The Problems Are Real And Permanent
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Contrary to the assertion by organizations like sistahspace that "The Problems Are Real And Solveable", the data shows that the problems with American blacks are real and permanent. Over the last three decades, the murder rate in states like Iowa, Maine, and North Dakota have averaged 1.4 per 100,000 population, which is one tenth that of states like Illinois, Lousiana, Maryland, or Mississippi, whose murder rates average 16. The most obvious distinguishing difference between these states is the higher percentage of blacks in those latter states:
If this were the only factor, which it's not, then the state to state data shows that the murder rate increases by one murder per 100,000 population for each 2% increase in the percentage of the population who are blacks. Where there was one murder in the state of North Dakota in 1994, a state with a black population of 4,001, there were 579 murders in Maryland which has a black population of 1,428,207. If Maryland had had a murder rate equivalent to North Dakota, then there would have been only 10 murders that year, which makes those blacks responsible for 569 of those murders, which is 41 murders per 100,000 blacks.
This 30 fold higher murder rate of blacks than Whites is consistent with the "FBI, Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-98", which shows that 55% of the homicides in the US are perpetrated by the 12% of the population who are blacks. If the 30 million blacks in the US in 1994 committed 55% of the 24,926 murders in 1994, or 13,709 of them, then blacks committed a nationwide average of 46 murders per 100,000 blacks.
A distinguishing feature of this murder data is the consistently high rate of both murder and blacks in Washington, DC. Even though the population of our capitol city is only 517,206, it's the undisputed murder capitol of the world, with a murder rate 350 times higher than the mostly White North Dakota. The 399 murders committed in 1992 by only 325,840 blacks is 122 murders per 100,000 blacks.
Illinois is another state with a high murder rate, with 1,378 murders in 1994 alone, which is 1,354 more murders than if they'd had a rate equivalent to North Dakota. With 1,839,744 blacks in Illinois, this is 74 murders per 100,000 blacks.
Is murder by blacks a fact of life which American Whites must accept as the penalty for permitting blacks to live in our midst, or is it something that must be avoided at all costs? Over the last 4 decades, blacks have murdered almost 400,000 fellow Americans, and the fact that 64,400 of the people they murdered were Whites means that black Americans are 10 times more deadly to us than Osama Bin Ladin has been in his lifetime, IF he's 100% guilty as charged.
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The Problems Are Real And Solveable
A question that needs an answer: The billboard asks simply, "Are Black men responsible for the condition of the Black community?"
African American collective action and crime, 1955-91.Researchers have long disagreed about the exact relationship between collective political action and crime, and plausible arguments have been made for a positive, a negative, and a null relationship.
Are Vulgar/Explicit Lyrics Destroying Our Black Community?: Gangsta Rap Series, 1996-A. Philip Randolph Messenger Award in the category of education.Look for continuing reprints in the weeks to follow.
Assassination Of The Black Female Image Dr. Mae Jemison made history when she became America's first African-American woman to fly through space on the Endeavor shuttle mission in 1992. Following a routine traffic stop in Houston four years later, Dr. Jemison again flew through space. A Houston police officer body slam-med her to the ground, twisted her wrist and arms and slapped handcuffs on her. The officer claimed that she resisted arrest for an outstanding traffic warrant. Dr. Jemison denied it.
Prisoners: The New Downstate Crop: One in three
young Black men in the country is under criminal justice control. One in 15 Black males is
incarcerated. Nearly 700,000 Black males (683.200) are behind bars, compared with
Black males vs. Criminal Justice: Who'll win in the end?: The nation was shocked and alarmed last week by the report that nearly half of all young Black men in the nation's capital are entangled in some part of the criminal justice system.
Black males' future looks bleak: With all of the problems facing African-Americans today, it is no surprise Black males are deemed an endangered species. Drugs, unemployment,incarceration, and uneducation are just a few of the ills plaguing African-American youth.
Black-on-Black violence - Much is being written today about the epidemic of black-on-black violence that is taking such an extraordinary toll of young lives in America's inner cities. Since 1964 approximately half of the violent crime committed each year in the United States is attributable to young black males, who represent less than 3 percent of the total population. In 1992 the violent crime rate for blacks was the highest ever recorded by National Crime Victimization Survey. That year, for example, the homicide rate for black males between the ages of twelve and twenty-four was 114.9 per 100,000, nearly ten times the rate for white males of the same ages and fourteen times the national average.
