It's hard to take what's happening seriously, but the events in 70 percent black Baltimore over the past two days deserve a quick look. [Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’, New York Times, 8-16-17]:
|Confederate statues removed from 70 percent black Baltimore. How long until we replace the national anthem because Francis Scott Key was a member of the American Colonization Society (he was influence to write it in Baltimore)?|
"We don't need that in Baltimore."
But what 70 percent black Baltimore does need is a plan to stop the violence - none of which happens because of Confederate statues - since The Baltimore Sun's homicide tracker shows almost all of the homicide victims since early March 2017 have been black (and almost 99 percent of suspects have been black).
Because black people - not Confederate statues - are committing so much violence in the 70 percent black city of Baltimore, the same mayor who pulled down centuries-old statues in the cover of night now promises what the dwindling tax-base can't fund. [Mayor announces free community college as part of crime-fighting plan, WBALTV.com, 8-10-17]
They can remove the statues, but they can't stop the violence only confirming centuries-old stereotypes once compelling social policy to be enacted to protect western civilization from the consequences of Africans in America.