Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Walter Williams, having taken up the gauntlet thrown out by the left since the
George Zimmerman verdict, has written another hard-hitting article about race. This time, he makes yet another couple of
observations and raises a tough question:
Born in 1936, I've lived during some of our racially discriminatory history. I recall being chased out of Fishtown and Grays Ferry, two predominantly Irish Philadelphia neighborhoods, with my cousin in the 1940s and not stopping until we reached a predominantly black North Philly or South Philly neighborhood. Today that might be different. A black person seeking safety might run from a black neighborhood to a white neighborhood.He goes on to note that, according to a 2008 government survey, "in instances of interracial crimes of violence, 83 percent of the time, a black person was the perpetrator and a white person was the victim." Considering this statistic and the deplorable state of education in today's desegregated schools, Williams throws down a gauntlet of his own:
[T]here're blacks still alive -- such as older members of the Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP and National Urban League -- who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow and open racism and who remain silent in the face of the current situation.I have noticed the same thing, but Williams is in a far better position to raise this issue than I. I am glad to see that he has decided to call the left's bluff.