At this point I think you are either being deliberately disingeuous, or you are so committed to a PC paradigm that you are forced to overreach.Quote:
Originally Posted by TheManchu
Now, sometime back I heard some sicilian music from the 1930's. It was that generations equivalent to gangsta chic. THe songs said all the same stuff, just in italian: " I'm loaded, bitches love me, I'll cut your face, etc etc"
I fully recognze the connection between poverty, crime, and underpriveleged groups. The entire 'cockney' culture in england is another example. Fundamentally, I don't see the core of these issues as unique to black people, at all.
But here is where your train jumps the tracks:
Blacks were 6 times more likely than whites to be murdered in 2002
Blacks were 7 times more likely than whites to commit homicide in 2002
When these numbers are matched by the Italian American community, you'll have a point. Sorry to be that blunt, but your will to be polite to black people is typical of the liberal attitudes that are perpetuating a pretty dire situation. I am not content to be polite any longer. I want truth, justice, and real equality. Some feelings are going to have to be hurt, and some sacred cows sacrificed first.