Sunday morning on Meet the Press, former New York City mayor Giuliani and Michael Eric Dyson argued over the violence and corresponding police presence that permeates black communities.
Giuliani- showing the courage of Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, told Dyson it’s “disappointing that you’re not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks” and instead talking about the “statistical exception” of white cops shooting black suspects.
Predictably, Dyson took offense. He accused Giuliani of “false equivalency,” a common response and deflection of Dyson’s ilk every time they’re called out for their “outrage” and diligent lack of focus on black-on-black violence.
See, Dyson is a prominent member of the black grievance industry- an industry predicated on the perpetual victimhood of blacks at the hands of never-ending white racism. As such, he’d rather talk about white cops shooting black suspects as proof of continued racism- projecting that assumed racism onto America at large, than to talk about the disproportionately high number of black-on-black violence and criminality.
But Giuliani wouldn’t be deterred. He told Dyson,
“The fact is I find it very disappointing that you’re not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks. We’re talking about the exception here. We are talking about a significant exception. 93% of blacks are killed by other blacks. I would like to see the attention paid to that, that you are paying to this…White officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.”
That point enrages Dyson, who makes a very good living by blaming whitey for all that afflicts black America.
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Giuliani’s point is supported by economics professor Walter E. Williams. Williams consistently points out that,
“Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Using the 94 percent figure means that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation’s population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it’s 22 times that of whites. Coupled with being most of the nation’s homicide victims, blacks are most of the victims of violent personal crimes, such as assault and robbery.”
“A much larger issue is how might we interpret the deafening silence about the day-to-day murder in black communities compared with the national uproar over the killing of [blacks by whites]. Such a response by politicians, civil rights organizations and the mainstream news media could easily be interpreted as “blacks killing other blacks is of little concern, but it’s unacceptable for a white to kill a black person.”
Williams is right- and so is Giuliani. Kudos to him for calling out Dyson’s double standard and lack of attention to the real problems that ail black communities across the country. Hopefully this catches on.
Courtesy of Young Cons