The Pardu

The Pardu
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Gingrich Joins Giuliani In Support Of NYC's "Targeting Blacks."

The following definitions are important as a foundation for understanding a social movement with foundation in the GOP and spreading across the nation like a plague.

A movement predicted by civil rights leaders of the 1960s. 

A movement with deep roots in the politics of one the nation's political parties. 

A movement if unchecked will combine with other American social ills as impetus to fight what researcher have identified as life after the death of the US democracy

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

: poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race: the belief that some races of people are better than others
 1:  a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race2:  racial prejudice or discrimination

Oxford Dictionary


Line breaks: ra¦cism
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪsɪz(ə)m 

Definition of racism in English:


1The belief that all members of each race possess characteristicsabilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races:theories of racism

Racism Giuliani style

Rudy Giuliani has been running around to any television network that will give him air-time minutes disparaging African-Americans in a manner that induces thoughts of Pat Buchanan just before he was fired by Fox News.  A man (a Republican) who would have gladly accepted the GOP nomination for President of the United States went here over the past few weeks.
‘The danger to a black child… is another black’
The former New York City Mayor with nascent indications of deep rooted racism has joined other American conservatives in fostering racial divides. Giuliani and others of his ilk preach sermons that will further separate us as a nation while feeding America's developing acceptance of Republican social dogma. Dogma born of Nixon, Reagan and GOP political strategy metastasized into overt and bold statements from noted racist conservatives.

Giuliani's current anthem: "93% of black homicides perpetrated by other blacks." A convenient truth, but the saddest of commentary as it portrays a the ultimate sophism. If Giuliani has the mastery of data such that he can used public forums to advance his agenda, he without questions knows this fact. Eighty-Three (83) percent of white homicides are perpetrated by whites.  

Two tragic sets of data with an obvious message about crime in the Black Community, but nonetheless a message about the commonality of the crime of homicide. Homicide is like most crime, an act of proximity among people with a common bond. How easy is it for racist demagogues to appear on friendly media and spew data that goes unquestioned and unchallenged by millionaire hosts who follow their producer's scripts.

Never to be outdone Gingrich

Newt Gingrich has joined the posse with solid support for Giuliani's demagoguery. 

Post by Americans United Against T-Bagging John Birch Society Shit Talkers.

Gingrich chases the dragon of convenient sophism when data shows the cessation Stop and Frisk has resulted in a reduction in NYC crime.

Real Clear Policy published a piece in 2013 that relates facts about the futility of Stop and Frisk. 

.....if police are targeting minorities for stop-and-frisk above and beyond their likelihood of being involved in a crime, we might expect searches of minorities to be less likely to uncover concrete evidence of criminal activity. We do see this to some extent: Whites were carrying weapons 1.9 percent of the time; the number for blacks was 1.1, Hispanics, 1.3. For "contraband other than weapons," the numbers are 2.3 percent for whites, 1.8 percent for blacks, and 1.7 percent for Hispanics.  
However, Mayor Bloomberg has said he's specifically targeting guns, and on that front the trend runs in the opposite direction: 0.16 percent of stopped blacks were carrying guns, as compared with 0.07 percent of whites and 0.09 percent of Hispanics. And the trend for arrests and summonses is less pronounced, though we should bear in mind that the decision to take these actions is partly subjective:
More coverage of stop-and-frisk -- Heather Mac Donald for, and Justin Peters against -- in the morning update today.

The New Republic published a piece in 2014 that delineated and illustrated the fact that after Mayor De Blasio stop the Stop and Frisk practice, NYC crime has actually dropped exponentially. 


"Targeting blacks."  The rhetoric simply does not pass the test of data based commentary.  

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