As a photographer I know “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but so do statistics when they’re unaltered and come from the US Census Bureau and the FBI. So allow me to ask, what do the following statistics tell us about the state of race, crime, success and personal responsibility in America?
|Median Household Income||$98,000||$76,000||$56,000||$45,000|
|Public High School Graduation Rate||92%||89%||81%||74%|
|Total Avg SAT scores||1223||1123||990||946|
|Children raised in two-parent homes||84%||76%||58%||34%|
|Unwed mothers at birth of child||12%||28%||52%||70%|
|% of the population||6%||60%||18%||14%|
|% of Homicides committed||3%||41% White &Hispanic combined||53%|
|% of violent crimes committed||1%||58% White &Hispanic combined||37%|
|% of Robberies committed||Unable to find specific demographic data||60%|
|# of individuals shot by police*||995||963||987||998|
|*Approx 25% of those shot by police are black|
Author’s Note – the above statistics are verified -there was conflicting information, e.g.,% of White and Hispanic homicides had to be combined, as did the % of violent crimes. Additionally, I was unable to confirm specific demographic data for robberies in the Asian, white and Hispanic categories
Thought for the day: How ridiculous the Cops need more training when it’s parents who’ve had 18 years to train their children not to steal, shoot, stab, burn down buildings, flip cars, stop traffic, and attack innocent bystanders. The police haven’t failed us, parents have failed to teach their children. And btw, if black lives mattered to black people the weekly crime statistics in places like Chicago would be quite different.