old shoe is the most easily cast-aside because it traps the worshipper in a snare of their own making. For 50 plus years, the aftermath of The Great Society has been supposedly addressing these woes by throwing billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of social workers at the problem, all consisting of PC theory and social solutions. 50 years later and still no meaningful change, yet the PC savant sees no irony in this colossal failure?
Now if from this data you draw the conclusion that blacks are more prone to crime and violence than are whites, you would be possessive of common sense and statistically correct while being presumed a bigot simultaneously by those who worship at the PC alter, not because you are wrong, but because you are failing to ignore the facts and the truth. You see, being PC is about the concept of clicking your heels three times and hoping to awaken to a new world, created in the utopian concept so hoped for in the PC’s mind.
But to keep these facts in proper perspective, let’s look at some other interesting statistics.
- According to activist Richard Lapchick, 78% of all National Basketball Association, (NBA) players are black.
- The National Football League, (NFL) census states that 68% of those players are black.
- Men commit more than 90% of all crimes than do women, according to the US Department of Justice.
- Men commit over 90% of all homicides as opposed to women, according to the US Department of Justice.
If the PC crowd was consistent in their logic, they would be questioning why whites are so under-represented in professional basketball and football. And if men and women are each 50% of the population, how is it possible that nine times out of ten it’s the men committing the crimes?
But these facts are not dilemmas to the PC crowd because they only see their demons where they want them to be. The PC worshipper begins with the premise that whites are evil and blacks are downtrodden. Beyond that beginning supposition, critics needs to dig out from that basis point before any meaningful conversation can begin, and the point is, the PC crowd is not looking for insight, information or illumination, they are seeking validation, vindication and unwavering obedience to the illogical church they have built on the foundation, ironically, of atheism reconstituted as surely as any religion.
Blacks commit more crimes by far than do whites. Blacks are better at professional basketball and football. Women are very unlikely to commit crimes.
The world in which we live is not of a utopian nature. Tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and lava flows kill millions all over the world. The playing field of life is not a controlled environment nor is it level. It is not possible to have assured outcomes when dealing with human behaviors and an infinite number of variables. Personal responsibility is the key to all of our futures.
This is the best I can offer to my PC friends and to the world of folks who see themselves more as victims than as the most fortunate people on the face of the Earth, spoken from one the greatest cheerleaders the United State of America has ever known, former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”