Chicago and Black Criminality

Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014

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“In the roughly 84 hours from 3:10 p.m. Thursday until 3:30 a.m. Monday, gunfire struck 82 people, 14 of them fatally,” reports the Chicago Tribune. “Both tallies include two boys shot by police: a 14-year-old who allegedly pointed a long-barreled .44-caliber revolver at officers, and a 16-year-old who–after first eluding cops who had responded to a report of shots fired–allegedly refused officers’ instructions to drop a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun as he crawled out from beneath a car. That’s right, a 14-year-old wielding a .44-caliber revolver and a 16-year-old with a semi-automatic handgun.”

So here we go again. Another spate of shootings that feature, almost exclusively, young black and brown men. Another liberal clarion call for more gun control. And another collective dodge of the real problem, which is ghetto culture. If recent history is any indication, this debate on the left will be largely fact-free. So let’s throw some facts out there.

Many places with less-restrictive gun laws have less gun violence than Chicago, which already sports some of the toughest gun restrictions in the country. The gun-ownership rate in rural areas is higher than in urban areas–a Gallup poll last year found that rural Americans are more than twice as likely to have a gun in the home than those living in large cities–yet urban areas have more gun violence. And finally, the gun ownership rate among whites is significantly higher than among blacks, yet gun violence among blacks is much more common. In 2010, blacks, who make up just 13 percent of the population, were 55 percent of shooting homicide victims. And 90 percent of black murder victims are killed by other blacks.

The problem is not our gun laws. Nor is it our drug laws, or racist cops, prosecutors and judges. The problem is black criminality, which is a function of black pathology, which ultimately stems from the breakdown of the black family. {snip}

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  • Reverend Bacon

    “The problem is black criminality, which is a function of black pathology, which ultimately stems from the breakdown of the black family. ”

    It used to bother me that they made that final leap. In fact, it may not be wrong; perhaps when blacks were less “empowered” and more docile, they had stronger family ties and were less criminal. But they’ve always had significantly higher rates than whites.

    And the breakdown of the family may be a response to welfare incentives which in the short term make it better to be a single mother; this combined with low future-time orientation may have caused this breakdown. So it may be that the genetic reasons and societal reasons are tied together. It just used to bother me that they never explored the genetic reasons. Today, I’m thrilled that they take their readers those 2 steps down the path: from Kumbaya to black pathology to black criminality.

    • Ethan Allen

      ” . . .which ultimately stems from the breakdown of the black family. ”
      Which ultimately stems from the War On Poverty, wherein the federal government made single motherhood profitable, made marriage a financial liability and turned black fathers into “baby daddies”.

      • journey

        I would say easy money and affirmative action deteriorated further whatever was already weak. The blacks were already in trouble prior to the “Great Society”. The “Great Society” did have good intentions in trying to remedy the black demise.

        Man has to struggle and labor to gain self respect which some of the earlier black leaders recognized.

        • Ethan Allen

          “I would say easy money and affirmative action deteriorated further whatever was already weak.”
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          .
          I would wholeheartedly agree.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Exactly. They were already violent, regularly engaging in knife fights, beating their wives, and fathering children out of wedlock. Within the Black community, there was plenty of violence in the old days. They knew how to act around Whites, though, and were mostly on their best behavior around us. This is because White Southerners would accept no less, and knew that this was the only way to maintain an orderly society with Negroes in their midst. Blacks were on their best behavior amongst Whites, and also lived in their own, segregated communities. Within their own communities, violence was commonplace.

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          • ElComadreja

            Going all the way back to their earliest days in America. Of course they acted the same in Africa from whence they came.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Black fathers have gone from being Rolling Stones to being Baby Daddies.

    • journey

      The study of inherent racial differences are under lock down due to PC. It is a quick and sure path to career suicide. This is so because of an anti-white agenda.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Absolutely correct. PC has been an ideological assault attack on racial realism. What we refer to as racial realism here at AmRen was what my Grandparents thought of as common sense. That Negroes have a different temperament from Whites was seen as common sense, not “racism”.

        • watling

          Couldn’t agree more. What was once indisputable common sense is now a thought crime.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      This breakdown of the Black family bit is somewhat accurate, but ignores that Black behavior has always been sociopathic. Before the rock n’ roll rebellion era, having children out of wedlock and infidelity were looked down upon by Whites. Few Whites engaged in these behaviors, as the resulting social disapproval was almost universal amongst Whites. Such was not the case amongst Blacks. Family structure for them was better than now, but it was nothing for a father to have “inside children”, or “love children” with a woman other than his wife while married. Papa being a Rolling Stone was typical with the Blacks in the old generations.

      • ElComadreja

        Most of the black kids I knew in the 50’s were being raised by their grandmothers. Nowadays she’s a crackhead or a drunk too.

        • r j p

          That’s because a black grandmother is now in her early 30s.

