The Other One Percent

We’ve had non-stop coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and its aftermath. We’ve had riots and crimes committed in the name of Trayvon Martin, but one thing we haven’t heard too much about is the real threat to young black men.

When the Occupy movement was in full swing the media couldn’t stop talking about the 1% (even though many of them are probably part of that 1%) but they don’t often tell you about the other 1%. Neither does the Obama administration, where they prefer to just give speeches meant to inflame racial tensions. Here’s the truth of the matter.

But less than two years ago, the Justice Department conducted a comprehensive study that found the real concern for African-American parents like Holder isn’t the George Zimmermans of the world. It’s increasingly violent black youths like Martin, who broke Zimmerman’s nose and repeatedly bashed his head on the pavement before being shot through the heart.

The November 2011 study concluded that “young black males were disproportionately involved in homicide compared with their proportion of the population.”

This is understating it. The precise data show that even though black men between the ages of 14 and 24 make up only 1% of the U.S. population, they represent 27% of all the nation’s murderers. This bears repeating: 1% of Americans are committing over a quarter of the murders.

Equally alarming, the administration study also found that blacks of any age are eight times more likely to murder than whites.

While blacks make up just 13% of the population, they’re responsible for more than half — 53% — of the country’s murders. By comparison, “whites” (Justice includes Hispanics in its “white” category) account for 83% of the population but less than half — 45% — of homicides.

The 36-page study, which analyzed race-based crime data spanning three decades, found that whites were twice as likely to be murdered by blacks than the other way around, such as in the recent case of 17-year-old De’Marquis Elkins shooting a white baby dead in his stroller while robbing his horrified mother on a Georgia street.

And many white-on-black homicides were “justifiable” along the lines of the Zimmerman case, where an assaulted victim responded with lethal force.

But the most striking trend is black-on-black murders. Justice found that 93% of black homicide victims are killed by fellow blacks. This self-imposed genocide can be seen in cities like Chicago, where gang murders are at a record high. In a tragic irony, another four black children were gunned down in Chicago during the Zimmerman trial.

Read the whole thing. While Holder is out there denouncing “stand your ground” laws and creating a tip line to help him prosecute George Zimmerman, he’s ignoring a study done by his own department that spells out the problems for him. He chooses to ignore it, and in doing so, making everything worse.

You have to ask yourself, why doesn’t the Obama administration care about the many black Americans who were unfortunate enough to be gunned down by other black Americans?

I have to admit, when Obama was elected, my one true hope was that he would be the ultimate role model for the black community, and perhaps heal whatever racial divisions remained in the US. Despite all of his faults, and all of the disagreements I had and still have with his policy positions, I thought that would pretty much be a given. But even on that front he has failed miserably, and it really didn’t have to be that way. The only explanation is that he is the Marxist some of us knew he was all along. Marxists thrive on racial and class division. If we were all getting along and living in harmony then these race hustlers would be out of business.

How sad for America that they were duped and put these progressives in power.

Oh, and for those of you who still believe it was the Democrats who fought for civil rights, go educate yourselves. They certainly won’t admit it, but the Democrat Party is the party of racism. What else explains their refusal to even acknowledge the fact that the biggest threat to young black men is other young black men? The most tragic part of all of this is that it was all by design. The progressives set about destroying black families decades ago, and now we’re seeing the fruits of their labors. Mission accomplished.

We have the wealthy 1% paying more than 27% of the nation’s taxes, and the other 1% committing 27% of the nation’s murders. What is wrong with this equation?