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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: "Most of the Crimes Are Black on Black’ in Black Communities", Jeb Bush

This man is lost in his own mind!

The following shows the full measure of Jeb Bush's shallowness and the extent to which he is both out of touch with reality and the extent to which he subscribes to every day (common) conservative paradigms. Bush recently spoke about "black on black": crime in response to issues of cop abuse.

Instead of recognizing the scope of cop abuse in black communities, Bush adopts the more common conservative refrain of "Black on Black" crime.

Of course, most crime in the black community is perpetrated by African-Americans.  Is it really a stretch to think in terms of the majority of crimes in white communities are perpetrated by whites.  If the listener or reader cannot get their brain around that reality, the person has serious issues with their social paradigm.  The issue falls into the realm of a form of bias and probably is latent bigotry in the DNA.

It stands to reason if we can make any reason from violent crime, murders, and other violent acts are acts of proximity, acts of association and acts among *like*people.  If we live segregated lives, crime data will follow along the same proximal lines. An old ad familiar old cliche comes to mind: "Birds of a feather flock together."  Crime flocks in a like manner.

The FBI track violent crime data on an annual basis. The agency admits to one problem with the  data; its inability (prior to 2014) to separate Hispanic violent crime from White violent crime.

Before we talk a look at 2013 violent crime data, let's visit with a Mediaite piece that includes Jeb Bush's inane and typically conservative remarks.


Jeb Bush Says ‘Most of the Crimes Are Black on Black’ in Black Communities

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Former Florida Governor and current presidential runtrunner™ Jeb Bush can’t seem to do much right these days, including making a coherent racist statement, it would appear. In a lengthy interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board this week, Bush was asked what role the federal government should play in dealing with unrest between police and minorities, and specifically on the civil rights aspects of those cases.

Jeb’s reply is horribly offensive, but only after you figure out what the f*ck he’s talking about. He begins with a riff about how disabled people are “as valuable in our society as anybody else,” then for some reason makes the observation that most crime in black communities is “black on black,” which somehow has something to do with him not being sure that state violence against unarmed black men is really a civil rights issue, but sure, he guesses it is:

Jeb Bush says most of the crimes are black on black in black communities
“Yeah, if there is discrimination, overt discrimination, put aside a police officer shooting a black man, because most of the crimes are black on black in the communities, most, by far, in the predominantly African-American communities it’s black-on-black crime. The police shootings of unarmed black males, which is what the conversation is about, as I understand it, is very small.

So, I’m not sure that that’s necessarily a civil rights issue, but if it is, yeah, of course the federal government has a, the Justice Department has the right and a responsibility to enforce the law. But I think it’s gone beyond that, that’s my point.”
I honestly can’t figure out what Jeb is talking about, but it sounds like he’s saying that since there’s so much crime in black neighborhoods, it’s maybe a wonder more black men aren’t getting shot by cops? Or maybe he just mentioned black-on-black crime as some sort of Republican autonomic response, like a gag reflex? Whatever it is, “black-on-black crime” is a racist trope that ignores the fact that most crimes against whites are committed by whites, and Jeb is clearly invoking it to excuse or mitigate state violence in some way.

State violence which, by the way, Jeb characterizes as “what the conversation is about, as I understand it,” and then demonstrates that, whether it is or is not a civil rights issue, Jeb Bush does not care about.

If this were any other politician in any other setting, I’d say he was trying to signal to the resentful Trump whites in his party that he’s not going to make a big deal about black issues, but Bush’s contempt and apathy are too spontaneous and natural to be calculated. He really doesn’t know, or care, anything about police violence against black people.

The promised FBI data is forthcoming, but allow a quick digression from the Atlanta Black Star. The piece is linked here, and includes poignant commentary about how the media and white conservatives feed their readers and viewers a false picture of alleged "Black on Black" crime without mention "White on Whtie" crime.  We note the Atlanta Black start piece references 2011 FBI data; our use of the piece is in capturing commentary from the writer.

The Atlanta Black Star

The Raw Numbers
Statistics are cut-and-dry, and they do not lie. According to the FBI’s most recent homicide numbers available, from 2011, a staggering 83 percent of white murder victims were killed by fellow Caucasians. (Of murders committed by Blacks, only 14 percent were of whites.) And because whites are the majority in the country — there are six times as many whites as there are Blacks — that means they commit the most murders. This could be viewed as startling to many, especially whites, because hardly ever is “white-on-white” crime dissected in the media. As an example, Time magazine’s Joe Klein wrote an entire column recently on crime, focusing on the Black community and calling it a “social disaster.” But there was no mention that whites overwhelmingly are killed by whites, which was typical of media outlets.

Violent Crimes
Whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes, according to the FBI. With respect to aggravated assault, whites led Blacks 2-1 in arrests; in forcible-rape cases, whites led all racial and ethnic groups by more than 2-1. And in larceny theft, whites led Blacks, again, more than 2-1. Williams asks: “Given this mathematical truth, would anyone encourage African-Americans to begin shooting suspicious white males in their neighborhoods for fear that they’ll be raped, assaulted or murdered?”

FBI dot gov

The answer to nor the rationale for over the top and disparate abuse from law enforcement in the black community cannot be whitewashed with the words and the reality of "black on black crime." Americans; white communities suffer proportionate levels of violent crime, but we only hear the phrase "Black on Black" crime in response to dialogue regarding cop abuse.  

We don't expect better from conservative America, but we find it appalling a person who aspires to the Oval Office would offer such a shallow and indefensible example of 'white privilege."  Bush should know better, or as a minimum, his advisers should better equip him to avoid such revealing evidence of social bias.