Racismens komplekse fortælling

Da en ung mand, Freddie Carlos Gray, mistede livet i Baltimore politis varetægt under besynderlige omstændigheder udbrød der uroligheder. Den unge mand var sort, vanekriminel ganske vist, men sort, eller i hvert fald mørk nok til at tælle med til de afroamerikanske, og mistanken om endnu en racistisk drab var derfor nok til en konklusion. Baltimore er styret af Demokraterne og har været det længe og har en sort borgmester. Politiet er 60% sort. Men da Trayvon Martin for et par år siden også blev dræbt af en hvid, eller snarere en latino og i selvforsvar, så var der et mønster.

Og dette mønster blev kun forstærket da den hvide betjent Darren Wilson dræbte den 130 kg lette teenager Michael Brown, der blidt havde skubbet den lokale asiatiske købmand omkuld og røvet en kasse cigarer. Ganske vist prøve Brown at overmande Wilson mens han truede med at slå ham ihjel, men da utroværdige vidner løj om at han havde hænderne oppe, afmægtigt appellerende “Hands up, don’t shoot!” så var det bedre en bevisets stilling. Alle løgne beviser den samme fortælling, at sorte ulykke intet har med deres adfærd at gøre, men er resultatet af et racistisk jerngreb som selv ikke Obama har kunnet hele.

“What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids” mente komikeren Chris Rock, skønt en hvid teenager var blevet skudt og dræbt at to sorte betjente nogenlunde samtidig med Freddie Gray. Michael Moore krævede på Twitter at “every African-American currently incarcerated for drug ‘crimes’ or nonviolent offenses released from prison today” og “Disarm the police. We have a 1/4 billion 2nd amendment guns in our homes 4 protection. We’ll survive til the right cops r hired”. Højrefløjen bliver aldrig træt af at minde om, at en af Moores mange livvagter er blevet anholdt for ulovlig besiddelse af et skydevåben. Identiteten med at være undertrykt neger spredte sig til forskellige byer i USA og endda helt til Israel, hvor der opstod uroligheder i den venstredrejede(!) højborg Tel Aviv. Diversitet fører grundlæggende blot til øget segregering og mistro til naboer, samfund og myndigheder.

Thomas Sowell skriver i National Review

The “legacy of slavery” argument is not just an excuse for inexcusable behavior in the ghettos. In a larger sense, it is an evasion of responsibility for the disastrous consequences of the prevailing social vision of our times, and the political policies based on that vision, over the past half century.

Anyone who is serious about evidence need only compare black communities as they evolved in the first 100 years after slavery with black communities as they evolved in the first 50 years after the explosive growth of the welfare state, beginning in the 1960s.

You would be hard-pressed to find as many ghetto riots prior to the 1960s as we have seen just in the past year, much less in the 50 years since a wave of such riots swept across the country in 1965.

We are told that such riots are a result of black poverty and white racism. But in fact — for those who still have some respect for facts — black poverty was far worse, and white racism was far worse, prior to 1960. But violent crime within black ghettos was far less. You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.

Murder rates among black males were going down — repeat, down — during the much-lamented 1950s, while it went up after the much celebrated 1960s, reaching levels more than double what they had been before. Most black children were raised in two-parent families prior to the 1960s. But today the great majority of black children are raised in one-parent families.

Such trends are not unique to blacks, nor even to the United States. The welfare state has led to remarkably similar trends among the white underclass in England over the same period. Just read Life at the Bottom, by Theodore Dalrymple, a British physician who worked in a hospital in a white slum neighborhood.

You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility, and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.

Non-judgmental subsidies of counterproductive lifestyles are treating people as if they were livestock, to be fed and tended by others in a welfare state — and yet expecting them to develop as human beings have developed when facing the challenges of life themselves.

One key fact that keeps getting ignored is that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits every year since 1994. Behavior matters and facts matter, more than the prevailing social visions or political empires built on those visions.

Som ingen fakta tilsyneladende rokker ved følelsen af identitet, rokker ingen identitet ved fakta. Anklagemyndigheden endte med at rejse tiltale mod Den mordsigtede betjent er sort, som to af de tre sigtet for manddrab, som man kan læse på Daily Mail.

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Ja, det giver unægteligt racismefortælling et lag af kompleksitet

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