If you’ve read The City that Bleeds: Race, History, and the Death of Baltimore, you know blacks in Baltimore carefully protect their city from the threat of gentrification by using black criminality to keep out whites from ever being a demographic threat to have political control again.
You’ll also know that in 1917, Baltimore was 88% white. Restrictive covenants and segregation kept city safe and prosperous from the very population now representing 70% of the city’s population, with the white population below 25 percent.
Yes, Baltimore is a 70 percent black city. It was roughly 10 percent black in 1917. With black-fueled violence exploding across the city, it’s important to remember the reality of homicide in Baltimore: Lynchings in USA over an 86-year time-span vs. Homicides in Baltimore over a 7-year time-span (91.5 percent Black-on-Black)
Again, in 1917,Baltimore was 88% white. Restrictive covenants and segregation kept city safe and prosperous from the very population now representing 70% of the city’s population.
Today?[References to race in Downtown Partnership security email prompt criticism, accusations of racial profiling, Baltimore Sum, April 19, 2019]:
References to race in an email the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore forwarded to its members this week caused concern among some organizations that said the notice was an example of racial profiling.
On Tuesday, a security guard from Admiral Security Services sent an email to the group’s senior vice president of safety about a cluster of five black teenagers he suspected stole a woman’s phone a week before. The security guard described the group as “displaying behaviors indicative of predators” whose “target market” might be Caucasians.
The note estimated the teens were between ages 15 and 17 and described them as all wearing blue jeans and black hoodies or jackets.
Downtown Partnership then forwarded the email to members.
“This was classic racial profiling. You could have this in a course instruction on how to express implicit bias,” said John Nethercut, executive director of the Public Justice Center, which received the email. “My first reaction was I almost laughed because it was just so classic.”
Responding to questions from The Baltimore Sun, William Marcus, senior vice president of safety for the Downtown Partnership, said in an email that he planned to issue guidelines for communication in response to the incident. Marcus added that he and the security guard who wrote the initial email are African American.
“I would not have used his exact language, and therefore will be instituting, as soon as possible, a protocol for usage and communication with our stakeholders,” Marcus said. “As should be obvious, physical descriptions are necessary to apprehend suspects in crime, but no one should generalize about any population.”
Admiral Security Services, which provides security at a Charles Street building downtown, did not respond to a request for comment left late Friday with its answering service.
Nethercut said the language in the email — which also called the teens a “scavenger crew” — raised a red flag of instilling “white fear of black youths.” In addition to the language, part of what upset Nethercut about the message was that he wasn’t notified until a week after the actual robbery mentioned in the email.
“To be profiled — that actually puts people in danger,” Nethercut said. “My main concern was not being notified about a real crime but then getting this thing that basically profiles anyone.”
So a black security guard sent a message to the black senior vice president of safety for the Downtown Partnership in 70 percent black Baltimore warning groups of black teens were “displaying behaviors indicative of predators” and they might be targeting whites, which is immediately cause for the Baltimore Sun to denounce this action as “instilling white fear of black youths”…
What percent of homicides in Baltimore is committed by blacks?
What percent of nonfatal shootings is committed by blacks?
What percent of robbery is committed by blacks?.
What percent of muggings is committed by blacks?
What percent of violent crime in Baltimore is committed by blacks?
How dare a black security consider doing his job of protecting law-abiding citizens a more important directive than ensuring white people won’t notice who is committing all of the crime in Baltimore (whose citizens live in the most robbed city in America).
This story of life in 70 percent black Baltimore, the most dangerous city in America in 2018, helps us understand we truly live in Clown World.