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"Charles Barkley recently explained why "we as black people are never going to be successful." His reasoning is painful:
"We as black people are never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you are black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people," Barkley said.
Barkley, a native of Leeds, [Alabama,] said African Americans are too concerned with street cred than true success and that's holding the community back.
"For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don't break the law, you're not a good black person. It's a dirty, dark secret in the black community.
"There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don't have success. It's best to knock a successful black person down because they're intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they're successful. It's just typical BS that goes on when you're black, man."
It's worth noting that there isn't much difference between Barkley's claim that "there are a lot black people who are unintelligent" and the claims of a garden-variety racist. I assume that Barkley meant to say something more nuanced. That more charitable analysis, though, is far from a "dirty dark secret." The notion that black irresponsibility is at least part of the "race problem" is widely shared among black America's most prominent figures, beginning—but not ending—with the president of the United States.
~ Thinking people have a decision to make. Will they follow a tradition that half-apologizes when powerful people commit awful crimes? Or will they follow the tradition of Ida B. Wells, of study and investigation, of trying to understand, no matter how horrible that understanding may ultimately seem to be?
It never ceases to amaze me how it is okay for a black person to tell the truth about blacks and certain aspects of the black experience (community, life, etc.) with little to no criticism, but if a white person says no different, they are labeled "a garden-variety racist." However as of late, when educated black individuals speak no differently than Charles Barkley, even expanding on that truth with facts over the left's fiction, they are labeled "the Black face of white supremacy" like Larry Elder, among others.
Another example is Jonathan Capehart, who has been accused just the same as being the black face of white supremacy.
"To be fair, he’s one of many black faces of white supremacy — one of many famous black media figures who whimper for white progressive sympathy while enjoying the lavish life of a 1 percenter.
As someone who’s been poor, homeless multiple times and lived check-to-check, I don’t appreciate it when the world’s most fortunate black people bastardize my existence and expect me to live in fear while being applauded for selling me out.
They are the bigots of low expectations, and we should always remind them of our present-day and historical fortitude."
Flagrant wanton denialism of truth, facts, evidence of those on the progressive left, democrats, and their cohorts is rather disturbing and self-destructive.
8 Facts you should know about racial injustice in the criminal justice system: Racial discrimination has been ingrained in the criminal legal system from its earliest days and persists today.
"The legacy of slavery, racist Jim Crow laws, and hateful lynchings has translated into modern-day mass incarceration and the disproportionate imprisonment of Black people."
1. More than half of death row exonerees are Black.
Of the 185 people exonerated from death row since 1973, about 53% are Black, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Historically the death penalty has been disproportionately applied to Black people in the U.S., and they are still overrepresented on death row.
- FACT: Black or African American commit over 50% (53%) of the homicides for the entire country.
- FACT: Black or African American are 58% of the homicide victims (with over 90% being killed by other blacks or African American).
2. Nearly half the people currently on death row are Black
In 2020, about 42% of people on death row were Black...though Black people make up just 13% of the U.S. population overall.
The death penalty is more likely to be used in cases in which a white person is killed...
- When less than 0.5% of the 6% black population of 13% total black or African American population are committing over 50% of the entire nation's violent person crime, it stands to reason that blacks would be overrepresented on death row for the homicides they commit.
- Every year blacks or African Americans kill more whites than vice versa. So, it stands to reason that the death penalty would be "more likely" used in such cases, versus when a white killing a black, which are significantly fewer.
3. Half of the 2,947 people exonerated since 1989 are Black.
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, 1,471 Black people have been exonerated since 1989.
- Clearly for a multitude of differing reasons on a case-by-case basis.
4. Innocent Black people are seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than innocent white people.
Among Black people exonerated from murder convictions, approximately 31% were wrongly convicted of killing white people, though just 15% of homicides by Black people involved white victims...
- They need to define "wrongly," as there are a multitude of differing reasons; and the other 85% of homicides by black people involved black victims. Intraracial violence is grossly excessive within the black community.
5. It takes longer to exonerate an innocent Black person.
Black people wrongly convicted of murder spend an average of three more years in prison than white people — four if they are on death row. Innocent Black people spend an average of 16 years on death row before they are exonerated.
- The appeals process and filing of motions by the innocence project takes time. No legitimate exoneration happens overnight.
6. Police misconduct occurred in more than half of all wrongful murder conviction cases involving innocent Black people.
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, cases of Black people exonerated from wrongful murder convictions were 22% more likely to involve police misconduct than similar cases involving white defendants.
- Vague. Misconduct needs to be defined here; and white defendants sure as shit have been railroaded by police "misconduct" as well.
7. About one-third of unarmed people killed by police are Black.
Of the more than 149 unarmed people killed by the police in 2017, 49 were Black, according to Mapping Police Violence.
- And? It is common knowledge that since then (and even prior to), blacks have become ever more brazen with law enforcement encounters where they immediately become defiant, verbally accosting, resist arrest, flee, fight and even try to harm the police. As such, 90-95% of all shootings are ruled legally justified.
