Recently New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton made a factual statement that made liberals go absolutely ballistic, as reported by New York Daily News:It’s an unfortunate fact that in the male black population, a very significant percentage of them, more so than whites or other minority candidates, because of convictions, prison records, are never going to be hired by a police department. That’s a reality. That’s not a byproduct of stop-and-frisk,” Bratton said.
He added that within black communities, some “15 to 20 percent of black males have some type of criminal history and that’s an issue of great concern in the black community.”Of course, in response to Commissioner Bratton’s frank remarks, everyone went crazy and started using the usual word: “racist?”
It’s become politically correct in America today to lie to ourselves, to lie to others and to pretend that we’re not seeing what is plainly clear to our “lying” eyes. Here are two of the most popular lies today:
1. We tell ourselves that a man can change into a woman and a woman into a man, biologically, just because they want to and they get the right operation. We then brand these people”brave”— when in fact, the XY sex-determination system — the same system found in humans, most other mammals and some insects — determines the sex of an individual by a pair of sex chromosomes (gonosomes). Females have two of the same sex chromosomes (XX), and are called the homogametic sex, while males have two distinct sex chromosomes (XY), and are called the heterogametic sex.So, we take a man named Herman, do his hair and makeup, buy feminine clothing, remove his penis and insert breast implants, change his name to Hermanita and put him on the cover of Vogue. The reality is that his chromosomes are still XY — which biologically still makes Hermanita a male. The same goes for when Susan becomes Sam, except that the chromosomes are XX.
Given the complexity of the operation(s) and the changes one’s family will endure, people might consider these acts of “bravery.” However, there are other descriptive words that might be used more appropriately. In this world, people are capable of calling themselves anything and doing whatever they want, but there will be many people who subject themselves to this and become even more depressed with the outcome — especially those without reality show and cover girl potential.
2. Another lie we tell ourselves is one rooted in self-imposed guilt and the inability to digest truth regarding race. While there ARE many black men who’ve never been to jail, it is NOT insensitive to state an honest truth. Approximately 12 to 13 percent of the American population is black, but they make up 40 percent of the almost 2.1 million male inmates in jail or prison according to the U.S. Department of Justice in 2009.Is this because of “racism?” Sometimes it might be — that is reality. But what is also reality is that 78 percent of black children grow up WITHOUT two parents in the home and, in many cases, without opportunities and supervision. Some boneheaded ideas promulgated by school systems across the country involve letting these kids further run wild in school as a means of being “sensitive” to slavery and Jim Crow. I don’t know of any school-aged children who have been slaves or subject to Jim Crow laws. What this engenders is children who grow up without the skills and discipline that make it possible to be successful in society. Bottom line, when they act out in society with the same tactics the “sensitive” administrators allowed in school, they might wind up in jail.
So, when you have such a small sliver of the population committing crimes or getting “locked up,” it mathematically leaves a smaller proportion — after other career fields are considered — left to join the police force. It is NOT the fault of “stop and frisk” policy that these people have received police records; if the “stop and frisk” resulted in nothing, then there would’ve likely been no arrest.
As detailed in the August 2013 Report of The Sentencing Project to the United Nations Human Rights Committee Regarding Racial Disparities in the United States Criminal Justice System, “one of every three black American males born today can expect to go to prison in his lifetime.” And it gets worse…Several studies have concluded that overall, more black males are in prison than are enrolled in colleges and universities. In 2000, there were 791,600 black men in prison and 603,032 enrolled in college as compared to 1980, when there were 143,000 black men in prison and 463,700 enrolled in college. This issue appears to be getting worse over time.
A September 2012 news release from Schott Foundation reported that only 52 percent of black males graduate from high school. In our “knowledge-based society,” this often excludes them from finding meaningful and gainful employment — a problem that may lead many to crime. The top three crimes? Drug offenses, person offenses, and property offenses. According to one writer: “There are more African-American men incarcerated in the U.S. than the total prison populations in India, Argentina, Canada, Lebanon, Japan, Germany, Finland, Israel and England combined.” And this is out of a population of approximately 19 million black men in the United States.
Is the answer to “decriminalize” certain offenses, such as drugs? Um… no. The point is this is a means to make money. Wouldn’t the other crimes go up as a result to replace drugs?
The reality of this “truth” is unless we identify and address the problem, it only gets worse; it does not go away. In the face of such rabid deniers and the “PC” police, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, is the one deserving the description of “brave.”