That should be all the republicans ever say when race relations are brought up. “The most dangerous place to be Black in America is in a Democrat controlled city”. Just repeat and repeat and repeat. And it has the nice bonus of being true.
People will always look for confirmation bias in everything.
But to ignore how parts of Baltimore have been hammered by recent leadership is having severe blinders. Two of their three Mayors have been charged with felonies, a Mayor and a city council person told the police to allow riots to continue (“ we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.“). And over 300 businesses were damaged and looted, hundreds of vehicles were on fire.
In 2019, Baltimore set a record for most murders in the city for a year. They are on-pace to shatter that horrible record in 2020. Also, in last 25 years thee have been 5 years that the murder total exceeded 300. Those five years have been the last five years (and city population is not growing, it is shrinking as people exit the danger).
The murder rate in Baltimore in 2019 was 58.6 (per 100k residents). Which is more than 10x US average of 5.6.
It looks like most of the residents have already left that area as a ghost town. They have solved their problems by being smart enough to move the heck out of there, which should please conservatives, since they think people shouldn't turn to government for help. So it would be a mistake to think poor people should turn to Republicans for help. Poor people gotta help themselves to get ahead in life. Thankfully, a good many actually do.
For an example in this audio linked below, starting at 11:45, you can hear a formerly poor black lady from Wichita Falls tell how she rose herself up. Of added interest, she said most of the black people in Wichita Falls don't care about that monument, that rock. That's why none of them were there at the city council meeting. If Black Lives Matter why is it focusing on that rock, she asked? "I came from welfare to millionaire with that monument in place and it didn't hold me back," she added. She gave a hell of a good speech. As long time activist Gary Null, host of the program pointed out, we're not hearing from these voices.
He's isn't always factual or up to date with his opinions, but you never know what you'll hear on the Gary Null Show from the Progressive Radio Network.
True. I don’t mind them asking for help from others. There are programs, non profits, ministries, family members, support groups, etc. That’s what they’re there for. You can turn to them for help. You can’t rely on others, though. Ultimately, rely on yourself and God.