St. Louis vs El Paso…. It’s ON.
El Paso is the “safest” large city in the U.S. And it highlights why we have to control immigration – El Paso had 4 murders, across the river, 2700 in Ciudad Juarez.
Meanwhile, St. Louis beat out Camden, NJ as the unsafest city.
Interestingly, El Paso has only 15% Non-Hispanic Whites, and 80% Latino, and 3% Black. Some might say this invalidates my immigration point, but I’d point out that El Paso lives as an Hispanic dot in a sea called Texas, which has Republican, small government tendencies. They can’t be corrupt, the rest of Texas won’t let them. It is key we don’t’ let unchecked immigration, in turn, unleash the corruption here that is so prevalent in Mexico.
But… let’s go to the stats…. St. Louis has 51% black. And Camden 50% black. Continuing on in this mornings “insult culture” theme, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that the the unsafe cities list correlates highly to black population ratios. Black culture, with incredibly high single mother birth rates, does not have effective controls over its adolescent male youth populations, and in many ways (rap music, for instance) eggs on bad or criminal behavior.
Informal sampling of the 2009 list shows that having > 10% black population is a great way to move up the list.
Should I mention this? Is it racist? No. I think this link to violence is culturally not racially driven. I’ve known many spectacular African Americans – of high achievement and unblemished honesty and kindness. But, frankly, I do not think it an accident that our first black President was raised in white culture. If not, he would statistically be in prison.
Culture matters. A lot. We may all be human, and “equal”, but how we band together affects so much, and it is a shame more people do not feel safe discussing it.