- Cops are approximately 19x more likely to be shot and killed by an armed black person, than an unarmed black person being shot (and not necessarily killed) by police at approximately 2.5-3x.
- In the aggregate, whites and Hispanics are shot more by police, not blacks.
- A Washington State University study has conclusively shown that law enforcement are less likely to pull the trigger on a black suspect than any other race.
8. Black people are more likely to be stopped and searched.
Studies have shown that Black people, Latinx people, and communities of color are more likely to be stopped, searched, and suspected of a crime — even when no crime has occurred.
- FACT: Black and brown people commit a disproportionate amount of crime in this country. Law enforcement go where the crime is, not where it is not.
- FACT: Majority of crimes in the NYC subway system were being committed by black and brown people; Guliani's Stop n Frisk program WORKED!
Racial bias in policing contributes to the wrongful incarceration and conviction of innocent Black people and is also seen in arrest quotas, the use of surveillance technologies like facial recognition software to identify suspects, predictive policing tools, and gang databases.
- FACT: Criminological data conclusively demonstrates that black and brown people commit a disproportionate number of certain crimes, so law enforcement, in being proactive, will target those demographics committing the most crime in order to prevent that crime.
This article by the Innocence Project is nothing short of misinformation and disinformation. It's part of the reason why many on the left carry and parrot the wrong ideas about law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
More Americans feel that black people are more racist than whites and Hispanics. study finds | Daily Mail Online
Why is it that blacks from abroad who come to America do far better than native born black Americans?
Simple answer, native born black Americans have both too much freedom that they take advantage of, and in doing so blame everyone else (namely white people) for their failures when they do not succeed where others (namely white people) have.
Of the surviving 11 million Africans brought across the Atlantic, only an estimated 335k were brought to North America whereas the remaining 10.7 million were taken to the Caribbean and South America. Yet to this very day, no one the world over ever hears about racism against blacks except against those blacks in America. Sure, there is some racism in other places, but it pales in comparison to the racism claimed in America against blacks.
Growing up in the 70s into the 80s, blacks were more than present in television, movies and commercials. Yet as of late, racist self-oppressed celebrities like Jadda Pinkett Smith claims blacks are too underrepresented in the motion picture arts due to racism. Racism has nothing to do with it, but rather a lack of interest amongst their own to get into the motion picture arts. Download Brit Box (British Television) and choose any show or movie and blacks are equally, if not heavily represented in those shows or movies the same as it was in the past in America. Underrepresentation in television, movies or any other profession has very little to do with racism and everything to do with a lack of interest.
Look at Nichelle Nichols from the original Star Trek. Did she inspire a lot of black women to become communications specialists/experts? No. Dr. McCoy inspired many to become doctors. Scotty inspired many to become engineers. Captain Kirk inspired others to become leaders. Even Spock inspired others to get into the sciences. While Nichols broke barriers in television, especially with the first racial kiss with William Shatner, a Canadian actor, she simply did little to inspire other black girls to get into the communication fields. Which goes beyond merely answering calls and transmitting data. Far beyond it.
Bottom line, no one in America or abroad hears about any level of racism, oppression, or supremacy experienced by blacks in America on par anywhere else in the world. Why is that? Perhaps it has more to do with how blacks in America, no thanks to the Black Panther Party and its lasting effects, have been a far more detriment to black success in America than any so-called claimed oppression or racism. The latter of which is more of a creation of (i.e., cause and effect) of black outlash than any overt oppression by the general society on the whole, or even in part. Blacks are much to blame for their own failures and problems in America than anyone else. If you raise a victim, you will always be a victim, generation after generation.
It is of no coincidence that the number one place recommended for black Americans to move to is Costa Rica, among other Caribbean, South America and European places. Everywhere else where blacks have learned to live and let live, making a life for themselves, appreciating what life they have (which is precisely why when foreign blacks move to the US, they do far far better than native born blacks).
"Racism used to mean hating someone because of his race.
Today, 99 times out of 100 in politics, the word “racist” is used purely for political reasons without any regard to whether something bigoted was actually said."
"There’s a certain breed of guilty white liberal who actually enjoys being called racist, confessing its racial sins and denouncing less advanced white people. The hot new term for this is “virtue signaling” — a way of communicating how enlightened you are.
But there are a lot more white people out there who aren’t racist and therefore don’t like being called racist or being berated about how their country is racist. They also sense that the “Everything is about race” crowd is using race as a cudgel to silence critics and have their way." ~ No, liberals, not everything is ‘racist’ (nypost.com)
"Liberals need racist foes to vanquish. Most of the time they have to resort to finding them where they obviously aren’t there." ~ Why Liberals Think Conservatives Are Racist (thefederalist.com)
Liberals and progressives are the real "problem" in this country. They are the tried-and-true racists. Not conservatives.
There are several members of this forum who keep "labeling" me (and others) racists for telling the truth. Two words: psychological projection.