Rising Black Social Pathology

Walter E. Williams, Crisis Magazine, February 15, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s big story Feb. 4 was about how a budget crunch at the Philadelphia School District had caused the district to lay off 91 school police officers. Over the years, there’s been no discussion of what has happened to our youth that makes a school police force necessary in the first place. The Inquirer’s series “Assault on Learning” (March 2011) reported that in the 2010 school year, “690 teachers were assaulted; in the last five years, 4,000 were.” The newspaper reported that in Philadelphia’s 268 schools, “on an average day 25 students, teachers, or other staff members were beaten, robbed, sexually assaulted, or victims of other violent crimes. That doesn’t even include thousands more who are extorted, threatened, or bullied in a school year.”

I graduated from Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin High School in 1954. Franklin’s students were from the poorest North Philadelphia neighborhoods—such as the Richard Allen housing project, where I lived—but there were no policemen patrolling the hallways. There were occasional after-school fights—rumbles, we called them—but within the school, there was order. Students didn’t use foul language to teachers, much less assault them.


Over the past couple of decades, I’ve attended neighborhood reunions. I’ve asked whether any of us recall classmates who couldn’t read, write or perform simple calculations, and none of us does. Back in those days, most Philadelphia school principals, teachers and counselors were white. At Stoddart-Fleisher junior high school, where I attended, I recall that only one teacher was black, and at Benjamin Franklin, there might have been two. What does that say about the role model theory? By the way, Asian-Americans are at the top of the academic ladder, and, at least historically, they rarely experience an Asian-American teacher during their K-through-12 schooling.

Many black students are alien and hostile to the education process. They are permitted to make education impossible for other students. Their misbehavior and violence require schools to divert resources away from education and spend them on security, such as hiring school police and purchasing metal detectors, all of which does little for school safety. {snip}

The fact that black parents, teachers, politicians and civil rights organizations tolerate and make excuses for the despicable and destructive behavior of so many young blacks is a gross betrayal of the memory, struggle, sacrifice, sweat and blood of our ancestors. The sorry and tragic state of black education is not going to be turned around until there’s a change in what’s acceptable and unacceptable behavior by young people. That change has to come from within the black community.

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  • Anonymous

    What’s to blame for the “despicable and destructive behavior” of many young blacks?


    • Anonymous

      As job skills become more complex and demanding, and good paying, union, larbor jobs disappear, this problem will become much worse.

  • Anonymous

    The liberals insist that black and white are equal.  I call this the “ostrich syndrome” where someone refuses to acknowledge reality because it conflicts with their personal views.  Al Sharpton on MSNBC is one such ostrich.
    The solution is segregation, pure and simple.  We need to bring apartheid into America to save us from this “diversity”.

    90% of blacks are savages, pure and simple.  “The_Bobster” has it right, there is no correcting incorrigible genetic behavior.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  Voluntary separation would be a solution.  But it won’t happen.  The entire political establishment is fixated on irrevocable integration, and not many conservative politicians would even dare utter a sugestion that everybody isn’t equal.   So, we will continue living a lie in a game called, “let’s pretend,” and conditions will continue to deteriorate……..at least until we fall somewhere close to the bottom financially then secessions and serious conflicts will be the norm.

      At that point there’s a good chance we will voluntarily geographically separate according to race, ethnicity and politics, but the separation will be the result of ongoing armed civil conflict, with a federal government that will be reduced to breaking along the same lines as the general population.


    • Anonymous

       The Bobster is ALWAYS right……

  • Example:


    Start at “The President of the Philadelphia Association of Teachers…”

    He says that the reason for this violence is that there aren’t enough paraprofessionals and service support staff (who would be PFT union members, coincidentally), and not enough cops (who have their own union or association), in the schools.  A little bit of institutional loyalty, no doubt?  I don’t recall ever seeing a uniformed cop during my K-12 school years, nor do I recall students whacking teachers.

    • Anonymous

      you don’t recall “students whacking teachers” and you never saw a uniformed policeman.  My God, what school did you go to?  you must be very old! haha no offense.

