Take a look at the number of black abortions, black on black murders and blacks killed by the police. For the sake of a very imperfect analogy, look at the numbers of people killed by the cancer, the flu and food poisoning in the US. I will correlate the cancer numbers with abortion, black on black murders with the flu and all lethal force by the police with food poisoning. Numerically, cancer is the biggest threat, followed by the flu and then food poisoning. All the problems need to be dealt with. But it's imperative to go after the most immediate threat first and hardest.
Abortion is the cancer of the black community.
The single largest cause of death of black people in America is abortion.
In announcing the new web page, Right to Life of Michigan said, “More than crime. More than accidents. More than cancer, heart disease and AIDS. Abortion has taken more black American lives than any other cause of death since 1973.”
“Did you know that? Abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States, but for black Americans abortion causes more deaths every year than every other cause of death combined. Now is the time for this fact to be addressed in the media and in the classroom,” it added.
In America today, almost as many African-American children are aborted as are born. A black baby is three times more likely to be aborted as a white baby.
Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent. Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
80 percent of abortion facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. About 13 percent of American women are black, but they receive over 35 percent of the abortions.
Source: Life Dynamics, Inc.
Over 86 years, the Ku Klux Klan lynched 3,446 blacks – a figure matched in less than four days if tallying the number of black babies who are aborted.
While, of course, there is racism in America, (only the extremely naive could believe otherwise) it is by no means the largest danger to the black American populace. While every single unjustified shooting of a black (or any other) person is horrible, a black man is much more likely to be killed by another black man than a police officer of any color. EVEN IF every single person that was killed by a police officer was black, unarmed, utterly compliant and completely innocent of all wrong doing, the numbers bear out the fact that the number of blacks murdered by blacks would still dwarf the numbers of those killed by the police.
If true, killer cops are rubbing out some 313 innocent, law-abiding blacks annually.
Rise Up October asserts that there are “over 1,000 people a year killed by police.”
Except it’s not true, by a long shot.
University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest data from the FBI and Centers for Disease Control.
From 2003 through 2012, law-enforcement officers killed an average of 429 people per year in “legal interventions.” These include a relatively small number of innocent people killed by cops and many more who died due to reasonable use of force.
But the biggest problem black men face is that their black lives don’t matter to other black men.
On average, 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012, according to the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports. Using FBI and CDC statistics, Professor Johnson calculates that 112 black men, on average, suffered both justified and unjustified police-involved deaths annually during this period.
This equals 2.5 percent of these 4,472 yearly deaths. For every black man — criminal or innocent — killed by a cop, 40 black men were murdered by other black men. The, at most, 2.5 percent of the problem generates relentless rage. And, yet, it is rude-to-racist to mention 97.5 percent of the problem.
The notion that America’s cops simply are gunning down innocent black people is one of today’s biggest and deadliest lies”.
U.S. police have killed at least 194 black people in 2016, according to a project by The Guardian that tracks police killings in America. Keith Lamar Scott became the latest addition to the list on Tuesday after an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, shot him dead.
Scott was the 173rd black person to be fatally shot by police in 2016, based on a tally from The Washington Post. (The Guardian’s figures include all deaths resulting directly from encounters with law enforcement, while the Post counts only people who were shot dead by police.)
The year isn’t over yet, and police have already killed at least 800 people — many of whom were unarmed, mentally ill, and people of color.
This number comes from The Guardian’s police killings database, but the Killed by Police database counts 855 people who have died at the hands of police so far this year. The Washington Post reports that 715 people have been shot and killed by cops.
Going by the Guardian’s count, Native Americans and black people are being killed at the highest rates in the United States. 194 Black Americans have been killed by police so far this year, at a rate of 4.86 deaths per million.
I honestly feel that the Black Lives Matter movement does more to enable those that would carry the flu than it does to stop food poisoning. How can I possibly believe this, as a black man? Because, instead of encouraging the police to be proactive in is forcing them into retreat and fear. It is instead of showing the police that we are not to be feared any more than other segments of the population it is giving the police more reason for wariness, fear and suspicion. It's put both police officers and the black citizens it purports to want to protect in more danger. Because it gives legitimacy to the theory that the police are out to get you and simultaneously says so don't respect them, don't obey them. This is suicidal. If you truly believe that someone who's job requires them to carry a gun is out to get you, why would you make yourself appear more threatening by disrespecting, disobeying and be aggressive towards them? It doesn't make sense.
I don't want to see another black man to die at the hands of the police. No good person does. So why is it acceptable to set up scenarios where already tense situations are going to be exacerbated? Help me understand where I have gone wrong in my logic. Show me the numbers. Show me the facts.
Once again, as always, I have acknowledged that racism is a thing. A wretched, horrible, detestable thing. Please show me how it is still the most dangerous thing to Black America. I just don't see the math. While racism is abhorrent, the facts, the data, the numbers suggest to me that abortion and black on black crime will kill us long, long before the police will. And the stance of the BLM movement will not help that. It is my sincere belief that until the BLM movement takes the stance that all BLACK lives matter, not just the ones that are taken by the police, it will be impossible for me to believe in the legitimacy of the movement. The numbers just don't work for me.
Racism is real. Even more real is the fact that we are killing ourselves. Unless my grasp of math is much, much worse than I think. Please engage truthfully, respectfully and factually. I am more than willing to be corrected.