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Why so much anger in Ferguson? 10 facts about the massive economic gap between white America and black America

U.S. Map Money - Public DomainWhen people feel like they don’t have anything else to lose, they are likely to do just about anything.  Many in the mainstream media seem absolutely mystified as to why there is so much anger in Ferguson, but as I pointed out yesterday, all of this anger did not erupt out of a vacuum.  Economic conditions in Ferguson, and for African-Americans as a whole, have been deteriorating for years.  Sadly, many white Americans are totally oblivious to any of this.  Many of them have absolutely no idea that the unemployment rate for black Americans is more than twice as high as it is for white Americans or that the average white household has 22 times as much wealth as the average black household.  But these are things that black communities are acutely aware of.  Many African-Americans that live in poor neighborhoods deeply resent the fact that most of the people that live in the “good neighborhoods” are white while most of the people that live in “bad neighborhoods” are people of color.  In fact, in America today a black child is nearly four times as likely to live in an impoverished neighborhood as a white child is.  And when you throw endless police brutality and growing racial division in America into the mix, it is easy to understand why so many black Americans are so angry and frustrated these days.

Things didn’t have to turn out this way.  If we had all learned how to love one another and not judge one another by skin color, we could have had the kind of society that Martin Luther King once dreamed about

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we’re free at last!”

But instead we have allowed ourselves to become increasingly divided.  And I am sure that fact will once again be reflected in the comments following this article.  There is so much anger and hatred in America today, and people seem to love to express their anger and hatred on the Internet.

For white Americans (myself included), I think that it would be good for us to put ourselves in the shoes of the people of Ferguson for a few moments.  For years, the economy of Ferguson has been declining.  The following is how Brookings summarized the current economic situation

The city’s unemployment rate rose from less than 5 percent in 2000 to over 13 percent in 2010-12. For those residents who were employed, inflation-adjusted average earnings fell by one-third. The number of households using federal Housing Choice Vouchers climbed from roughly 300 in 2000 to more than 800 by the end of the decade.

Amid these changes, poverty skyrocketed. Between 2000 and 2010-2012, Ferguson’s poor population doubled. By the end of that period, roughly one in four residents lived below the federal poverty line ($23,492 for a family of four in 2012), and 44 percent fell below twice that level.

And as the New York Times recently detailed, racial tensions have been rising in the city for a very long time

As African-Americans moved into the city and whites moved out, real estate agents and city leaders, in a pattern familiar elsewhere in the country, conspired to keep blacks out of the suburbs through the use of zoning ordinances and restrictive covenants. But by the 1970s, some of those barriers had started to fall, and whites moved even farther away from the city. These days, Ferguson is like many of the suburbs around St. Louis, inner-ring towns that accommodated white flight decades ago but that are now largely black. And yet they retain a white power structure.

Although about two-thirds of Ferguson residents are black, its mayor and five of its six City Council members are white. Only three of the town’s 53 police officers are black.

So it is understandable why a lot of Ferguson residents are so angry and so frustrated.

However, there is absolutely no excuse for the looting and the property destruction that have taken place.

Alternatively, there is absolutely no excuse for how brutally the (mostly white) police have handled peaceful protesters and the media.  The police have been using smoke bombs, tear gas, flash bang grenades, rubber bullets and LRAD sound cannons against protesters that are not even armed.  Meanwhile, the police have been doing next to nothing to stop criminals from looting stores and businesses all over Ferguson.  It has pretty much been a textbook case of what not to do during a period of civil unrest.

Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and things will calm down in Ferguson soon.

But that doesn’t mean that the underlying problems will have been fixed.  The truth is that I believe that this is just a preview of what is coming to America in the years ahead.  And much of the anger and frustration that is bubbling just under the surface in our communities has an economic element to it.  The following are 10 startling facts about the massive economic gap between white America and black America that we see in our country today…

#1 For decades, the unemployment rate for black Americans has consistently been more than twice as high as the unemployment rate for white Americans.  In July 2014, the official unemployment rate for white Americans was 5.3 percent.  Meanwhile, the official unemployment rate for black Americans was 11.4 percent.

#2 A report released earlier this year discovered that the “underemployment rate” for African-American workers was 20.5 percent.  But for white Americans it was only 11.8 percent.

#3 A study released back in 2012 found that the average white household has 22 times as much wealth as the average black household.

#4 African-American households make up only about 13 percent of the population, but they receive more than 26 percent of the food stamp benefits.

#5 One study discovered that 82 percent of white students graduate from high school but only 63.5 percent of black students do.

#6 Pew Research found that the income gap between white Americans and black Americans has continued to grow ever since the late 1960s

The difference in median household incomes between whites and blacks has grown from about $19,000 in 1967 to roughly $27,000 in 2011 (as measured in 2012 dollars).

#7 In the United States today, 12 percent of white children live in areas of concentrated poverty, but 45 percent of African-American children do.

#8 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.9 percent of white children live in single parent homes.  But for black children, the number is an astounding 52.1 percent.

#9 Since 1960, the percentage of white American adults that are married has declined from 74 percent to 55 percent.  But for African-Americans the decline has been even more dramatic.  Since 1960, the percentage of black American adults that are married has declined from 61 percent to 31 percent.

#10 In the United States, the incarceration rate for black men is more than six times higher than it is for white men.

So how do we solve these problems?  People have been debating this for years, but nothing ever seems to actually get accomplished.

Meanwhile, the middle class continues to collapse and things continue to get even tougher for African-American communities.  The following is an excerpt from a recent piece that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote for Time magazine entitled “The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race“…

Dystopian books and movies like Snowpiercer, The Giver, Divergent, Hunger Games, and Elysium have been the rage for the past few years. Not just because they express teen frustration at authority figures. That would explain some of the popularity among younger audiences, but not among twentysomethings and even older adults. The real reason we flock to see Donald Sutherland’s porcelain portrayal in Hunger Games of a cold, ruthless president of the U.S. dedicated to preserving the rich while grinding his heel into the necks of the poor is that it rings true in a society in which the One Percent gets richer while our middle class is collapsing.

That’s not hyperbole; statistics prove this to be true. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, just half of U.S. households are middle-income, a drop of 11 percent since the 1970s; median middle-class income has dropped by 5 percent in the last ten years, total wealth is down 28 percent. Fewer people (just 23 percent) think they will have enough money to retire. Most damning of all: fewer Americans than ever believe in the American Dream mantra that hard work will get them ahead.

I wish that I could be more optimistic about the future of this country.

I wish that I could believe that we won’t see a tremendous amount of chaos in the streets of America in the years ahead.

Unfortunately, the truth is that what is happening in Ferguson right now is just the tip of the iceberg.  Once we hit the next major wave of our ongoing economic collapse, unemployment and economic despair in our major cities are going to grow rapidly.  This will fuel more anger, more frustration, more protests, more looting and more rioting.

It has been said that desperate people do desperate things.  And in the years ahead, ordinary Americans are going to become increasingly desperate.

I hope that you are getting ready for that.

  • JulietteofOhio

    All government stats are bogus to begin with. BUT, Africa is the poorest continent, even with immense resources. Blacks are still the poorest and most out of control even after decades of taking our money to help them out. When do you declare it’s a problem with their culture and not with “racism”?

    • Kent Harris

      LBJ was another horrible president. The ‘Great Society’ was a fiasco and has destroyed the black family structure. Liberals are the enemy of the black people and it is sad that blacks don’t realize it. Herman Cain, Dr Ben Carson, and LT Colonel Allen West are few and far between nowadays and who are good and honorable men. We need good and honorable men. We need faithful and supportful women.

      “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24::15

      • Jeb

        How quickly the Moynihan Report is forgetten, eh?

        Blacks were better off before the Great Society, by far, and the Moynihan Report showed it. Now all of society is following in the path to destruction.

        In thirty more years, whites will resemble the worst of the black ghetto.

        Dr. Daniel Amneus’ book “The Case For Father Custody” comes to mind. (Available online for free)

        • http://www.mindbodygreen.com Kim

          I don’t know what you’re referring to (I’ll google it) but all middle class people are losing their place in this country. blacks are the first to descend into chaos for reasons cited in this article among many others. but as it was stated, the rest of us aren’t far behind.

    • Johnathan Emerson

      Those Government stats aren’t the only things that are bogus here, hence your ‘blame the victim,’ mad-at-nothing post dripping in White Privilege post. You kidnap/bring people over here in chains, rob them of their names, languages, cultures, histories, and any positive sense of self/dignity, your ultimate goal being to make them into blank slates that you can fill with ‘white is right’ b.s. (that Cesare Borgia ‘white Jesus’ of yours being the Crown Jewel, of course) which makes them easier to control, relegate them to brutal and dehumanizing lifelong servitude for centuries, ‘free’ them, then maintain a similar racial caste system that relegates them to third-class citizen status for decades after that, and you have the audacity to both play ‘blame the victim’ WHILE robbing their home continent of its resources the whole time and act like your people didn’t have a HUGE hand in making said blacks ‘out of control?’

      In other words, it’s ridiculous, deluded comments and viewpoints like yours which are the reason race relations in this country are in the toilet, and will continue being so until whites acknowledge that they have to deal with the ‘monsters,’ so to speak, that they helped create; blacks who are sick and tired of being relegated to the bottom of Western society unless they kiss whites’ asses/allow themselves to be controlled by them (and yes, this includes the biracial man that is currently the President).

      • Joe Kleinkamp

        I never kidnapped anyone and you have never met a black slave. Maybe you haven’t been paying attention but most businesses are looking hard to place and hire African Americans who show they can do the job or learn to do the job even to the exclusion of white candidates in some cases. You don’t want to do anything but cry like an angry child and foment more racial problems. Who would ever hire someone with an attitude like yours? That is, provided you even want to work. My ethnicity was persecuted and discriminated against for a long time around the turn of the last century. The “Irish need not apply” sign was a common sight hung above the entrance to many businesses. Irish overcame that by showing their value as employees just as so many African Americans I have worked with over the years have by proving their value as smart and hard working Americans. You will be feeling sorry for yourself and blaming someone else for your lack of accomplishment as long as you would rather enjoy complaining about your victimhood than making your own way. Wake up. The real enemy is the people who’ve convinced you to blame your problems on hatred or discrimination.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          …And the Irish were eventually allowed to cross over into ‘whiteness’ and no longer be called and lumped in with the ‘N!!!ers,’ which renders your tired ‘My people have suffered more than yours’ ‘anti-racist’ sob story moot. Funny how that part was conveniently left out, along with the part about a few decades of persecution being of no comparison to centuries. Also, recounting history doesn’t equal complaining, especially when none of this bitter tripe is ever levied at the Jews regarding the Holocaust.

          Also, smartass, I am well aware of most businesses seeking qualified blacks to work…Because they (the businesses) are required to by law, not because they want to, hence the countless discrimination cases in many of those jobs. People like you kill me trying your damnedest to trivialize your peoples’ racism instead of facing the problem head-on and trying to fix it without being forced to by the government you ‘love’ so much.

          • III

            Precisely, when serious discrimination ended, they simply got over it instead of using the victimhood card for another 50 or 100 years.

            Yet today´s high black crime rate, far higher than in the 1950s or 1930s, is still blamed by cretins like you on the lingering effects of slavery and racial discrimination, on things many blacks have not dealth with for generation.

            In fact, generations of blacks have had preferential treatement on account of their race. This started as early as the Kennedy era.

            Hiring quotas, education quotas, trillions on welfare and so on.

            NAACP race-baiting, the race card is an industry.
            One can only look at the Sterling case.
            Even the wealthy, the ones closer to the 0.1% bracket than the 1% one gets more troubles for a few outburst than dodging millions of dollars in taxes.

            Obama got elected in 2008 and guess what? He did go all the way to the top and that was possible precisely because white muricans voters (unlike black ones) did not discriminate against the black dude with a muslim name, had a marxist whore for a mother, those pastor damned america and knew plenty of marxists.

            Blacks are a minority? Laughable! Why is it so that the cities where blacks are a majority that they are the most badly off, then?
            Why are blacks living among evil Whitney the ones who are better off, without racial solidarity?

            Oh and letting blacks living standards fall, is that something a white president could politically afford?

          • Demi Monde

            Your racial revisionism and ignorance is so sad and infuriating. I wish people like you had to wear a yellow dot on your head, so I could run in the opposite direction. There is no educating you, you are married to your cluelessness. Johnathan is demolishing you and you are too stupid to realize it. He argues facts, you argue meritless tin can tropes of sanctioned racism.

          • Joe in OH

            Talk about clueless, you state that this is “one of the best articles without exception.” Let that bounce around for a minute or two. Then you lionize
            this hater Johnathan Emerson to the point he feels compelled to confess he’s “not a professor.” Liberal pseudo intellectual crybabies.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            I’m a ‘hater,’ yet you just said I was on welfare/EBT? You’re a wad of gum stuck on the bottom of this comment page. Go gorge yourself on a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon, you stupid, racist degenerate, but before you do, tell your Inbred brethren over at Stormfront that this comment page doesn’t need the likes of you infesting it like fruit flies.
            Crybaby.

          • Joe in OH

            I seem to have hit a nerve. Jeez some guys just can’t take it. Peace brother.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            I apparently hit one when I didn’t subscribe to your Inbred KKK racist ravings.
            ‘Jeez’ and I’m not your brother.

          • Gavin Smith

            You’re dealing with Jews. Ignore the Nation Destroyers.

          • Demi Monde

            Oh, I hate fruit flies. I have 5 parrots and their summer food has attracted them over the summers, blessedly not this one, yet. I wouldn’t be too apoplectic over this Ohio gumwad. Troll. Find the peace, speak the peace, keep the peace. Peace brother.

          • Demi Monde

            Oh, you f’ing ninny. This is what I wrote: “This is without exception one of the best articles you have ever written, Michael.” Kind of different from what you lamely quoted to serve your own stupid and pointless goals. I admire Johnathan and said, please tell me you are a professor. He wasn’t compelled to do anything, but did answer that no, he is not, but he was complimented, something you’ll never receive from me. Nothing pseudo about this chick and her Master’s degree and work as a librarian, you twit.

          • tickletickle

            Librarians are for people without college degrees. Shame on you for robbing poor people’s jobs.

          • Demi Monde

            Try and get a librarian/curator/archivist position without a master’s. And often multiple advanced degrees. Go ahead. Twit.

