DAILYKENN.com -- 286 people were shot in Chicago so far this year (through March 18, 2019). Of those, 58 people died from their wounds. That's eight more victims than tally of the massacre in New Zealand.
According to heyjackass.com, one person was shot in Chicago every 5 hours and 20 minutes. One person was murdered every 28 hours and four minutes. The rates are higher in the city's most violent neighborhoods.
Nearly all the victims were black. When the race of the fatality victim was known, 73.8 percent were black. 19 percent were Hispanic. The remaining 7.3 percent were white or some other race.
The Chicago carnage can be largely attributed to black gang violence.
Nonetheless, Chicago's council voted in February to discard its gang database. The reasons? The registry includes too few whites. It portrays young black males as disproportionately violent when compared to whites. In short, the database was abandoned because it was deemed 'racist.'
That raises a question: What takes precedence? Black lives? Or political correctness?
The answer is: Political correctness.
Leftists are obsessed with race. They talk about is incessantly. But only when the topic leverages their cultural Marxism paradigm. When conversations about race disprove their cult-like race dogmas (called "critical race theory" the add an air of legitimacy), those conversations are abandoned. They are, themselves, considered 'racist.'
In this case, as in many other cases, accusations of racism are synonymous with expressions of documented reality.
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