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Is Racism Responsible for Today's Black Problems?

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Is Racism Responsible for Today's Black Problems?

Walter E. Williams

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 12:01 AM

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.

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I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death -- rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks.

The pretense is that police conduct stands as the root of black problems. According to the NAACP, from 1882-1968, there were 3,446 black people lynched at the hands of whites. Today, being murdered by whites or policemen should be the least of black worries. In recent times, there is an average of 9,252 black-on-black murders every year. Over the past 35 years, that translates into nearly 324,000 blacks murdered at the hands of other blacks. Only a tiny percentage of blacks are killed by police. For example, in Chicago this year, there were 414 homicides, with a total of 2,078 people shot. So far in 2020, three people have been killed by police and four were shot. Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald reports that "a police officer is 18 1/2 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer." Crime is a major problem for many black communities, but how much of it can be attributed to causes such as institutional racism, systemic racism, and white privilege?

The most devastating problem is the very weak black family structure. Less than a third of black children live in two-parent households and illegitimacy stands at 75%. The "legacy of slavery" is often blamed. Such an explanation turns out to be sheer nonsense when one examines black history. Even during slavery, where marriage was forbidden, most black children lived in biological two-parent families. Professor Herbert G. Gutman's research in "The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom 1750-1925" found that in three-fourths of 19th-century slave families, all the children had the same mother and father. In New York City, in 1925, 85% of black households were two-parent. In fact, "Five in six children under the age of six lived with both parents." During slavery and as late as 1920, a black teenage girl raising a child without a man present was a rarity.

The absence of a father in the home predisposes children, especially boys, to academic failure, criminal behavior, and economic hardship, not to mention an intergenerational repeating of handicaps. If today's weak family structure is a legacy of slavery, then the people who make such a claim must tell us how it has managed to skip nearly five generations to have an effect.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. 

LINK:https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2020/07/29/is-racism-responsible-for-todays-black-problems-n2573212

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Ticked@TinselTown

People are responsible for their own problems, brought about by their own choices and actions.

Their skin color has nothing to do with that.

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kestrel
6 minutes ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

People are responsible for their own problems, brought about by their own choices and actions.

Their skin color has nothing to do with that.

Absolutely!...The only solution I can see is thru the demands by African Women that their men marry them and provide for the family..Sistah's ken I git a Amen?.."no more gettin down till they come around..and STAY!..

Kestrel...

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Hieronymous

It is responsible.  But it isn't coming from where the media says it is.  If they told the truth they would implicate themselves and an entire industry would collapse.

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Howsithangin
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No. Next question

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Howsithangin

All seriousness aside ( :P ), there is undoubtably a race problem, and it is with many (not all, of course) blacks.

In the US, there is only one race that doesn't play well with others in the sandbox, generally speaking. The others get alone neutrally, if not cordially. So to paraphrase an old saying, if ya don't get along with any other race, maybe---just maybe---the problem isn't them. <_<

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Junto
7 hours ago, kestrel said:

Is Racism Responsible for Today's Black Problems?

Yes, the Democrat's racist attitudes, policies and views on blacks are responsible for most all of the problems blacks face today.

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

There is always going to be a race problem so long as it and guilt can be used to get over on others, to give them free money and not have to work for it, to give them political power and be able to commit any crime that they please with no consequences.

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oki
1 hour ago, Rock N' Roll Right Winger said:

There is always going to be a race problem so long as it and guilt can be used to get over on others, to give them free money and not have to work for it, to give them political power and be able to commit any crime that they please with no consequences.

  Exactly

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