Jesse Jackson is right when he said that "blacks are under attack."
In particular, young black men are under attack - deadly attack.
Althought they comprise only 5% of the population, black men comprise almost 50% of the murder victims each year in the United States.
Why is this? Is it because of white racist vigilantes gone wild, as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Barack Obama would like you to believe?
If you take a mid-sized midwestern city, and look at the 2011 murder statistics in detail, you might get a more accurate picture of the real problem.
In 2011, there were 69 homicides in the city of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer posted a table with the names and demographics of the victims (and where data were available, the "alleged perpetrators") here.
Only two of the 69 people killed were white. A white man who was shot by police after he pulled a knife on them. A white woman was shot to death by a black man for reasons that have not been made clear.
60 of the homicide victims were black men. Two of them were shot by police. The rest - 58 black men - were murdered.
One of them was stabbed to death at home in a fight with his white girlfriend.
The rest - 57 black men - were murdered by other black men.
See for yourself. And the same could be shown for every city in the United States.
Jesse, Al, and Barry are right - young black men are under attack - from young black men.
To pretend that the "real problem" is anything but that -- to pretend that young black men are being killed off by white racist hoodlums and vigilantes -- is to indulge in a race-baiting lie that hides the truth and thereby makes it more difficult to solve the real problem. It is tantamount to aiding and abetting the murderers, after the fact, covering the glaring and sobering reality with a self-congratulatory smokescreen of easy mendacity.
If you want to solve the problem, the first thing you have to do is identify it and understand it, not deny it and conceal it.
Evidently Jesse, Al, and Barry don't really want to stop the epidemic of young black men being murdered. They just want to use it to further their own fortunes, economic and political.
As Reliapundit says, they are lying racist scum.