Can We Talk? I'm
Afraid That We Can't: Black folks who are
reading this, be honest. Have you ever heard on the news about some heinous crime and said
to yourself, "Please don't let it be one of us?" And when it is "one of
us," have you ever found yourself defending or justifying that act or similar ones to
white co-workers or
Civil Rights: Images, Violence and Youth: The hero drives an expensive car and brandishes a gun Perhaps he implies that he sells drugs and he calls women "hos and bitches." He's a gangsta rap video star and he's listened to by millions of children and young people.
Cocaine, Contras and the CIA: Or, Is It a Black-on-Black Crime Story? When black men kill other black men through the sale and distribution of drugs, who is to blame? Who most be responsible? The question came home to me recently, when I read a compelling story in the San Jose Mercury News and head the yawning silence in the press here in the East.
Contemporary urban music: controversial messages in hip-hop and rap lyrics.Hip hop and its offspring, rap music, has its positive and negative social influences.
Coroner: Disturbing Pattern In County Homicides: Homicide continues to claim more Black males than any other victims in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, despite stop-the-violence outreach programs specifically targeting their demographic group.
Exposure to violence and post-traumatic stress disorder in urban adolescents. Adolescence is commonly recognized as a stressful period. Vulnerability to stress is attributed to developmental changes including puberty, social role redefinition, cognitive development, school transitions, the emergence of sexuality (Eccles et al., 1993) and the tasks of separation and individuation (Harris, 1991).
Extremely disadvantaged neighborhoods and urban crime: Recent research has drawn attention to increases in levels of poverty within selected city neighborhoods.
FBI reports: Young Black males top crime victims: Crime in Philadelphia rose 2.9 percent last year, although nationally the rate for serious crimes dropped three percent in 1994 compared to 1993, according to the FBI six-month preliminary crime report.
Gangsta rap is out: During the Civil Rights Movement some black leaders made a major mistake. They asserted, quite indiscriminately, that all black criminals were victims of a racist, oppressive society. It was quite fashionable back then to refer to blacks in jail as political prisoners.
LET'S TALK: Stop Blaming Others: For too long, Black America has turned a blind eye towards violence by Blacks against Blacks, in our own communities.
LOUIS FARRAKHAN: Direct from Left Field The proverbial dust has settled and the glutinous out-pourings about the beauty of a million black men atoning for the wrongs they'd committed against themselves and their families have mercifully stopped gushing. The black men who marched are now back in their communities and while, to be sure, a few lives changed, the majority continue more or less unaltered
Outside the Prison Walls: The Families Left Behind: Some have driven many hours to get here. For others, who have relocated to be closer to their loved ones, it takes only minutes. But no matter what length of time, everyone knows it's first come first serve so upon arrival they scurry to get in line.
Rally encourages responsibility; Community unity is theme A group of black men in East Knoxville figuratively pointed fingers at themselves when talking about what troubles them. About 75 people gathered at a Martin Luther King Avenue church on Saturday evening for the "Men's Unity Rally," a meeting in which black men were asked to be more accountable in their families and neighborhoods.
Reactionary black nationalism:authoritarianism in the name of freedom. Reactionary Black Nationalism(RBN) is a peculiar mix of the positive and the negative.
Reconsidering the 'crisis' of the black male in America.(Reconfiguring Power: Challenges for the 21st Century) Black males in America are continuously plagued with various race-related problems of extremely escalating severity.
Relationship among family characteristics and violent behavior by black and white male adolescents. Numerous investigations indicate that African-American male adolescents and young adults, compared with other racial/ethnic groups, are the group most susceptible to injury or death as a result of assaultive violence (Christoffel, 1990; Harlow, 1989; Sumner et al., 1986).
Responding to the crisis confronting California's black male youth: Providing support without furthering marginalization: Noguera critiques some of the ways problems confronting black males are framed and acted upon, focusing on the role of race and gender in the formulation of intervention strategies.
Show Your Respect For African American Women: Councilwoman Fields' Statement At the Candlelight Vigil For Black Women Who Have Been Victims Of Violence: June 19, 1995 - We are here this evening to address a silent destroyer of the lives of women and girls in our communities. This silent destroyer, if allowed to continue, will affect hundreds of lives because no one chose to speak out. This problem is known to many, but has never been taken on as a major issue. It is the problem of violence against women and girls. Violence that, for the most part, is perpetrated by persons known to the victim: husband, lover, boyfriend, acquaintance, or a trusted friend.
