Black Officials More Likely Probed for Corruption?

NPR, July 13, 2012

In Rumor, Repression and Racial Politics, author George Derek Musgrove looks at the history of black elected officials being investigated for alleged wrongdoing. He examines the role of race in U.S. politics between 1965 and 1995. Musgrove shares his research with guest host Maria Hinojosa.


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  • Sheila Dinehart

    Gosh no, I don’t think blacks are more likely to be *probed* for corruption…the prisons are too overcrowded as it is.

    I happen to know that blacks are more likely to get off corruption charges! 

    • Church_of_Jed

      Investigating blacks for corruption is “proof” that we are still a nation of cowards who need to do some soul searching, and that we must “do more” to undo White privilege, systemic bias, and institutional racism.

      If law enforcement weren’t still “too White,” we wouldn’t have all these racist probes into corruption.

    • “I happen to know that blacks are more likely to get off corruption charges! ”

      The author does note that by saying blacks, when under scrutiny, play the race card.

      I actually think the author started out looking for a conspiracy but what he found is that blacks were suspect because they were involved in nefarious dealings.

      The author seems to have started with a premise or an agenda to prove a conspiracy but he discovered blacks who were under scrutiny were likely guilty.

      This is what blacks and their enablers like to refer to as ‘more nuanced’.

      When whites commit a crime, he’s guilty and there are no grew areas. When blacks commit a crime, they use the word ‘nuanced’ to admit the crime but there are extenuating circumstances.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Whenever you see “examines the role of race,” you know you are about to suffer a torrent of anti White privilege.   It’s just one of the code phrases used by the MSM-Academic-Govt. Axis of A$$holes that  give them automatic moral authority. We’ve been brainwashed. 

    Also, the Jew haters do a good job of pointing out that Jews respond to questions such as “What did the Jews do to bring so much trouble on themselves and get kicked out of host countries” with “There is never a legitimate reason to hate Jews, because anti semitism has no rational basis.”

    The same logic applies to Diveristy- you can’t possibly blame blacks for their troubles, because they are all victims of White privilege.

  • gemjunior

    Black corruption is off the charts anywhere in the world.  They lack a key component in the brain which is necessary for high order abstract thought and moral self-checks – that component is  IQ points.

    • Johnny Clay

      Most in the US are Democrats.  Are there any black Republicans who have been busted for corruption?  Seems that black + Democrat = corrupt.  That’s why I’d never vote for one.

      • mikejones91

        Herman Cain. Well not corruption but he was “fondling” young white women.

        • The__Bobster

          He’s never been cleared of those charges, yet he’s still active in the conservative movement. Go figure.

  • I need to look up who the black congresswoman who when busted for bribes, said it was racist as some congressmen sleep in their offices because they are short on funds. Comparing sleeping on a cot in your office to taking bribes enough to buy a house.

    • The__Bobster

      The former democratic Congressman from Louisiana, William Jefferson, is probably best known as a late night comic punch line these days. He has been such since the FBI raided his home and found about $90,000 in cash in his freezer. Cold cash Jefferson was found guilty of bribery, fraud, racketeering and money laundering in August 2009. Today, he faced a federal judge in the United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia and was sentenced for corruption during his years as a public servant.

      Alexandria, Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis III called Jefferson’s conduct a ‘cancer on the body politic’ before imposing a sentence of 13 years on the former Congressman. Prosecutors accused him of a ‘stunning betrayal of public trust’ and of using his ‘congressional office as a criminal enterprise’. On the advice of his attorneys, Jefferson, 62-years-old, did not make a statement to the court during his hearing today. His lawyers are appealing the conviction.

      • MAJ

         Can you imagine Thomas Jefferson looking at this crook – understanding he was actually elected as a congressman? All the time and energy wasted to prosecute and bring to justice this barbarian who stands for nothing that the Founding Fathers envisioned.

        More than anything is the waste.

        William Jefferson (unfortunate name) not only didn’t do his job he used his meager brainpower to commit crimes forcing White Americans to hunt him down and prosecute him. And then blacks scream and yell about their role in government – look who they elected to represent “theyselves.”

      • Ponyexpress

        I know this is off topic, but….Ernie Ells of South Africa came from behind to claim the Claret Jug at The British Open golf tourney this past weekend. In his thank you speech after accepting trophy, he wished Nelson Mandella happy birthday and praised him for all the good he’s done in South Africa. I WAS one of Ernie’s biggest fans. 

        • Dan Reardon

          Ells sounds just like actress Charlize Theron. I once saw her on TV telling Nelson Mandela that she loved him. When I heard her say it I thought “you brainless twit!” This Mandela creature is openly advocating mass murder of your kin and here you are praising him like he was a saint. Some our people are simply too stupid to survive.

          • The__Bobster

            That airhead critized WHITE SA men a few years ago, calling them rapists. Now she has a black fashion accessory.

  • ‘Is there a conspiracy? No. Is there a pattern? Yes.’

    I listen to local black talk radio. While there are a disproportion number of murders committed by blacks, as soon as one white man commits a murder, the black chorus tells us, ‘well, white folk do it too’. This is how blacks dismiss criticism of their high rates of crime and corruption. Sure, most murders in Buffalo are committed by blacks against blacks but whites kill too. As long as blacks can point to one white man guilty of the same offense, they refuse to acknowledge the disproportion of their own numbers.

    As for the claim blacks and their apologist make that the FBI targeted black civil rights leaders, let’s not forget, the Klan was under surveillance by the FBI and other government agencies. This wasn’t a pattern. It was a deliberate action.

    The government, right or wrong, is out to protect its’ own interests and anyone who threatens the status quo becomes suspect.

    • The__Bobster

      It’s not only moolies that point to the few White perps. It’s a favorite tactic of White libtards, too.

  • Anonymous

    I judge a race of people by how they treat others when they are the majority and/or have power.  I judge a race of people by how their communities and countries look where they are the majority.

  • mikejones91

    Watch the news Lionhead. Your like a dog. When I tell MY dog to sit, he does. He usually doesn’t know why he’s sitting, but he does it anyway. That or he thinks I’m gonna give him food. YOUR opinion has no factual evidence to back up your comment/claim. You just see the word “black” followed by something NEGATIVE and you bark, just like a dog. You sit like the obedient worm you are. Woof Woof Woof.

  • MartelC

    Eric holder will sue gov’t officials who prosecute ‘his people’ for corruption


    I have a Scheme