Wednesday, March 18, 2015


If you have been listening to Attorney General Eric Holder recently you would probably come away with the opinion that there should be separate rules for white people and black people. The law, according to him, should allow for nuance. If you are a black man you can or should get away with crimes that would land a white person in jail. He recently opined that young black students are disproportionately disciplined in school and that prisons are disproportionately filled with black individuals. We need to remedy that situation by what? Giving black criminals a pass? Allowing young black students freedom to disrupt school? Look the other way when these punks and thugs patrol the streets selling and doing drugs? Is that his idea?

I know that the populations of prisons include a lot of black people which should lead anyone with common sense to the conclusion that black people commit a disproportionate amount of crimes. Is that so hard to understand? We absolutely cannot have separate rules and laws for separate groups of people. When someone, regardless of their race, breaks the law, he should be dealt with as the law prescribes without regard to their race or ethnicity.

I recently went on a ride-along with a police officer. It was the night shift. I noticed when he stopped anyone for a traffic infraction he had to note in his record book the race of the individual he had stopped. When I asked him why, he replied that it was the policy of his department to make that notation so that his traffic stops were not weighted too heavily toward any one race. It was impossible to know the race of a driver at night when the blue lights went on so I wondered why this silly policy was in place. The law was broken or the traffic stop wouldn’t have been made. What absolute nonsense.

The race baiting and race pimping that has happened in Ferguson, MO. since the young black thug was killed by a white police officer has virtually destroyed that city. And all for a lie. Michael Brown asked for the punishment he received. Every investigation that has been done has borne out that fact. We are left with only one conclusion. If you don’t want problems with law enforcement, don’t break the law. Don’t defy the authority of law enforcement.

From time to time I consider the plight of the black community. I ask sometimes, what do regular everyday black citizens think when they see what persons of their group do. In the area where I live the news every night starts with all the shootings that occur. You don’t have to see pictures to know who is perpetrating these crimes. And it is getting worse not better. Black groups gather and scream that the killing has to stop, but it doesn’t. Black mothers mourn the loss of their children, but it doesn’t stop.

I know there is no simple answer but one wonders if maybe a different approach might help. Many of these black people live on the government plantation. They live in government housing, eat government food, receive government checks and talk on government phones. Their actions seem to be condoned because some two or three hundred years ago some of their ancestors were slaves.

Well I don’t condone any of it. I have never owned a slave nor do I ever plan to. In fact, had I lived during the slave period it is far more likely that I would have been a slave than I would have owned one. If black people want to truly join today’s society, they have to move themselves off the plantation.

Ron Scarbro

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