    • ElComadreja

      As a child in the 1950’s I grew up around many black families. Saying they had strong family ties back then is a myth. They were kept in check because there were consequences for their actions. Then came the sixties, the Great Society and all the rest of it that took a bad situation and made it infinitely worse.

    • Jim

      There was a lot of black on black crime in the old South, but not as much as there would be later. It seems that, prior to the 1950’s, the fear of violent retribution from white society may have kept many black communities in the South from being more violent than they were. I never saw it from that perspective until later in life. Free from the threat of white retaliation, we see black people for what they really are.

  • “Gunfire struck them”, hmm?

    Other blacks shot them.

    Fixed it.

    • journey

      Nice convoluted way to avoid self responsibility. Even the author could not escape black culture in how reality is viewed.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Yeah, darn that pesky gunfire. Just decides to act up, all on its own. It could have been that the flu struck them, or cancer, but, it just so happened to be gunfire.

      Mistakes were made.

      • RisingReich

        I wish more ‘mistakes’ would happen, at least in this example.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Another jiggaboo bites the dust. This is how Whites viewed this in the old days, and how we should view this now. It sounds callous, as Negroes are humans, but it should be more than obvious to all American Whites that all of this Liberal hand wringing over Negro violence has been pointless. Negroes are a violent race. Their inborn behavioral qualities have remained the same over time.

  • Ronald

    This would seem to be only common sense, had the nation not taken leave of its senses, thanks to the pandering ruling political class and the corrupt legal system.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Western Civilization has indeed taken leave of our senses as far as taking an honest, pragmatic look at racial differences in behavior.

      • Nonhumans

        Damned libtards!! They ruin everything because whatever it is just might not be diverse enough. Diversity Sux!!

  • Ike Eichenberg

    “The problem is not our gun laws. Nor is it our drug laws, or racist cops, prosecutors and judges. The problem is black criminality, which is a function of black pathology, which ultimately stems from the breakdown of the black family.”

    So close, if only he’d had the intelligence to recognize it is genetics not the breakdown of family, the rest was pretty good.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Well, he can’t. Perhaps “breakdown of the family” is his code talk for “genetics”.

      When blacks talk sense, I don’t like to insult them. Nod and smile, substitute what you think for what they say that they cannot, and drive on.

      Blacks who behave and almost get it, or do and can’t say, should be encouraged.

      • JohnEngelman

        Blaming it on “breakdown of the family,” and “black culture” are steps up from blaming it on “white racism.”

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          A positive step indeed.

      • bilderbuster

        To me it’s just another excuse to avoid the truth.

    • Alexandra1973

      I would say it’s due to black behavior that they can’t seem to have an intact family unit. At least not like Whites.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Exactly. He has hit the mark more closely than anyone writing for a mainstream newspaper in the recent past. Genetics is indeed the cause of Black behavior. Blacks are more aggressive, violent, and narcissistic from the time they are small children. There is a proclivity for sadistic sociopathy amongst Blacks that is genetic. If studies were done on racial differences in brain function, I firmly believe that the Negro brain would be discovered to have less pre-frontal cortex development. This would certainly explain the proclivity for sociopathy that is so commonplace amongst Negroes.

  • Visceral

    I’m actually surprised this was written in the Wall Street Journal.

    • Ethan Allen

      Me too, me too. SPLC gonna label ’em a hate group if they keep spewing hate facts like that.

    • WhiteGuyInJapan

      Let’s place bets to see how long he keeps his job.

      • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

        He is black. Google his name to find other articles criticizing black ghetto behavior and mindset as well as liberal attempts to help blacks that actually contribute to black pathology. Riley even wrote a book about it. He has a white wife who writes in same vein and has been called a racist by those unaware she has a black husband.

        • WhiteGuyInJapan

          Whoops! Thanks!

        • If she didn’t marry a white man, she probably IS racist. The worst racists are white women who reject white men in favor of black men.

    • shatwood

      The author is black. Doesn’t carry the same weight (backlash?) if written by a white guy.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        That explains the family unit breakdown conclusion. If I asked why Papa being a Rolling Stone was the norm amongst Blacks in the pre-Civil Rights era, he would accuse me of “racism”, even though he would know that I speak the truth. Blacks these days want Whites to think that they are above reproach. They know that many of us are more than aware of their degeneracy, though, so they try to bully us by accusing us of “racism” when we speak the truth.

    • Some of their stuff is very good.

  • Ed

    Jason Riley is right. Of course as a result he’ll be denounced as an Uncle Tom.

  • Jack Burton

    Blacks killing other blacks… what’s the problem? It’s population control.

    Try living around blacks, you may become homicidal yourself. It’s not just about their psychopathy, they’re degenerate, ugly, stupid and antagonistic. Hating them is perfectly natural, just like you hate insects invading your home.