Teenage suspect versed in violence `Psychopathic Gangsta'wrote of killings; now he's one of two held in robbery, execution of ex-Marine : He called himself the "Psychopathic Gangsta" and filled his school notebooks with scathing rap lyrics about killing "niggas." Standing in my room as I look into the mirror.
The Crime Bill and
the Black Community: THE Crime Bill introduces
mandatory life sentences for violent crimes, including rape, and minimum sentences for
other crimes. It abolishes parole and ends anonymity for child offenders. It is part of a
law-and-order agenda which elevates victims' rights but undermines civil rights. As
The effect of
social cohesion on levels of recorded crime in
The endangerment of African American men: an appeal for social work action: Many African American men are caught in a cycle of violent crime.
dilemma: Black men and women are both much more
likely to become the
The Welfare Rap:
Why Black Men Hate It: In the most talked about
Black comedy performance since Eddie Murphy's Raw, former `Saturday Night Live' star Chris
Violent behaviors among African-American adolescents:Violent behaviors among African-American adolescents, has been an ongoing phenomenon for the past three decades.
When violence strikes home (violence against African American women) The Surgeon General has called violence the leading public health risk for adult women, and African American women in particular seem at risk.
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Youth Violence And Gangsta Rap: I was sitting in my study, and the music from the bedroom of my younger daughter, Sojourner, descended down the steps. Over the dull hum of my electric typewriter, I could hear the menacing words of the popular rap artist Dr. Dre: "Rat-a-tat and a tat like that/Never hesitate to put a nigga on his back." In other words, the lyrics urged young African-Americans to murder each other.
Gangsta rap is out -During the Civil Rights Movement some black leaders made a major mistake. They asserted, quite indiscriminately, that all black criminals were victims of a racist, oppressive society. It was quite fashionable back then to refer to blacks in jail as political prisoners.
Extremely disadvantaged neighborhoods and urban crime.- Recent research has drawn attention to increases in levels of poverty within selected city neighborhoods.
violence and post-traumatic stress disorder in urban adolescents.- Adolescence is commonly recognized as a stressful period.
Vulnerability to stress is attributed to developmental changes including puberty, social
role redefinition, cognitive development, school transitions, the emergence of sexuality
(Eccles et al., 1993) and the tasks of separation and
Paying more attention to white crime victims - Eddie Burton faced the cameras to send out a plea for information on the abduction and murder of young LaChrisha "C.J." Jones. To his right, C.J.'s mother placed a black and yellow ribbon on the site where the body of the 17-year-old African American was found 10 months before. Once the cameras stopped rolling, Burton, a spokesman for Families Advocating Safe Streets (FASS), an organization of clergy, concerned citizens and African American support groups, gave the assembled press corps a piece of his mind. He angrily contrasted the lack of attention from the St. Louis media at the time of Jones' murder with the week of headlines that followed the abduction and murder of a 22-year-old white woman eight months later.
roots of dating violence- The state of
male-female relationships, in America, is often referred to as
Civil Rights: Images, Violence and Youth The hero drives an expensive car and brandishes a gun Perhaps he implies that he sells drugs and he calls women "hos and bitches." He's a gangsta rap video star and he's listened to by millions of children and young people.
dilemma - America has a violent crime problem.
It is, to a substantial degree, concentrated in this country's central cities. And black
Americans, disproportionately concentrated in these dangerous environments, bear its
brunt. In 1992, black males 12 to 19 years old were 25 percent more likely to be victims
of crime than whites of their age group. Young black females (largely as the result of
sexual assault) were 70 percent more likely than their white counterparts. The murder rate
among black youths (persons under age 20), which was already three times that of white
youths in 1986, doubled in the five years between 1986 and 1991, while the white rate
remained unchanged. In Philadelphia, Princeton political scientist John DiIulio reports,
there were eighty-nine murders of people under age 20 in 1994. All but five of the victims
TIME FOR BLACK AMERICANS TO ASSUME A CRIME "VICTIM" MENTALITY - The words coming from the TV screen left me temporarily numb, but I had to face the fact that they were true: young black men are the most dangerous group in America.
Coroner: Disturbing Pattern In County Homicides - Homicide continues to claim more Black males than any other victims in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, despite stop-the-violence outreach programs specifically targeting their demographic group.