          • tickle tickle

            Sorry sweetie but it doesn’t take even a degree to do some of those positions. At the most, maybe a bachelors degree. So much for your masters degree.

          • Demi Monde

            Here you go. It’s Newark, the good, safe one, and you still couldn’t cut it. If it were Jersey, you’d still fail.

            The Newark Public Library, a 114 year-old, but newly renovated library located in Newark, NY, is seeking a provisional full-time Adult Services Librarian who can empower patrons by providing them programming, information, and resources to enrich their lives. Newark is located on the Erie Canal 40 minutes East of Rochester and just north of the Finger Lakes. Salary starts at $38,000 depending on experience and qualifications. MLS from an ALA accredited institution required. Health insurance plan, NYS retirement among the benefits. Eligibility for Wayne County Civil Service to receive permanent status. More details of the position are below.
            Send a resume, 3 references, and cover letter to Newark Public Library Executive Director, Shawn McConnell at by September 30, 2014.
            Let me know when you get the gig.

          • LiberalsRGarbage

            “Your racial revisionism and ignorance is so sad and infuriating.” That’s EXACTLY how I feel about all liberals and blacks!!!

          • Joe Kleinkamp

            Eddie Murphy pretty well satirized your ridiculous views of white privilege years ago. Google “Eddie Murphy goes undercover” to watch his short and hilarious video.

          • RD

            Slavery has ALWAYS been around. All over the world. In every race, culture, country…

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Who said it wasn’t? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

          • Joe

            RD,

            But us White folks must still pay even though it’s White culture that abolished slavery. It’s still practiced in africa and the middle east but no one is telling them to pay reparations.

            – Joe

          • Gavin Smith

            You’re just an angry boy, aren’t you, Johnathan?

          • Johnathan Emerson

            I could and will say the same thing about you and several other people on here. Just because I won’t play ‘blame the Darkie,’ I’m considered ‘angry’ now? I thought this was a place for intelligent discourse, not another round of ‘Blacks are a hive-minded people who do nothing but commit crime, have children out of wedlock, and DIE,’ but I must be mistaken.
            ‘Boy.’

          • Tom_F

            @Johnathan, come on. You can’t have it both ways. You come on here with your hostile and superior attitude, so you are going to take a little heat. Don’t be so thin-skinned, when you bring it on yourself In the first place.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Adhere to your own words, as I am not only calm, but did not come on here ‘hostile and superior–‘ Those are qualities you and your ilk have had since my first post. Only one of you, Demi Monde, has even considered the fact that blacks aren’t solely to blame for their problems in this country, and frankly, the extent you all have reached just so you can’t face reality is both sad/pathetic and telling. Don’t forget to fan yourself after that ‘heat.’

          • Tom_F

            @Johnathan, these are serious questions to you: 1) What is it you want? 2) What action(s) would ‘fix’ the problem? 3) What would you expect from American Blacks to that end?

          • Johnathan Emerson

            1) What I ‘want’ is for people like you to quit blaming the victim without a second thought when and only when it comes to blacks in America, as it’s clear they are not solely to blame for their status here.

            2) I would say provide more opportunities in these oppressed neighborhoods and find someway to stop irresponsible women from using having children and subsequently getting on welfare as a free meal ticket through life, for example, but the way this country is rapidly going down the drain, I doubt that’s possible at this point. I could be wrong, though.

            3) I expect black Americans to shape up as a people, for the lazy ones (not as many as many of you seem to think, btw) to improve their work ethic, stop committing crimes, blaming ‘regular’ whites who aren’t in positions of power for all their problems (I know the first thing you’d think or say is that I’ve done that here, but that’s not true; my comments were directed at racist whites and especially the so-called ‘elite’ ones who keep all of us, regardless of color, ethnic, socioeconomic status, etc. divided so they [the ‘elites’] can stay in power), improve their sense of community that was largely lost with integration, clean up their communities, and look to the future. Of course, the blacks I’m referring to are the ones who fit the criteria; contrary to FOX News and other sources, not all blacks are thugs, unwed mothers, and lazy, stupid, rap-music-listening, basketball-playing degenerates.

            I’ll add more if the need presents itself.

          • Tom_F

            @Johnathan, presuming all that you say is true…1) What REAL DIRECT impact would ‘blaming the victim truly have on 12% of the U.S. population?; 2) what is stopping American Blacks from ‘shaping up’ as a people, even if the rest of what you want doesn’t happen?; and 3) why do immigrant Chinese, Indian, Nigerian, etc. come to the U.S. without benefit of native English, native culture, money or connections or U.S.-based education, and yet they find a way to succeed? What is the difference between them, and American Blacks, and why don’t American Blacks “capitulate” or “change”?

          • BLACKS=FECES

            Here are some answers for you: WHO CARES, WHO CARES, WHO CARES and WHAT DIFFERENCE WOULD IT REALLY MAKE?!! Stop coddling that BLACK B@$TARD and let him keep flapping his over-sized lips! We OWE THAT RACE NOTHING but a 1-way ticket to DA MUVVA LAN!! Ebonics translation=”The Mother Land” in our language..

          • Gavin Smith

            You and Demi would make a perfect couple.

          • Tom_F

            @Jonathan, Irish were not “allowed” to cross over…Irish Americans CHANGED. When Irish arrived in the U.S., they were an ignorant, violent, tribal group, that eventually abandoned the parts of their culture that were destructive to themselves and led to failure as both a country and a people. There is a reason Irish came to the U.S. by millions, by choice, instead of staying in their country of birth.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            And the correct term you’re looking for is ‘(The) Irish CAPITULATED under pressure’ in order to reap the benefits of being white in this country. Don’t mince words with me, especially when I’m right. But if you want to prove me wrong, show me an Irishman who was sold into slavery, dehumanized, and made to be a third-class citizen in the country he helped build. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

          • Tom_F

            @Johnathan, the correct phrase you are looking for is “(d)on’t PARSE words with me…” And you are incorrect in your usage of ‘capitulated'; this was the choice of the Irish then, and of American Blacks today. American Blacks are choosing not to CHANGE and adopt the values of the broader successful enlightened western culture. You can hold onto your misplaced pride (as some American Blacks claim to do with a “choice” when in fact their “choice” is to sleep late, openly display contempt for any authority with language, dress, attitude and action, drop out of school, have children they don’t have the skills, interest or money to raise successfully).

          • Johnathan Emerson

            I don’t think so, Tom. My usage and verbiage was correct on both counts, as was my earlier comments about you and your ilk trying (and failing, might I add) to find every excuse you can to justify or nullify white racism against blacks as a contributing factor in the latter’s oppression in this country. The fact that you referred to whites as ‘successful and enlightened,’ despite being behind nearly every major war, political dispute, robbery/pilfering of resources (including the very American soil you love so much), and divisive tactic in recorded history shows that my earlier comments about the type of people I’m responding to on here were correct. And let’s not talk about degenerates within races, as much of what people like you snidely gripe about black thugs can be said about white rednecks, but of course, your ‘choice’ was the asinine belief that blacks are to blame for every problem this country has ever faced, right?

          • Tom_F

            @Johnathan, serious questions to you: 1) What is it you want? 2) What action(s) would ‘fix’ the problem? 3) What would you expect from American Blacks to that end? (answer once is sufficient)

          • Joe

            Johnathan,

            White rednecks don’t play the knockout game.

            – Joe

          • Demi Monde

            I can’t get a read on you at all, if you are liberal or reactionary, all I know is you’re a smart*ss in the best sense. Smart, provocative, informed, well-engaged, assertive, love, love, love. Are you white or black? I love that you don’t hide behind a nom de plume. You seem like a flaming liberal, but I can’t tell from this past post. How do you categorize yourself? Whatever, I love your power, your knowledge, your fearlessness in fighting for what is just. Please tell me you’re professor.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Thank you, and no, I’m not a professor, but I appreciate the compliment. Like I said before, I was beginning to think I was the only person here with an iota of sense and pretending racism and slavery never existed.

            As for my political leanings, I would say I’m more Independent than anything–I just abhor the two-party system and feel that it’s just another way to keep people divided and squabbling while the powers that be make off with, well, everything. There’s more to it, of course, being politics, but I think you get the idea. Thanks again.

          • Demi Monde

            Is it that people are more stupid than ever, or that we are hearing more from them? Because I cannot believe how ignorant, and aggressive and proudly dumb people are. Meanwhile, politicians are corrupt, peopl are as stupid as they want them, and they make off with the gilding. Wow. Life has changed RADICALLY in 20 years, when I was a newly branded librarian going off to NYC, to do good for all mankind, all manner of citizenry. My library was sold to become a luxury hotel/residence, which is occurring all over Manhattan and esp Brooklyn. The world just seems to have come apart at the seams! Everyone is so angry, so much vitriol, so much antipathy, it seems to be reaching a breaking point. Obama seems clueless, as does Nixon and Cuomo, and de Blasio. The 1%ers the .01%ers they don’t give a sh&t, you are out of luck, they have all the power, and you have no recourse, no voice. I am sorry, I know I have gone on a tangent but I think you will understand.

          • Demi Monde

            Would you say we live more in a corprotacracy, or a militarized fascistic corporatocray?

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Judging from recent events as well as the sheer power and reach of the military, I would say the latter. No other military in the world has bases in nearly every country on Earth like America does is proof of this.

          • Demi Monde

            I wasn’t even talking about the military; I was talking about the police forces in the USA.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Oh, well you said ‘militarized,’ so I thought you meant that literally lol

            But to answer your question, yes, the police are quickly moving towards being militarized, especially as the economy continues its slow descent into the abyss and jobs, food, water, and other basic necessities become more scarce.

          • Demi Monde

            I was voting on 9/11, at the Brooklyn Museum, when life changed for everyone. I saw the smoke billowing over Eastern Parkway and said to myself, “Go home and find out what’s going on; don’t get on the train.” I picked up a bagel with cream cheese and small white coffee. I was enthralled watching things unfold, then the second plane hit, and I wasn’t hungry anymore, not because I wasn’t hungry, but because the name Osama Bin Laden kept coming up, it was a Middle East war, and I got my bagel from my buddies who were from Yemen. Suddenly, for no reason, I feared them. I had taken money out the first time, I ran up the second time, when the Pentagon was hit I ran up and there was no o more money. I was terrified. You’ll be happy to know it reunited my mom and I, estranged for 10 years. For months thereafter, living with the anthrax scare and bomb threats to public facilities, like mine, really took a toll on me.
            I remember vividly the militarization of police back then, at once comforting and terrifying, it was all so much dissonance! Guns and dogs and vests and GUNS, huge guns, helmets, tanks, this is the NYPD????? Going to work or going home and getting pulled over and fleeced, shook down, buy scary men in Kevlar suits, going through my purse and makeup?? WTMF??? That was back starting in 2002. It dissipated but it did go on for years and years and years. Fck. No wonder I am such a basket case. That was supposed to be normal??

          • Joe

            Wait, you stereotyped muslims? You should be ashamed of yourself!

          • Demi Monde

            I did that day, and was mistrustful for a few days after 9/11. I was and still am ashamed. These were upstanding, kind, generous people and I was terrified into buying the fear and uncertainty that was being spewed on the news. I got over it pretty quickly, but it was not my best moment.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            *who didn’t pretend racism and slavery never existed*

            ^correction to my last reply.

          • Demi Monde

            Not me.

          • Third Eye

            Thank you Jonathan you make sense. The Irish were treated badly but not nearly as bad as Latinos or Blacks…It’s like comparing Apples and Oranges.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          And might I add that, for all your self-imposed intelligence and insight regarding racism, you sure did engage in such childless and banal practices as making groundless assumptions about me based on my comments just because I spoke the truth about an aspect of the minefield that is race relations in this country. In other words, you don’t know anything about me other than what I post on here, so where do you get off speaking on my employment, my ‘attitude,’ or the imaginary ‘victimhood’ people like you love using to try and dismiss racial discourse of any kind, especially when I could say similar things to you based on YOUR attitude in your post. It would be in your best interest to not lower yourself to doing what many white racists do online when confronted and making baseless assumptions about random assortments of font online, especially when, again, the same could easily be done to you. Not to mention it doesn’t lend itself to intelligent debate, only the overly defensive ‘my people suffered just as much as blacks’ rant your post degenerated into. Wake up.

          Also, I already mentioned more than once in my comments on this page that all poor people in this world of all colors, ethnicities, etc. should unite against the powers that be, so save that, as well.

          • Demi Monde

            Amen. I am an atheist but we don’t have an equivalent word.

          • Kevin Beach

            Haven’t you displayed enough of your stupidity? WOW, you’re an airhead!

          • Joe Kleinkamp

            So much wasted energy. You could probably accomplish something pretty good young man if you were to channel all that piss and vinegar into positive endeavors. I know, I know, you consider the message you’re trying to convey to be a positive effort. Trust me, it will get you nowhere other than into the good graces of negative like minded people who will hold you back a lot more than whitey ever could.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Also, have you found those Irish people who have suffered as much as blacks in America have for centuries?

            Didn’t think so.

      • III

        Yes, the governement have manipulated statistics… in favour of blacks! Not surprising given the policies toward blacks in the last 40-50 years,
        Executive Order 10925 was signed by President John F. Kennedy March 6, 1961.

        Mental retardation was lowered from 85 to 70 IQ points because too many blacks where classified as retarded but it still didn´t work.

        There is no White Privilege beside higher intelligence and awarness, Whites have been denied jobs for over 50 years so blacks could get them while blacks can and do discriminate against Whites, they voted 96% in favour of Obama because of his perceived race, then re-elected him even as their living standards declined.
        Whites have paid trillions and trillions so blacks could live off the system and black education, also black on white crime.
        There are no Irish, Greek or Italian sketchy neighborhouds.

        So cut the White Privilege garbage.
        Your denial of racial reality and its “solutions” have had their multi-generations shot and guess what? It failed, it failed because your beliefs are wrong.

        • falseflag

          These are documented facts.

      • RD

        The white citizens of this country are just as much in the dark as anyone. You can’t throw the majority of whites into this ring. Our government slowly brainwashed EVERYONE to prepare for this. It sucks & it’s immoral but you can’t go throwing blame at the unknowing public!

