The numbers behind the racist drug war
What are the numbers behind the racist drug war?
First of all, if you are a bleeding heart liberal you are going to find at least 6 times in this article to call me a “racist”. So be prepared.
Secondly, I am going to explain why I think that “racist” label is silly.
I have stated this time and time again, about how this drug war is racist against minorities, especially black folks and Hispanic folks. The number of arrests compared to whites and blacks are 10 to 1 arresting far more blacks than whites, despite that both demographics use about the same amount of drugs.
I don’t know of too many people, neither conservatives, libertarians, liberals, progressives, or whatever that does not realize that this fact it true.
When many liberals were trying to smear Ron Paul saying “he’s racist” during this last election. I created and posted a video on youtube. I wrote this article as well: http://xcannabis.com/2012/02/ron-paul-and-racism-accusations-the-marcus-garvey-of-the-21st-century/
I made the comparison between Ron Paul and Marcus Garvey because they both shared a similar political smear campaign.
When Marcus Garvey became a recognizable public figure in the 1930’s, members of his own organization The UNIA (The United Negro Improvement Association) started smearing him saying that he was a “racist” and a “betrayer of the negro”, etc.
This is another video that I made on that topic;
Well recently I was called a racist by a cannabis activist, who disagreed with me about the George Zimmerman verdict.
This person did not want to debate the facts, and accused Free Masonry of orchestrating this ‘not-guilty’ verdict. But then I showed him that Trayvon Martin’s dad was a 33 degree Grandmaster Freemason, so then he started saying that more blacks are killed by whites, than whites are killed by blacks. So I looked it up, and what I found startled me. When he said that, I thought “sure, that is probably true, after all whites outnumber the black population by about 5 to 1”.
But I found many sources that disagree with this. Of course this person didn’t have numbers to provide that counter what I found, rather he just accused the source of being racist. Despite that many of the sources were from prominent black community leaders. See some of my references below.
This is the data from the FBI statistics;
“An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”
Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
Now while I have always sympathized with the disproportional arrests of black people for drugs, typically young black people. See this:
I am starting to wonder if there is a more simple root cause for this. Certainly the drug war started out in this country unfairly profiling minorities such as blacks and Hispanic folks as being the source of the problem. This has always made me furious, and has always made me look to the institution as the current problem for the disproportionate profiling in the drug war.
Racist comments by Harry Anslinger the original drug czar, are what make people concerned about this topic fume.
Her is an example of this by Harry Anslinger in the 1930’s
“”Marihuana makes the ‘darkies’ think they’re just as good as a White Man” and “Marihuana makes Black Men look twice, at White Women”.
There is no doubt that the racism in that era, and especially found in Harry Anslinger was a fuel for the fire of prohibition, especially of marijuana.
However, not all of the violent crimes that blacks commit, such as the murder rates and rape rates quoted above have anything to do with marijuana or drugs. Many of these violent crimes are not associated with drugs. However, many of them are. So I just wonder if the violent crimes committed by blacks against either other blacks, or other demographics, is causing them to be found with drugs more?
Certainly there is racial profiling, and that seems to be changing in this country with having very powerful and prominent people who are black at the helm of our governmental offices, and who have done well in their profession of choice. But there is still a sense of racism in this country. Even against whites, which is what the article that I referenced above was saying.
In reference to how Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a “Creepy Ass Cracka“, this author of the article says:
“Cracker is the new Nigger and if we don’t as a society recognize just how dangerous it is to allow black racism to seep and steep we will see a total reverse on what happened 200 years ago happen in another 100…that be your kids and mine, sacrificed to the anti-white stupidity of Joan Walsh.”
It’s true. When everyone thought it was George Zimmerman being racist against Trayvon, because of the way the media hacked up the audio of the 911 call back in March 2012, everyone was ready to hang Zimmerman themselves.
But after hearing Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel describe how Trayvon described George Zimmerman as a “Creepy Ass Cracka” right before assaulting him, it seems to go almost un-noticed in the media and in social networks.
Like “Cracka” is ok, and is not considered racist, but the word “nigger” is. And if George Zimmerman would have actually used the word “nigger” there is no doubt he would have been charged, tried and convicted of a hate crime. However, in the same standards, Trayvon committed the hate crime in this case. First by using racist language to describe his victim, and then assaulting him after. But very few will even consider that as a possibility.
I think it’s rotten the way our society practices “Reverse Discrimination” and it is not doing anything to heal wounds of racism or divides in our country.
I don’t know if there is a connection between the violence, and the drug arrests. Or if it’s all just a racist double standard in law enforcement. But this violence needs to be addressed in the black community. It continues to be a problem that most ignore but that many are dieing from. Ignoring it is no solution.
I think even Marcus Garvey would be upset about this double standard.
While I was posting this article, a related story popped up on my facebook;