Why are Asians being targeted by black youths for robberies and burglaries?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. San Francisco's hidden truth is out. That's what community organizer Carol Mo calls the realization that Asian residents are being targeted for robberies, burglaries and intimidation by young black men.

    "It is San Francisco's dirty little secret," said Mo, a former Safety Network Community organizer in the Sunset District. "It's not news to us."

    Hundreds of people marched into Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting to express their fear, frustration and outrage.

    But so far the response has been disappointing, particularly from the San Francisco Police Department. It seems intent on downplaying the role of race and its impact in the community.

    The recent incidents of black violence against Asians is the perfect opportunity to open a dialogue about racism. Instead, they are attempting to close the door.

    But Mo participated in a 2008 survey by the Police Department in which about 300 strong-arm robberies were analyzed. "In 85 percent of the physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American," she said.

    "We love San Francisco," said the Rev. Norman Fong, a Presbyterian minister. "And we don't want to do anything to divide the communities. But at the same time, our community is hurting and we feel like our voices are not being heard."

    Now that the Asian community has found its voice, city leaders must listen and respond. What should be done? Here are a few suggestions:

    -- Understand the underlying conflict: This isn't just about stealing iPods. There's a deep divide between the two communities. owners moved into black neighborhoods.

    Another factor is the way the two cultures are perceived. Lee Mun Wah, a Berkeley-based documentary filmmaker and diversity trainer for large corporations, said there is resentment over how Asians are seen as "the favored minority."

  2. The recent incidents of black violence against Asians is the perfect opportunity to open a dialogue about racism.

    Bunch of weenies, let's talk about it.

    It's not about racism.

    Some people"got it" other people "take it".
  3. hughb


    Criminality 101 - Choose your victim carefully. How many instances of NFL linebackers being targeted by serial killers have you heard about?
  4. it would be fun to get statistics on which racial groups in the bay area receive government assistance and which groups do not. then compare that data to see what groups are being targeted by criminals. i think there might be a very telling disparity. or there might not be!
  5. Mav88


    Diversity trainer from Berkeley? LOL

    Of course the bay area police will cover this up, it might put all those diversity trainers out of work.
  6. Because Asians tend to be more affluent, therefore more likely have something worth stealing.

    Because Asians are perceived to be less likely to put up a fight when you mug them.

    Don't count on Sharpton or Jackson to get on this one..
  7. Illum


    On November 8, 2005, San Francisco voters enacted Proposition H, a total ban on the manufacture, sale, transfer or distribution of firearms or ammunition in San Francisco, as well as a ban on the possession of handguns within the city by San Francisco residents.

    Criminals don't care, so they have the guns, the victims are helpless.
  8. Criminals don't target victims based on race. Vulnerability is the key motivator. Taken from Lott's study on concealed carry laws effecting violent crime.

    For example, Lott's figures show that, other things being equal, crime rates tend to be higher in areas with a larger proportion of older Black women. How can this be, since arrest rate data show that older Black women are a very law-abiding group? As Lott explains, the answer is not that the women themselves commit crimes, but that they happen to be a particularly vulnerable set of victims--often easy prey for young male criminals.
  9. Bruce Lee wouldn't take this crap.
  10. I think it's more nuanced than that. A lot of black on white crime is at least partially race-based. Everyone knows it, but no one is going to admit it. The only time the authorities get concerned is when whites fight back. Then it's racism, hate crimes, etc.

    We have multiple cases of black mobs attacking whites in upscale shopping and dining areas in major cities like philly, chicago and Minneapolis. It doesn't take much of that to turn a city into Detroit. Who is going to go downtown and risk getting set upon by a mob while the police pretend it's just some "youths" being rowdy?
    #10     Jun 13, 2012