        • Johnathan Emerson

          I agree, and to that I say it wasn’t my intent to lump all whites into one group–Unlike the many victim-blaming racists on this page, I am only referring to whites who are racist, especially those who are in power and work to keep poor whites, blacks, and other races from uniting and going against them (those in power). I’m just not an adherent of victim-blaming in place of working to fix, let alone understanding without being clouded by guilt, the problems of race in this country.

          • Joe

            Johnathan,

            Eric Holder is getting revenge for all the things that were done to blacks generations ago.

            – Joe

      • Tom_F

        @Jonathan, come on, why is Africa a corrupt and violent mess? Who do you think SOLD the slaves to Europeans (or do you think white Europeans threw nets over the fleeing Africans like in ‘Planet of the Apes’?) The U.S. would like nothing more than for Black Americans to join the greater culture. It is Black Americans who choose to remain separate, and blame their comparative situation on anything but their own choices. Choices they would never have today in Africa, btw, where in the largest country Nigeria the median per-capita income is $500/year.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          Ah, the time-tested, exaggerated, and still tired ‘blacks sold blacks into slavery’ cop-out for white racism. Geez, you guys are hitting on all cylinders in this comment section! Last time I checked, the Africans who sold their African P.O.W. slaves to whites didn’t even number in the hundreds, yet HOW MANY whites willingly & happily participated in and allowed slavery to thrive for centuries? How strange you didn’t mention that, but bad (not nice) try trying to justify slavery with that tripe. Too bad it doesn’t work on people who have at least a passing knowledge on the true history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

          As for why Africa is a ‘corrupt and violent’ mess, I would ask why the Caucasus Mountains from which many of you are derived were just as ‘corrupt and violent,’ to say nothing of the ‘corruption and violence’ that has been a TENET of Western Society since its inception. Hell, millions upon millions of Western whites are PROUD of your bloody, disgusting, corrupt, and violent history, to the point that you all flock to the movie theaters year after year to watch dolled-up reenactments of such instances. The movie ‘300’ is just the icing on the ‘corrupt and violent’ cake. Care to bite?

          • Tom_F

            @Johnathon, I note you are already reduced to ad hominem argument, as you are unable to say that my point is false. African tribes conquered other tribes to enslave them (just as other indigenous barefoot face-painting people the world over have). And nobody is making a case for slavery, in spite of your ‘straw man'; slavery was abolished 150 years ago, which is 15 generations for the modern American Black. At some point, they may CHOOSE to CHANGE and adopt the behavior of success in a western culture, as many immigrants have done without the benefit of being born in the U.S., provided the freedom to learn, work, travel, say and do whatever they want within the law. Apparently that is not enough in Ferguson, and an 18 year-old 6’4″ 285 lb. Black male CHOOSES to strong-arm rob $50 box of cigars from a 5’0″ clerk, walk down the middle of the street, challenge police when the officer rightly told him to walk on the sidewalk and out of the road, assaulted the officer (broken orbital and swollen face) and shoved him back into his vehicle, and then charged the officer when the officer rightly refused to retreat.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Tom, your ‘notation’ is off. I am well aware of tribal warfare between African tribes, similar to ‘tribal’ disputes between whites in Europe and Native Americans, just to name a couple examples. You, like many whites of your ilk, are of the deluded, racist belief that your people are somehow more ‘advanced’ because you kill people with better designed weapons and subversion moreso than outright violence (barring war & political disputes, of course). Whites have always glorified conquering and killing others while making off with the goods, from prehistory to right now, something you cannot deny or try to dismiss as ‘ad hominem,’ as those facts will never be whitewashed out of history textbooks like some school districts are trying to do with slavery.

            Furthermore, I have not once denied that personal responsibility doesn’t factor into American blacks’ lives, just as it does with everyone else on the planet–I brought up slavery and what was done to put blacks under the heel of whites for seemingly forever to supplement Michael Snyder’s original comment. You and others’ problem with me is that I won’t play ‘blame the victim’ and act like black, usually street, crime, is the sole cause of all of blacks’ problems in this country when there are documented/factual programs, initiatives, protocols, etc. that were put in place to keep blacks ‘in their place.’ If you really want to have (a) intelligent discourse or debate about racism in this country, you would consider that, but no, your ‘choice’ was to respond similarly to everyone else, racist Trolls included.

          • Richard T.

            So what about slavery? Slavery has been with humanity since the beginning of history. Slavery existed in every culture. And slavery still exists in the middle east, in Africa, in Asian and even in the West today. But tell me, who truly abolished slavery from their culture, first by stopping to enslave their own, and then stopping to enslave people from other tribes and ethnic groups? I can tell you slavery was not first abolished in China, it was not first abolished by the Mohammedans. It was not first abolished by the African tribes and cultures. It was first abolished in the Western Christian nations. So stop bringing up slavery to indict the white men. Slavery, if brought up, should be an indictment against blacks, Mohammedans, and Asians.

          • flyover country

            I thought the Persians were Asian? You need to study up on your world history, maybe get Demi to look up a few books for you at her free public library. She seems to see herself as Brandeis’ gift mankind(personkind?) Look at Asia for some good warfare tales.

      • Demi Monde

        This is bravura work of skilled, engaged, learned intelligence, your finely pared down distillation of race relations in 300 years is sweet as lemonade and as cutting as a bite into a jabenero. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to compose this and just give the bones of what is up with race relations in America.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          You’re welcome, and again, thank you for the kind words. I don’t take maligning, ignorant or otherwise, of my people lightly, especially when it is in the absence of facts and the oppressors’ culpability. And yes, by ‘my people,’ I mean black people, which answers your earlier question of my race lol

          • Joe

            Johnathan,

            The current generation of Whites isn’t suppressing blacks. In fact so many of us like blacks that we helped elect one twice.

            – Joe

      • Pete

        What culture?

    • Day2Day

      But, why is Africa the poorest continent?

      Because all of it’s wealth and resources are controlled by the mega rich dictators and outside (European and American) interests…

      People forget that most of the continent of Africa was controlled by Europe for hundreds of years… And when violent wars and revolutions brought independence, the “leaders” just screwed over the people… That’s why Muammar Gaddafi was one of the richest people in the entire world and yet Libya is a 3rd world country…

      It has absolutely everything to do with culture, as Michael said, It is a trend (With all ethnic groups) that has been going on for 30-40 years at least. Just turn on the TV and radio and watch and listen to the non-stop 24 hour nonsense of envy, hate, lust, jealousy, greed etc…

      So then why are black people the most affected? Because for generations they have been the most targeted… But now everyone is targeted, so now it’s not so funny anymore when everybody’s poor…

      • III

        Blame Whitney! Never mind that without this european Control, they would still be throwing spears at each other.

        Thought funny thing, Libya was the most developed african country before Democracy, which saw thousands of black africans never coming back or heard of again after being deported into the desert.
        For hundreds of years, Islamic serf trade run rampant and was only limited by european warships and dictates, just a year ago or so, a Saudi offered to sell a castrated black serf on facebook. Castration is the reason the middle-east doesn´t have a large black populations like Brazil or the USA.

        But of course, the ones going on about the black man being targeted won’t ever address that.

        Belgian congo had better infrastructures and was more developed than 1930s mainland China.

        Even late 1950s Benin and Taiwan where not that far apart, no longer so 40 years later.

        • falseflag

          People do not want to hear the truth.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            ‘The truth’ about there being actual Government programs and initiatives to keep blacks docile, powerless economically, politically, socially, education-wise (even when whites are doing the teaching), and legally, and incarcerated with low birth rates while begging whites for scraps which accounts for the ‘White is Right’ arrogance all over this comment page? Is that ‘the truth’ you’re referring to, because if so, I wholeheartedly agree.

            P.S. fitting Screename. These comments could be considered as such.

      • Gavin Smith

        Blacks control South Africa now and they’ve taken a thriving country with farms producing a bread basket of food for the people and leading the world in cell phone technology into a country where their white farmers are being genocided and the violence and crime runs rampant.
        Black Power /end sarcasm

    • III

      It isn´t a cultural (black africa is far from culturally unified) or sociologically thing, it is a biological thing.

      Better to just declare the truth even if it is racist, emotion-based willfull denial and ignorance of racial reality is no solution, it is only an additional problem.

      • falseflag

        Most people know this but will never admit it.

      • Richard T.

        I disagree. Culture is very much a powerful influencing factor. You are talking about 5000 years of culture here. The majority of the African Americans still live in that hybrid culture even after they have been in the American society for 300 years or so. It takes a lot to break a culture norm and establish something completely new.

        • TheREALTruth

          You can take a black out of africa, but you can’t take africa out of a black-no matter HOW MUCH time you have! The black race is a waste of the white man’s time and useless, unless of course you live for sports, or rap, or hip hop garbage..

    • krinks

      Right. Unless I missed the number one most common characteristic of criminal behavior and poverty is to grow up in a home without a father present. The rates of blacks that live this way is twice everyone else if memory serves. It isn’t economic so much as immoral degenerate parents. If their women would stop treating their bodies as amusement park rides problem solved.

      • TheRoyal1

        What people don’t know is that when Welfare was instituted, black families were destroyed, benefits wouldn’t be given to those families who had a mother and father, and since working 2-3 jobs sometimes still wasn’t paying the bills, the father often left the home so that the mother and children could receive the benefits, so with daddy not around all we know is life without a father, we had no guidance in a society that was out to keep us this way….all the propaganda back then were about blacks and how we were nothing more than thugs, thats a small minority of who we are, just as there are a small minority of whites that are just as bad

        • don

          Yes black families are destroyed by design. I agree! There are good and bad in all people and we need to focus on finding the good and shunning the bad. Standing up for what is right regardless of skin color. Blood ties, etc. Call injustice and evil what it is no matter whose mouth it is coming out of. This would be a great step to change but people protect their own. They will not go against their own even if that person is doing something horrible to a stranger. When we get more people in this society who will stick up for a stranger over a family member because it is the right thing to do then we will start to get change.

          • Tom_F

            @don “…black families are destroyed by design…” Who’s design? Why? Why black families? This kind of blanket assertion feeds into the ‘conspiracy mindset’ that is especially prevalent with blacks (i.e. the Tuskegee Experiment happened, therefore it is happening everywhere, AIDS was invented to kill blacks, the Boston Harbor picture of tea crates on Snapple is really a “slave ship”, etc.) There is no point to intentionally destroying any class of Americans, and we are all saddled with the unintended consequences now.

          • don

            You’re right it should read poor families are destroyed by design. The elite know how to psychologically manipulate all of us: poor and middle class and they do it so well. Most of us could do the same if we took the time to study the human brain and how it works. We are all the same (regardless of skin color, geography, and wealth).

            In North Carolina there was a black community that was striving (I forget the details) but people did not like that and used psychology to turn the people against each other and greed, jealousy and all those other wonderful human qualities we possess took them down and that community went under. I guess people did not like the fact that black people weren’t quite as dumb as many believed and learned in school.

          • Demi Monde

            I really wish you could cite and article or study, and state the name of the area in NC that this occurred.

      • Demi Monde

        You’re a disgusting sexist, misogynistic, racist pig. F*k you, loser.

        • NowAlive

          Are you trying to prove his point about being degenerate? Just asking.

        • Robert Griffith

          What do you know? Another White female attacking a White male for stating his opinion. It seems like the only time White females get riled up about anything is when they either get to A) Side with Black men against the Whiteman, or B) Simply rant against any White male within ear range.

          • Demi Monde

            I know lots of things, and what I don’t know I can find, being a trained librarian with a Master’s degree. I do hope you realize you’re displaying your racism quite plainly for all to see and be revolted by, on your sleeve, and it is so unbecoming and scary, scary that in 2014 there are still unenlightened and hateful, ignorant people, such as you.

    • TheRoyal1

      There is a problem with our culture, but its due to the conditions we’ve been dealt by the people in Washington, we are by no means out of control, if you and your children were taken from your home, forced into labor with little or no benefits, had to watch as family and friends were beaten senseless and to death, you would be upset too…Not to mention beaten and killed for trying to educate yourself in this new language and society you have no clue about, oh yeah you were allowed to eventually go free, but the promise your master said he would give you turned out to be a lie, then when you do try to fight your way up the ladder you’re always knocked back down by someone who isn’t the same skin color as you…Yes you may see a few make it, but a lot of them (not all) are going against their core principles and conforming to the ways of those they’ve opposed, the education system you have in your communities even yrs later is still subpar and everywhere around you, you’re always reminded that you don’t matter as much as everyone else…..I think that would make any color of human upset….and in your words “out of control.”

    • Tom_F

      @Juliette “all government stats are bogus”
      Statements like this are crazytalk. Even if you disagree, what are you basing your disagreement on, other than “your feelings”? Michael is providing documented information on the gap between black and white America, and is making a point that you (and people who think like you) cannot argue with: blacks are poorer, less educated, less equipped to get good jobs, or any jobs, and they resent it.

    • Harper

      Africa is the poorest continent because it has been colonized by other countries for years – – like none other than the USA and Europe.

  • Mike Smithy

    NO FREE SH!T, NO PEACE.

    • Johnathan Emerson

      Oh great, more ‘blame the victim’ racist tripe on the Internet. Tell me, does it make you and your fellow Stormfront/Chimpout members feel better to Troll online news stories about blacks and say the same thing for almost two decades now?

      • The Conservanator

        Let’s try this for starters. If they can’t afford to feed themselves, why do they keep having babies. Never mind, i think I know the answer.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          The same reason Rednecks do, I suppose. Have you ever levied that snide question at that group, or are they ‘too American (read: white)’ to be subjected to censure?

          Pass on.

      • jaxon64

        The opportunists who are exploiting this young man’s senseless death by trying and enriching themselves ..are NOT VICTIMS.
        Watch the ML King III speech on youtube–he flat out said that to end this unrest that TPTB needed to agree to invest in their community, invest in their schools, provide more resources and GIVE them better jobs……essentially, give us a bunch of stuff and there will be peace…just like the Dems have been doing to the black man since the 60’s.

        • Bruce

          I agree except where you said this young mans senseless death. As of yet we don’t know if it was senseless. It might have been justified

        • Johnathan Emerson

          No one is defending the looters here, so why was that brought up again?

          And lavishing money upon a people who have always been brow (and physically)-beaten, marginalized, and manipulated by the White Power Structure in this country instead of trying to, you know, actually rectifying the above doesn’t magically change or fix their problems. Many of you sound like the kind of people who blame rape victims for getting raped…’essentially.’