      My public high school only had about 5 blacks out of 1500 students.  Fights were extremely rare, but there were several uniformed policemen.

      • I’ll answer your two questions in no particular order.

        (a) 34

        (b) Various one-third to 40% black student body magnet schools in the St. Louis City system.  Even though my eighth grade graduating class was mostly white, the valedictorian was black, and the class rank was based purely on grades.  It’s just the particular schools I attended could cherry pick.

        (c)  No offense taken.  I was just plain lucky, for the average white person to have this kind of school experience must mean they’re pretty far over the hill, like over forty…er, make that fifty.  (Moving goalposts, I know.)

    • Anonymous


      PHILADELPHIA – The latest bullying incident at Philadelphia public schools involves teabagging, a craze where kids assault victims with their genitals.

      Parents tell Fox 29 they are upset after their sixth grader was targeted by fellow students at a South Philadelphia local elementary school.

      Teabagging has become a nationwide phenomenon, as students thrust their private areas into another student’s face, sometimes just for fun.

      • Anonymous

         They do seem to have an inordinate amount of interest in genitals, don’t they? Their own and everyone else’s.

  • Anonymous

    Have black schools become more dangerous during the last generation? I do not know the answer. I am asking the question.
    From 1991 to 2010 the rate of violent crime per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States has declined from 758.1 to 403.6.

    • Anonymous

      Are you sure? Or is it just not getting reported?

      • Anonymous

        I do not think violent crime is less likely to be reported now than in the past. What is likely is that more people are more aware of problems that exist because of the internet. 
        Inner city schools have been dangerous for a long time. The movie “Blackboard Jungle” was released in 1955.

        • MrGJG

          “Inner city schools have been dangerous for a long time. The movie “Blackboard Jungle” was released in 1955 here.”

          Yep, and even than the black kid (played by Sidney Portier) was the moral conscience of the movie.
          Hollywood’s been at this for a long time.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Because more criminals are locked up than ever.

      • Anonymous

        From 1980 to 2000 the prison population has tripled.                        
        Contrary to liberal dogma, punishment works. Show me a ghetto thug with an IQ of 70, a meaningless high school degree, and several felony convictions, and I will show you someone who cannot be rehabilitated. The only way to get any value out of him is through prison labor, enforced by the whip.  

  • Anonymous

    Very well stated. The behavior in our schools and the lost generations to this behavior will be felt for years to come.  I really do wonder how it will ever be turned around.

  • Anonymous

    Just like Woody Harrelson said in White Men Can’t Jump.  “A black man would rather look good and lose than to look bad and win”.  They’d rather get their freak on and dance and beat their chest than to put in the hard work to actually win!

  • ” The sorry and tragic state of black education is not going to be turned around until there’s a change in what’s acceptable and unacceptable behavior by young people. That change has to come from within the black community…”
    Not bloody likely.  As long as blacks have the ready-made, built-in excuse of racism, nothing will ever change. 

  • Anonymous

    There are several factors, I think:

    1. DNA
    2. Black cultural standards are now being formed by black people according to their genetic tendencies, rather than set by white people.
    3. Political correctness making constant excuses for black people and encouraging black misbehaviour.
    4. General cultural values for all races shifting towards anarchy, which doesn’t hurt smart moral white people much, but which hurts black people, who already lack self-control, a whole lot more.
    5. Increasing Hispanic population, and decreasing white population, helps normalise violence and poor academic performance.
    6. Teachers have been indoctrinated in teaching colleges with poor discipline, self-respect,  and teaching skills. This affects black people the most.

    I’d like to see some objective statistics on the topic though, so we can actually track the changes (assuming there really are any).

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      6. Teachers have been indoctrinated in teaching colleges with poor discipline, self-respect,  and teaching skills. This affects black people the most.

      For a White teacher, a few weeks in a black school will change that!  That’s why so many quit.