  • Puggg

    This is the newspaper that wants “there shall be open borders.”

  • Luca

    For a minute there I thought Ann Coulter wrote this piece. Keep up the good work Mr. Riley.

    • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

      I’m tired of finding out that people with names like “Riley” are black.

  • David Ashton

    That last sentence in a British publication would likely incur the policeman’s knock at 4 a.m.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Rejoice! One more truthful article about the violence and criminality of the black race.

  • MekongDelta69

    This – coming from the same publication which 30 years ago advocated “open borders” (posted on AmRen on July 4th.)

    • Nonhumans

      If a white guy had written this the fur would fly from all of the race hustlers and other usual suspects. Jaysus stomping, fast talking unintelligible ebonics, chimpouts, the whole nine…
      .
      That’s how the double standard works.

  • OsRazor

    As good as one could expect, but why can’t we say or write these blatant facts? We can’t talk honestly about blacks, about Jews, about anyone. Jews and blacks and other non-whites can. We are encouraged to denigrate ourselves before non-Whites. I’m writing anonymously out of fear. It’s sickening.

    • JohnEngelman

      If you have statistics from credible sources that Jews have higher rates of crime and illegitimacy than white Gentiles, please post them. I am fairly confident that Jews have lower rates of crime and illegitimacy than white Gentiles.

      • RisingReich

        Where in the above post did Razor attempt to say the opposite?

        • JohnEngelman

          He implied that Jews are somehow a problem.

      • NoMosqueHere

        More than 70% of liberal or secular jews are intermarrying with gentiles so this difference, if any, will disappear in about three generations.

        • The Verdict of History

          Good point. Non-orthodox Jews in the USA are driving themselves to near extinction.

          Self induced suicide.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            Just like so many Christian whites.

      • LACountyRedneck

        Depends on how you define crime. Is involvement in the destruction of gentiles a crime?

        • JohnEngelman

          Performing better in the class room and on the job is not the same as destroying. A better term would be “competing.”

          • LACountyRedneck

            Were you good at dodge-ball? We played it in gym class during rain.

        • He also excludes Wall Street crime, which factors in the hundreds of billions of dollars, and which is a Tribal Specialty. Hush hush.

          • JohnEngelman

            Wall Street crime is a specialty of rich white Gentiles. Just because they are white Gentiles does not mean that they are on the side of American citizens who are not rich.

          • Oh, you mean in the early-to-mid 1800s. Right.

            Otherwise, interested parties may consult George Hocking, “Who are the One Percent?” | Counter-Currents Publishing

            Just in recent years we’ve been treated to the machinations of ‘American’ ‘financiers’ on the order of Martin Frankel, Jack Abramoff, Steven Cohen, Eli Broad, Bernie Madoff, Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Marty Siegel, Dennis Levine, Sheldon Adelson, Sholam Weiss, Marc Rich, Andy Fastow, Maurice Greenberg, Jacob A Frenkel, Henry Kravis, Edward Lampert, Saul Steinberg, Dennis Kozlowski, etc etc.

            It’s an endless list… juden über alles types like yourself doubtless revel in it…

    • NoMosqueHere

      What do you want to say about jews that hasn’t been said billions of times before?

      • LACountyRedneck

        Whatever it takes to stop those Jews involved in the destruction of gentiles.

      • OsRazor

        Next time Jews are mentioned in a negative light in the WSJ or NYTimes we can talk.

  • JohnEngelman

    The problem is not our gun laws. Nor is it our drug laws, or racist cops, prosecutors and judges. The problem is black criminality, which is a function of black pathology, which ultimately stems from the breakdown of the black family.

    – Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2014

    Black crime and illegitimacy both increased after the civil rights legislation was passed into law, and after the War on Poverty made welfare benefits more generous and easier to qualify for. Those who blame black social pathology on “white racism” have never explained this.

    • journey

      It’s explained away by “the man” keeping blacks on the plantation by the usage of welfare and to buy their votes.

      • JohnEngelman

        White Republicans and white Democrats blame each other for problems caused by,

        well, it is dangerous to say.

        • journey

          Yes, must be pander to. Can’t say the obvious. In the meanwhile, the nation is falling apart because truths cannot be spoken.

          • RisingReich

            Truths that many Englemans work hard to deny and silence.

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        “Forty Acres and a Mule” syndrome.

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    Actually, Obama is the leading cause of gun violence. Overlay Obama voting precincts with gun violence and it’s a perfect match. The logical step it to remove Obama from office in order to stop the epidemic.

    Liberals will surely admire the scientific validity, indeed, the elegant reasoning, of this conclusion.

    • RisingReich

      and then quickly call you racist for noticing.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Blacks need to be vigorously policed and segregated. Stop & Frisk and similar police techniques needs to be expanded, not cut back. The problem is the fecklessness of most whites when faced with a threat to our civilization from blacks.

