Liberal Juan Williams fights back Against Liberal Race Hustlers: GREAT ARTICLE!!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Max E. Pad, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. This is a great article, its nice to see that some liberals are actually using this incident to look at the REAL problems facing the black community, instead of using it as an opportunity to shamelessly exploit the black community for money/votes.



    By JUAN WILLIAMS

    The shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida has sparked national outrage, with civil rights leaders from San Francisco to Baltimore leading protests calling for a new investigation and the arrest of the shooter.

    But what about all the other young black murder victims? Nationally, nearly half of all murder victims are black. And the overwhelming majority of those black people are killed by other black people. Where is the march for them?

    Where is the march against the drug dealers who prey on young black people? Where is the march against bad schools, with their 50% dropout rate for black teenaged boys? Those failed schools are certainly guilty of creating the shameful 40% unemployment rate for black teens.

    How about marching against the cable television shows constantly offering minstrel-show images of black youth as rappers and comedians who don't value education, dismiss the importance of marriage, and celebrate killing people, drug money and jailhouse fashion—the pants falling down because the jail guard has taken away the belt, the shoes untied because the warden removed the shoe laces, and accessories such as the drug dealer's pit bull.

    Supposedly all of this is just entertainment and intended to co-opt the stereotypes. But it only ends up perpetuating stereotypes in white minds and, worse, having young black people internalize it as an authentic image of a proud black person.

    There is no fashion, no thug attitude that should be an invitation to murder. But these are the real murderous forces surrounding the Martin death—and yet they never stir protests.

    The race-baiters argue this case deserves special attention because it fits the mold of white-on-black violence that fills the history books. Some have drawn a comparison to the murder of Emmett Till, a black boy who was killed in 1955 by white racists for whistling at a white woman.

    The Martin case is very different from the Emmett Till case, in which a white segregationist Mississippi society approved of the murder of a black child. Black America needs to get out of the rut of replaying racial injustices of the past.

    All minority parents fear that children who embrace "gangsta" fashion, tattoos and a thug attitude will be prejudged as criminal.

    Recall what Jesse Jackson once said: "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved. . . . After all we have been through. Just to think we can't walk down our own streets, how humiliating."

    That is the unfair weight of being black in America for both the black person who feels the fear and the black teen who is judged as a criminal.

    New York Post editorial writer Robert George on the Trayvon Martin investigation and leaked story from neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

    Despite stereotypes, the responsibility for the Florida shooting lies with the individual who pulled the trigger. The fact that the man pursued the teen after a 911 operator told him to back off, and the fact that he alone had a gun, calls for him to be arrested and held accountable under law. The Department of Justice is investigating the incident and the governor of Florida has appointed a special prosecutor to review the case.

    But on a larger scale, all of this should open a serious national conversation about how our culture made it easier for this type of crime to take place.

    As President Obama said last week, "I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means we examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident."

    While civil rights leaders have raised their voices to speak out against this one tragedy, few if any will do the same about the larger tragedy of daily carnage that is black-on-black crime in America.

    The most recent comprehensive study on black-on-black crime from the Justice Department should have been a clarion call for the black community to take action. There is no reason to believe that the trends it reported have decreased since 2005, the year for which the data were reported.

    Almost one half of the nation's murder victims that year were black and a majority of them were between the ages of 17 and 29. Black people accounted for 13% of the total U.S. population in 2005. Yet they were the victims of 49% of all the nation's murders. And 93% of black murder victims were killed by other black people, according to the same report.

    Less than half of black students graduate from high school. The education system's failure is often a jail sentence or even a death sentence. The Orlando Sentinel has reported that 17-year-old Martin was recently suspended from his high school. According to the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Office, in the 2006-07 school year, 22% of all black and Hispanic K-12 students were suspended at least once (as compared to 5% of whites).

    This year 22% of blacks live below the poverty line and a shocking 72% of black babies are born to unwed mothers. The national unemployment rate for black people increased last month to over 13%, nearly five points above the average for all Americans.

    The killing of any child is a tragedy. But where are the protests regarding the larger problems facing black America?

    Mr. Williams is a political analyst for Fox News and a columnist for the Hill.


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303404704577307613183789698.html
     
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Excellent article. I like Juan.
     
  3. Excellent! It's nice to finally see some actual thought process occurring with regards to this event.
     
  4. Me to, he is a thinking liberal, who doesnt simply toe the line, which is why he got his ass booted off of NPR. I always respect people who stand up for what they believe in, especially when its against the grain.

     
  5. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    I pay attention to some liberals, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel and a few others. They have managed to change my political outlook a little.

    Liberals like Alan Colmes make me change the tv channel the second they appear. He just spouts Whitehouse talking points.