Same Tune, Different Pitch: Jesse Jackson on Chicago’s 500th Homcide

PK NOTE: Last post on Chicago — gotta save a lot of good stuff for the book.

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Not that he was needed nor missed, Jesse Jackson was called to address the 500th homicide in Chicago in 2012 on CNN [Rev. Jesse Jackson Repeatedly Challenged To Defend Chicago Gun Ban After 500th Homicide This Year, Mediate, 12-28-12]. Here’s what happened:

Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared on CNN on Friday where he was pressed to defend Chicago’s strict gun control laws following the city’s 500th homicide, 87.5 percent of which are gun-related, this year. Jackson said that Chicago, unlike Newtown, has no gun culture – Newtown, Connecticut, having several gun ranges whereas Chicago has none. He also said that the pressing issues of poverty, unemployment and the lack of a sense of mobility in America’s urban centers are the root causes of gun violence. 

Jackson was asked to defend Chicago’s gun ban, given the staggering rates of gun violence in America’s cities compared to other areas that do not have such strict gun laws and experience less gun violence.

“I think about Newtown, for example, they have three or four gun ranges. There are no gun ranges in Chicago,” Jackson replied. “Newtown is so different than the complexity of the urban crisis.”

“40 percent unemployment does matter,” Jackson continued. “Lack of education does matter.” He said that gun crime and joblessness are inextricably linked.

Jackson was asked again, given Chicago’s gun violence in spite of its strict gun laws, how even stricter gun laws can be justified.

“The guns are not coming from Chicago,” Jackson replied. “Chicago is in a bubble as the manufacturer — we’re a target market for gun flow. And they exploit the poverty and the pain.”

“It’s not gun violence. It’s also poverty and lack of education and lack of dreams, where people think killing is the only way out,” Jackson concluded. “This is the need for an urban policy of reconstruction.”

Oh Jesse… how predictably boring you’ve gotten. Black violence, a derivative of black culture that white people have been fleeing from for half-a-century is at the heart of the problem in Chicago. And culture is just a manifestation of race, Mr. Jackson.

Newtown is different because one crazy white person gunned down a score of people in one tragic moment; Chicago is nothing more then a lot of black people engaging in continual crazier acts of brazen animal behavior. And their actions in 2012 are nothing new. 

Chuck Ross of pulled up a money quote, which I’ll allow to precede a few money quotes I dug up. Courtesy of Ron Unz’s magazine database, Ross dug this factoid up about black people and the violence that has historically followed them wherever they might go [Confronting Black-on-Black Crime, In These Times, 3-3-1997]:

African-Americans have, of course, always suffered disproportionately from crime. As pioneering black scholars W.E.B. DuBois, E. Franklin Frazier and Charles Johnson showed, this disparity is attributable to racist institutions and the legacy of slavery. University of Arizona political scientist James Clarke wrote recently in Society magazine that the black homicide rate in Chicago in 1925 was 103 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to 11 per 100,000 among whites—and this was during the period when Chicago was earning a reputation for organized white gangsterism. “In Cincinnati,” Clarke continued, “the black rate was 190 per 100,000; in East St. Louis it was 229; in Miami it was a staggering 276. … In New York … black homicide rates were 12 times the white rates.”

That’s good stuff, and the type of Hate Facts Mr. Jackson has tried to bury with mounds of dirt his entire life; but there aren’t enough shovels or heavy duty tractor farm/construction equipment available to bury the truth forever.

Gun crime and black people are inextricably linked, which is why the white people in Chicago were once united in keeping blacks from moving into their neighborhoods.

Reading the August 1979 “Black-on-Black Crime: The Causes, The Consequences, The Cures” special issue of Ebony magazine is another simple window into the type of urban environments black people unite as individuals to create as a collective. It’s also a reminder why the type of communities that white people as individuals create as a collective are such desirable locations for blacks to migrate to and live in.

On p.38 an article is published with the title — More Blacks Killed On Streets Than in Vietnam:

More blacks were killed by other blacks in the year 1977 than died in the entire, nine-year Vietnam War. Most of the 5,734 blacks killed on the battlefields of Black America in 1977 could have survived Vietnam, since the blacks who died there (5,711) averaged only 634 per year.