    • bilderbuster

      Because the coppers will stop and frisk and harass ten times more innocent Whites than suspicious Blacks to avoid lawsuits and then end up being sued anyways.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      No, blacks just need to be segregated and forced to stay in their own ghettos, where they belong. No need for stop and frisk or any other policies. Blacks should be allowed to do whatever they want to each other in their own communities, which was the way it was when Jim Crow was the law of the south.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        This is indeed the way things were done in the good old days down South, and was the only way to handle Blacks. Their communities were scary places, but Black sociopathy largely stayed within the Black community. Police focused on keeping Whites safe, and reinforcing with Blacks that Whites must be treated with respect, or there would be consequences. As far as what happened within the Black settlements, police knew that trying to enforce White style behaviors was an exercise in futility which would only be met with resentment. Northern Whites should have learned from their Southern Brethren as far as the Negro issue, as Southerners were experts on the correct handling of Negroes. When time honored Southern wisdom was eschewed, that was the beginning of the end.

      • Oddly enough—back when they were so hideously oppressed—they had more self-respect then too.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      This is what we did with them prior to the Civil Rights era. They were vigorously segregated due to their sociopathy. Their skin color was not the issue. Sensible people do not care about this. We care about their behaviors, and Southerners, over the years, had discovered that Blacks behave differently from Whites, and that this is an innate difference.

      • There are plenty of differences among whites. During the world wars, the English were best at defending prepared positions, but they even the Germans considered the Irish and Scots the best at attacking. The Germans considered the Russians “very stubborn” in prepared positions. A certain Corsican commanding French armies once conquered most of Europe. Napoleon was a brilliant general, but a terrible diplomat. I believe the Irish are the best at humor. The Belgians brew the best beer. The French make the best cheeses, although I am also very fond of Greek and Spanish cheeses made from goat milk.

        I’m a mixture. I can move very quickly while making almost no noise. Nobody taught me; I just 3/16 injun. I once took my sandals off in Australia to help their cops run down a perp. The university cop later said he never knew I was there until I had passed him. We got the guy, and he surrendered peacefully.

        My best friend in Sydney was 1/4 aborigine, the rest Scottish and Russian. He could get wild animals to climb onto him. They just loved him. When we went fishing, we used the stray cats as shark bait. The cats were terrified just looking at me. They liked him, but hated me. We got a big mako once, using one of those cats. That shark was good eating.

        My ex-father could read simple substitution codes automatically. He was completely wicked in other respects, but he did cryptoquotes with a pen, because he didn’t make mistakes.

        People are just different.

  • ckmariner

    Can we please tell the truth here? The problem is genetics. Negroes are genetically prone to high violence/high poverty living anywhere in the world.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Slowly.

  • RisingReich

    “Black fambily”?
    The problem isn’t lack of ‘fambilys’. The problem is the existence of Blacks.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Three cheers for Jason Riley!!! He has laid the unabashed truth bare. Black sociopathy is responsible for the levels of violence in the Black ghetto, and Black sociopathy alone. Nothing else. Poverty does not catalyze violence. Poverty catalyzes despair in many poor Whites, but this usually takes the form of quiet desperation, as immortalized by these timeless words: “hanging, holding on in quiet desperation is the English way”-Roger Waters- Stoicism. This is the European way of handling life’s slings and arrows. The Negro way is to lash out, whenever and wherever the urge hits. White police, who arrive on the scene to attempt to enforce reasonable behavior, “be rayciss”, as they are raining on the parade, spoiling the fun for the Negro who is lashing out.

  • Peter Connor

    Somebody’s going to get fired….

  • MBlanc46

    Young black males shoot each other because young black males like to shoot each other. It’s as simple as that. They could be studying for a trigonometry test, but they’re shooting each other instead. Because it’s what they like to do.

    • JohnEngelman

      Once I was called by someone who asked for a financial contribution to support a recreational center designed to help “teens” stay out of trouble. I told her that those “teens” should be doing their homework, like I did when I was at their age.

    • r j p

      Studying for a trigonometry test? LMAO.
      Tribune reported a few years back that something above 70% of the classes taught at City Colleges of Chicago were remedial education classes – the students shouldn’t have graduated high school. Dats kollege.

      • MBlanc46

        I guess that I was being overly optimistic for a group with an average IQ of about 85. A remedial arithmetic test?

  • Frank_DeScushin

    More and more mainstream news sources are willing to say that there are serious problems in the black community and those problems are self inflicted. First, Coulter. Then, O’Reilly. Now, the Wall street Journal. Hell, just a couple days ago even the uber-Liberal Bob Costas was saying that Leftists need to stop blaming black problems on white racism. Our message is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Bob Costas speaking truth?? This lends a lot of hope. I like this shift to correctly blaming Black behaviors on the Blacks engaging in these behaviors, not on some White racism which simply does not exist. White naïveté is the ruling ideology amongst Whites in recent years regarding Blacks, and this has catalyzed pampering of Blacks.

