GOOD COLUMN BY DEWAYNE WICKHAM IN USA TODAY
The title is “Where’s the Outrage over Black-on-Black Killings?” (here’s the link). And here are some thought-provoking statistics from the column:
Of the country’s 14,860 homicide victims in 2005, 7,125 were black, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. And of the 3,289 cases that year in which a single black was killed by a single assailant, the FBI says, 91% of the killers were black.
Let me put this another way: The number of blacks killed in 2005 in this one homicide category alone approaches the total of all the blacks lynched in this country from 1882 to 1968, according to records maintained by Tuskegee University.