Thomas Sowell: Social Degeneration and Mob Violence

You can count on one hand the number of black columnists and personalities that would take on their own and tell it like it is, Thomas Sowell, Bill Cosby, Star Jones, Walter Williams and now, the mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter. I’m sure you can name others, but the point that I am making is that the subject has been made toxic by the liberal establishment, and even well meaning, intelligent blacks that raise the subject are few and far between. A white mayor would not be able to withstand the heat.

When you read further into the article, you will see that the MSM, and now Obama, hold considerable blame in fomenting this violence with their encouragement of class warfare. For us to rebuild our Nation, we have to reform our liberal press and vote out the extreme left from our halls of government.

Excerpt: Someone at long last has had the courage to tell the plain, honest truth about race.

After mobs of young blacks rampaged through Philadelphia committing violence — as similar mobs have rampaged through Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee and other places — Philadelphia’s black mayor, Michael A. Nutter, ordered a police crackdown and lashed out at the whole lifestyle of those who did such things.

“Pull up your pants and buy a belt ’cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt,” he said. “If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ’cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. He added: “You have damaged your own race.”

While this might seem like it is just plain common sense, what Mayor Nutter said undermines a whole vision of the world that has brought fame, fortune and power to race hustlers in politics, the media and academia. Any racial disparities in hiring can only be due to racism and discrimination, according to the prevailing vision, which reaches from street corner demagogues to the august chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Just to identify the rioters and looters as black is a radical departure, when mayors, police chiefs and the media in other cities report on these outbreaks of violence without mentioning the race of those who are doing these things.

All around the country, people in politics and the media have been tip-toeing around the fact that violent attacks by blacks on whites in public places are racially motivated, even when the attackers themselves use anti-white invective and mock the victims they leave lying on the streets bleeding.

This is not something to ignore or excuse. It is something to be stopped. Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia seems to be the first to openly recognize this.

Read full Thomas Sowell article here.

Read part 2 of Thomas Sowell’s article here.

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