      We White teachers must toe the company line to keep our jobs — hell, we’re working stiff just trying to get through another day.  For the majority of us, quitting is NOT an option, especially in this economic climate, especially because we’re White.  Therefore, we mouth the PC lines and keep our heads down, the educational system is a beast that will chew you up and spit you out — educational dogma is set in stone with no possible deviation:

      1.  All students have equal IQ and potential
      2.  Blacks fail due to White Racism.

      It may appear to you that we are PC driven fools but the vast majority of White teachers know the score on black IQ and behavior — better than anyone else, except maybe the cops. But, these things are stated behind closed doors only.

      In the mad rush to find “role models” and “people that look like them” (because blacks only learn from ‘people that look like them’), school districts hired unqualified black teachers.


      • Anonymous

        ” a few weeks in a black school will change that!  That’s why so many quit.”

        The ones I know who quit both were at urban schools..but they won’t talk.  Nothing but the most vague reasons are given.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The Mexicans stand their ground.  

    Since they are one of the protected classes, they are allowed to meet black crime with deadly force, which is what they’ve done in Southern California (while the police and black politicians look the other way).  Whites are not allowed to do this, we would be stopped in our tracks with extreme government force.

    As a result, blacks have been driven out of their historic rioting areas and the city of LA has been ethnically cleansed of its black population.

    Watts:  excuse me, SOUTH CENTRAL LA (or is it South LA? or SoLA?)  According to Wiki:

    The region’s black population halved between 1990 and 2010

    Compton:  67.1% Hispanic

    Good Riddance.  (not that LA is any better, one set of Third World welfare parasites for another)


    • Anonymous

      So in such situations, Whites need to form alliances with Mexicans – it works for White prisoners in CA jails.

      One area that can work well is for older White Anglos to marry younger Mexican women. The reality is that once you turn 50, you aren’t going to get an attractive, supportive White Anglo wife no matter how wealthy you are. These marriages seem to work very well and the children are White, though they don’t have blue eyes. These appreciative younger Mexican wives have cousins, neighbors who can handle Black predators.

      • Anonymous

         That’s pretty twisted logic. And as a White Anglo wife over 50, I can tell you that your conclusions are totally off. I know many white widows who are attractive, active, and racially aware that remarry. You sure have a low opinion of our character.

    •  Actually, ~30 states now have “castle doctrine” and “stand your ground” laws, which I submit were enacted in direct response to black violence against whites. In addition, every state except Illinois now has some form of legal concealed carry — IMHO, also legislative pushback against black thuggery. Add in the massive arming of white America that predates Obama’s election and the stage is set for an LA-style cleansing in many other places nationwide. What might be the spark that unleashes it? Your guess is at least as good as mine.

      BTW, a major aspect of those laws mentioned above is the prohibition against criminals (or their families, if they’re killed) suing their intended victims.  No more “ghetto lottery,” at least in this instance.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Oh, I agree.

        In Arizona, gun laws were loosened in response to illegal aliens and drug runners, kidnappers and human traffickers who are armed with military-grade weapons and bullet-proof vests better than what our soldiers have in Afghanistan.
        Try to get a gun permit in California. Good Luck.  Gun permits are only for the likes of Senator Diane Feinstein.


        Check out this GREAT graphic about how Right-to-Carry laws have changed in the US over the years (hope it works correctly)

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Over the years, there’s been no discussion of what has happened to our youth that makes a school police force necessary in the first place.Really?  A nihilistic, amoral culture that worships consumption and a president and administration that encourages rioting and a war against Whites?
    More fallout from LBJs Great Society.LBJ and the “Great Society” are perhaps the worst thing that ever happened to the black family. Far worse than Jim Crow and segregation. Bon

    • Jrebel

       LBJs presidency and his Great Society was perhaps one of the worst things that ever happened to this country.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Oh, it goes back further than that to Woodrow Wilson and FDR.  

        There’s plenty of blame to go around, but for blacks in particular, LBJ replaced black fathers with the government.