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    Thomas Sowell has written that the black community was better off before the Great Society programs of LBJ (which have lately been a featured documentary on PBS). The average black family was a church going one with a working father at the head of the family. (Once it became possible for women to get welfare rewards for single motherhood, the family fell apart. This has been replicated in the USSR and in the U.S. white populations as a second wave effect of the initial GS benefits aimed at blacks).

    This doesn’t mean that some of this wasn’t already going on before the GS. California and many California counties had welfare programs that attracted Southern blacks as early as the post war years. I am not certain, but I think that many of the blacks that had worked in the wartime industries remained after the war ended and were unemployed as they fell behind in the post war job scramble. The led to the rise of the California ghettos, which were everywhere from Sacramento, south. The high number of military bases in California kept bringing in a fresh supply of surly Southern Blacks throughout the period and through the 60s until many communities (including mine) had riots (by 1971) and the neighborhoods declined.

    • JohnEngelman

      The expansion of the welfare system is partly responsible for the increase in blacks social pathology. What is also responsible is the decline in jobs that enable those of average and below average intelligence to support families.

      In his book “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,” Charles Murray has documented a similar increase in the social pathology of white blue collar workers.

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        I think I agree with that. Automation requires fewer and fewer unskilled laborers. But that’s also why so many useless programs have been developed to educate and promote blacks into the skilled, executive and professional levels. But that this is working very well overall is certainly debatable. In my view, and that includes 30 years in the professional arena, the result has been to lower standards and business/practice ethics. So you end up with the genetic discussion again.

        • JohnEngelman

          It is not just unskilled laborers. Computer programs are becoming increasingly sophisticated. In addition, computer technology makes it possible to off shore professional jobs.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            Sometimes, I must agree with many of your critics here that you seem obsessed merely with your keyboard.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          In the old days, when Blacks knew their rightful place, they were far better off. They were happy working as janitors. Blacks love to clean, and are good at it when they are not being told that Whitey is preventing them from being Doctors and Lawyers. They were best off knowing their place, with the males and females both working in janitorial positions, and living in their own segregated communities. The South had figured out how best to handle the Negro problem.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            Yes, and even (or especially) in the antebellum period. it was the self-righteous religious zealots of the North who agitated slaves to rebel, bringing harshness into the system. Then, it turned out that most of them (Northerners) didn’t much like having blacks around themselves. The flight of whites from blacks has continued from Reconstruction to today, where now the NAACP and the Obama administration (via Holder) is attempting to corner and integrate the last white enclaves in America. (Yes, we all know this).

            You did leave out the vast tenant/farmer system (sharecropping). One problem is that the Great Depression was used by corporations to end the Sharecropping system. But it comes to mind because I happen to know that B.B. King, the legendary blues guitarist, was raised on one such farm. His white landlord, used to take care of them, making sure that they had enough food, clothing, etc., no matter what. It was he who noticed King’s talent and bought him his first guitar. Oh, those cruel, racist Southerners.

            There’s an online section of the Smithsonian where anyone may listen to the recorded biographies of surviving slaves as they relate their experiences in slavery. The far majority were obviously not only treated well, but loved their white owners. I’ll bet that neither ken Burns or PBS will ever make a documentary about that.

            But the real story is how the CPUSA seized upon the apparent “hypocrisy” left over from WW2 where blacks “contributed” more than ever and returning to the old system was impossible. Wars do change societies and cultures forever. But since things were going so well in the 50s, incidents had to be “created.” And they were.

      • LHathaway

        “Charles Murray has documented a similar increase in the social pathology of white blue collar workers”.

        How much of this increase due to the worship they must have of blacks and their culture (and only of blacks and their culture), in the name of racial harmony, and how much of this increase in pathology it is due to a loss of good jobs?

        • JohnEngelman

          I doubt many white blue collar workers “worship” blacks. That is something affluent whites, who have had little contract with blacks, do.

          • LHathaway

            There are a lot of whites who still live in big cities and some go to schools where they are whites as a minority (just as they are in the cities they live in, I suppose). But anyway. . this isn’t entirely about poor whites. Worship of blacks (who are held up as morally superior) by whites – and the resultant loss of civil behavior is nothing new in the USA at all. . . . You must have missed out on this idea (and this reality) while you were more seriously in your left-wing, non-racist days and still a member of the Communist party. Do you still carry your membership card, by the way? Hell, that’s all the Unions in this country were ever Really about – racial harmony through sympathy for blacks. Only what need ever feel in solidarity with blacks or their issues, though, never the other way around.

            Nice to hear from you John. I know I give you a hard time a lot (only when I think you deserve it), perhaps I should say instead, ‘I know I give you a hard time on occasion. . . but I thank God you are here.

