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Gun crimes and race

Surge in homicides involving black males and guns.

Can we talk about it yet? No?

4 Responses to “Gun crimes and race”

  1. Number9 Says:

    Hush your mouth cracker. We can’t talk about that.

    Along similar lines was this local gaff.

    But we can talk about crackers. Talk about crackers all day long. But hush your mouth talking about brothers shooting up the hood.

    The wonderful world of progressives. If you didn’t vote for Obama you are a racist. If you talk about crime stats you are a racist. Face it, odds are you are a racist in the eyes of these creatures.

  2. Number9 Says:

    Ut oh, the WSJ says there is a problem.

    But that is unpossible isn’t it?

  3. Standard Mischief Says:

    I really wish the media would refrain from plugging some kind of scheme for more pork money for anti-crime programs. Shit, we got the “midnight basketball”. Is it fair to say that the program just didn’t work, or do we have to do it again, only harder?

  4. Says:

    You can certainly talk about “gun crimes and race”, but it seems you’re missing the point. It is not a race issue, but a poverty issue. The reason that race and gun crime seem to be connected is due to the correlation between poverty and race in the inner cities. I’m an African American who grew up in a nice suburb, and who will finish law school in May. I don’t “shoot up the hood” and neither do my family members. The same is true for the African Americans who grew up in my neighborhood, virtually all of whom went to college and are upstanding citizens.

    Remember, correlation does not equal causation. For example, studies show that shaving less than once per day is correlated with a 70% increase in the risk of having a stroke. Similarly, women who work the night shift are 50% more likely to develop breast cancer. Obviously shaving or changing which shift one works won’t have an impact upon stroke/cancer risks, because correlation does not equal causation. (see for the proof on those examples)

    I must say that it is sad to see my fellow gun rights supporters failing to understand this, and leaving comments about “brothers shooting up the hood.” Such comments that have a tinge of racism really don’t help counter the negative portrayal that gun rights supporters already suffer.