However, we treat this demographic as if it were our greatest asset.
|On Feb. 26, more than 200 city leaders from 37 municipalities from throughout the United States of America met in New Orleans to discuss ways to end the black-on-black violence dominating the police scanners in their respective jurisdictions|
Only a day before President Barack Obama announced the (for colored males only) $200 million "My Brother's Keeper" program, the truth of the above statement was on display at a conference held in New Orleans. [Mayor Mitch Landrieu opens conference addressing violent crime among African-American men, boys, New Orleans Times Picayune, 2-26-14]:
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday kicked off a two-day conference with representatives of 37 U.S. cities and municipalities, aimed at reducing violence and creating opportunity for African-American men and boys.
Cities United, the brainchild of Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, is an umbrella organization with 56 member cities already signed on. Its conference seeks to foster communication, share program successes and failures, and enable member cities to speak with a unified voice when soliciting aid or policy changes from state and federal governments.
At the heart of the effort is concern over the devastating and statistically disproportionate toll urban violence takes on young black men and boys nationwide.
The National League of Cities estimates that 13 African-American men or boys are killed in violent crime incidents every 24 hours.
"In Philadelphia, young African-American men and boys are 80 percent of the homicide victims and 75 percent of the arrests we make for violent crime," Nutter said. "What is causing this kind of activity in our country is a national crisis that deserves a national response. ... This is a challenge we can solve."
In New Orleans, where the number of killings is at a record low
Landrieu said, "It's a national imperative and not just something that's related to New Orleans. It's happening all over the country."
No new initiatives were unveiled at the start of the two-day conference, which has drawn city officials from cities including Tacoma, Oakland, Milwaukee and West Palm Beach. The centerpiece programs whose results will be examined are Nutter's seven-part plan to reduce violent crime unveiled in January 2012, and Landrieu's "NOLA for Life" initiatives, launched in May 2012.
"In New Orleans, as you know, the first premise was to figure out who actually was committing the crime," Landrieu said. "One of the things we found was that there was a small number of people creating most of the crime. And so the law-enforcement response was a better coordination between the federal, state and local authorities because the resources were scarce."
But it's black people who are behind almost 99.9 percent of this violence related deaths in the black community....
We know who is committing the crime in New Orleans.
Just watch a local nightly newscast from any one of the affiliates (ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX), and you'll get a never-ending breakdown of the racial angle of crime in the Big Easy.
Last year, he was contacted 106 times.
"When I get the message, I'm usually thinking, 'This is going to be a young African-American man,' and I'm also sorry to say that I'm usually right," Barrett said.
Milwaukee police said 79 percent of the victims and 82 percent of suspects in 2013 year were African-American.
Common factors in the crimes were drugs, gangs and personal disputes.
"We just have to change that culture, the culture that says, 'If you dissed me, I'm going to kill you,'" Barrett said.
The mayor hopes his staff will get answers in New Orleans. He and the city's police chief are there for a nationwide program aimed at cutting violent deaths among young African-American men by 50 percent.
"To talk about employment, to talk about people coming out of the prison system, to make sure we're doing everything we can as community leaders to reduce the violence in American cities," he said.
In half of Milwaukee's homicides in 2013, police said the victims knew the suspect.
Barrett said he believes that has a direct impact on those families and communities.
"If it happens too often, the good people will start moving away, business will start moving away, crime causes poverty," Barrett said.
The mayor said if crime is down, businesses will stay in Milwaukee, and that will benefit everyone."If black crime is down, white-owned businesses will stay in Milwaukee"... there, fixed it for you Mayor Barrett.
But for black crime to go down, Milwaukee will have to reverse the negative demographic trend of just becoming another formerly majority-white (thriving, friendly, productive city) into a majority-black town -- with all the negative social metrics that accompany such a trend.
What's fascinating about Cities United (the push by a number of major American cities nationwide to stop black-on-black violence from destroying the economic vitality found there) is that it is funded by a number of foundations and with grants dedicated to doing exactly the same the My Brother's Keeper - remember: it's only for colored males - program hopes to accomplish:
About Cities United
Cities United is a national movement to equip mayors and local elected officials with the tools, practices, skills and resources needed to effectively eliminate the violence-related deaths of African American men and boys. Cities United was launched in 2011 under the leadership of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with support from the National League of Cities, Casey Family Programs and the Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Addition support comes from the Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation.Over at the Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement (part of George Soros' network), a hilarious article is found with the title: Why Do People Stereotype Black Men? Ask Your Brain.
Considering that more than 200 city leaders from 37 municipalities scattered across what's left of the United States of America met in New Orleans on February 26, 2014 to address the calamitous results of black-on-black violence (blight; depressed home values; horrible schools; food deserts; no tax-base; higher tax rates to pay for more police, security, and jails; and a lack of outside capital investment), I think the answer to Open Society's Foundation's Campaign for Black Male Achievement question as to why people stereotype black men has been answered.
In America, our greatest liability is the black male population.
Our greatest asset is the white male population.
No organization is needed to advocate on their behalf; no foundations are needed to bestow grants to organizations fighting white-on-white violence; no conferences are needed to try and find solutions to keeping businesses (fleeing areas where black-on-black violence makes foot traffic untenable) in cities where they are the majority race.
In majority white cities like Portland (Oregon or Maine), Austin, Seattle, Madison (Wisconsin), Nashville, and Charlotte, there isn't any concentrated levels of white-on-white violence like the black-on-black violence plaguing places like Baltimore, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Newark, Camden, Oakland, and, well, those 37 municipalities who sent delegates to the New Orleans confab.
We could have been on Mars, but we decided to go fully in on funding Black-Run America (BRA). In 2014... we see the result of this investment.