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  •  I hope I don't get myself in trouble here. (0+ / 0-)

    But why aren't blacks more anti-gun?

    In Chicago there are marches against gun violence.  Why not marches against guns?

    •  Because a lot of Black folk (2+ / 0-)

      don't really own them or are as concerned about having one in the first place.  Second, anti gun is not the primary problem with these black on black crimes, especially the drive by variety.  These kids have no future and no opportunities and that's a breeding ground for street dealing and gang recruiting.  It's the result of class warfare that disproportionary hits AA at a higher rate.

      •  Different Way (1+ / 0-)
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        For some reason we think that after the March from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in 1967, the whole African American population should have realized the racism is done and over with and they should all be attending Harvard.  

        We provide no real opportunity, certainly discriminate, provide nothing to change their lives, economically, socially or mentally and then we blame the problem on them.  When an African American actually beats the odds, we hold him up like a token success story whom the whole African American population should be representative of.  We then pat ourselves on the back and say inane things like "racism is dead".  

        What do we expect?  We have a black President who won't enter into an honest conversation about race inequality.

        Canadian mother of four, works at Canadian University, blogs and co-host of Blog Talk Radio's "Lies My Country Told Me" with co-host and love of my life, Fred Lemon.

        by mmayer on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 03:22:10 AM PDT

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    •  I did a quick Google (5+ / 0-)

      From 2010:

      In a Pew poll taken last year, an overwhelming majority of blacks, 72%, said it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect the right to own guns.  Only 20% said that protecting the right to own guns was more important.
      December 2012, from Pew:
      Racial differences also are striking, as African-Americans overwhelmingly say gun control is more important than gun rights (68% to 24%), while opinion among whites tilts in favor of gun rights (51% to 42%).
      May, 2013:
      Race is another interesting breakdown. Blacks currently stand heavily in favor of gun control over gun rights, as they have in Pew polls dating back to December 1993. But compared to 1993, whites have changed their views. Back then, they favored gun control over gun rights by 17 points. Now, they support gun rights by a nearly identical margin, 16 points

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