What If We Took This The Other Way?

Over at the Museum of Left Wing Lunacy they have posted remarks by the Reverend Al Sharpton at the National Urban League’s annual conference. Here is what Big Al had to say (copied right from the MoLWL!)

Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton blasted blacks Thursday for what he described as their blind support of the Democratic Party without demanding anything in return.

Sharpton, during his remarks at the National Urban League’s annual conference in Washington, noted that his fellow Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, have taken African-American voters for granted and failed to act in the best interests of the black community.

“The whole network of incarceration (of African-American men) happened under this president and the last president. So it wasn’t just George Bush. Bill Clinton – I wish Hillary had hung around – Bill Clinton built a lot of jails and passed the omnibus crime bill,” Sharpton said shortly after Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, had addressed the same panel discussion, entitled “The Black Male: Endangered Species or Hope for the Future?”

Sharpton noted that African-American men make up 6 percent of the U.S. population but 44 percent of the nation’s prison population.

“And just because Bill can sing “Amazing Grace” well doesn’t mean the omnibus crime bill was not a bill that hurt our people,” Sharpton told the several hundred people gathered at the Washington Convention Center.

Clinton enjoyed significant African-American support and was affectionately referred to by many in the black community as America’s “first black president.”

The MoLWL contends that this is a power grab by Sharpton who will having the donks running for office kissing his, well they said ring so I will go with that, to get the black vote. I can not disagree with this point of view. I think the MoLWL has people who are bright enough to know what Sharpton is up to.

I have another twist for everyone to consider. Sharpton made it clear that the segments of our society should reflect the percentage of the population comprised of blacks. He thinks that if the black male is 6% of the population then about 6% of the male prison population should be black. I agree with the commenter there who said that if you comprise 6% and 44% of the prison population is from that 6% then you should be talking about addressing crime. I agree, but I think Sharpton, in not so many words, said that he does not want society to have more than 6% of any entity to be black males. This is now going to present a problem. For the sake of argument, let us assume that the entire black population is 12% of the total (makes mathematical sense). Well over 50% of the postal employees in this country are black. This means, according to Sharpton, we need to fire a lot of blacks from the postal service to get the percentage down to an appropriate level.

We are going to have to take a closer look at college applications and ensure that we do not admit more than we should. All professional sports will now have to pare down. Hell, the NBA is overwhelmingly black. They are going to have to get rid of a lot of the players and put representatives of the other percentages in there instead.

Is this extreme? Of course it is and anyone who knows me knows that I think the best qualified applicant should get the job regardless of their personal demographics. But Big Al wants to be extreme the other way. He wants only 6% of the prison population to be black males regardless of how many black males commit crimes. Perhaps Al should start worrying about why these men commit crimes and help develop ways to prevent the life of crime before it starts.

He will not do that because he only cares about himself. As long as he is not in jail and is making money he is fine. Besides, if he helped these men, what would he have to blame on white people?



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2 Responses to “What If We Took This The Other Way?”

  1. Did you mean Black or African-American? I knew a guy born in South Africa who was denied college admission because he checked African-American on the application and they noticed he was pretty white on the interview.

    Let’s just keep parsing “groups” up until everyone is in their own group. What percentage of the country is “white, heterosexual, right-handed, conservative males with , conservative parents, a hippie sister, and ‘life custodian’ to a dumb dog”?

  2. Big Dog says:

    Racial profiling? Say it isn’t so.