[This will be the final of our three-part series in reaction to the 2012-13 Trayvon Martin Affair.]
The country has been in an uproar in the wake of the trial for the shooting of an Afro teenager by Floridian George Zimmerman. The question being asked by many Blacks is, 'Why are we profiled?' Having looked at the data,, Those Who Can See concluded: 'You are profiled because Afro crime is very high relative to other groups.'
If such is the case--and we believe the data points in that direction--one may ask, 'Why is Afro crime high relative to other groups?' Blackness experts have proposed several hypotheses, of which the most popular is:
'The history of slavery and exclusion makes us commit crime.'
As we have seen, the opposite is the case: As slavery and Jim Crow recede further into the past, black crime is increasing, not decreasing.
As well, Afros who emigrate to countries that never practiced slavery or colonialism still commit more crimes than other groups there.
Furthermore, many Sub-Saharan countries are well-known to be dangerous places inside and outside the cities.
The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security reports on Haiti, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Liberia, and Ethiopia.
In addition, other ethnic groups who've suffered oppression, such as Asian-Americans, not only don't commit more crime than Euros--they commit less.
'Oppression makes us criminal' does not seem, then, as an argument, to hold water.
So where do the real causes lie?