Face It: White Racism is Just Not a Big Problem for Black People in America Anymore


Bottom Line: There’s a plain and simple fact. Very few black people die at the hands of white people in America at all each year. Yet, hundreds of black Americans die violently in Chicago each year — many, many times more than die as the result of police shootings — at the hands of other black Americans. And the reporting is at a dry, dispassionate, abstract, statistical level. The news media simply don’t consider the horrific carnage in Chicago newsworthy. Black Americans face plenty of problems today; misidentifying them won’t help one iota in resolving them, that’s for darned sure!


The fact that the cop shootings of “unarmed black men,” when you add them all up comes to a few dozen in the past ten years indicates it. The hysterical media uproar each time proves it.

Newsworthiness for most incidents consists of several ingredients, one of which is rarity. It’s because they’re so rare that these cop shootings are newsworthy. Generally, something that’s extremely rare is not a problem. At least not for the country as a whole. And not something for which any massive policy adjustments need to happen.

Look, every time it happens it’s an unspeakable tragedy. However, if it were a common thing, which rampant white racism in America would make it, then you wouldn’t hear about it as you do: Two weeks of lamenting and gnashing of teeth, followed by … nothing. Until the next one, weeks down the road.

If these things were common, then you’d hear reporting as you used to hear it during the Vietnam War: Nothing for a few days, then a report of a battle or an engagement of some type, with some casualty figures. You know, the same kind of reporting that you get about Chicago today.

I used that example intentionally. There’s another plain and simple fact. Very few black people die at the hands of white people in America at all each year. Yet, hundreds of black Americans die violently in Chicago each year — many, many times more than die as the result of police shootings — at the hands of other black Americans. And the reporting is at a dry, dispassionate, abstract, statistical level(1). The news media simply don’t consider the horrific carnage in Chicago newsworthy. Black Americans face plenty of problems today; misidentifying them won’t help one iota in resolving them, that’s for darned sure!

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) Stalin’s famous quote comes to mind: “One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Another, less famous, Stalin quote also comes to mind, only this time it applies to the Democrats, and their propaganda arm, the American media:

Lady Astor once asked Stalin: “Mr. Stalin, how long are you going to continue killing people?”

The Soviet Dictator quietly answered: “As long as it is necessary.” (Article here)

 

 

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