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.