Blacks make up 13% of the population (both sexes) but commit 57% of gun homicides. It's even worse since it's more like 6.5% of the population (males) committing 57% of the gun homicides. Where is this discussion in the media? Where is the program or plan to alleviate this problem?
Political correctness prevents ANY discussion of this fact. What IS our plan to address this problem? What,we don't have one?? If you can't correctly name your problem, you will be unable to solve the problem. This is the problem with political correctness. \
Instead we focus on relatively few sensational massacres. Yes, it's horrible that several hundred people have gotten "mowed down" by psychos in public settings at Sandy Hook and Colorado, but there are about 11,000 people murdered by guns (2010) each year and, on average, about 57% of those are committed by black persons (mostly black men). This means that something like 6,300 murders per year are committed by black persons (mostly young black men)!
The sensational massacres are "peanuts" compared to routine gun murders committed in mostly impoverished inner cities by black men. There's almost no comparison! See the data below.
Here's the raw data below from the BJS (Bureau of Justice Statistics) on Table 7 (click as usual to enlarge):
There were about 11,000 deaths in 2010 due to guns. There were about 16,000 homicides by all means. See data from the CDC here (on table 10). Since we have 315 million persons, gun deaths are about 3.5 gun homicides per 100,000 persons. For all homicides, the rate is about 5.3 total homocides per 100,000 persons. From the BJS (page 11), in 2008, the offending rate for blacks (24.7 oﬀenders per 100,000) was 7 times higher than the rate for whites (3.4 offenders per 100,000).
On average, Blacks committed 52% of all murders, 57% of the gun murders and committed 66% of the drug related homicides (1980 to 2008)
It's Dangerous to be Black in this Country!But when you talk of day-in and day-out gun violence and murder, it is blacks (and mostly black men) who are the number one cause of murders (all) at 52%. And 90% of their victims are other black people. It's dangerous to be black in this country! But it's because of their own community!
But due to our "political correctness problem", all of this can't be uttered much less discussed. Instead we chase other rabbit tails that are relatively insignificant.
Other data from the BJS:
|Figure 1: Black Homicides are 8 Times Higher Than Whites |
(25 murders per 100,000 population for Blacks vs 3 murders per 100,000 population for Whites)
|Figure 2: Blacks Victimized 6 or 7 Times Higher Than Whites|
|Figure 3: Gun Use Comprise Most Homicides http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States|