Obama's 'locked doors' racism charge fuels Trayvon marches: Factually challenged

Obama's 'locked doors' racism charge fuels Trayvon marches: Factually challenged

kevin-jackson-responds-to-obamas-racist-comments-420x220And it’s not just white people that do it, it’s black people, too…”

In the wake of Barack Obama stating at an impromptu appearance before the White House press corps Friday that blacks often hear car doors being locked out of fear, and that women “clutch their purses nervously” whenever in an elevator with a black male, thousands have attended “Justice for Trayvon” marches throughout the nation as reported by USA Today on July 21, 2013.

Obama made a point of  suggesting, if not out-and-out confirming, that racism is alive and well in the United States when he stated “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

Yet while appearing on the July 20, 2013 airing of Fox & Friends Weekend (see video), Kevin Jackson of the right-of-center news portal The Black Sphere countered Obama’s none-too-subtle accusation that bigotry and racism are prevalent in the country. Jackson affirmed that black males aren’t looked upon warily by some whites due to any inherent racism, but simply because black males commit the lion’s share of crime. He went to state that 50 percent of crime in the nation is committed by young black males.

There is a reason a woman clutches her purse… there’s a reason why people lock their car doors when they see a horde of young black teens coming.

And it’s not just white people that do it, it’s black people, too.

Factual Information…

According to the official website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 49.7% of all murders and non-negligent manslaughters are committed by blacks, who are also responsible for 32.9% of all forcible rapes and 55.6% of all robberies. For young blacks, the numbers are 54.0% of all murders and non-negligent manslaughters; 36.5% of all forcible rapes, and 68.5% of all robberies

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the black population of the United States was 13.1%  as of the 2010 head count. The census also notes that approximately 30% of the black population is under the age of 18, roughly making blacks in that age group slightly less than the 3% of the population.

Is Obama Fear Mongering and Race Baiting…?

Jeannie DeAngelis of The American Spectator said of Obama’s comment about women get nervous when alone in an elevator with a black man:

Mr. Obama must be unaware that being alone in an elevator with a strange man, black or white, makes most women, black or white, feel uncomfortable.


T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He is the founder of the blog Unapologetically Rude and has written for Examiner and other blogs.

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