          • JohnEngelman

            For the record, I am not and have never been a member of the American Communist Party. I have known and liked members. I participated in a fascinating seminar on Das Kapital given by the Washington, DC chapter of the CPUSA.

            The American Communist Party has never been much more than a Marxist discussion group. There was never the remotest chance that the United States would “go Communist,” either from a revolution led by the CPUSA, or through conquest by the Soviet Army.

  • dd121

    Mr Riley pretty much summed up the problem and implied the solution.

    • M.

      He didn’t say it was because of something inherent in blacks. He just made a mainstream conservative argument that the breakdown of family causes crime.

      Of course, he could’ve mentioned that white illegitimacy rates have also been on the rise these last decades without causing white crime rates to rise along. So he just went half-way in his argument. But he wants to keep his job and I can understand that.

  • Lord Sandwich

    Black thugs shooting each other is one of the few good things they are doing.

  • Doomispixulated

    So is this Jason L. Riley still employed by the Wall Street Journal after writing this? If he is, I bet he’s “of color”.

    • Easyrhino1

      Jason is indeed a “brother”, if he wasn’t he’d kiss his career goodbye and have to enter the witness protection program.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Exactly. Old Black Joe, the amiable janitor, was polite around Whites because he learned that he needed to be, and there would be consequences if he did not do his job properly, had a bad attitude, or harassed White ladies. Just because he was on his best behavior around Whites, though, didn’t mean that he didn’t have children with women other than his wife, or that he hadn’t molested his own pre-pubescent daughter. Blacks have always been degenerate. In the old days, they knew their place.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    The Old South was right indeed. Southerners had figured out how best to handle Negroes. Segregate them, teach them their rightful place as our inferiors and subordinates, plug them into basic labor/janitorial positions which suit them, and teach them how to behave around their superiors. The South created sanity and order through employing the right psychology. In the past 50 years, Northern naïveté has encouraged chaos.

    • jayvbellis

      This doesn’t sound very “libertarian”. Sounds like the caste system in India under the laws of Manu.

  • Neuday

    Shouldn’t you be Bobby Binion?

  • To some extent, it’s similar in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, and even Holland. So they import their crime waves in the form of immigrants.

    • Jesse_from_Sweden

      Multiculturalism and cultural marxism at it’s finest…..
      People of a certain political affiliiation who are convinced we are all equal and the same and the only difference between people is superficial and think that as soon as someone crosses the border to Sweden they suddenly becomes swedes. Not only in name, but also in values and ethics.

      But that’s not the way that it works….

    • ElComadreja

      They are committing suicide by tolerance.

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    Being a swede, I can shed some light on that problem.

    Much of this statistics is because of changes in societies view of marriage as an institution.
    Rather than a change in view on relationships….

    This means that many children are born out of wedlock, meaning that their parents aren’t married to each other.
    Yet they still live together, raise their children together etc.
    But they just haven’t gotten married.

    Many of these “husbandless women” actually have a husband, in every respect except the ceremonial one.

    And that is mainly because it is just a ceremony over here.
    There is no real advantage to being married, many of the laws that applied to married people also applies to people who have lived together for 5 years and have had a shared economy.
    There are no tax benefits to marriage.

    Essentially, the only thing that changes is that status of who is your next of kin (from your parents to your spouse) which only really comes into effect during very specific occasions.
    Inheritance isn’t one of those occasions BTW.

    Many even wear wedding bands, but they are just “engaged” to each other, which they sometimes are for decades on end.
    My uncle is one such example.
    My cousins are married out of wedlock.
    Yet they still live in a house with both of their biological parents, and they have lived together for more than two decades.
    But they aren’t married.
    They wear rings and are effectively married in everything except name and ceremony.
    They still talk of getting married “when they get the money and the time”, but they just haven’t bothered.
    There really isn’t much point to it.

    These things should be kept in mind.
    Growing up with both your biological parents living together is still much preferable to being born to parents that are married but split up shortly after you are born….

    • Ethan Allen

      That is as I suspected. Thank you for shedding some light on it.

  • Deiter Botha

    I recently watched ” 12 o clock boys” on HBO and all the behavior we’re talking about is on full display. The young men and boys terrorize the whole community with dirt bike gangs, clogging traffic, ruining parks, showing no respect for authority. The film maker obviously thought this expose into a urban sub culture would help us whites see hope in this criminal behavior. All I saw was the most ignorant sub human scum, black pathology cannot be easily described some times you have to see it yourself. Hood life 3 is the worst yet the Apes love it.

  • r j p

    Very interesting. Have never heard those ideas before, except for the ante bellum KKK part.

  • watling

    LBJ therefore put party before country.