      • Mike Smithy

        How is your white liberal guilt reconciled against 50 years of entitlement “Great Society” failures. Despite Affirmative Action, hiring quotas, school admission quotas and trillions of dollars in social welfare spending, blacks are even poorer. It’s time for you and your Progressive ilk to face the facts. You are an enabler and your mindset is the root cause of black under achievement.

      • III

        Please visit some sketchy neighborhoods, then.

        Why do they state the same things?

        Simple, because the experience remaines the same and voting for Obama didn´t change that, at least not toward a positive direction, now did it? You where warned so, so do not feign surprise at the results and todays situation.

        Plenty of the stormfront and chimpout members are the people who have had the opportunity to live alongside blacks and see, experience some of your “diversity” first hand.

        Doubtfull you want to be anywhere near the poor, defenceless victims of Racism and White Privilege either.

      • Gavin Smith

        You sound very hateful, Johnathan. you are adding to this country’s problems.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          I sound hateful, yet blacks are being attacked and ridiculed in several comments on this page, yet not a word is typed about that from you.

          Very keen observation, Gavin.

          • Gavin Smith

            You don’t understand hypocrisy, do you?

          • Johnathan Emerson

            You don’t understand facts, do you?

  • none

    What the h### can anyone add to this article Michael?
    That the president should be embarrassed by how many expensive vacations he is taking. While the people who voted for him live in poverty?

  • K

    Thank-you Michael, a lot of what you wrote about, needed to be said. I do believe most of the people committing actual crimes, are not locals. I am very sorry to say, I believe some are being paid to cause trouble. Now they are going to send in the National Guard. A Guard that is exhausted, and stressed out from multiple combat tours. I see a set up for disaster.

  • Thomas

    72% black children born out of wedlock.
    I could go on giving reasons but it all stems from this.

    • jaxon64

      LBJ laughed when he forced the Repubs to agree to allow the welfare act to be tied to the civil rights act.
      For decade after decade republicans attempted to pass civil rights for blacks..in the early 60’s the heat was on the Dems so they came up with one of the most ingenious ( and evil) plans ever—tie the two bills together for passage.
      LBJ laughed as he said, ” I have just ensured the black vote for the next 200 years”…at that point the government and Dem party became black america’s breadwinner, father figure and head of household. The black man’s dignity has been under assault by the dem welfare state for decades now and black families and communities are destitute, rife with drug use from despair and lack of stromg paternal example. School and students who aspire in many of these communities are considered sell outs and the “white man’s way”…
      Blacks, and liberal white idiots need to wake up and look at the misery that they have created—own it and change it…or it is gonna get a lot worse.

    • III

      Nope.

      It is a consequence, not a cause, otherwise how did that came to be in the first place?

      Given his background, Obama would never have become senator and president.
      The answer is, while Obama is lazy, goofy and disinterested, he is also highly intelligent compared to +99%, the millions of blacks his age who are not born out of wedlock.
      He and his team knew for sure that a US ambassador or falling black living standards wouldn´t get in the way of re-election.

      He is certainly more intelligent than most Whites who blame the lack of family values for black poverty and crime

      Saint Trayvon, who did have a present father, wouldn’t have turned to crime and been a thug dumb enough to attack a potentially armed latino either.

    • bobbobbobbob

      not blacksfrom africa

  • Thomas

    Stay on the other side of the world we have enough a$$holes here already.

    • El mico

      On that you are correct.

  • KCRob

    You appear privy to information on the shooting that the rest of us don’t have. Care to share the source?

  • Traci

    Wow, how sad that African Americans are not afforded the opportunity to go to public school and graduate from high school and that they do not have the opportunity to attend a community college and learn a skill or the opportunity to go to the Justice of the Peace to get married. I am white and had all these oppotunites

    • Irish/Welsh/Polish American

      Great post!

  • jk4amartin

    Choices are made by everyone. Which of those statistics reflect bad choices. Is anyone forced into a bad choice ?

  • jk4amartin

    We all have choices to make. What percentage of those statistics reflect bad choices ? Are we forced to make bad choices ?

  • Traci

    Interesting statistic about the incarceration rate for African Americans people being much higher than what it is for Caucasians. Since African Americans and Caucasians commit the same amount of crimes, it is very evil of our society to let the Caucasian crime offenders off while we lock up all the African American crime offenders

    • Joe Kleinkamp

      Traci says,” Since African Americans and Caucasians commit the same amount of crimes, it is very evil of our society to let the Caucasian crime offenders off while we lock up all the African American crime offenders. . .” How do you even begin a conversation with someone whose thinking is so bereft of logic? Please tell me you were just being sarcastic Traci.

      • Traci

        Joe, Ha-ha-Ha!, Of course both my posts with satirical. If I was an African American, I would be ashamed of those statistics as they are all the result of personal poor choices. Of course African Americans have access to the same community college I went too. As a matter of fact my boss would have preferred to hire an African American over me, a pale skin, but gee- no qualified African Americans applied. And I am sick to death of hearing the “my ancestor was a slave” cop-out. Slavery for African Americans ended in the 1800’s. Free school and opportunity available for all now. Just ask President Obama or Colin Powell, great men who rose above. Also, for the record my family is Jewish lost everything during WW2 and arrived in America with tattered clothes on their back.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          I’m just as sick of the “My (White) family/parents arrived to this country eating cheese with only the clothes on their backs” cop-out. One key factor you, like many other whites, conveniently leave out when trying to play ‘I’ve suffered more than you even though I have White Privilege on my side’ is that YOU’RE WHITE IN AMERICA, which places you above blacks and other so-called ‘minorities’ in every way possible ( Socially, Politically, Financially/Economically, etc.).

          ‘And for the record,’ racist, slavery was brought up because every problem that blacks have in this country (being relegated to third-class citizenship in the country they built, glaring lack of opportunities to advance [and don’t give me that ‘I have a black friend who is in X profession,’ crap, as I’m talking about the majority of blacks, not the token few who ‘make it’ while under the thumb of whites], being relentlessly profiled & targeted by the criminal justice system and given trumped-up charges when caught, having to deal with racism on a daily basis, and having to conform to white standards of being, just to name a few examples) is rooted in it/can be traced back to it, something you would know if you weren’t so busy acting indignant for not having to experience said problems and the racism they are borne of. Think about that next time you decide typing something snide.

          ‘Ha-Ha-Ha’ indeed.

          • Joe in OH

            Grow up and grow a pair. Life is what you make of it. Can you sing?? Can you play basketball? Can you cook or dance? There must be something you can do that someone will pay you for.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            If ‘life is what you make of it,’ then why is racism even a thing, idiot? Can you have a conversation about race without feeling guilty about your own racism and resorting to typical ‘mad-at-nothing,’ know-it-all, snide quips? Grow a pair yourself…A brain and a stem.

          • Joe

            Johnathan,

            I have no guilt. I haven’t harmed a single black person. Actually, I’ve helped at least one get a job. But of course that’s just me trying to relieve the pressure of all this GUILT! At work I give every person the opportunity to succeed or fail on their own merits. I wish that I could live in a White country/state/county/city/town/etc. but it is illegal in America to do that because I’m White and that’s racist. But it’s okay if any other race self-segregates.

          • Joe

            Jonathan,

            If America is so bad then go somewhere else and stop with all the White blame. Blacks have had generations to fix their culture and instead have chosen to keep spiraling down into oblivion.

            – Joe

        • Joe Kleinkamp

          Whew. I was hoping that was the case and I’m ashamed to admit you almost had me there. P.S if anyone’s entitled to reparations it’s your family.

    • Bruce

      Yes, the incarceration rate is higher for blacks because that is who commits the majority of the crimes!

    • III

      Nope.

      Blacks comittes proportionally far more crimes than Whites and this is true in the USA, Norway, Germany, England, Belgium, Holland, Canada, France, Russia and Israel.

    • Gavin Smith

      That’s the problem, whites DON’T commit the same amount of crime. A small 14% of the population does.

  • CharlesH

    Thanks for your outstanding and informative article. You mention some stats that are very thought provoking. I can foresee some very bad and sad times ahead for America simply because so many Americans haven’t a clue what’s going on outside their immediate circle…nor, unfortunately, do they care to know. If it doesn’t affect them personally – then – it doesn’t exist. Its’ really sad that racism and the great divide we have in America today will literally be the death knell to a once proud and generous nation. We will and are dying from within.

  • Deb morris

    I am thinking this may be more a cultural issue vs skin color issue. I live in a predominately white suburb and 90% of the black people are 1st generation Africans. This means they have relocated here in the last 20 years. Why do they share our neighborhoods, our schools and our places of employment? This means they also share our incomes. What makes this group of black people different then the African Americans of Ferguson? Do first generation Africans have a different mind set? This is just an observation.

  • jaxon64

    White people and patriots went to defend a white man landowner against an over zealous government.
    Black people and: the liberal media, black opportunists ( sharpton, king III, holmes norton, the looters, etal), New Black Panther Party etc went to demonstrate against over zealous local govt/police.
    All patriots were welcome to demonstrate against the BLM power grab….
    If a white showed up at one of these night time demonstrations in Ferguson, he would be the next Reginald Denny–or worse….
    Nice try but there is no comparison here…whites are explicitly “Not Welcome” at the Ferguson free shopping party.

  • BigAl D

    The issues that divide us run deep and are extremely complex. These are not in any way simple issues. This much I do know, if protests erupt into chaos and violence with circumstances such as these, what will happen when the government gravy train ends? What happens when a collapse of the global financial markets causes hyper inflation? When people can’t get food?
    I feel so bad for these parents who lost their son. I do not know the circumstances of the shooting so I will not comment on that. If it was my son, I would be beyond devastated and my heart goes out to them. But to see the horrific actions of some who use this young man’s death as justification for looting and destruction of property is inexcusable.
    This country has lost its’ way.
    We do not have the moral fortitude to endure a crisis the way they did during the Great Depression. When it hits, and I am pretty sure it will, then what……. To frightening to imagine.

  • Anthony

    I thought Obama promised to reduce poverty and increase opportunities for African Americans?

  • Mike Smithy

    Just a few observations:
    1. America is Capitalist and greedy – Yet half the population is subsidized.
    2. Half the population is subsidized – Yet they think that they are victims.
    3. They think they are victims – Yet their representatives run the government.
    4. Their representatives run the government – Yet the poor keep getting poorer.
    5. The poor keep getting poorer – Yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
    6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about – Yet they want America to be like those other countries.

    • alan

      Welfare is a trap. Once you’re on its real hard to get off.

      • Gavin Smith

        That’s why socialism only produces cesspools, especially with violent failed cultures in the mix. Scandinavia could have successful socialism in the past because everyone was of the same culture. Now they’re going broke and have insane violence because they took in mass immigration from the third world.
        It’s about culture, not economics.

    • Guest

      They want America to be like those other countries – Yet they still want all the goodies from this one while they bleed it dry.

  • Firstgarden

    Ye ain’t seen nothin yet.

  • Firstgarden

    In Hell-A, it’s easier for a black to get hired than a white. But even our black friends are getting passed up here for more targeted groups – Hispanics & Asians. The Left knows they already have most of the black vote. G o v t is using “affirmative action” kinds of things, like giving tax incentives to all the corporations if they hire out of these groups. (Affirmative Discrimination.) This sort of Santa Claus policy helps them to build enormous voting bases.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    A corrupt, militarized police state/junta + a collapsing economy + growing unemployment and poverty + bankster criminals operating with impunity + an economic crisis that will be much worse than The Great Depression + a ruthless prison/industrial complex + FEMA camps + a debased currency = a recipe for a total bloodbath in The Banana Republic of America. If you think the unrest in Ferguson is disturbing, just wait until the next banking crisis and millions of Americans can’t get their money out of the bank. That’s when the you-know-what really hits the fan.

    Stay strong, patriots and preppers. Keep prepping and keep praying, for these are hellish times we’re living in.

  • Mike Smithy

    I’m sorry, but I don’t recall the Bundy Ranch supporters looting and burning down a convenience store.

  • http://www.mindbodygreen.com Kim

    I’m sure it took courage to write and publish some of the things in this article. I appreciate that,

    Most mainstream conservative sites and their members are eager to vilify and blame blacks because some of them looted a 711 or burned a liquor store or they committed some other crime or they arent trying hard enough to get educated and get jobs or they won’t stop having babies… but the cold, hard statistics cited in this article reflect the reality of the economic plight that all middle class (and lower) blacks face in America.

    • Gavin Smith

      The cold, hard fact …. is that it’s white peoples’ fault. Let’s all kill ourselves together, Kim.

      • http://www.mindbodygreen.com Kim

        I know you’re being sarcastic but I disagree it’s white people fault. I would say it is this corrupted system (cultural, economic, political and religious) entirely that is at fault.

    • Robert Griffith

      Just another brainwashed white Bimbo that hates her own people. Your kind are twisted in the head.

  • Chance Boudreaux

    Maybe if they didn’t vote Democrat, they’d have better outcomes.

  • obiwan

    I’ll tell you how you solve it, but the government would never listen:

    1) You remove EBT based foodstamps ENTIRELY and replace them with the WW2 system of government supplied basics: Bread, rice, milk, flour, vegetables and a small amount of meat or fish. Yeah, you need to COOK your own food. This is INCREDIBLY important for getting people to think and act for themselves and take care of their own sh*t.

    2) You remove restrictions to healthcare PRACTICE at the local clinic level. ie: Locals can start healthcare clinics. The quality of the care will vary widely. Let free markets reign.

    3) You remove restrictions to ALL street level business. Want to start a food cart? Do it. Want to sell wares on the street? Do it. Want to fix/wash cars on the street? DO IT. Street level business is a natural right.

    4) You fail kids out of school EASILY. School is a PRIVILEGE. You fail out? You’re gone. Good bye. There is a powerful and pervasive notion that “the man” is “making us” stay in school. This is dangerous and backwards. The man wants you to fail, kids. Fight *that*.

    5) It is NOT possible to “provide” more for these people at a government level. This is a dead-end line of reasoning. You MUST instill a sense of self-reliance. Money, food, jobs and security DO NOT COME FROM GOVERNMENT. They come from community.

    6) Let things fall apart. This is so incredibly vital to fixing the problems at all levels of American society — not just in Ferguson. Creative destruction is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. LET IT WORK.