      •  Your post reminded me of what an acquaintance told me a few years ago. He called LBJ’s “Great Society” programs the cultural equivalent of shutting off the power to the fences at Jurassic Park — as a result, the dangerous dinosaurs (blacks) were allowed to leave their enclosures and raise hell everywhere else. Frankly, I can’t argue with that analogy.

  • Blame something, somebody, everything and everybody, except blacks.

    Hey, if that is how it is, no more public school, breakfast and lunch, Section 8, food stamps, Affirmative Action, etc.

    Let the blacks be and see what happens.

  • Anonymous

    I like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell and sometimes Bill Cosby – responsible Black Conservative Americans. But, we have to face reality, including very terrifying racial realities. 

    The safe, wholesome, prosperous 1950s are long over. Most of us reading Amren now never lived in that time when Ike was in the White House, the Hayes Code was enforced in Hollywood and Blacks and homosexuals weren’t causing a lot of trouble. In all my life, urban Blacks have caused lots and lots of trouble. 

    It is a huge waste of our time and money to hope that some nice, Conservative Black intellectual/leader like Walter Williams or Alan Keyes is going to somehow make things alright, make things like they were back in the safe, wholesome 1950s.

    Black urban Americans, Black Africans/Africans, Blacks are violent and unless Whites take very strong action in defense of our people we will suffer the same fate as Whites in Haiti, Zimbabwe, large areas of urban America.

    • To jackellis:
      The reason why Blacks,  other people of color, gays, women etc. weren’t causing  ” a lot
      of trouble” in the 1950’s was because they were being suppressed. They didn’t have outlets to express their grievances. If  our nation would of dealt with these problems honestly back then, that’s enforcing all citizens constitutional liberties, then these
      dilemas wouldn’t exist now.
            Next, when talking about young black males and poor people , in general, if they would have good education, job opportunities, end welfare with the insane war on drugs, these “pathological” behaviors  would totally disappear.  Lets work on those issues or a “Haiti, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan” environment will truly take hold on this society. Thanks!!

      • Anonymous

        Anthony whines:
        “The reason why Blacks,  other people of color, gays, women etc. weren’t causing  ” a lot
        of trouble” in the 1950’s was because they were being suppressed. They didn’t have outlets to express their grievances. ”
        jackellis responds: 

        Read  Walter Williams’s commentary again. He notes that most of his teachers in Philly public schools in the 1950s were White and few or any cared about the Black students’ “grievances”. All the teachers and basically all the Black students, Black parents understood that the Black students wouldn’t be allowed to swear, tear up their books, destroy property or assault their teachers or each other anybody suggesting that the Black students had some type of “grievances” that justified such behavior would be sent to mental hospital.

        That’s the way it was then and the way it should be today. Don’t like it – go to the Congo – the heart of darkness where Whites never made it, never even attempted to civilize the locals.

        Civilization…. It’s a White thing, they wouldn’t understand.

        “What have the Romans ever done for us”?!!!!

        “The aqueducts, the roads, sanitation, medicine, schools, law an order, brought peace”

        (Monty Python’s Life of Brian)

        • Responding  to jackellis:
          It’s true black teens need to study, be disciplined, and have good manners. That’s agreed upon 100%. What you, obviously, don’t  comprehend is back in those days blacks didn’t have opportunities to move up in the world because their constitutional liberties weren’t being enforced. If their liberties would of been enforced then, the problems that came about in the sixties and beyond wouldn’t of taken place from the get go.
           Next, you, sarcastically, talk about civilization being a “white thing”.
          Then, you, briefly, mentioned the Romans.  If you do some research, you’ll find out that Rome had 4 black african emperors. I’ll name two of them for you. Septimus Serevus and his son, Caracalla. Google black /african emperors of Rome and you’ll find this info. So long for now.

          • To jackellis and Everyone else:
             There’s a correction in spelling, it’s Septimius Sereverus. Also, He ruled Rome from 193 a.d. – 211 a.d. Then his son, Caracalla, ruled from 211 a.d.-217 a.d. Thanks.
            P.S. To Shawn thefemale, you say black people are born full of hate. Looking at what you write, it seems you have the same trait. Sorry for saying that but that’s what i see. Farewell.