    • SFLBIB

      There was a documentary on PBS about “Light Bulb” Johnson, and it gave the impression that he cared about himself before anything. For example, if he won an election 90% to 10%, he would expend a lot of effort to get the 10% to change.

  • r j p

    Chicago:

    July to Date
    Shot & Killed: 23
    Shot & Wounded: 98

  • jayvbellis

    We have some islands of safety and stability in urban America, generally centered around a well endowed University like Yale, University of Chicago, University of Southern California. Study up on what works in these communities – the people that live their give lip service to “liberal” politics and vote nationally for Obama, but in the immediate areas it’s a police state.

  • Dawnofftime

    I’m no gun owner or NRA member, but I have seen the stats and it’s clear the problem isn’t guns, but rather demographics. If you looked only at white crime rates in the U.S., we’d be about equivalent to Sweden. That’s true even in those U.S. counties where white gun ownership is high. So, if we really wanted to reduce gun violence, gun control IS the answer: Just keep them out of the hands of blacks.

    • Dawnofftime

      I would add one more thing: It’s almost pointless for people (including me) to comment on this website. What we should be doing is post on liberal media websites, to add forceful counter arguments to the PC state of mind. It’s important not to sound like a crank, however. Know the stats, relay them in a neutral manner, and set the racial realist record straight. Who know, it might actually have a positive effect.

      • Ellis Kurtz

        Posting on liberal websites is useful in that you learn how liberals try to counter race realist arguments (eg IQ is genetic). But it is unlikely that you will convert anyone. When liberals are losing an argument they eventually become abusive or try to change the subject. A more productive endeavor would be to post on sites where the participants are already close to our position, and just need a push to get them over the line. Real Clear Politics is one, National Review Online is another.

        There is another question – which of our concerns should we post about? ISTM that the most important issue is the state of the US in 2034 and beyond, the transformation of the country caused by the growth of the non-white population and the decline and aging of the white population. I’ve posted about this here and there outside amren, eg: on a RCP thread about whether Obama should visit the border to see the current invasion for himself, I wrote:

        It doesn’t matter whether the president goes to the border or has another golfing holiday costing the nation umpteen million dollars. All the influx of Hispanic kids, teens, mothers etc does is hasten the day that the US is transformed from an democratic Western, Anglosphere, first-world country into a Latinized, third world backwater intermediate between Mexico and Brazil. Ultimately, as a civilization, we are screwed. Nothing can prevent it. All that the current invasion does is ensure that we will be screwed a little ahead of schedule.

        Such posts nevr get a response (except in amren), even an abusive one, nor are they voted up or down, but I’m sure they are read. If there were more posters making this point, and debating each other, a time would come when the rest would take notice. The problem with this position is not that it is unsupported by facts – it is by our own government’s census projections – but that it is too painful to accept, so it is dismissed as a crank opinion.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      Earlier you added a comment about the pointlessness of posting here rather than on liberal websites. I agreed with you completely, and was planning to respond later. Then the comment disappeared. Did you delete it?

    • Why have gun-control at that point, but instead expel all the blacks and Mexicans?

  • watling

    That black/white 1:30 ratio for IQs over 125 explains in a nutshell why anywhere run by blacks ultimately fails.

  • Ellis Kurtz

    There are unemployed, EBT-dependent whites in Appalachia, those who were left high and dry when the coal mines closed, as described in a fascinating column by Kevin Williamson in NRO “The White Ghetto”:

    Thinking about the future here and its bleak prospects is not much fun at all, so instead of too much black-minded introspection you have the pills and the dope, the morning beers, the endless scratch-off lotto cards, healing meetings up on the hill, the federally funded ritual of trading cases of food-stamp Pepsi for packs of Kentucky’s Best cigarettes and good old hard currency, tall piles of gas-station nachos, the occasional blast of meth…

    but…

    …the Big White Ghetto is different from most other ghettos in one very important way: There’s not much violent crime here. There’s a bit of the usual enterprise one finds everywhere there are drugs and poor people, which is to say, everywhere… The chief’s assistant notes that if they know the nature and location of a particular crime, they can more or less drive straight to where the perpetrator, who is likely to be known to them intimately, is to be found.

    and

    a 2004 study found that the majority of impoverished households in Appalachia were headed by married couples, not single mothers.

    So poverty in its modern form does not invariably result in violent crime or rampant single-motherhood. There is another factor.

    • DooDoo Brownstein

      There is another distinction to be made between the white and black ghetto – population density. It’s at least a contributing factor. It’s very hard to compare rural Appalachian populations to those in urban black areas. A better comparison would confine the subjects to urban areas of roughly equal population density and income – which is a tall order.

      • Ellis Kurtz

        Why would lower population density reduce the incidence of single motherhood? Or violent crime?

  • Reverend Bacon

    “gunfire extinguisher.” Love it.

    • I know what a gunfire extinguisher is, but I can’t have a flamethrower. I never get to have any fun anymore.