    • Bruce

      A lot of that makes sense!

    • alan

      200% tariffs on Red Chinese goods.

      cap on law suits, like 250k.

  • Bruce

    52.1% of black children live in single parent homes. Why is that? I don’t buy it’s impoverisment. It is cultural! Why is black on black crime out of control in Chicago? It’s cultural. Unless and until we ackowledge that there are cultural and morality differences then fences will never be mended.
    The evidence is overwhelming yet to point it out gets one labled a racist! Even on the local news they seem to ignore race when giving a description of a criminal less they be labeled a racist.
    I have noticed that people who live in states and cities that have a very small black population think people are racist who live in heavy black populated areas. But, when they reside in one of those states their opinons change. They see for themselves that there is a difference.
    The problem is both races white and black have members who are less than appealing. The term white trash refers to those in the white race who won’t work or take care of their families. I have as much disdain for those as I do for the lower class, criminal ladden members of the black race.
    I reject the notion that it is all about income class. Many a poor black family as well as poor white families raise children that are law abbiding productive citizens. Therefore, simply being economically challenged is a cop out.
    Many of the blacks in the rioting areas stated they do not support or condone all this rioting or breaking into businesses. They are poor themselves yet refrain from such activities. Can we at least stop ignoring the obvious?
    The fact is this young man was a thieving thug. He used his brawn and size to intimidate and steal with a who cares attitude. I wasn’t there so I don’t know if he really threw his hands up or if he did resist or fight the officer. What I do know is this officer will be tried and the truth will come out even without this warrantless rioting.

    • Ian

      Cultural? It’s lack of proper education. Whether it be from parents or the system.
      Doesn’t matter. At least black people didn’t drop two atomic bombs on a bunch of yellow people. Who is worse? All of us. It’s called sin. God doesn’t see color. Who’s better? Nobody. I’m mixed race. I have no bias. What’s the solution? Jesus

      • Bruce

        it’s been 2014 years and the track record isn’t too good now is it?

        • Ian

          If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.

          George Bernard Shaw

          • Ian

            We need God to save us from ourselves.

      • III

        Education? Brown v. Board of Education happened in 1954, that was 60 years ago and less than a decade after WW2.

        Funny thing, atomic bombs and jet fighters came barely 3 decades after the start of WW1. The Luna 2 probe reached the moon less than 15 years after WW2 while Japan recovered quiet well after the war.

        School quotas to favour black students have existed for longer than that, the Great Society have existed for longer than that.
        Blacks have had hills of free stuff, far more than they ever contributed to White society as slaves, for longer than that…

        Yet both black and white imbeciles still whinnes about how blacks are somewhat still oppressed by some ethereal White Privilege and that the solution is to subsidize blacks at the expense of Whites even more than they already are, more White Guilt, more free stuff, more of the same failed “solutions”.

        Here is another solution, get the f**** back to Africa, take over some african country and put everything there under black ownership only and make White Guilt liberals into cotton-picking slaves.

      • Gavin Smith

        What kind of neighborhood do you live in, Ian?

        • Ian

          I live in Hawaii. Very mixed neighborhood. Born and raised here. Didn’t ask to be born here. My mom is Japanese and Filipino. My dad is Norwegian, German, Swedish and Irish. My wife is Laotian, Thai and French. I have a stepson. Also, two sons of my own. Parents were divorced in my adolescent years. Grew up poor. Public school educated, I served in the Army. Dropped out of college and trying to make a living for my family as a handyman. Lived in the South a couple years. Been traveling around the world. People are the same everywhere. And you sir?

          • Gavin Smith

            Ah, I see, nonwhite.

          • Ian

            Ah, I see, supremacist.

          • Gavin Smith

            Who these days would think whites are superior to anyone or anything? They’re committing self-genocide by filling their countries with filth like you that come in and start attacking and demoralizing them. They’re giving up all their territory, resources, power, military. Whites are complete indoctrinated morons. They’re not superior to anything.

            National Socialist, yes.

          • Ian

            Filth like me? I told you I was born in Hawaii, which is only a state because of it’s military advantage. I have friends who are Native Hawaiian. Are you Native American? If so, I understand your anger. Although, Native Hawaiians must have come from somewhere. So what is a true National? As I’ve told you, I’ve served this country, what have you done besides spit hate?

          • Gavin Smith

            Hatemongering anti-white filth, Buh bye.

          • Ian

            Already? We were just getting to know each other. Love you bro

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Tell everyone on Stormfront and Chimpout hello while you’re at it, ‘Gavin,’ and that they’re such a productive, hard-working, ‘true American’ bunch of cheap beer-swilling Inbreds by upvoting nearly everything you say. Like the song says: ‘That’s what friends are for.’

          • Ian

            Got another question for you, what is white? German? Irish? Scottish? There are many shades of white?

          • Gavin Smith

            No, they’re all white. You’re not.

          • Ian

            Neo-Paganist?

        • Ian

          You didn’t answer my question. What neighborhood do you live in?

  • III

    Yes, a poor black robber who just wanted some cigarettes to feed his starving his family… he didunt du nuffin´, I tell ya!

    If you actually believed black life had any value, situation in Africa would concern you far more than the fate of black criminals in first-world countries.

  • paul

    Not to sound racist, but they are free to move, go to school, save money, choose their own destiny. Is it easy, NO, not by any means, but blaming someone else for your woes is the norm it seems…

  • patriot alice

    Good or bad neighborhoods are created by the people who live in those neighborhoods. Everybody can afford some paint and a broom.

  • Gavin Smith

    It’s very obvious that you’re not American. You can’t understand the situation. You can’t even under the right to bear arms. Stay on your side of the world, you anti-American hatemonger.

  • Gavin Smith

    I’d like to take your bleeding-heart theory and put it to the test. Let’s have white countries and black countries, Arab countries and Latino countries, Asian countries — and see how it turns out.

    It’s not fair to for nonwhites to come into countries and burden the working whites and then blame them for everything too. ENOUGH OF THIS! White people are entitled to live happy lives without being harassed, blamed and epidemic black on white crime heaped on them constantly.

  • Raptor R

    98% of blacks voted for Obama, only because he was black.
    We got the worst President in United States history.
    You got what you voted for.

    • K2

      It was either him or romney.

  • Jackie Milton

    I can attest as to why the black unemployment rate is so high. Over the past 35 yrs i’ve hired several black employees. Everyone i’ve hired has been dumb as a bag of rocks , not to mention lazy and you can’t depend on them. I really tried to give blacks a fair shake in the past but now i absolutely refuse to hire one because of my past experiences with them.

    • june

      You’re stupid. The skin color has nothing to do with it. Rather it is a persons character. I imagine many have had the same experience with white people, etc.

      • Jackie Milton

        You are correct. It has nothing to do with skin color but culture and their way of life. I’ve hired some worthless whites too but not 100% of them have been worthless as is the case with the blacks. I’ll never ever hire another black person.

      • Jackie Milton

        Speaking from experience, i will never hire another black. Others may not have had similar experiences as myself. I agree it is more culture and innate ability than skin color.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    The moral uprising of the sixties took a great toll on the black community. Well that’s if there is a black community outside of white hating. Single motherhood left a whole lot of boys not knowing how to be men, so they embraced gangs and the thug culture. I am alarmed by the militarized cops. However I do understand why the cops are likely to respond the way they do the thug culture. Well that’s assuming they respond. Seems like they just let the thugs do their thing, while defending the better parts of town. That of course pisses off the blacks who are law abiding, Its an endless cycle. Its only going to get worse now that the black thug culture is embracing Islam (I assuming it will be the militant version).

  • Priszilla

    How about this: as long as you can’t solve your own problems you shouldn’t send soldiers to other countries to solve their problems.

  • bill

    Leftist are always looking for a concocted case of “police brutality” as a reason to loot, riot, and destroy property.

  • Freedom

    Could the riots be a community organized event? I do not remember washington being burnt down due to the police gunning down Miriam Carey. That incident was quickly swept under the rug. All this looks like a case of the Cloward and Pivon strategy. Open borders, civil unrest, marshal law. Keep an eye on the other hand people.

  • jakartaman

    Race problems in America will never be fixed.
    Because you can not fix stupid

  • Pete

    The destruction of the family unit and the value of life which is the building block of society has been under attack since the 1960’s. Quotas, programs for under priviliged populations and government assistance programs have undermined the value of personal responsibility and hard work. Competition and goal setting is portrayed as evil and unfair. Martin Luther King said, No matter what God calls you to do, do it the best you can and be the best you can be where you are today and opportunity will knock at your door. All of these issues could be solved in three steps. .1) Value the family unit and life, 2) Remove quotas and special exceptions for minorities or the underprivileged and base decisions on accomplishments and achievements, 3) Reward hard work and sacrifice. It is ironic, that Americas Got Talent, The Voice, Professional sports of all types and the Biggest loser rewards the best, based on their accomplishments, achievements and hard work; yet those same people who attend games, watch the shows buy T Shirts or other products of the successful teams, vote on line, tweet, spend time on social media celebrating, commenting and voting with their dollars the virtue of these things, are the same people who want a free hand out and get mad when they are looked over because they have not worked hard.

  • TheRoyal1

    I applaud you Michael for taking a neutral look at this situation, what a lot of people don’t understand (blacks included) is that these situations were created, I talk all the time about how I’m against the Civil Rights Act and desegragation because when America integrated the schools, white america left the inner city for the suburbs and built up the society it wanted anyway, and with the prices, especially back then, blacks couldn’t afford to move away, so in a sense there was still segragation. The inner city was stuck with junk, I went to urban schools and the condition of the schools were terrible, not to mention that some of the books were from the time that our mothers and fathers would been in school…It doesn’t help that we’re taught that Democrats are for the poor and Republicans are for the rich, thats instilled in us at an early age, when in fact neither party is for the poor, they both serve the wishes of the rich, but if I tell another black person this they look at me like I’m crazy…The Police in our neighborhoods act as if we’re all criminals, I have no criminal record at all, but whenever I’ve been stopped for a speeding ticket, I’ve been told to get out the car, put in cuffs, when I deny them the ability to search my car they’ve called the K-9 and when its all over and they find nothing they write me a ticket with a look of disgust on their face….and I don’t even get an apology….Whats happening in Ferguson is nothing compared to the resentment the community has as a whole and this lashing out, is getting out yrs of frustration that is continuing to build….and its not going to end because the leaders of this country are feeding off of this, and eventually its going to spread to other colors of human….Modern society is more economically prejudice than ever before and soon we’ll see all the colors of the Human race in the streets rioting.

  • TheRoyal1

    Read Willie Lychs book and you’ll see what happened to blacks and why the mental stigma that has plagued us still exist to this very day

  • Bubba Johnson

    Equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. The individual is to blame for their own life and outcomes.

  • Sara

    The problem needs to stop being a black and white issue. Racism and inequality exist among blacks themselves and all other races out there.

    People treat each other based on color of skin, outward appearance, etc. The truth is that black people in this country and poor white people all have more opportunity here to get out of their poverty then in any other place on the earth.

    Of course this takes sacrifice and determination that most have. It requires not doing what your family and social group are doing. Which will result in the inevitable ridicule and mocking. It requires sometimes even giving up being around people who are blood and old friends with old behaviors.

    Men like Jesse Jackson, etc are purposely used to keep blacks in the us against them mindset and many black people because of it have a bitter hatred against all white people.

    I say hate those who treat you poorly and who are scum not everyone because of their skin color. The same goes for the police as not ALL are bad. In fact most are just like you and I and try to do what is right.

    When we have the us against them mentality we cannot see past that and find common ground with the very people we are supposed to be at war with and the elite and social controllers love this and use it to their advantage.

    They know our numbers are far greater than theirs ever will be and to level the playing ground they divide us in a very obvious manipulative manner. Most can’t even see or begin to understand that and the ones that do are in the minority and get trampled on by the majority.

    Every injustice we encounter and our actions in dealing with it will determine our success and that of future generations. Keep being a victim and you will raise a generation of victims. Empower your children and you will raise a generation of leaders. Bill Cosby talked a lot about these issues and was shot down by the majority of people he was trying to help.

    The Michael Brown story could have ended differently. Michael could have overcame that police officer in the patrol car and shot and killed him. There would have been no riots, no looting, no national news coverage. Only a small blip on the local news about the tragedy of a slain officer.

    Most people get their idea about cops and shootings from TV and the movies and the truth is that in real life when a cop shoots he does so to kill not to wound. No one can say if the 6 shots were excessive. No one was there to know if the kid kept coming as he was getting shot. I think he did. It makes sense based on the evidence and autopsy and not based on the lying witness accounts.

    Michael Brown is dead today because he made a choice and that choice cost him his life. The same goes for Trayvon Martin. He made the choice to go back and confront Zimmerman and it also cost him his life. Not one of us would let someone kill us or a loved one regardless of that persons skin color.

    The kid who was murdered in cold blood on that subway platform — that is a clear case of murder and police brutality.

    I remember reading a story once about an elderly woman involved in a home invasion and she took out her gun and fired a warning shot. This did not faze the people who broke in and she wound up in a shootout with the thugs. Which only ended when she killed 2 out of 3 and the third finally had the sense to take off. I was surprised that once she showed her weapon that they all did not leave and were all brazen enough to start a gun fight with this woman. So what we think a person should do and what they will do can be out of our realm of understanding.

  • King Pete

    Yes, it is just terrible the plight of these impoverished blacks. I marvel at the amazing accomplishments of the black community, their commitment to education and their amazing work ethic, their peaceful attempts to resolve problems in their own communities without resorting to rioting and looting, their commitment to family, the spectacular successes of the black men in raising their families and bootstrapping themselves up to success, their fine leadership that takes responsibility for any and all failures on the part of their community and refuses to blame other races for their plight, the refusal of their community to take advantage of government welfare programs and handouts, the refusal of their women to not have babies out of wedlock and from multiple partners…yes, it is just tragic that they ,the black community, must suffer in this fashion, as it is entirely not their fault based on their awesome value system. I really feel for them.

  • Primus_pilus

    Here’s your problem in a nutshell.

    One study discovered that 82 percent of white students graduate from high school but only 63.5 percent of black students do.

    If you cant be bothered to earn a high school diploma (and God knows they are easy enough to get today), then you most likely have ZERO work ethic.

