When Blacks Blame Only Blacks

Interracial crime of white criminals against innocent blacks continue to be a problem in this society. Yet, black people can not express their outrage over such crimes without getting saddled with reminders from others that we should really be upset over (so-called) black-on-black crime. Sadly, some of those people who feel it is their job to tell what to feel to what are members of the black community.

I used to be one of those black men who thought we were our own problem. I didn’t want to blame the white man. And I thought something was wrong with us. It wasn’t until I did some heavy duty reading and research that I discovered that the problems facing some black communities across this nation were not entirely our fault. Yes, I still believe that we, as a people, must take accountability for what’s going on. The thing is we have, and part of the time, some black people take all accountability.

The problem is that if we conclude that we have a certain mental pathologies coming from some primitive fluke in our culture, we would ignore the realities that institutional racism still has a significant impact on communities of color. In a sense we would excuse any and all policies and actions taken against us because we believe that it is in our best interests. It is anything but.

It is not in our best interest to become the last hired and the first fired, become always suspect and getting shot because of it  and imprisoned at such stupefying rates. It has done more harm than good in the community. It’s not because we give society reasons to see us as undesirable criminals. It is because they see us that way due to the sickness of racism, and they want to make sure many of us do not progress.

Think about it this way: You’ve been in prison on a felony conviction. After you’re released – if you’re released, and apply for employment, you must indicate that you have been to prison. As a black felon the chances of you gaining any kind of immediate employment are slim.

Now, time passes and you’re still jobless. You’ve tried your hardest, but no one wants to hire you. You need money for food. What could you do?

Chances are you will end up breaking the law in order to get some money. You don’t want to, but you have to do something to survive another day. You may rob a store, burglarize a home or sell drugs. You don’t like to do it. You know you will risk going back to prison or killed, but since no one wants to give you an honest learning, what is there to do?

People, including blacks, must get it through their heads that we are not some sort of criminal race who lives for trouble and violence. Most black criminals are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They are poor, stuck between a rock and a hard place. Society pretty much has gave up on them. So, they have no choice but to commit crimes, including the violent ones.

This is not to ask for sympathy for the thugs and gangsters, but they are the end result of a system design to make sure they never advance. Some are fortunate enough to succeed above and beyond expectations. However, many are caught in the abyss of failure and destruction. It is society’s greatest shame to find excuses to allow this to happen continuously.


11 thoughts on “When Blacks Blame Only Blacks

  1. Miseducation and economic castration are the parents of violence. If you do not educate someone properly, and you keep someone from obtaining a decent lively for themselves and their children, the person has no choice but to go to the underworld to feed their family. And, more than likely, he will encounter someone in the same circumstance doing the same thing at his family’s expense. Even if they are not selling drugs, the fact that said person cannot provide for their family will become angry about their situation, which resorts in violence. Whenever we hear a story of a Black man killing another Black man, we never hear the contextual relevance of the story. On the surface, it looks like one crazy angry Black man kills another. Nobody will tell you that one of the Black men killed another because the killer was just fired recently because he stood up to someone on his job that called him out of his name. Nobody will tell you that the Black male killer had been putting in job applications all over for two years and has not been hired due to his prison record. 75% of the violence that is taking place by the Black people is economically-based.

    1. On top of that, you have conflicts being resolved by violence that more affluent people would tend to solve with some type of legal action; if a relatively well-off person has some persistent conflict with their neighbor, they can file a civil suit, take it the HOA board, or if nothing else works up and move. The poor haven’t got HOAs and can’t afford lawyers or moving costs, and might not even be aware of potential legal remedies (miseducation), so after a while, someone just can’t take that one thing, on top of being broke, having no work and no prospects, and now this asshole is doing something really annoying, and he won’t stop, and it’s the last straw, and suddenly there’s a body cooling.

  2. @Mickey; That makes sense to me. And the news media puts their spin on it and the black person in question is looking like the monster and people are commenting how they deserved it and this creates apathy where black people are concerned. The news media distorts and spins everything the way they want it. That’s why George Zimmerman and This latest Jordan Davis incident has the shooter of young Davis looking like the hero. The news media twists the facts.

  3. I have heard non black people comment on a news article when it was black on black, ” Well they were career criminals, good riddance.” That in addition to my above comments and Mickeys great points she made.

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