Proof the Black Brunch protest is based on a false narrative.

Eggs up! Don’t scramble!

You may have heard about the string of Black Brunch protests across Georgia this weekend.

In case you missed it, black protestors have taken the struggle to end racial oppression where it hurts white folks the most: brunch.

Yes, that mid-morning Sunday ritual is apparently too much the repository of “white privilege,” so protestors, clad in black t-shirts descended on a number of Atlanta-area restaurants to remind diners that #BlackLivesMatter.

However, as blogger Douglas Ernst notes, if black lives matter so much, why don’t they stop killing each other?

Ernst took a peek into crime statistics in Atlanta and found that of the 84 murders in 2014, the vast majority of victims were black. He took a cursory view at the FBI Uniform Reporting statistics for the Atlanta Police Department.

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I actually went through every single month for 2014 and per the data presented, only TWO homicides for the year showed a white offender against a black victim. The rest were black on black.

Indeed, author Jason Riley goes so far as to say homicide is the leading cause of death for young black men in the U.S., but around 90 percent of the perpetrators are also black. Around 98 percent of black shooting deaths do not involve police.

Riley goes on to say, “any candid debate on race and criminal justice in this country would have to start with the fact that blacks commit an astoundingly disproportionate number of crimes. Blacks constitute about 13 percent of the population, yet between 1976 and 2005 they committed more than half of all murders in the U.S.”

“The Left wants to blame these outcomes on racial animus and poverty, but back in the 1940s and ’50s, when racial discrimination was legal and black poverty was much higher than today, the black crime rate was lower.”

“If liberals want to help reverse these crime trends, they would do better to focus less on supposed racial animus and more on ghetto attitudes towards school, work, marriage, and child-rearing.”

But to mention that would be “racist.” So much better to target eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas, because clearly that’s where the problem lies.

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    • There are levels to be recognized. Many blacks are successful and prosper. They are educated and don’t fall back on their race when accounting for the various failures they may encounter in life. However most blacks in the US and the AU certainly do fall back on their blackness to account for their failure to make anything whatsoever of their lives. Tis a sad story told many times mate.

      • For sure everyone experiences racism – but those successful blacks don’t fall back on it as an excuse for their own failures nor do they hold it up and wave it like a flag like you do.

      • So to bring it up for discussion is falling back on it?? I think not…if it is not discussed it will never end

  1. This problem is likely because of Blacks identifying themselves in a separate culture or group from everyone else. When you identify yourself as belonging to the African American group then you set yourself apart from the regular American group. It’s like if you promote the idea that #BlackLivesMatter then you separate yourself from the idea that #AllLivesMatter. If you notice, white people don’t identify with each other in the same way, this is because most white people consider themselves part of the American group which encompasses a large melting pot of races, cultures and backgrounds centered around a common American concept of equality, freedom and liberty. The problem is that joining the American group alienates you from more specific less inclusive groups based on a single race, idea or creed. The two underlying philosophies of the groups being incompatible with each other and prone to conflict when attempting to occupy the same space.

  2. Tha bad thing is, everyone knows these stats, including our elected representatives. But not one of them EVER states them, or stands up for the truth. A few black racists, with nothing better to do are not the problem.

  3. No argument that there is a disproportionate amount of blacks committing crimes. But this article makes it seem as if they are killing blacks, killing whites, killing everyone. You point out that approximately 90% of blacks who are murdered are killed by other blacks. HOWEVER, you failed to mention that 80+ % of whites are killed by other whites. (Research it. I have. I have no hidden agenda. I am white. It’s not a fact that I like, but it is a fact nonetheless.) This article perpetuates racism. Use some common sense here: If black people know mostly black people, and white people know mostly white people, and we live in communities with people that look similar to us, co-habitate with our own race, etc… Then, common sense should explain this—what you seem to think is a—“phenomenon.”

    • You’re making a point that addresses nothing argued in this article. There are not riots and marches and protests where white people are going around claiming that nobody cares about wite people dying or that the number of cop related homicides is somehow out of control. If someone goes around screaming that “black lives matter but refuses to address the fact the the murder rate by other blacks accounts for 98 percent of the murder or “black lives”, then you really don’t care about black lives. Oh and please tell us where you got your statistics on white murder rates.

    • Sam, I think scale is the point. Black folks kill far more than their proportion of the population would predict. Most of their victims are other Black folks.

  4. I think Col West quoted his mother as saying something like “you can’t have self esteem until you do something esteemable”. She was spot on. As for the people who think otherwise; “Pants up! Don’t loot!”

  5. Oh, no, no, no! You ain’t puttin’ no cream and sugar in that coffee, whitey. You gonna take it black and bitter so you understand what it’s like.

  6. It is true that you can not explain to the black community that the problems start in their own community due to their own actions. Because you would be labeled racist, no matter the facts. The statistics back up the facts about how poorly these black children are being raised. How they are involved in criminal activity at an early age and why the majority of prison inmates are black. It is because they commit the crimes and get caught and sent to jail. Just like any white, Latin, or Oriental person would be. And the parents blame everyone but themselves as to why their children turn out the way they do.

  7. Yea, interrupt Brunch out here in the heartland & see how that works out for you…ever been stabbed in the butt with a fork?

      • That is an ignorant comment. I am almost sixty year old, I was raised in the Midwest…the true ‘heartland’ and I can honestly tell you I can count on one hand the number of times I saw someone mistreated because of there race.

      • Sort Skippy I was born and raised in the heartland and have seen it all of my life from when I was 12 years old

  8. When I lived in Atlanta in 1997, Atlanta was 75% Black then, and they were still Blaming Whites, seems it never ends with these people

  9. Seems as some want the black community not to speak up against the injustice that happens to them. Allen West is such a disgrace!! The man had the nerve to say that he has NEVER experienced racism because he was respectful….meaning he looked down when he was walking towards white folks!

      • Just do a Google search for Allen west says he’s never experienced racism because he was respective

      • “I am a black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don’t recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street. And I never had anyone clutching their handbag when I got on an elevator. I guess having two awesome parents who taught me to be a respectful young man paid dividends.

        So what allen is actually saying is that all the people that were killed, lynched, harassed…etc…that was done because they weren’t respectful to white folks.

    • What he is saying is if you want to be respected be respectful. Clean your own house before you criticize someone else’s.

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