  • N_Disnye

    The detachment of white Americans from Black Americans, which has been such a major factor in the latest rebellious behaviour is but a reflection of the same situation worldwide where Americans are now detested, having interfered with, and raped both economically & militarily almost every country that exists.

    One could say that the chickens have come home to roost, but closer inspection shows this whole circus is more likely to be engineered by the powers that be to fulfil their depopulation agenda and total world control.

    There is a lot going on.

  • Stephanie S

    One big problem is they don’t help their own. Black athletes and music stars aren’t known for giving back to the community. They show up for charity photo opps once in a while and more likely to be hanging at the WH than the slums of DC. Where are the black business people when your community needs you? Why don’t you provide mentoring and scholarships?

    • Gavin Smith

      Oprah didn’t help American blacks either. She went to South Africa and spent tons of money there on her charity.

      • http://www.mindbodygreen.com Kim

        you’re right. Oprah has no clue.

        • VIDGMER

          Yes very sad!

  • DJohn1

    There are a lot of significant facts.
    I was once accused by a black neighbor of not understanding prejudice. Until I related my own history of prejudice against a young British Boy in 1949.
    When we immigrated to this country after WWII, my mother dressed me as always as an English Schoolboy. That was I went to school in shorts, long socks, and everything else totally British in a lower class neighborhood full of bullies. I recently located an old passport. I was 42 pounds on a 3 foot 6 frame.
    My first year at school I bloodied a bully’s nose on the school bus. I got spanked by the Principal of the school for that effort to defend myself. That pretty much ended the bullying though. That principal was lucky my Dad was a fairly stable person. He was the middle weight champion of the 3rd British navy fleet in WWII. He was angry at that principal for punishing me for defending myself.

    Even today I am short by American Standards.
    World War II rations took a huge toll on young people in Britain. I was fairly sickly for the first 7 years of my life. Then they took out my tonsils and I started catching up.
    I never stopped fighting for what I want in my entire life. I never gave up even if the odds were hopelessly against me.
    I never ever cried prejudice. It was there but I ignored it.

    • Johnathan Emerson

      And your point is…? I don’t believe you were being malicious in your comment, but I am sick of whites dismissing racism and prejudice, two things they likely will never go through (including you–the ‘prejudice’ you chose to ‘ignore’ was borne of bullying, not because you were a certain race, something you were aware of before you replied), a theme that is all too common in these comments.

      • Joe

        Johnathan,

        I’m a victim of racism and prejudice when I get passed over by diversity quotas. I’m a victim of racism and prejudice when I go into a store staffed by blacks and get piss poor customer service. But it’s only right since so often I get to enjoy my “White Privilege” right?

        – Joe

  • DJohn1

    Concerning the Black situation in this country.
    I have been in a school before where it is 90% black.
    And yes, some of those students appeared to be far behind the mental status of the students I was later in.
    There is a whole lot going on in our school systems that really needs correction soon.
    If any one of those black poor students were white, they would have remedial training right now to help correct the situation.
    It isn’t a matter of skin color. IT is a matter of having a uniform on that says I belong to a certain group of people and they are hopeless. So promote them through the system and let nature take its course.
    If I took genetic evidence on any one of those kids, I would find that they are not black at all! They have the black skin programmed genetically into their makeup along with some other characteristics.
    Otherwise, a lot of them would have passed themselves off as pure white. There is that great a mix of genes in the so-called black population.
    The technical term for the races are NEGROID, CAUCASION, and MONGOLIAN. It indicates certain racial origins, meaning they resided in certain geographical areas of the world with certain climates.
    Indian tribes are Mongolian for the most part. But about 4.5 thousand years ago the Mongolian race in Asia experienced a small mutation in the direction of the eyelid. It has since passed on to the majority of people in that area. Which happened to be after a large group of them migrated to the Americas.
    Genetic science can track people with our current knowledge of genetics. They can tell exactly what is in your family background. That is downplayed a lot because it means if you have undesirable(socially) genes it means you may wake up one day to discover some of those genes came from black people.
    My Dad shaved twice a day. Neither of his sons shaves more than once every other day and that is peach fuzz.
    We are Caucasion. Tracking our family tree says we have been Caucasion for a long time.
    My first wife’s family history is German. The kids inherited a mixed history that gave them high IQs. Far higher than either one of us. Somewhere in her family background there is an Indian.
    I think our light beards come from the Scottish side of the family from about the 1800s.
    The same thing happens when you mix two people from different geological backgrounds no matter what their race.
    They tend to be smarter than their parents.
    Those mixed with Black and White are known as Mulatoes.
    They can be incredibly talented individuals. So why are so many in jail? It is because most of the judges out there and most of the lawyers relate to money. That means if you are poor of any racial background you won’t get a fair trial in this country.

    • Sandbagger

      Anyone want to watch Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce?

      Says a lot.

  • Arno Krause

    When you have a continuously dis-satisfied, mal-contented minority element of any society, you will eventually have upheaval, and finally destruction. It happened to ancient Rome, it happened in Russia, it will happen in America.

    • Joe Woolf

      I think that the left are caught up in group rights and sows discontent purposely…. they pit one group against the other and promise one group they’re going to save them…… It’s the only way that such a corrupt and completely immoral stance can make sense…. Think 1932 Germany or 1917-1919 Russia…. It’s the way Napolian or Lenin or, Hitler can come to power. It’s the “get ‘em” strategy… It’s why Lenin talked about useful idiots.

      This country was founded on individual rights, not group rights.

      QUOTE:

      Individual
      rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the
      smallest minority on earth is the individual).

  • Gavin Smith

    I’m very disappointed in this website. I’ll always question his judgement now. I would have never expected an anti-white leftist article from him.

    • Jackie Milton

      The truth is hard to swallow huh?

      • Gavin Smith

        Go back to your third-world cesspool.

      • Walgreens Suucks

        Yeah it is true, but its caused by the fact that blacks have a much lower level of average intelligence than whites and every other race for that matter.

  • Jonathan Bello

    Gentlemen:

    Commentary such as seen here is reflective of smoke and not
    the fire.

    The economy is declining. This causes the people effected
    (white and black) to have less resources and instead of
    trying to understand that it is not each other that is causing
    the decline, they fight with each other.

    The root causes are:
    1. the nature of mankind to fight and not cooperate
    2. a leadership that is addicted to power and its use
    per se ( an increasing number that are sociopathic)
    3. a leadership that is increasingly third rate
    4. the particular goals that international groups have:
    a. The Council on Foreign Relations
    b.Trilateral org. ( a Rockefeller supported org.)
    c.Bilderberg group ( international financiers, industrialists
    toward world government and the need to increase the pace of fragmentation and disarray in the nation state.

    To summarize:

    There is increasing disorder because the top leadership wants it that way. Disorder justifies increasing centralization
    of authority and increasing use of top down force.

    Expect more of this and prepare yourself for independence in:
    1. Food
    2. protection
    3. energy
    4. shelter

    Jonathan Bello

  • Daniel

    Look. I’m sick and tired of all this “disparity” talk. The main reason blacks lag behind is as obvious as the jug-ears on BO. The main reason blacks consistently lag behind whites is because in their younger years, they pitter their futures away by remaining uneducated. We have all heard it before. If a black student strives to be more, he or she is accused of “acting white”. Blacks ostracize those of their own race for trying to do better. Therefore, peer pressure gets the better of most of them, so they fall behind for fear of being ridiculed. Then, 10 years later, they all go, what the hell, why are there so many more well off white people than black people? It must be racism.

    It’s not! And only an idiot would say different. I know because I work with plenty of black people who didn’t neglect their education, and a lot of them live as good as, if not better than I do, and I consider myself well off (top 10% of wage earners).

    Ignorance is not an excuse. It’s a cause.

    • Sandbagger

      So true.

      When parents concentrate upon the good of their children and don’t give in to their own desires to the detriment of the child, those children THRIVE. GO FIGURE!

      ANY race that puts themselves before their progeny is on a path for disaster.

      No-fault divorce and the promiscuity of the “feminist” generation have a lot to account for!

    • joshua

      so try a substitute teacher job in a Public High School or Middle School, and you will SEE WHY THE BLACK KIDS are ignorant and without jobs. They have no social behavior or culture to support integration into a free and capitalist society….they only prepare themselves to be “taken care of” by the govt, or to sell drugs or commit crimes to get by. They learn it in their “homes” and neighborhoods. They have NO FREEDOM because they CHOOSE to fritter away their paid for and free to them education and early social service situations provided by others to them.

  • Joe Woolf

    YES YES YES, Michael.

    It is a LOT of things…. It’s systematic abuse of the poor… It’s declining economics… it having food prices go up 25% in the last year… They’re simply ANGRY.

    Well, burning down your local QT or looting isn’t the answer and needs a response but, not like the one they got. The police shouldn’t have to fear those they are supposed to protect and, when we have a situation where the very ones protecting the community are abusing it… well, they police maybe need a butt whipping and they should be afraid.

    I don’t think the police need armored vehicles… or any advantage that the public can’t buy on their own… if they have abused these people then, they should reap the rewards…. This is what our founders envisioned…. the govt. should fear it’s people if it stops being about the governed and it becomes those that would abuse them.

    Mr. Brown probably got what he deserved based on what I’m hearing this morning but, that’s just the straw that broke the camel’s back… it’s not about Brown anymore… it’s about payback…. and honestly, if they direct their anger at the police that were abusing them then… let it work itself out. ( after you take their armored MRAPS and other such equipment the public has no access to )

  • Mike Smithy

    Your ignorance and delusional thought process is astounding. Are you offended by critical thinkers and truth tellers that don’t prescribe to your Media Matters talking points? If so, you are trolling the wrong blog. I suggest that you stick with the echo chamber at PMSNBC. Is that rich enough for you?

    • Johnathan Emerson

      Of course, what I’m saying is only ‘ignorant and delusional’ because I don’t blindly agree with everything you’re saying. Meanwhile, the only ‘ignorant and delusional’ thought process that is astounding here is yours.

      A bunch of mad-at-nothing, old white racists (whether they believe themselves to be or not, the proof is in the comments) who have been pampered and buttressed by White Privilege all their lives (while, you know, living in a country that was founded, built, and will always thrive for/off of their interests) are the LAST people who should be playing ‘Race Commando,’ yet you all feel it’s your God-given right and responsiblity (Shades of ‘White Man’s Burden’) to tell and force everyone else on the planet to act like you in order to be ‘successful…’ while the entire planet gets more bankrupt, angry, violent, corrupt (oh look, those terms again) and divided everyday.

      Also, cut the labeling b.s.–Unlike you, I don’t believe everything some overpaid talking head with glazed hair and plastered smiles tells me on television. To say the priorities of you and those who think like you are messed up, and that you need to GROW UP, is the understatement of the year.

      • Mike Smithy

        YAWN. Your incoherent ramblings bore me.

        • Johnathan Emerson

          Go to sleep then, troglodyte. I know how thinking too much leads to headaches and lethargy for you. Maybe you can dream up more racist revisionist history garbage like your friends on here upvoting your senseless prattle.

  • California Architect

    The article attempts to make a connection between race and poverty. But single parent families has a higher correlation to poverty. People don’t like to talk about it because it means that poverty is the responsibility of the individual and the family, not whites or the government.

  • Dave

    Working-class white protestants are in pretty bad shape themselves, economically speaking. All the more reason to reduce legal and illegal immigration to drive up wages and pull away a larger share of the pie from billionaires, who are predominantly liberal and would have no qualms doing the same to us — as they have been doing.

  • Demi Monde

    This is without exception one of the best articles you have ever written, Michael. The sentiments you express and facts you provide convey that our nation is truly in a state of crisis. I had no idea it had such a strong racial component, even knowing the evils of for profit prisons and their predation on black and similar minority populations. Being white, highly educated and professionally experienced, and yet f*cked by the economy, it never occurred to me that it was so very much worse for people of color. Just me being stupid, again. I’ve learned so much about myself since my odyssey began after 2008. I am getting a taste of what so many have experienced for decades. For ever. I don’t think what you write is hyperbole or handwringing, I don’t always agree with you and think you’re a little bonkers many times, but I always get something out of what you say, but this one, you nailed it. It’s genuine, heartfelt, sober, and plainly laid out, cannot get better than that. Thank you.

    • joshua

      very few white folks seem to march and loot and riot over conditions.

    • Joe

      Demi,

      You’re not “f*cked” by the economy. You suckle at the teat of big daddy gov’t just like the rioters in Ferguson. Except you get paid more, apologies.

      – Joe

  • randal

    The bible teaches that it is good to be poor so I guess they should tell them that they are blessed and lucky to live in ghettos and high crime neighborhoods and should not strive to get out.

  • lisa

    It’s funny how death turns sinners into saints.

  • Dave of OK

    You are a brave one, Michael, to talk about these issues. Racism is part of the issue, but underlying are economic issues. Unfortunately as sovereign debt comes home to roost and once cities go bankrupt one after the other, and our government can’t continue to be everyone’s sugar daddy, the thing that is happening at Ferguson is going to happen all over our country. Then it is time to take your money out of the banks and find a good mattress.

    • Normal

      Dave
      Make sure you start filling your mattress as of now and keep that magnum handy.

  • NowAlive

    Part of my family is Native American. Some of my grandparents were murdered on the Trail of Tears. They experienced hundreds of years of persecution. My branch of the family left the reservation and is successful. Maybe it’s time to free your mind and leave the plantation? I’m not trying to be mean. I’m just saying that you have unwittingly made yourself a slave, and I believe you truly are. Part of my family is white and they owned slaves. The branch I’m from abandoned the plantation because they thought it was wrong. Finally, I’ll make the best statement of all. Knowing Christ is freedom. Without Him, we will all be forever slaves. God bless.

    • Coffeedrinker

      Bingo!

      “Knowing Christ is freedom. Without Him, we will all be forever slaves. God bless.”

      You will need Christ’s help whether you are a minority or from the (white) western European group.

  • Normal

    Michael
    I have followed you for years but this article sorry to say doesn’t make sense to me.
    Black or white recipe is the same:
    1. Stay away from local tugs and drugs
    2. Finish school
    3. Find job
    4. Pay your bills
    5. Save some
    6. Show love to life around you

  • marco

    While blacks/hispanics fight with white folks, asians just “git er done”. I read an article once that if you took the top 5% academic achievers in China and India that are children, they outnumbered the amount of _total_ children in the USA. If that is true, the USA definitely going to be irrelevant in 20 years time. Heck, we’re already irrelevant! “A house divided among itself will not stand.” – how true it is for the USA.

