La Shawn Barber makes several important points in a blog post today on the strange lack of protest and the "stunning" lack of blanket coverage on the problem in California with attacks on blacks by Hispanic gangs. Where are the "African American" summits and protests and loud calls for an end to the violence? As I wrote yesterday in "Selective Outrage Over Black Crime Victims," such protesting and shouting is not profitable or satisfying. Rage against perceived slights by whites commands a lot more time and energy in the black community.
She continues well beyond this point later in the post:
Every year, taxpayers dump millions of dollars down the toilet on so-called gang violence reduction programs. Without addressing the real issues - weak family structures, low character, spiritual vacuity- it's a waste of hard-earned money and precious time.
Forget about government programs. Get back to family values. Sorry to sound so simple for you government-is-savior-white-man-is-racist types reading this blog. Communities need to look to themselves - and in the mirror - if social pathologies like gangs are going to be fixed.
And blacks ought to come out strong against illegal "immigration." It is not in the best interest of black Americans, especially lower income black Americans, for this nation to allow illegal aliens to pour over the border like water. Depressed wages, discrimination, overburdened social services, law enforcement that treats people unequally, disrespect for our laws and our way of life, gang violence - blacks in America should be the least likely group to "embrace" the criminal alien. If you, black reader, are dreaming of some dumb "coalition" with our "brown brothers" to fight the "white power structure," you're as dim-witted as white people say you are.
Once again, La Shawn has nailed it, and, once again, she pulls no punches.