Thursday, July 14, 2016

Victims and Perpetrators

For the second time in two days our President said something with which COTTonLINE agrees, speaking at a town hall sponsored by the Disney/ABC media conglomerate. See what ABC News reports Obama said:
It is absolutely true that the murder rate in the African-American community is way out of whack compared to the general population. And both the victims and the perpetrators are black, young black men.

The single greatest cause of death for young black men between the ages of 18 and 35 is homicide. And that’s crazy.
I certainly agree with the President's diagnosis of the problem. However, his prescriptions for solving it are the same lame old nostrums Democrats have been peddling for decades.

The problem is caused by toxic elements in black youth culture. The solutions are in the hands of black people who will have to bring about any meaningful change to that culture.