President Barack Obama endorsed the #Black Lives Matter movement “as something we have to take seriously.” Even though after seven years, Obama has done nothing to improve the lives of black Americans, his most loyal, boot-licking constituents. In contrast, Obama helped give homosexuals gay marriage and illegal aliens, amnesty.
Blacks are poorer, more criminalized and uneducated than they were before the first black president was elected in 2008. Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield admitted as much, lamenting that in 2015 the black race finds itself in “a state of emergency.”
• 25% of black households live below the poverty line, as compared to eight percent for white households.
• The unemployment rate of African Americans has consistently been twice as high as for whites over the last 50 years.
• For every $100 in wealth of a white household, the black household only has $6 in wealth.
Yet suddenly, after his presidency has nearly come to an end, Obama wants to address the “real” problem plaguing blacks, who voted over 90% for him in 2008 and 2012. After a White House forum on criminal justice, Obama said:
"I think the reason that the organizers used the phrase 'Black Lives Matter' was not because they were suggesting nobody else's lives matter. Rather, what they were suggesting was there is a specific problem that's happening in the African-American community that's not happening in other communities. And that is a legitimate issue that we've got to address."
(It’s insulting to refer to blacks as “one community” because we come from different socio-economic backgrounds, just like whites. Liberals don’t refer to whites as the “white community,” but rather the white race.)
Obama is correct. There is a serious problem happening in the black race in America and it’s not police officers killing black men, as he falsely implied.
The real problem is black men killing each other and committing more violent crime than whites. And this is compounded by the collapse of the black family. Citing data form the Children’s Defense Fund, black journalist Juan Williams noted that “Murders with guns are the No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34.”
“The 44,038 black children killed by guns since 1979 (when national data on the age of gun violence victims was first collected) is ‘nearly 13 times more’ than all the black people killed by lynching in the 86-year period of 1882 to 1968,” Williams added.
In 2012, the Violence Policy Center found the homicide victim rate for black males was nearly 10 times that of white males at 32.78 for 100,000 blacks compared to 3.86 for 100,000 whites.
Evidence clearly demonstrates black lives don’t matter to black people despite the lie Obama is trying to sell to make “his people happy.”
In 2009, incarceration rates for black men were 6.4 times the rate of white men. While blacks represent only 13% of the population, they account for 38% of the federal and state prison population.
Of course the real problem of violence among blacks is a symptom of the broader, more insidious issue that more than 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock to single mothers and absent fathers who can’t or won’t parent their children. In the early 1960s, about 23% of black babies were born to single women, according to The Negro Family: A Case for National Action, a report by then Assistant Labor Department Secretary Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat who served under President Lyndon B. Johnson.
This generational pathology has led to hoards of directionless, young black men turning to crime rather than education and work. Instead of seeing grown men in their lives holding down jobs, they see men holding guns. In predominately black cities like Chicago and DC, governed by Democrats, homicides are raging out of control. And the problem isn’t guns. It’s black thugs with guns. In the past 12 months, homicides have doubled in DC. Chicago has the highest number of homicides with 235 recorded to date, and the police department has seized over 3,400 illegal firearms -- even though Illinois has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.
“The CBC was formed in 1971 because its founders understood that Black lives matter. Black boys matter. Black girls matter. The Black family matters,” observed Butterfield in his 2015 as incoming Chairman of the CBC. If this was really true, why is it that after 50 years of black Americans voting solidly Democrat, blacks’ lives haven’t improved?
Obama lectured reporters at the White House that the problem facing young black men in America are “real and there's a history behind it and we have to take it seriously." Indeed, and Obama should heed his own advice and stop lying about the facts to placate the angry black mob. The truth is the Black Lives Matter movement is nonsense. The people killing black men with impunity like savages aren't cops, but other black men. It’s about time Obama and Democrats admit this. Instead, Democrat presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton give lip service to a movement to win black votes and do nothing about solving black problems.