I propose A Possible Solution for the So-called “Black Problem.”
The problem: The black community has much higher crime rates than other ethnic groups, generally more negative health outcomes especially STD rates, more violence including homicide, more children in one parent homes, etc. This population also experiences a lack of good things, such as graduation rates, incomes above the median, marriage before children, and general good health. This will be confirmed by almost every search that you do on the internet. The only differences in such searches will be in the areas of causes and blame.
And before you decide that I am some sort of racist. This problem was, and is as far as I know, due almost 100% to rich and / or powerful white people who made a ton of money while causing the problem.
In addition, if the problem were one of racism then Black African immigrants would have similar problems. They do not!!
First- and second-generation immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, though only 13 percent of the nation’s blacks as a whole, represent 41 percent of all those of African descent at 28 selective universities and 23 percent of the black population at all public universities.
There is only one theory that covers this and is supported by almost all information. That theory is lead in the environment as a primary though not exclusive source of these problems. Please see this article, which is one of many: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/lead-crime-link-gasoline. Here is a key paragraph:
Put all this together and you have an astonishing body of evidence. We now have studies at the international level, the national level, the state level, the city level, and even the individual level. Groups of children have been followed from the womb to adulthood, and higher childhood blood lead levels are consistently associated with higher adult arrest rates for violent crimes. All of these studies tell the same story: Gasoline lead is responsible for a good share of the rise and fall of violent crime over the past half century.
Observe that the above paragraph does not use either the word black or negro. Those words are not to be found in the entire article. But this is a black problem because between 60 and 75% of the black community lives in inner cities, and very few whites live there. (Thank government supported and mandated redlining for that) Thus lead has a much greater impact on blacks.
Feel free to do searches on the terms lead IQ, crime, environment, inner city etc. Here is a CDC report on differential rates of lead in blacks vs whites. http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i5/Crimes-Lead.html http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5420a5.htm.
Here is another general report with an abundance of information that I found specific, detailed and well supported: http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/health/why-is-lead-still-poisoning-our-children/ THERE IS NO, NONE, NADA SAFE LEVEL OF LEVEL IN THE BLOOD!! http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/ No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.
You will be happy to know that all of your voodoo activities to remove the disparities between the races will bear fruit over the next generation and all you activists can all dislocate your shoulders pat yourselves on the back for a job well done even though you had no real impact. Nope!!! None –- well probably very little. Because of newer housing and the abolition of lead in gasoline, as of 2010 the lead level in most black children was about the same as it was in white children in 2000.
Blacks are happy. There is less poverty. There is less crime. And best of all corporations and white people are not heal responsible for the damage that they caused to millions of people. Everyone is a winner!!
Not only does lead cause problems with aggression, and impulse control, but it adversely affects many aspects of human health as well as neurological processes that result in, among other things, lower IQ and shorter attention span. Lead exists in much higher concentrations in our inner cities. You know, those places where blacks had to live because of redlining and other forms of systematic racial discrimination by all levels of government. Lead makes all people SICK!! It makes them sick both mentally and physically.
As the lead levels in the blood and bodies of blacks and whites has converged, so has their homicide and other crime rates, as well as their measured intellectual behaviors, scholastic achievements, and levels of health. http://www.lead.org.au/fs/fst7.html , http://web.mit.edu/ckolstad/www/Newell.pdf
A Solution: Clean up the lead in our homes and cities. All that lead that was in gasoline did not disappear when lead was removed from gasoline. It now resides in our inner cities on our streets, playgrounds and yards, and in the ground near the streets and highways where cars using leaded gasoline drove for so many years. Those who profited from lead-based products or made and sold products that contained lead should foot the bill for removing this health hazard from our environment, and compensating those who were injured by that neurotoxin.
By showing that lead is a fundamental cause of current problems you have something that can be addressed on both an environmental and individual basis. Those who have been poisoned by lead can be compensated. A basis for a tort claim for damage from lead could be as simple as measuring lead concentrations in blood (mcg/dL - 5) (times years in prison+1) or a similar formula. Governments that, via various policies such as redlining, forced blacks into more toxic environments, should also help with the compensation for damages. By the way, this compensation applies to all people affected by corporate and government poisoning of its citizens. A poisoning that was done for profit. Blacks will benefit more because government policies did, and still do, more adversely affect blacks than those of other races.
Don't want to deal with an environment poisoned by lead? That is too bad, because you will. To quote Richard Feynman, “Nature can not be fooled.” And she always has the last word. Either pay now to clean up, or pay later in higher incarceration rates, higher rates of crime, and less productive citizens with more illness.
There are many factors contributing to society's ills that are complex and not easily or quickly addressed. We can do something about lead poisoning in our communities right now and have a positive impact on individuals, families, neighborhoods, cities, and our nation.
Think about it. Do something about it. Don't blame; FIX!! Excess lead harms everyone directly or indirectly.
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