A Black Man in a KKK Hood: Race & Crime in Philly

February 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

In 2013, no one expects to see a man dressed in a Ku Klux Clan robe mid-morning in Center City, Philadelphia.  …

The man, who stood on the corner of 13th and Filbert on Tuesday, is not out to lynch or kill black people. In fact, he is black.Thirty-five-year-old Sixx King says he’s using the offensive symbol to highlight a serious problem: black on black crime.

“We’re bringing awareness to the black hypocrisy, complacency and apathy in the African-American community,” said King.

According to the FBI, in 2011 more than 7,000 black people were killed. King’s sign reads that the KKK killed 3,446 blacks in 86 years, while black on black murders surpass that number every six months.  …

Phelps-Washington rallied with King. Her son, Christopher, was among the 324 murdered in Philadelphia in 2011. Police say 85% of those killed that year were black.via CBS Philly.

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how in Chicago blacks are 32.9% of the population but represent 78.7% of gun homicide victims.

According to the census Philadelphia is 43.4% black.  Here we’re told that 85% of those murdered in Philly are black.  This is as I predicted two weeks ago.

It is unfair and unjust that this does not get major media attention.  Years of neglect and failing schools have crippled inner cities and made them extremely violent places.  We’ve failed the young people in these places.

Kudos to Mr. Sixx King for his bringing attention to the issue.  I hope he gets some results in Philly.

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