Black-On-Black Crime- A recent columnist in Marin's daily, pushing either a racist or a witless liberal guilt trip agenda, whined that blacks are only 12 percent of the U.S. population but they comprise over half the population on Death row in our nation's prisons. He apparently never bothered to research the subject. If he had, he would have learned that although they are only 12 percent of the population, the most recent (1995) FBI report on arrest data indicates that of offenders for whom race was known, blacks committed some 53 percent of our murders, nearly half our rapes, 59 percent of our robberies, and 38 percent of aggravated assaults. Those percentages have been more or less consistent over the past decade. Most of that was black-on-black crime.
Opportunity Knocks- One common response to crime is to retreat into blissful ignorance, to turn the page quickly when newspaper headlines refer to mass murders or to a child abduction in a distant state. but ignorance is a significant risk factor for becoming a victim of crime.
A question that
needs an answer- The billboard asks simply,
"Are Black men responsible for the condition of
collective action and crime, 1955-91.-
Researchers have long disagreed about the exact relationship between collective political
action and crime, and plausible arguments have been
Black males' future looks bleak- With all of the problems facing African-Americans today, it is no surprise Black males are deemed an endangered species. Drugs, unemployment, incarceration, and uneducation are just a few of the ills plaguing African-American youth.
Black males vs. Criminal Justice: Who'll win in the end? - The nation was shocked and alarmed last week by the report that nearly half of all young Black men in the nation's capital are entangled in some part of the criminal justice system.
Black Male Prisoners: The New Downstate Crop - One in three young Black men in the country is under criminal justice control. One in 15 Black males is incarcerated. Nearly 700,000 Black males (683.200) are behind bars, compared with 674,-400 white males.
Homicide - A deadly epidemic rages among young African American males African American males are less than seven percent of Michigan's population- but almost 60 percent of the state's homicide victims. Most of the victims are young. In Michigan as in the nation as a whole, the homicide rates for African American males at all ages exceed those for their counterparts in other racial groups.
The endangerment of African American men: an appeal for social work action - We live in a nation strained by racism, hostility, and hatred. Our communities and neighborhoods are overcome by violence, fear, and apathy. Our homes, which were once considered safe havens, have now become the sites of increasing acting out of frustration and anger. Due to inequities, oppressive conditions, and uncontrollable stresses, individuals are turning against themselves, their loved ones, and others to vent their feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
GUN VIOLENCE IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY -Gun violence is a priority issue for African-Americans and other minorities. Over 600,000 Americans are victimized in handgun crimes each year, and our minority communities are the hardest hit:
The real face of homicide - At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, a motorist was preparing to merge onto 38th street near the 4000 block of White River Parkway when he noticed a small fire just north of his location. He decided to investigate and made a grizzly discovery. There he found an unidentified body lying on the side of the road in flames. The body was later identified as that of 30 year-old Matthew Grady.
We have to look inward when it comes to some moral issues - New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman has recently become caught in the center of a public controversy for saying what many of us who are African American have been saying for some time: Too many young Black males are creating babies and then do not take the responsibility to care for them.
how violence affects women
The Black Female Image
A stress and coping approach to intervention with abused women : Physical abuse, especially severe, chronic abuse, is a significant source of stress for women who experience it. An ecological model of intervention based on the Lazarus and Feldman (1984) conceptualization of stress and coping is presented.
assaultive, and suicidal behaviors among urban minority junior high school students. Sex and violence are now the major sources of morbidity and
mortality among American youths. Violence is the major source of mortality, with
accidents, homicide, and suicide accounting for three quarters of all adolescent deaths
Are Vulgar/Explicit Lyrics Destroying Our Black Community? - The African-American community has once again been faced with another atrocity within the community, the pulsating lyrics that beat in an untimely fashion to the rhythm of b**** and h**. What do we do?
Domestic violence and children: prevalence and risk in five major U.S. cities.: Family violence seriously threatens the stability of families and the health and emotional well-being of children (National Research Council, 1993).
Exploring the roots of dating violence: The state of male-female relationships, in America, is often referred to as `troubled' and African-American male-female relationships are no exception.
A stress and coping approach to intervention with abused women - Physical abuse, especially severe, chronic abuse, is a significant source of stress for women who experience it. A combination of external and internal factors can inhibit women from ending abuse in an intimate relationship.
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