Juan Williams on Race: Let’s Stop Pretending It’s 1955

Some words of commonsense and wisdom from Juan Williams who offered up his take on the Trayvon Martin madness. 

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. 

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.  Juan Williams, WSJ

And some fast facts culled from Williams’ Wall Street Journal opinion piece.  As you check these stats, bear in mind that Blacks comprise only 13% of the US population.

  • 49% of all murder victims in the United States are Black, the majority between the ages of 17 and 29.
  • 93% of the killers of Black victims are black themselves.
  • Less than 50% of Black students graduate from high school.
  • 22% of all Black and Hispanic K-12 students were suspended at least once compared to 5% of Whites.
  • 72% of Black babies are born to unwed mothers.

Facing the harsh realities portrayed in the statistics above would mean facing the truth about the devolution of inner-city Black culture and the utter failure of Black leadership.  But of course, letting go of the old worn out victim chant proclaiming it’s not us, it’s them would mean no more star-powered ka-ching for the sleazy race-baiters who are feasting upon the dead bodies of Black Americans.

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5 Responses to Juan Williams on Race: Let’s Stop Pretending It’s 1955

  1. Rattlesnake says:

    I think there is legitimacy to the claim that black people must overcome more adversity than white people, in general. That adversity is often attributed to racism on the part of white people, and that is used as justification for racist programs like affirmative action. However, it is clear to me that racism is not nearly as much of a problem as is the government dependency that Democrats have produced with their socialist programs that (they claim) are designed to allow black people to overcome the adversity they face. In other words, it is those programs themselves that cause the problems that liberals claim they are designed to allow black people to overcome.

    • Yes indeed, Rattlesnake. When you look at the state of inner city Black families and Black communities back in the 1950s there was nowhere near the rate of illegitimacy or crime, despite the fact that Jim Crow laws and discrimination were widespread then. Flash forward to the 21st century and after decades of social welfare programs, public housing, and every conceivable crutch and subsistence giveaway, inner city families and the communities they create are in shambles.

      • Denise says:

        I love this site!! I just found it on a search for a Juan Williams video about the race baiting that went on during the time Rush L. was trying to be one of the buyers of the St. Louis Rams. And that statement above is so excellent! It is exactly like I think and I just said about the same thing a few minutes ago on facebook to one of my uniformed friends who dared compare the Tea Party to the Nazi Party!

        • Comparing the Tea Party to the Nazi Party…wow, doesn’t surprise me though. Liberals really do live in a self-contained bubble where any challenge to their 1960s ideology results in, not disagreement, but in a hysterical barrage of all the ultimate evil superlatives.

          Good for you, Denise, in challenging your uninformed friend.

          • Denise says:

            Thanks, I signed up for your email notificatio for your blog and will go on face book and twitter to follow you to. Seems we have much in common! ;-))

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