  • Demi Monde

    I’m in internet love with you.

    • Johnathan Emerson

      lol Thank you! It’s good/very refreshing to see someone on here who doesn’t play ‘blame the victim’ and tries to angrily and aimlessly compare their peoples’ suffering to the dehumanization and extermination campaigns levied against blacks in the Western world.

      • Demi Monde

        I as Irish and Scottish, and know so very little about the plight of each; I know Scotland is in the throes of trying to break free from England through vote this fall, and thanks to a friend, I can stay abreast of that. It’s been another form of repression for a people. I know much more about African American history once enslaved, and the Holocaust, not even my own history! Comparing what happened to anyone is just wrong, as each have to be taken in their own context, trying to compare the is juvenile. A victim is a victim is a victim. Revictimizing is a tactic to blame the victim and if it’s not obvious to you you are are fool. I love that you are so to the point, and fact focused. Keep it up. Your comments are audacious and truthful, so sick of lemmings (I like the actual animal, no offense) and the proud, disgusting racists. You’re one cool dude/chick.

        • Joe in OH

          Go make some biracial welfare and EBT supported younguns together or stop teasing poor Johnny.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Says the puerile, repugnant (look it up), deluded, cheap-beer-swilling Inbred banging that tripe out with six fingers on one hand. Go make yourself useful and pull your Trailer out of the nearest creek while two adults are talking, Jethro.

          • Joe in OH

            Jethro is it? Settle down Jonathan you’re about to do or say something you’ll regret in that state of mind. The whole world is watching.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Welfare and EBT is it? Settle down, ‘Joe,’ despite the fact that you’ve already done and said something you’ll regret in your primitive state of mind. And the only thing you need to be ‘watching’ is your mouth, you racist cretin.

          • Joe in OH

            OK I have to go get my trailer out of the creek again. I wish you kids would stop doing that.

          • Demi Monde

            We need not be provoked, nor let this Midwest dope instigate a pointless though not useless argument (it is always rich to see how others see things, even if they are dumb as dirt, uneducated and possibly flaming racists or sexists or flaming whatever). I will not engage that person again, I suggest you don’t either. It detracts from your excellent and well-informed, and impassioned points. Deal?

          • Joe in OH

            Flaming whatever? You caught yourself just in time didn’t you? Before your PC indoctrination what epithet would have followed “flaming?”. By the way, I didn’t think you liberals liked profiling and generalizations like the negative one you inferred about us flyover Midwesterners. Shame you can’t reply because you have a deal with Johnathan. Bet he will though. He’s your knight in shining armor.

          • Demi Monde

            Is everything banned?

          • Joe in OH

            Your rules honey. Spit it out.

          • Demi Monde

            Trying but getting moderated. For a comment. You’re a disgusting flyover pointless *ss with no life experience. I know Johnathan the same way you do, freak show, from this thread. That he and I are 2 actual intelligent people and not goobers like you is problematic for you, obviously, so go away little gumshoe goober. I am going to enjoy speaking with a smart person, regardless of their s*x, race, religion, geography, or education, though blessedly, this person is very well educated. Thus the joy. You, get a GED.. Being blocked for an innocuous comment.

          • Joe in OH

            If I didn’t know better I would think you’re angry to the point of trying to insult me. Someday you might accomplish something with your life but until you realize you’re wasting your time with angry ideologues like your guy Johnathan you will be stuck in your sophomoric, arrested adolescent fantasies. That’s my last word on the issue. Really, regardless of further attempts at provocation other than to tell you you’d love it here in Ohio.

          • Demi Monde

            Do you make $63k a year?And that is net. You irrelevant joker.

          • TrailerParkElna

            Wow, That’s all you make with a Masters degree? Have you heard the saying, “The cream always rises”. That’s not you.
            Maybe a clue, why you’re on here spewing your BS.
            Oh change your name from Demi, to Dummy

          • Demi Monde

            I work in the public, non-profit sector, contracted by the city of NY, dealing with idiots like you all day long. With the salary, along with benefits,(awesome health and dental insurance), 4 weeks of vacation, holidays off, personal days, and pension, and union protection, I am not complaining. I have a huge rent stabilized apt in a gorgeous Brooklyn neighborhood a block away from a major museum, central library, botanical garden, and world famous park, and worked hard and continue to do so for everything I have. So my degree has definitely worked out well for me, and dolts like you who are to clueless and need my help.

          • Joe

            Demi,

            You’re afraid to walk down the street alone at night but are too ignorant to consciously admit it.

            -Joe

          • Demi Monde

            Why the hell would I be afraid to walk down the street alone at night? Not in my particular neighborhood. Safe and well patroled, and people on the streets at all times of the day and night. Now East NY or Brownsville, or some parts of the Bronx, it would just be stupid and dangerous to walk around alone late at night, you moron. This stupid ad hominem attack on me about something that has nothing to do with anything merely reveals your own ignorance and trollism to try to pick a fight.

          • Joe

            Demi,

            You’re the troll. I can prove it.

            – Joe

          • tickle tickle

            Tsk tsk tsk. I hope your boss finds out that you’ve been unproductive using work hours to troll.

          • Johnathan Emerson

            Deal :)

          • Demi Monde

            F you, p**y. Like he said, have another Pabst and STF up.

          • Joe in OH

            Demi and Johnathan I wish you happiness and a good life. I know you are both well meaning and after youi’ve lived for a few more years your views will change. I was young once too so I know.

          • Demi Monde

            Is 50 young, Big Joe?

          • Demi Monde

            Your problem is not your age but your attitude. It’s clear you had a sheltered life and haven’t been exposed to different cultures. I am so sad that you haven’t had more exposure to wonderful groups of people from all over the world. You are deeply ensconced in the Midwest, and have nothing but fear to eat, and racism and sexism. I revile people like you. You disgust me. Stay where you are, be judgmental, don’t actually live life, and die f**king stupid and angry and ignorant. Feh, meh, meshuggah..

          • tickle tickle

            Sorry chickie but you’re the asshole with the attitude problem.

          • Gavin Smith

            lol, you got a badly-raised nasty woman upset there, Joe.

          • Demi Monde

            He strikes me more as a Mack, That is a very popular trailer trash Southern name, but he is special, he’s in the middle of flyover country, the great nowhere.

          • Gavin Smith

            What a hateful bigot you are, Demi. Why are you preaching to all of us about how intolerant we are? You’re just very smart, are you?

          • Demi Monde

            Yes, as a matter of fact, I am. And when it comes to Midwest trailer trash, then yep, guilty as charged. P.S. Do you even know what the word bigot means?

          • Gavin Smith

            Do you? lol

            And aside from that, it’s so amusing when someone so obviously badly raised calls other people trash. You’ve really got issues, lady.

          • Demi Monde

            Well, my parents raised me to go to college and get my Master’s, and then go off to work in Midtown Manhattan. 20 years professional experience as a public librarian. So yep, whatever you say, badly raised, trailer trash’s best friend. My issue today is having to respond to knownothing nitwits like you.

          • BLACKS=DISEASE

            Go make yourself “useful” (and I use that term EXTREMELY LOOSELY when it comes to blacks) and get yo bruthas outta da crack house and jail, while 200 more “bruthas” are robbing and killing in a town near you..

          • Demi Monde

            Oh, you are such a joke.

    • jaxon64

      we already figured out you are a black man lover..no need to be so blatant about it….live and let live, if that’s what you like

      • Johnathan Emerson

        And we already figured out you are a black man hater…no need to be so blatant about it…live and…no, just die, since that’s what you like, Stormfront Troll.

      • Demi Monde

        I am an intelligent person lover, a person you couldn’t recognize if they were pummeled at you. If you read any of my comments, I didn’t know if this commenter was liberal or rightwing, black or white, man or woman. Reducing this topic to thinking I am a white woman who likes black men makes you the fool not capable of engaging in a conversation with any level of intelligence.

        • Guest

          ” If you read any of my comments”

          How can they if your comments are set to private?

          “I am an intelligent person lover, a person you couldn’t recognize if they were pummeled at you.


          Not all intelligent people are rude jocks like you.

          • Demi Monde

            You sound like a moron.

          • tickle tickle

            Poor unhappy Demi feigning that smile. She got banned and here she shows up with a newly created one. Tsk tsk tsk.

  • Townsaver

    51% of America voted for this direction.
    Reap what you sow.
    The warning signs were all there right in the beginning, but were ignored. You want socialism? You got it. And communism is sure to follow, comrade.

  • antonio

    Michael, I’m glad to see this type of article that articulates well the disparaging difference between blacks and white. I hate to focus upon race because it’s used as a tool to divide us all as the human race, but it is imperative to address it when the need arises.

    The elite (controllers) have used race as a divider meanwhile their policies for centuries have suppressed latin, middle easterners and africans progression by design. No it’s not a conspiracy it is historical fact.

    If white America could figure this out as a whole, they would realize it’s much bigger than race. While we fight among ourselves the elite are the ones laughing all the way to the bank. They use gait keepers both black and white to continue to divide us while our liberties are being eroded.

    Notice now that white middle class Americans are now feeling the heat of unemployment, police brutality, etc like minorities have experienced for over 200 years. You were warned by minority activists years ago that we are our brothers keeper, but you ignored that fact. Now the elite will implement those policies used against minorities around the world on your families. Get ready for a ride! Only God can restore this nation by only repenting!

  • CynicalGuy42

    It seems like all of America, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, is being affected by economic trouble. It seems like black America has it worse than white America, but things are getting worse for everybody.
    How much can be blamed on the system, and how much can not? Asians and some Middle Eastern ethnic groups manage to prosper.

  • geo wells

    Only Big Brother can guarantee equal results aside from merit. Affirmative action, EEOC, forced diversity, assimilation and integration. Its all killing the White race. Non-whites want all they can get while Whites are held as Tax serfs. Diversity is a codeword for White genocide

  • Sandbagger

    “…These days, Ferguson is like many of the suburbs around St. Louis, inner-ring towns that accommodated white flight decades ago but that are now largely black. And yet they retain a white power structure.

    Although about two-thirds of Ferguson residents are black, its mayor and five of its six City Council members are white. Only three of the town’s 53 police officers are black.”

    Alright, I understand Michael didn’t write this but he did use it in this article so I assume it’s fair game.

    It’s Bull$ to blame white people moving away from the city into outlying areas on the rising poverty of the black (assumed to be African-American) people who moved in. It’s Bull$ to whine about the so-called “white power structure” when all the offices mentioned (Mayor, City Council) are voter approved. Why didn’t more black people apply? If they did, perhaps they weren’t voted in because the people of Ferguson (who actually voted) realized their inability to perform the job!

    Oh, and it’s Bull$ to point out the town’s police is mostly white…like it’s some sort of conspiracy to beat down the black man/woman/child on the street. Black men/women have just as much opportunity to join the force as any other race.

    P.S. African-American is NOT synonymous with people of black skin! Many so-called African-Americans are not from African decent!

  • Norman Hoppenbauer

    the poor blacks who have for 40 years been living off of white peoples handouts.they vote democrat 90% of the time. wonder why their so poor..they have low job skills, education,crime records,is whitey to blame? while black prosperity is directly tied to white why would they reelect obama? we are not all the same their is differences in intellect which no one seems to talk about. cultural, genetic,diseases..im probley as racist as blacks yea im sure of it,but i dont riot and play the knockout game and i have self respect . if blacks want prosperity they need to vote differently …not democrat…

  • TheSmokeGuy

    And it’s so much easier when other people are going to pay the bills. This still does not explain why certain races always seem to over populate or act like animals in the jungle when it comes to their conduct or sexual habits.

  • Walgreens Suucks

    You are forgetting the fact that blacks genetically have a much lower IQ than whites and are driven to criminal activity by higher testosterone.

    • VIDGMER

      really? Black s built the white house, D.C., railways, and farms for 440 years. And Black slaves helped a white nation of people a wealthy and powerful empire in the world.

      whites weren’t idea nor invent the racial integration, however they stolen motto, integration, and courage from a black man named Martin Luther King’s ideal.

      • Joe

        Hello,

        Yes, hate the White man to make yourself feel better. Jews actually ran the ships that imported the slaves. Yes, White people bought them because they couldn’t find enough help to plant and harvest their crops. Whites treated blacks better back then than blacks treat blacks now. Whites are the only race to have freed their slaves. Blacks and Asians still have slaves. And you need to learn the truth about MLK. Whites would have been successful without slaves but blacks cannot sustain a civilization more than one generation.

        – Joe

        • VIDGMER

          LOL @ Joe. You are right the one and only whites who authorized to set blacks freed from slavery, not Spanish, Asian, Jew, whatever.

          I really thanked to whites for that. they give me everything like Motorcycle, house, etc unlike other nations treated their own black slaves shyts and take merchants away from slaves, very sad.. the world are super-jealous of blacks live luxury in the beautiful white country. *wink*

  • Walgreens Suucks

    The worst neighborhoods are black, the worst cities are black(Detroit, Chicongo, Philadelphia, D.C.). The most miserable states are black(LA,GA,AK,MS) the most miserable countries are black. The most miserable, backward continent, Africa, is where most of the blacks are. What could be the connection between all these areas where civilisation and progress recede? It must be whiteys fault somehow.

  • Anthony

    Things will get much worse before they ever get better. Wait until the Hispanics become the US majority in 2050.

  • Orange Jean

    #8 is the biggest cause of the discrepancy in incomes between these two groups. How do I know? I’m white, but when I was young (18) I made the same dumb mistake, which resulted in me and my son living in poverty for the next 18 years. I dumped the so-called “father” when I found out he was a thief (robbing stores at gunpoint) and well on his way to becoming a heroin addict. I was on welfare the first 4 years of my son’s life, but hated it and found part time minimum wage jobs then full time work when my son started going to school. Eventually I went to college (starting at age 30), grad school, and got a decent job. Funny, I’m doing a lot better in my life now and so is my son (who ended up getting a good job in IT).

