Mr. Goldberg. I was never more amazed in my life to hear you say on Fox News (and I paraphrase) that it's as if black men had targets on their backs and the justice system is slanted against them. Then to imply that there are no more civil rights issues to be addessed which makes anyone engaged in such a dinosaur.
Well, If you want to announce to the world that racism is over, that's your perogative. But herewith are some "Facts" you will never hear on FOX News.
70 to 80 percent of all felonious rime is drug related. There are countless studies that show that whites engaged in the sale and use of illegal drugs as much or more than whites, but that blacks are five times more likely to be arrested and convicted for selling and using than whites.
In america, the war on drugs is a war on black and brown people.
Time Magazine's study via Healthland states: Black youth are arrested for drug crimes at a rate ten times higher than that of whites. But new research shows that young African Americans are actually less likely to use drugs and less likely to develop substance use disorders, compared to whites, Native Americans, Hispanics and people of mixed race.
â€œOur goal is to alert people to the burden of drug problems and also to how some of our concern about who has these problems may not be true,â€ says Dr. Dan Blazer, senior author of the study and a professor of psychiatry at Duke University. â€œThereâ€™s a perception among many individuals that African Americans as a group â€” regardless of socioeconomic status â€” tend to abuse or use drugs at higher rate and this [does not support] that.â€
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/11/07/s ... z1r2Pq5xTX
"The Drug Policy Alliance recently reported on rampant discrimination against people of color when when it comes to drug charges. Studies show that drug use is pretty even among the races, yet minorities are stopped and searched more than any other race. While African-Americans only compose 14 percent of the drug users in the United States they compose 37 percent of those arrested for drug offenses. The Drug Policy Alliance reports:"
Continuing, Mr. Goldberg: "The drug war has produced profoundly unequal outcomes across racial groups, manifested through racial discrimination by law enforcement and disproportionate drug war misery suffered by communities of color. Although rates of drug use and selling are comparable across racial lines, people of color are far more likely to be stopped, searched, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated for drug law violations than are whites. Higher arrest and incarceration rates for African Americans and Latinos are not reflective of increased prevalence of drug use or sales in these communities, but rather of a law enforcement focus on urban areas, on lower-income communities and on communities of color as well as inequitable treatment by the criminal justice system.
Mr. Goldberg, Here's more from the CDC
CDC: White People use more drugs than Blacks:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, and Department of Health and Human Services, it is your children, and not those of the urban ghetto, who are most likely to use drugs. That's right: white high school students are seven times more likely than blacks to have used cocaine; eight times more likely to have smoked crack; ten times more likely to have used LSD and seven times more likely to have used heroin. In fact, there are more white high school students who have used crystal methamphetamine (the most addictive drug on the streets) than there are black students who smoke cigarettes.
What's more, white youth ages 12-17 are more likely to sell drugs: 34% more likely, in fact than their black counterparts. And it is white youth who are twice as likely to binge drink, and nearly twice as likely as blacks to drive drunk. And white males are twice as likely to bring a weapon to school as are black maleshttp://www.familyresource.com/lifestyles/ment
So Mr. Goldberg, I couldn't believe that you - deviating from your pre-Fox history I respected so much, would get on the air and make atrocious, mean-spirited, disparaging remarks about African Americans, saying they are bringing up racism that doesn't exist anymore, they are looking for relevence; they are seeking the spotlight, and all the other garbage - when the exact opposite of your statement is the fact of the matter.
Black men do indeed have a target on their backs, Mr. Goldberg. There are numerous other studies that prove that they are indeed five to ten times more likely to be targeted, arrested, and receive harsher sentences than whites who use and sell drugs at a similar per-capita rate - or more!
That is probably why conservstives want to dismantle the CDC,. it doesn't slant stats that feed the misperceptions you conservatives so love to perpetuate.
So, knowing all of those facts, Mr. Goldberg, the $64,000 question is,"Where are all the white people who are supposed to be in jail" Well, we don't know, because they don't have targets on their backs like black and brown people.
Truly disappointed in you. You used to come off as decent and tolerant. But now......
Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and now Bernard Goldberg, feeding the trough of angry white guys, telling them exactly what they want to hear; that minorities are the root of all their failures to capture the American dream. Some of you catch them via radio at hardhat lunchtime, and the rest of you get them while they sit in their Archie Bunker stratoloungers sipping brewskis and watching FOX slant all the news. Fair and Balanced?
Not on your life.
No, I don't ever expect to hear the facts I have presented on Fox. For they are true, and what would Fox want with true facts?
BTW,you do knowthat gerrymanderingto dilute African American voting distrists has been ithe news ltely, don't you?
And you do know that Black people in America today, in 2012,do not have the same voting rights as whites. That is one of the first things an American is supposed to have, but Blacks only have temporary voting status, that has to come up for a vote regularly. Black people have temporary status, whites have permanent status, yet you want to claim that denying blacks their civil rights is a fallacy; a thing of the past.
Never thought you would be engaged in such, Mr. Goldberg.