When it comes to race issues--notably involving non-black on black crimes in the national news--Obama consistently acts stupidly when he decides to speak on the issue.
That said, The Chicago Reporter ran a piece earlier this week noting that since 2008 more young people (specifically blacks and Latinos) have been killed in Chicago than any other city in the United States. Yet we have not heard one peep from the President addressing this damning statistic straight outta his very own home city of Chicago. Where's the outrage from the NAACP, the Rainbow Push Coalition, MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, or the Congressional Black Caucus to name just a few? Is a homicide only worthy of commentary and outrage when there's an exception to the normative black-on-black "criminal activity"? Juan Williams--a black himself and a liberal Democrat--wrote about this phenomenon in the Wall Street Journal.
Black-on-black homicides, drop out rates, out-of-wedlock births, unemployment rates, fatherless families, and abortion statistics in the black community are ugly, messy, and simply--not sexy. Non-black on black crimes are very sexy if you earn your living race hustling and poverty pimpin'. For these "black organizations," there's gold in dem der white hills.
Anyway, at the end of the piece in The Chicago Reporter there is an astounding video highlighting a consistent and growing problem in the black communities--not the random tragedy we're experiencing with the Trayvon Martin death.
We're waiting for the President's commentary on this:
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