Again, the masses are picking the wrong problem to try to solve. The past several weeks we have been enunciated with the problem of “systemic racism” with the media and cable news media giving hours of coverage to two examples of white police killing two unarmed black men. In one a policeman killed a black man by stopping a victim’s ability to breath for over 8 minutes. There is no doubt that that was excessive and constituted a crime. In the other case, in Atlanta, Rayshard Brooks was killed after a polite police encounter he became violent, took a policeman’s taser, and fired the taser toward a pursuing policeman. One credible defense of the officer that shot Mr. Brooks is that if he had been disabled by the taser, Mr Brooks could have taken his firearm and caused more damage.
But the statistics, where bearing out the claim that blacks as a percentage of the total black population are more likely to be killed by police than whites, the numbers do not support the claim of systemic racism. See chart linked below.
A far more serious problem is general murders. Where whites murdered totaled 3,499 in 2016, 2869 by whites and 524 by blacks and 2870 blacks were murdered, 229 by whites and 2583 were murdered by blacks, it seems that a reasonable person would conclude that the mores serious problem is murders and specifically murders of blacks by blacks.
Senator Tim Scott and Dr. Ben Carson have described a way to start the solution. Senator Scott recalls that he grew up in an environment that gave him no hope for success but he decided to work against the odds… and succeeded. Dr. Carson had a mother who, although seemingly a victim of a like environment pressed him to study, and against all odds Dr. Carson succeeded to be a gifted surgeon.
The white privileged I had, was not wealth or position or even a college education, but an environment where I was taught success was the result of hard work and study. Successful black friends I have had, approached their life’s work the same way. Hopefully, someone can get the message to the community of people that do not currently spread that positive message so America can become even greater.