      • Can you have a pellet (BB) rifle or pistol ?, swords, knives, sling shot, blowgun, bow & arrow, spears, throwing stars, nunchucks ….?

        • Three airguns, one coilgun, my old tomahawk and knife, my claymore, and a very old falchion. Probably about 20 bayonets. My wife has a naginata, which is a short Japanese glaive and a traditional woman’s weapon there. I have been finishing up a scimitar. The curve is beautiful, but there us no edge on it yet. It’s a bit on the thick side, but I made it out of 10-pound armor plate, so that works out to be 1/4″ thick. I would like to make a bone grip, but with brass hilt and pommel. I think it will be beautiful.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Maybe you buy yourself a slingshot or a pea shooter.

        Knowing you, you’d be an expert at both before you know it.

      • PvtCharlieSlate

        It was an awesom eight seconds, wasn’t it, Mr Scott?

  • Robert Haschberg

    This is a typical cultural marxist explanation. It isnt about black genetics, its about social factors – more precisely, breakdown of the blaque family. But look at Africa, what do we see there? The same family structure that we see in Amerikwa. With the removal of the forced-to-act white straightjacket during the 60s american blacks merely returned to their natural state. This is how they work and nothing, save god himself, can change that.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      With the removal of the forced-to-act white straightjacket during the 60s american blacks merely returned to their natural state.

      And there is a symmetry with the degeneration of African countries when the constraints of Colonial rule were removed.

  • John R

    Had me nodding agreement until he said “…which stems from a breakdown of the black family.” I realize that there is only so much truth that will be tolerated in a mainstream publication, but the problem is not a “breakdown of the black family.” This is not new. The problem stems from the Great Migration of the Negro from the control of the Jim Crow South and the further Negro Revolution in the South itself. We need to get the Negroes under control. They are a race of humans that is unsuitable to an advanced civilization. THAT is the problem. Breakdown of family? My…uhhh, FOOT! (I caught myself, moderator!)

  • John R

    The typical criminal? Low intelligence, low impulse control, and a sense of entitlement, actually a psychopathic sense of HIGHER THAN AVERAGE self esteem.
    America before the 1960’s: Poor, uneducated Negroes, being held down by Jim Crow and told over and over they were inferior. Self esteem LOWERED.
    Post 1960’s: “BLACK PRIDE”! You are every bit as good as a White Man, even BETTER in many ways! The country OWES YOU! The IQ is still lowered, but the social controls are not as strict and the self esteem is a lot higher.
    Now, why do you think we have high crime in the black community? I just spelled it out for you.

  • SFLBIB

    I understand what you are saying, but the phrase “something true and controversial” bothers me. If something is true, why should it be controversial? Just asking.

  • SFLBIB

    My favorite was on a L.A. TV news program: “A family was the victim of domestic violence.” … as though domestic violence struck them from the blue like lightning.

  • M.

    Not saying is illegitimacy is a good thing, but it certainly affects whites way less than blacks, as the former are still just as well-represented in schools, universities, important jobs, and just as underrepresented in criminal stastistics.

  • Katherine McChesney

    He was a crude ‘President”. Filthy language, no manners at all.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Thats because they are white. The black is genetically predisposed to extreme violence.

  • HamletsGhost

    The passive tense is a dead giveaway when someone wants to dodge blame for his actions. “Mistakes were made” means “I screwed up badly, but I’m too chickensh!t to own up to it.” “Punches were thrown” sounds less incriminating than “I started the fight.”

  • Shadow

    If only the WSJ would show the same commitment to telling the truth about our nation’s immigration crisis that they have shown with this article about black criminality,then we’d finally start seeing real progress with this issue being discussed openly and honestly in the Mainstream Media.

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    I don’t think we are all that different really.
    Sweden also has a very high divorce rate (USA has 53% of marriages ending in divorce, Sweden has 47%, according to wikipedia).

    Thing is, many in Sweden don’t marry at all, so they don’t show up in divorce statistics either.
    But the born out of wedlock figure loses it’s meaning when marriage loses it’s meaning.

  • David Ashton

    Probably not, but you never know. There is a groundswell of resistance, and even a few relatively “decent” MPs have woken up. Since I do not actually “hate” any classified groups (except criminals themselves) it would be difficult to prosecute me successfully under existing laws and conventions. The problem lies in the definition of “extremism” as distinct from violence or incitement to violence, both of which I have always adamantly opposed. Political bias determines which prosecutions are in the “public” interest. When “Index on Censorship” says it wants to ban so-called “hate speech” things are in a bad way, but our opponents may have reached the plateau of possibility, notwithstanding the emasculation of our diminished police force into an anti-“racist”, anti-“transphobic” and anti-“motorist” community welfare service.

  • mike smith

    Too bad more Blacks don’t have guns.