          • The fact that blacks may have not had full rights in the past has nothing to do with the animalistic behavior of Blacks today 55- 60 Years later,Asians also were discriminated against as well how did they rise above that?I don’t see Women or gays indulging in racially motivated ‘flash mob’attacks or going ‘polar bear hunting’ because of the past.and none of the Roman Emperors you mentioned were remotely “black”you are in the wrong forum to be spewing afrocentric nonsense.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Yes, in the schools.  In the LAUSD where I work, cameras are increasingly common in the hallways, around outside buildings, parking lots and in the cafeteria.  

    They have helped A LOT.

    Interestingly, 60% of teachers WANT cameras in the classroom (me included).  It is the students who don’t want cameras!


  • Screamin’ Ruffed Grouse

    Found the quote at frederickdouglass.org. It’s an excerpt from a speech entitled What the Black Man Wants:

    “Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists,
    “What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature’s plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!”

    Perhaps Douglass had overly high expectations for the overall performance of his race in civilized society. Still, can’t argue with his logic. His page on Brainy quotes actually sounds a bit like some of the comments regularly posted here.

    “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”
    Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/f/frederick_douglass.html#ixzz1mffN0Ktg


  •  i am 25 and I speak my mind. I would like to see the elders speak out on behalf of the few  young Whites left. I don’t have the sort of job that requires political correctness. the media brainwashes youngsters to view traditions and old people as obsolete. When I quit watching TV, I began to see. I mourn my fellow young whites, that their minds have been poisoned. one at a time, I try to wake them up. i get some to see a little of the light. my generation is so blind, its sad. schools are prisons, mtv is filth, and we as a people are dying. there were only a handful of blacks and mexican in my town just a few years ago. now the newspaper arrest reports are longer than ever.  the schools are the worst, and these are Louisiana schools, bad to begin with. schoolbooks are full of PC rubbish.
    bon voyage.

  • Anonymous

    Black students (term used very loosely) are alien and hostile toward everything; not just toward education. If it’s authority in any way, shape or form, they rebel against it in the most violent way they know how. The people are born full of hate.

  • Anonymous

     That’s too much freedom…they’d probably find away to take your pension, your SS, your property, everything.   A legal defense agaisnt a thought crime charge could have that effect.

  •  Blacks more fitted to agrarian life? Under white rule, Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia) was the breadbasket of southern Africa. Now the country is starving because the blacks, having killed or expelled the white farmers, have no idea what to do with the land or equipment. Apparently an agricultural economy requires a median IQ higher than 70. “Black DNA” is suited to the hunter-gatherer stage of human society — nothing higher.

  • I understand parts of Joplin and Carthage are practically becoming Mexico’s newest colony.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I’m surprised that the cops don’t want cameras — so many have been cleared of police brutality charges from video.  Cops in California were using the videos to go after those who’d falsely charged them with brutality — going after them for damages (as well they should).

    I assure you, the public would be shocked to see what goes on in an average high school classroom these days (NOT honors or AP classes) — the number of students who wander in 30 minutes late, the disrespect , cursing, the huge numbers that don’t bother to bring pen, paper or book with them to class,  how few bother to do homework or study for tests, the hassles over the cell phones and texting, the constant interruptions from the head office, kids asking to go to the bathroom (to phone or text), and more.

    Bring in the cameras, the sooner the better!!


  • Compared to East St. Louis?

    It’s mostly ruin porn and empty spaces where houses used to be.

  • Ed

    The problem with speaking up is getting the beat down with no one helping you..
    or you can defend yourself and go to prison for blowing away a couple of the young fools.

  • What’s to blame?  Integration is to Blame.

    You cannot put a Not so Intelligent People with Intelligent People and not expect some trouble.  It’s not just pathological in and of itself.  The pathology is triggered.

    Unreasonable expectations (book learning, civil obedience) is too much and us expecting that from them triggers their pathological tendencies.  They don’t understand and when they don’t understand, they react in the only way they know how.