Recently, The Daily Signal posted an article that goes a long way to explain why blacks seem to be targeted over other ethnicities. Here’s what it reported:
Mac Donald [Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald] points out that while blacks are 23 percent of New York City’s population, they are responsible for 75 percent of shootings and 70 percent of robberies. Whites are 34 percent of the population of New York City. They are responsible for less than 2 percent of shootings and 4 percent of robberies.
If you’re trying to prevent shootings and robberies, whom are you going to focus most attention on, blacks or whites?
This is not a racist issue it’s a statistical one. Further, the article states,
Academic liberals and civil rights spokespeople make the claim that the disproportionate number of blacks in prison is a result of racism. They ignore the fact that black criminal activity is many multiples of that of other racial groups.
Thank you Walter Williams for revealing a crucial piece of data that the mass media seems to regularly leave out. Could it be that the mainstream media’s skewed or incomplete reporting is actually fueling the fire?