Started by Hijiri Byakuren, July 24, 2016, 11:14:31 PM
QuoteDon't recall reading any articles about white ghetto gangs. They are predominantly black and Hispanic.
QuoteMuch of black music and culture centers on gang related "thug life" and much of music like rap and hip hop had gang or ghetto roots.
Quote...Blocking freeways and interrupting conventions doesn't win, perseverance and patience does.
Quote from: Hijiri Byakuren on July 24, 2016, 11:14:31 PMDo blacks commit more crimes than other races, or are they convicted of more crimes? Also, what is the rate of false convictions among blacks compared to everyone else?
Quote from: doorknob on July 27, 2016, 04:19:09 PMOH no don't miss understand I don't support black lives matter. I'm just explaining why this has become such a problem.
QuoteI'm sympathetic to the black and Hispanic communities because I've seen what they face on a day to day basis. For some one to come in and say well you are on your own you need to change it your self is a bit much. Do they need to put some effort into changing it absolutely. But they can't do it on their own. They feel overwhelmed as this is not a simple just change your self problem. This is a we need to root out the real problem at the very core of why black crime rates are so much higher than any other culture's crime rates. But it's not a one part problem.
Quote from: doorknob on July 27, 2016, 04:19:09 PMI'm sympathetic to the black and Hispanic communities because I've seen what they face on a day to day basis.
Quote from: infidelguy on July 29, 2016, 03:27:16 PMThe statistical data does reveal a huge disparity between whites and minorities with regard to the rate of deaths at the hands of police, incarcerations, arrests and confrontations with police. A number of conservative Republicans have put data out there mostly reflecting numerical data from particular cities and communities without taking into account actual population ratios (as has already been discussed). Federal data as well has been cherry-picked by some in apparently some attempt to pretend that the outrage from black communities are somehow misplaced. It's not. I'm surprised this is a matter still being debated to be honest. Be careful your sources my fellow freethinkers and review all angles. A bit of a personal experience: I worked as Federal Correctional Officer and I also worked in private security officer. I'm also a US Army Veteran. I have seen over and over again during my tenure with these organizations, blacks receiving frequently more harsh sentences and punishments compared to their white counterparts. The legal and social disparities became a reality that many non-whites (especially blacks and hispanics) just accepted for many years. After the most recent killings of blacks, a number of groups and individuals have just had enough. Some decided to protest peacefully, some decided to kill. The BLM movement didn't cause either of these. These are symptoms of a much broader issue.
Quote from: Jack89 on July 30, 2016, 12:59:10 AMInstead of looking at the US population ratios, try looking at the demographics of criminals. What percentage of crime is committed by blacks compared to other race/ethnic groups? Compare police interactions, killings, incarcerations, arrests, confrontations and so on to the percentage of criminals rather than the percentage of the overall population. Using overall population ratios is just dishonest. I was career military and worked private security for years myself, performing security surveys across the western states. So what? That's anecdotal at best.