The left is always fond of trying to identify the “root cause” of an issue and in Canada the most prominent contemporary example has been Justin Trudeau extemporaneously pontificating about the Boston bombers. In that vein let us examine the “root cause” of issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin case.
First a bit of background.
“High rates of black violence in the late twentieth century are a matter of historical fact, not bigoted imagination,” wrote the late Harvard Law professor William Stuntz in “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice.” “The trends reached their peak not in the land of Jim Crow but in the more civilized North, and not in the age of segregation but in the decades that saw the rise of civil rights for African Americans—and of African American control of city governments.”
The left wants to blame these outcomes on racial animus and “the system,” but blacks have long been part of running that system. Black crime and incarceration rates spiked in the 1970s and ’80s in cities such as Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia, under black mayors and black police chiefs. Some of the most violent cities in the U.S. today are run by blacks.
The possible root cause? This from an acquaintance might explain a few things.
There is a phrase in Kenya that Prof. Haave taught me: “It’s our turn to eat”. That means that when your “tribe” in control, your tribe gets all the spoils of power and goes out of it’s way to oppress the tribe that is no longer in power. Your tribe will get anything and everything that it can get it’s hands on and punish the other tribe as much as possible.
As a result, the pendulum is never in the middle, it’s always at (or near) one extreme or the other.
We have that problem here in America. Whites wrongly oppressed black. Whites have repented and paid their penance (affirmitive action, welfare, set-asides, etc), but that is not enough for the black community. They want vengeance.
If the black community cared about truth, justice and fairness, they would concerned about the 11,106 blacks that have been murdered by other blacks since Trayvon Martin’s death.
But they are not. They only want their tribe to be in charge, to take as many spoils as they can and to punish the other tribes.
That is the problem with black community leaders and too many in the black community who do not stand up to their cancerous leadership.