Sunday, January 27, 2008

Comparative Worth

Usually when a liberal pastor of a liberal church starts spouting I just roll my eyes, shake my head, and go my merry way. Yet, as a stopped clock is right twice a day and a blind squirrel finds an occasional acorn, sometimes they are right.

Obama's pastor has complained about something that I have been wondering about myself lately. If a pretty white woman or girl is murdered it's headline news, yet the average black man is six times more likely to be murdered than a white man and men are four times as likely as a woman to be murdered. Assuming the math holds, that means that a black man is twenty four times more likely to be murdered than a white woman.

I certainly disagree with Obama's pastor downplaying the sorrows of Natalie Holloway's family and even more certainly disagree with him pointing to Farakhan as a pillar of integrity, but he is right to question why the whole country is fascinated by the murder of a pretty white girl, whether she be a teen-ager on vacation or a female Marine, but seem to accept black men (and women) being murdered as old news (unless it involves a celebrity).

Every murder is a tragedy, regardless of the race, gender or social class of either the victim or the perpetrator, but our national news seems to think that only pretty young white girls are worthy of our nation's attention. Their deaths are tragic and justice must happen but there are other segments of our society that are suffering even more.

Every murder victim deserves justice regardless of who they are and who killed them.

I also find it strange that he complains about black women being raped in Darfur, yet it is the liberals who insist that this is not America's problem.


Blogger Bob said...

thanks for posting what many of us believe. You are right on all counts.

9:55 PM  
Blogger KurtP said...

Wasn't it Stalin who said "one death is a tragedy, a million are mearly statistics"?

A cute white girl will get lots more views than a black guy. It's so common that it's not news (to anyone but the family).

10:01 PM  
Blogger Goat said...

MSM idiocy as usual, Kurtp may be as close to the truth as you will get.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I agree too, Shoprat. It shouldn't be that way, but the MSM never seems to change.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our view about the Holloway case was the same - both my wife and I wondered what the heck is wrong with parents today with this whole Spring Break thing -- putting kids out there where they have NO experience to safely be?

As far as the news cycles, I guess it comes down to "what is news". In order to be newsworthy, it must be new, unusual or extremely horrible. I'm afraid that black men killing black me, or women, isn't particularly newsworthy in that there's nothing at all unusual about it. Every friggin' day on the news here in mid-Michigan, there's been a killing in Saginaw or Flint. More than 95% of these are black-on-black crime. Detroit and Flint are BOTH in the top 10 most dangerous cities in the US. There's also nothing newsworthy about fires. Not a day goes by that there isn't a fire burning an abandoned house in Saginaw or Flint.

I have some news for B. Hussein's pastor. Follow the lead of Bill Cosby - instead of Jackson and Sharpton - and start working with your communities to put some accountability back in the black communities, and maybe others will start to care about the black plight. If you're only concerned about what makes the friggin' news, you're part of the problem!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice comment petedahl.

Agreed; they are not focusing on the improvements. But, Obama cannot take the Cosby train because in so doing; he will loose many more "black" supporters because they could care less about the black community.

They buck for positions of power, yet still come behind extortionist media companies like B.E.T.

That's not my form of entertainment! How about telling the black kids to turn off the tv and video game and open a book!

Oops! I can't because they were probably told that I white person wrote and they should wait until black authors start producing more!

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There wouldn't be so many young Black men getting incarcerated or killed if they would just behave and act like civilized human beings.

The entitlement mentality of professional victimhood is their bane.

4:23 PM  
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