 Adam Lanza was a nut, a loon — what do you call those individual black people back in 1977 who took the lives of fellow black people to the tune of 5,734 people?

Perhaps my favorite part of this entire issue is the article on p.49 —  Destruction in the Cities:

Crime Plays Big Role in Creating Urban Blight

The woman was talking to a newsstand dealer on a South Side Chicago corner about her friend: ” I can’t blame her. They broke in her house. they took two of her cars off the street and so she just moved to the suburbs.” 

She was talking about Black on Black crime and how it is forcing worthy citizens out of Black neighborhoods. She could also have talked about how crime is causing Black businesses to close, factories to move out of town and even poor people to live behind bolted doors. And she could have come to the conclusion that poverty, racism and Black on Black crime can destroy Black communities.

Actually, black people play a big role in creating urban blight, because the urban blight is merely a manifestation of the culture they’re create, being incapable of sustaining the business and community culture white people abandon to them.

Hilariously, Jesse Jackson himself is afforded six pages in this special issue to “push” his PUSH for Excellence (PUSH-EXCEL) educational movement as the obvious answer to the ills of black-on-black crime. Ebony was nice enough to let us know his organization received a $700,000 contract from the Health, Education, and Welfare Department “to strengthen three programs in Chicago, Los Angeles and, Kansas City, Mo.”

That’s roughly a $2.219 million contract today. Give me $2 million… and I shudder to think what I could accomplish.

Well — here we are in 2012 and the violence in Chicago is largely contained to the black-on-black variety because of the extreme, life-saving levels of segregation in the city and the clustering of black people in the “urban blight” found in their communities that is strangely absent from… white communities.

Here’s the most important to learn from the data gleaned from the years 1925, 1979, and 2012 — the conditions found in black neighborhoods and black communities is merely a reflection of the type of community that black culture is capable of creating. And culture is nothing more then a manifestation of race.

Remember, black individuals can assimilate to white culture, but they can’t create white culture; conversely, the black collective is incapable of not only assimilating to white culture, but sustaining it (think Detroit or the South Side of Chicago).

Steve Sailer, a man whom I consider one of the influences for the direction SBPDL has taken, asked, “What are the most plausible theories for what is going on in Chicago?

Steve, it’s really simple: black people merely engaging in the black behavior – we have all grown accustomed to and all eagerly move away from – that is found in every city in America, especially in areas where they are thankfully clustered.

Here’s an example of the problem Steve. The Auburn-Gresham community, with a population of 48,743 people that is 97 percent black, is one of the “hardest hit areas” of the black violence in Chicago [Chicago 500th death 2012: Violence, gangs scar Chicago community in 2012, ABC 15, 12-29-12]:

A handful of neighborhoods were especially hard hit, among them Auburn-Gresham; the police district’s 43 homicides (as of Dec. 21) ranked highest in the city, and represent an increase of about 20 percent over 2011. The outbreak, fueled partly by feuds among rival factions of Chicago’s largest gang, the Gangster Disciples, rippled along 79th street, the main commercial drag. That single corridor offers a window into the wider mayhem that claimed lives, shattered families and left authorities scrambling for answers.

The scars aren’t obvious, at first. Drive down West 79th and there’s Salaam, a pristine white building of Islamic design, and The Final Call, the restaurant and newspaper operated by the Nation of Islam. Leo Catholic High School for young men. A health clinic. A beauty supply store. Around the corners, neat brick bungalows and block club signs warning: “No Littering. No Loitering. No Loud Music.”

Look closer, though, and there are signs of distress and fear: Boarded-up storefronts. Heavy security gates on barber shops and food marts. Thick partitions separating cash registers from customers at the Jamaican jerk and fish joints. Police cars watching kids board city buses at the end of the school day.

Look closer, and the signs of an almost exclusively black community are obvious.

Look even closer, and the historic trends of black people importing their black culture of violence to white areas – which white people then abandon – are even more obvious.

No more city is evident of this fact then Chicagoland.



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