The shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin is a terrible tragedy. In a perfect world, or even a slightly better one, it would never have happened. But the real story here is far more dangerous and alarming; the obscene attempt by America’s ever-present race mongers to portray this tragedy as evidence of a general war on black people. If this vicious lie slanders white people, it serves its purported beneficiaries no better. For it obscures, (as it is intended to) actual truths which desperately need to be addressed if life in our inner cities is ever to improve. The fact is, it is not rogue white people who are killing young blacks but, overwhelmingly, other young blacks. And, indeed, by a large measure, blacks generally are far more apt to be perpetrators of murders against whites than the other way around. According to the most recent available Justice Department statistics, from 2009, while about 13% of the population is black and 80% is recorded as white (this number includes Hispanics) 2,604 black people were killed by other blacks that year and only 209 blacks were killed by whites; while the number of whites killed by blacks—454—was more than double the other way around.
The bottom line: overwhelmingly it is black predators who are preying on those in their own communities.
If they had a shred of decency, this is the gruesome reality the Sharptons and Jackson would be addressing. Why, instead, do they endlessly push the white racism narrative? Because to face the actual facts would mean shedding the mantle of victimhood and facing up to painful issues of individual behavior and personal responsibility. It is infinitely easier to conflate the lone crime of one erratic Florida loser into a national issue, than to face up to that elephant in the room—but it is as morally reprehensible as any murder.
Will they get away with it, as they have so often in the past? Maybe not. For the fact is, for all the avid media support of the race mongers, tens of millions of ordinary people see the disgusting fraud at hand for precisely what it is. And decent white people are frankly sick to death of being accused of racism simply because it suits the purposes of the Jacksons, Sharptons and their liberal allies in the Democratic Party and the media.