Last night on the “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart suggested that the increasing number of incidents occurring between the police and young black males can be traced back to racism:
It seems the escalation of these incidents may be a by product of a system that’s applied unequally and with prejudice.
Jon clearly wants to talk about the notion of “institutional racism.” Fine. My problem lies with the fact that he and others like him remain unwilling to discuss the equally relevant issue of black criminality. Black men and women face more encounters with the police because they statistically commit a whole lot more crime than everybody else in the nation:
- According to FrontPage Magazine contributor Colin Flaherty, “black violent crime is 6, 10, 30, 50, 100 times greater than white crime.”
- According to NY Daily News contributor John Lott, Jr., black male teenagers are “nine times more likely to commit murder than” their white counterparts.
- And according to Bill O’Reilly, in 2013, blacks, who make up 13 percent of the population, committed 5,375 murders, while whites, who make up 63 percent of the population, committed 4,396 murders.
The evidence is absolutely staggering, as well as undeniable. But instead of acknowledging this, liberals like Jon Stewart want to place all the blame on the criminal justice system itself. This sort of rhetoric honestly makes it sound as if they want to create a society where blacks can commit crime without facing any repercussions. Before you call me crazy, take some time to read the words of feminist Judith Levine, a celebrated NY Times contributor who made that EXACT argument.
Now look, I admit that “racial disparities in jurisprudence” may exist, though even PolitiFact seems unable to prove it without any doubt. However, unless liberals are willing to also acknowledge the existence of black criminality, which for the record CAN be proven, then a meaningful discussion is simply not going to occur, period! Because for a legitimate discussion to occur, both sides must enter it with open minds and a willingness to be truthful. Otherwise, we’d all just be simply lying to one another . . .