    I have to argue there is no “White privilege” however. I did not get good financial aid when I went to school, specifically because I did not “qualify” for most of the financial aid that was available as it was targeted towards minorities (even those who came from families with plenty of money) and not available to those who were not minorities, no matter how poor you were. The only financial aid I could get as an undergraduate was a very small grant ($500 year max back then), student loans which were then at 9.6% interest rates, and a work study job at $5 an hour. As a grad student I was also offered a stipend to pay for tuition as well. Any minority could also get that same grant and same student loan package, if they were in similar financial bracket… and the same type of help as a grad student in my department.

    After college, all but one workplace I’ve worked in (over 20 years) had a least one person who was in the same job category, with same level of education and was given a much higher salary (in one case, about $20 more) JUST because they were Black.

    I don’t resent minorities for taking advantage of what was and has been made available to them – but I am certainly not going to feel sorry for someone for using their race or ethnicity as an excuse for violence, theft, looting, etc. Bunch of nonsense!

    • Jackie Milton

      Jean the reason they choose to live as single parents is in order for them to qualify for more entitlements. Many times there is still a man in the house but they aren’t a married couple .

      • Orange Jean

        You do have a point there… and also, despite the fact that the IRS says you have to “report” illegal income (yeah, right!)… some people make a lot of money illegally… but poverty rates don’t include that information.

      • Sandbagger

        So true. My husband and I actually joke about getting a divorce in order to qualify for a bunch of entitlements and coming out making more than if we stay married.

        But where’s the integrity in that?

    • Sandbagger

      Regarding the pay discrepancy, as a woman, I’ve had a similar situation happen to me. A man at the company I worked was less skilled in his position than I, yet made more. He had some issues that the boss didn’t like, yet was never fired.
      I stayed on because I loved my job and actually liked my boss. I just didn’t agree with his sexist attitude toward men receiving higher pay, simply for being a man.

      *shrug*

  • Justin Case 4

    Blacks are trapped only by their willingness to stay trapped. They could get a real educations but that would require them to learn to act human. They could start a business that does not involve pimpin or drugs but that would be too much work. I do not feel sorry for them because they just sit around, B!TC# and moan how they are owed something. Screw them.

  • joshua

    well, the blacks have been provided with housing subsidies, free public school education, transportation and meals for kids including day care and subsidies for single mothers with kids, food stamps, affirmative action preferences in education and hiring, hate crime protection, and a dominent position in most government funded operations at the HR hiring level. They have the ability to be educated, and invest in their own skill attainment, and to decide what to buy or not to buy based upon their ability to manage their own freedom and money. They stopped working “menial jobs” when it made more economic sense to them to take govt handouts rather than work low wage entry jobs which would lose their govt subsidies. The Federal Govt and the Liberal Agenda have screwed the blacks, who gladly embrassed “free stuff” and “victimization” rather than work in the Capitalistic American Dream society of the original founders. The blacks have no one to blame other than their personal lack of incentives, integrity, culture, and laziness.

  • TheSmokeGuy

    Whether it be destruction by design, biological or genetic tendencies, or lack of parenting, the truth is seen in what transpires on a daily basis. In South Africa, apartheid is a thing of the past. Yet, when the black warlords took over the white run farms. their own people were left starving due to no production. Birmingham is another classic example of what happens when blacks are put in charge of political institutions. The once great city was at one time headquarters to six fortune 500 corporations. It now has only one. Even since blacks have controlled the city government, the city has descended into crime and poverty.

  • Anna44

    There is a ripple effect. 40% of black Americans don’t finish high school- so they can’t find a decent job making their unemployment numbers higher. 45% of children live in poverty- maybe because 50% are in single parent homes – (& mom is working 2 jobs to stay afloat) Maybe the incarceration rate is 6x higher- because they are unemployed (idle hands) , and if mom is out working her butt off- she isn’t aware that he may not be home or ditching school or who his new friends are. (gang). Meanwhile- over 1/2 my neighborhood are black folks (in the biggest homes) and they are successful because they finished school, have a great work ethic, have advanced degrees, are married and their children are growing up with the same advantages as my kids because there’s 2 parents raising them. So is this really about color….or CHOICES?

    • Ubwart

      I am willing to bet that 100% of the black folks in your area work for the “gubament”.

  • oooBooo

    Only in the comments do I find the primary cause. Government programs. These Government programs destroy people. They destroy individuals. They destroy families. They destroy communities. They destroy economies. As a result, government grows into the void.

    These programs take hold and then destroy any people seduced by them, any people to whom they are aimed at, marketed to. Then all that is needed is government harassment to stoke the fire.

  • Richard T.

    Compare the blacks with other ethnic groups and cultures and you will see a very stark contrast. For example, at the beginning the 20th century, most of the Chinese are illiterate (over 90%). With all the wars and revoluions raging on for the first part of the 20th century, China didn’t really start to develop until the 1980s. Now the literacy rate in Mainland China is about 90%. And China has rebuilt from scratch after World War II and all the political movements that brought much destruction in 30 years. African countries, started to develop on their own in the 1960s. And what have they done with all their natural resources? What have they done with all that they have? It is very much worth considering the reason behind why someone is successful and why someone is not.

  • Randy Townsend

    All crap – the truth is simple: Blacks that: 1) get an education, 2) stay away from drugs/booze/gangs, 3) are willing to work to improve their lives do just fine. The victimization mentality has played itself out – it’s nobody’s “fault”, it’s their responsibility.

  • Ubwart

    I generally like your posts but this time you screwed the pooch. Blacks do poorly in this country, and every other country where they occur either naturally like in Africa or are imported like the UK and Germany due to their low IQs and poor impulse control. Racism has nothing to do with their crappy conditions, they just aren’t smart enough to emulate white civilization.

  • guest

    It’s unfortunate that black women sold their husbands, children, culture and souls for welfare gibsmedats. After 50 years of VOLUNTARY slavery and self destruction, I am not surprised that blacks are feral beasts incapable of human logic, reason, or behavior.
    This they did to themselves.
    What we see today was the desired outcome of the ‘great society’.
    You’re welcome to wring your hands and ‘feel’ compassion for the lesser breed. I, otoh, will keep my powder dry, waiting for the pavement apes to start their crap here. Guarantee I won’t be wasting 4 shots (non lethal) hoping to dissuade the groid, I’ll drop 1 in it’s melon.
    I have no pity for democrats or their pets.
    They’re all human garbage to me.

  • BLACKS=DISEASE

    PLEASE, PLEASE take all of your kind (BLACKS) and get out of the country! We dont NEED you or WANT you here! MalcomX @$$ POS!!!!

  • Black?NOT!!

    It would only be a dream-come-true for the rest of us here if in fact the useless black race was targeted for extermination as you say. Furtheromore, “extermination” is the EXACT term I would use for you F’in miserable COCKROACHES!!!

  • FlogDonkey

    Blacks in the UK do not seem to have the same difficulties as those in the US, therefore, that which afflicts black in the US can be attributed to nothing other than a cultural framework that nearly ensures a life of crime and poverty.

  • flyover country

    You Lie,
    You have been typing hatred for those who live in the Midwest throughout this whole thread. Then have the audacity to say you enjoy speaking with a smart person regardless…of geography… You preen like one of my chickens over your Master’s degree in Librarian science, no doubt typing your vitriol while on the government clock. I am glad I moved from the coast line enough to only see the planes way overhead. Please continue to fly over my small, newly created farm. Your literate lies and hatred are best served elsewhere in the country.

    • Demi Monde

      Thank you for making no sense. hadn’t laughed yet today, all two hours old.

  • Lexxs

    As expected the ignorant and disgusting white racists are posting like crazy.

    • George Blair

      What exactly is “racist” about these posts?

    • guest

      Such an emotional outburst devoid of facts….. I think you missed your nappy.
      Truth isn’t racist / sexist / hateist. Truth doesn’t feel, or rely on emotion. It just is.
      The truth is that majority of blacks are feral beasts. There are a few reasons for that, mostly self inflicted.
      I used to feel badly that they chose unwisely and destroyed their families and culture. I don’t anymore and there are a few reasons for that. Mostly because of my interactions with the feral beasts. Does that make me a racist ? I don’t care. In fact, I chuckle when the likes of you make that charge. The card is dog eared and worn from being overplayed.

  • George Blair

    Poverty, btw is just an excuse. And not a reason. If poverty were the cause behind these riots, then why aren’t the poor, whites of the Appalachian areas rioting? Killing?

  • GoneWithTheWind

    The unemployment rate for African Americnas is high because many of them are unemployable as a result of dropping out of school and/or criminal activity most notably drugs. Another HUGE factor is the welfare system which encourages and rewards unemployment, out of wedlock births, laziness and deception/lying. The single biggest thing we can do to help them is end welfare. The second biggest thing is to end this crazy idea that because someone we don’t even know was long ago was a slave or mistreated by someone else long ago that we also don’t know does NOT make you a victim today. Man up, grow up, take care of yourselves and your families. Stop being a dead wieght. Pay attention in school and actually graduate, then get a job. Stop blaming others for your failures.

    • guest

      “Stop blaming others for your failures.”
      You must admit, it’s easier than trying to better yourself.
      Especially since gov’t sugar throws them a bone occasionally.
      Like at election time when the democrat is giving a speech while cradling a block of cheese like a baby and explaining to them that he /she / it had to wrestle it away from evil whitey, who just wants them to starve.

  • Pete

    Maybe it is the fault of blacks. After all, the continent they came from has never produced a civilization, a written language, or anything of note.

    • guest

      Blasphemer !!!! How dare you try to inject facts into this !!!!
      Besides, we all know that blacks invented everything and us dumber, weaker whites stole it all. Don’t take my word for it, google will help you to ‘know’ da truffs.

  • Dietl

    What B.S. I live in Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky is arguably one of the poorest areas of the country. If the above was true we’d have riots and looting every night. Of course, the poor in Eastern Kentucky are white. Any correlation?

    • guest

      “Of course, the poor in Eastern Kentucky are white. Any correlation?”
      Shhhh, you’re ruining the narrative and…….. It’s rayciss to suggest that dem pooah put upon black folk might eben be partially responsible foa dere conditions whats deys be findin demselfs ins..
      English is rayciss, if youse axe mees, because blacks are incapable of speaking, or understanding it.
      Eastern Kentucky, beautiful country, been there a time or two. Lots of good, honest decent people, I might add.
      From my experiences, poverty hasn’t forced most there to abandon their morals.
      Of course I’m biased, basing my opinion upon my (white) experiences, lying (white) eyes and (white supremacist) priviledge.
      I better go see what pmsnbc’s take on E.K. is so I know what to think…

  • Will-I-Am

    As a Moor, I can tell you all that it’s not really about hating “white” people in general as much as it is about hating white supremacy which is a system/power structure which includes evil factions of all races! White supremacy involves deliberately disenfranchising black people while replacing them with Mexicans who I guess have been elected as the new permanent underclass slaves. I don’t see any homeless Mexicans anywhere, even the illegals can get jobs with no problem, so this leads me to believe that their state is being engineered. Your country is going downhill fast.

  • Joe

    Johnathan,

    Blacks blame Whites because it’s easier to blame someone else than to take responsibility for their actions. You take a small portion of the blame but then choose to blame White’s for the bulk of the continued suffering of the black race. Please point to one successful black community.

    – Joe

  • Joe

    Johnathan,

    You blame Whites for destroying these countries but what is stopping blacks from rebuilding them? Keep blaming Whites for your race’s problems.

  • Joe

    Gutter Snipe,

    No ‘Acting White’ is actively discouraged. Can you believe that there are people in the black community that say that young blacks don’t what to study math, history, culture because it doesn’t belong to them. And those same leaders say it’d okay, the system should adapt to them not the other way around.

    -Joe

  • Joe

    Rob,

    The only thing Mike did was prove he has a bleeding heart. It’s a national tragedy when one White kills a black but no one cares when they murder each other.

    – Joe

    • Rob W

      Be shocked when the machine turns on you. I couldn’t care less.

  • Joe

    Rob,

    Go live in Detroit or Chicago and tell me about “anti-anglo prejudice”.

    – Joe

    • Rob W

      Do you think Flint, Michigan, would do, Joe? That’s where I live…

  • Ian

    Why you so mad Joe?

    • Joe

      Ian,

      Not mad, just stating facts.

      – Joe

      • Ian

        Joe

        The fact is Jesus saved us all from our sinful human nature. All we need to do is acknowledge and receive what He did on the cross at Calvary. So don’t shoot the messenger, bro.

        – Ian

  • sonofseawolf

    hi micheal and ec bloggers,
    took a trip up to the bakken look for work and just to dispel and myths about whats going on up there.
    there is work and skilled work.
    class a makes $25 hour average.
    Walmart in Dickinson pays $16 if I recall or maybe that was the fast food cashier at wally way $14. all full time jobs.
    gas and food prices same as lv which is about the same as
    calcuttafornia prices.
    only att and verison really worked up there
    I found apartments for rent starting at about 1350 a month 13 month lease and the last months free.
    ok first hand account of the bakkan trip.
    Watford city and Williston are nuts w/ this shaleshit.
    don’t bother to look for a storage unit either I had to go to bizmarx to store my boxes. $48 per month for a 7×13.
    anyway another stat I picked up from my education:
    $5 is the typical amassed wealth of the black American woman.
    from your acticle sounds like in 1960 this country should have purged its leadership. off w/ their heads.
    protect yourself at all times 14 5

  • tickle tickle

    That’s a specific type of librarian but thanks for the specifics.

    • Demi Monde

      Moob. It’s for an entry level adult services librarian for a public library. STFU. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

      • tickle tickle

        You can pull my finger anytime, sweetie.

  • Chester Field

    Thug life.

  • Mrshitch

    I guess I don’t understand the intent of some of these statistics. If black people aren’t graduating high school what does that have to so with anything? If they wanted to graduate they would stay in school. If they stayed in school they could get a job. If they had a job there wouldn’t be as much crime.
    It’s not a black thing but as you’re using African American statistics I feel like that is fair to say. The quickest way to improve your life is through education. If you’re not educated, your life will suffer a bit more.
    It doesn’t even have to be book smarts. Get yourself educated in a trade. Stay off drugs.
    There are reasons for these statistics.
    Our town has a 1% black population and there are only a few who are hard working professionals. The rest live in the impoverished areas. But I can remember going to school with the kids. They skipped out, told off the teachers, were frequently on drugs and didn’t do their work.
    There were lots of white kids who did that, too.
    At what point does your life become your own choice and not a product of your race/culture/upbringing.
    If you wish for a different life, will it and it will be so.

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