93% of Black Murders Done by Blacks – Why Don’t We Act Like #BlackLivesMatter?

93% of Black Murders Done by Blacks – Why Don’t We Act Like #BlackLivesMatter? July 7, 2015

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We get it. “Black Lives Matter.” The media, politicians, and Twitter remind us of this every day. But what are we actually doing about it?

I love what former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said about it in a recent interview.

[He] implor[ed] the black community to focus on addressing actual racism and the problems negatively impacting blacks rather than the Confederate flag, which is a merely a “symbol that means a lot of things to a lot of people.”

“The problems we face don’t have anything to do with the flag,” Young said in an interview with WAGA-TV in Atlanta. “The fact is that 93 percent of the black people killed are killed by other black people. So if black lives matter, let us start believing that we matter.”

Young, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said the “challenge” facing the country is “not to wipe out our past history but to learn to live together in the future.”

As I have written before here and here, I totally agree.

Americans of all races and ethnicities have a choice. We can be distracted by those who want to feel self-righteous and important without sacrificing anything. Or we can stop allowing these people to distract us with arguments over flags.

Instead, let’s confront real race issues head on.  Let’s move beyond conversations and shaming. Let’s show that black lives really do matter by going into the inner cities and into diverse communities and investing our time and money there.

Talk is cheap. Action is needed. It’s time to listen to Mayor Young, learn from our past history, and move forward. 

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  • marshallbrinson

    Take a look at Chicago over the 4th, where 10 Died and 40+ were shot, and they were Black. Take a look at this article which provides the FACT that 93% of Murdered Blacks are murdered by other Blacks. Then take a look at the amount of Media Reporting given to either of these FACTS versus what was given to One White Murderer that killed 9 in Charleston. The latter has gotten more coverage, caused Liberals heads to explode trying to remove Confederate Flags, and then they will move on! All the while Blacks keep dying at their own hands and not a peep from Obama, the DOJ, or anyone else on the Liberal side…because it does not fit their Agenda…White Guy Killing a Black…in order to further divide the races. My question…is when all Races will see the Divisive Ways of the current administration and the Left…and say Enough is Enough! #alllivesmatter

  • go4it

    Let’s flip the paradigm: WHITE LIVES MATTER! Now, the real racists scream their fool heads off because …. ALL lives matter! All ethnicities, all colors.

    “Black lives matter” when it suits black racists and their racist hatred. But the statistics of black on black violence and murders clearly proves otherwise.

    Black folks? You’re living a gigantic lie …..

  • Robert

    I had. A conversation with a young person on f.b. regarding this subject and I was simply trying to explain to the young lady that until we as a people stop senselessly killing each other why would a racist posing as law enforcement care about killing one of us and I think she was a part of this b.l.m. Group and I couldn’t get a clear answer she even got agitated so that made me question the agenda…

  • MONEY has NEVER been the issue,,, nor jobs,,, nor anything else beyond removing “GROUP CLASSIFICATIONS” and handling all people and RACES as one RACE,,, “HUE-MANS” across the board… “You choose to take a LIFE, Simple you lose yours… You take a billion dollars… you get strip of all of your ASSETS and any ability to require anymore”… ALL RACES stop living in FEAR and EXCUSES and begin just LIVING responsible for all your own ACTIONS,,, POLITICS, POLICE, X-RATED PORNO MOVIES (please keep those, lol) are all a result of the PEOPLE as a WHOLE pushing off responsibilty to a FEW

  • Comeon Iwannalayya

    That’s a great point, considering that according to the HTUS FBI study years 1980-2008 (where the 93% statistic comes from) also shows 84% of homicides where the victim was White, so was the perpetrator…
    Not to nitpick; but… Not even a 10% difference?

    Also in the study: males represented 77% of homicide victims and nearly 90% of offenders.

  • go4it

    The simple facts are black-on-black violence is practically un-reported; black-on-white crime is reported – maybe – if it’s a slow news day. But white on black crime explodes on the nightly news like a volcano.

    But no question, this despicable vermin that shot 9 wonderful people in the Charleston church isn’t worth a trial. He should have been “cleansed” from the human race within 48 hours. Ditto James Holmes (Colorado movie theater), the jerk-ball that shot Gabby Giffords & others in Tucson AZ … and that fine (???) Muslim that opened fire on a Texas army base.

    They’re all cancers. You kill cancers or they’ll continue to kill our society.

  • truthieness

    Thanks for the info. Really it’s a cherry picked stat but not something most could guess.

    Here is the link to the piece you’ve cited http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

  • Chester Reinhardt

    blacks are in denial

  • Jörn McKnight

    “Black folks? You’re living a gigantic lie” says a backwards knuckle dragger commenting on a black woman’s blog post.

  • Jörn McKnight

    Not enough denial for you to not read and comment on their blog posts.

  • go4it

    Name-calling me a “backwards knuckle dragger”? Really? That’s the best you can do to respond to truth-based information? FBI statistics unquestionably back up the FACTS about the horrible percentage of black people killed by their own. Keep trolling, Jörn ….