Does Poverty Equate To Violence?

Posted: December 3, 2017 in Political
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Often in America when discussing crime, liberal’s excuse disproportionate statistics in violence seen between Urban and Rural areas on lack of opportunity. Slavery, judicial inequality, lack of infrastructure throughout inner city communities…..etc. Anticipation on revealing supposed “facts”, often has progressives foaming at the mouth like rabid dog’s. Sadly, many Americans see these “excuses” as legitimate. This disdainful mindset is not only completely wrong but dangerous!

In beautiful Appalachia, 83.6% of 26 million Americans living in this region are of European decent! Another “actual fact” is that 6 of the 10 most poor counties in all of America can be found here! Not one of which is among the top 100 most dangerous cities! So if POVERTY truly does equate to violence , as some scholars suggest, violence should be rather apparent! Below is a list of the top 10 most violent cities in America. Surprisingly enough, half have populations under 50,000 residents. Debunking yet another liberal excuse being that population density correlates to higher crime rates.

Top 10 counties with the highest murder/violent crimes per capita

1: Orleans Parish Louisiana Racial demographics; 60% black

2: Coahoma county Mississippi Racial demographics 76.3 % black

3: Philips county Arkansas Racial demographics 62.1 % black

4: St. Louis Missouri Racial demographics 62.1 % black

5: Baltimore Maryland Racial demographics 63.3 % black

6: Petersburg Virginia Racial demographics 78 % black

7: District of Columbia Racial demographics 47.7 % black

8: Washington county Mississippi Racial demographics 72.3 % black

9: Dallas county Alabama Racial demographics 70.3 % black

10: Macon county Alabama Racial demographics 72.4 % black

https://www.policeone.com/ambush/articles/370416006-10-U-S-counties-with-the-highest-murder-rate/

America’s most dangerous cities are not only overwhelmingly black but NOT ONE is among our nation’s most poor. ONE, Macon county Alabama is 68th of 100. So, where does that leave the left? How can their assertion of poverty influencing violence hold merit? IT CAN’T! No direct correlation between violence and poverty can be made! If so, we’d see comparable numbers in Appalachia. What separates counties like Bledsoe TN, McDowell WV, Glades FL, Owsley, Bell, Elliot , McCreary and Clay county, all in Kentucky? My objective observation concludes one overwhelming factor attributing to such violence. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES! Immersing yourself in a lifestyle that promotes drugs, robbery, murder and outright disrespect for our nation’s laws, communities reflect accordingly. Contrary to their counterpart, rural areas value family, honesty and hard work. Do they face drug problems? Is there criminality which looms? Undoubtedly, yet an overall objective to live with purpose carries the day. So why allocate funds to Chicago or Baltimore, where instead of capitalizing on billions in Federal aid, they kill each other for NOTHING? If vanquishing poverty is the objective for such funds, Appalachians should be first and foremost! Our government speaks in great detail on eradicating unimaginable living conditions throughout our country but is such talk merely smoke and mirrors for enormous amounts of money? Another topic another time I suppose!

Liberal narratives on inequalities have distracted black communities for decades. Imprinting this corrosive victim mentality seen today instead of reaffirming the importance of accountability. Once great cities have turned into war zones over the span of such time! Many say lack of opportunity is to blame, however, America’s top 100 companies reside within these very cities! The problem stems from believing in “those” without the black communities best interests in mind. Liberal politicians have failed their constituents purposely! Implementing laws to destabilize inner city neighborhoods and then sit comfortably as we ALL argue continually on problems faced daily.

If we as a nation are to advance without division among racial lines, hard truths must be confronted. As for criminality, it is what it is, unavoidable! All communities have issues yet those without civic responsibility or accountability inlay most of our Nation’s problems. My ancestors came from Ireland where there are two options: die in the coal mines or on the front lines of the “Civil war”. Rather than their spirit breaking over such adversity – they’ve accomplished greatness!. No thoughts of playing victim of unforeseen obstacles…but instead they pushed forward to see another dawn. Irish along with many European immigrants overcame through self-reliance! I’m not suggesting color alone defies one’s actions, however, the culture in which young black men have embraced creates most of the violence we see today. If this “thug” mentality continues to be the embodiment of how inner city kids think, crime statistics will only get worse.

Every ethnic group has suffered throughout history, be it by the hands of the Ottoman Empire, African Moors, Roman Empire, or English Imperialism. Exploitation of one group benefiting another has always been inevitable. BY NO MEANS DO I BELIEVE SLAVERY IS OK . In contrast, pointing out that dwelling on past injustices, has and will always lead to a communities downfall.

To rise rather than to succumb is an obtainable goal. Allowing misplaced anger to manifest into aggression does nothing but create more problems within one’s own community. Nationalism does NOT equate to hatred towards others, just as poverty doesn’t equate to violence. We, like all ethnic groups wish for a safe, secure place for future generations to flourish. Our intent on addressing “taboo” issues is not to create hostility, but instead open dialogue long over due.

-Pat Rogers

 

 

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