In response to widespread rioting and violence that brought the city to a standstill in recent days, activist Alveda King took Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to task for seemingly endorsing the mob’s destructive behavior.
“Your invitation to ‘give space for those who want to destroy’ is unbelievable,” King wrote. “This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous Ma’am.
King, the niece of civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., went on to assert that “people are not entitled to pillage and destroy.”
She shared her insight into cultural changes over the past half century she feels have fostered the current environment of civil unrest.
“How did we get here?” she wrote. “Where do we go now?”
King took a look at several statistics, citing the compiled result as an indication that the status quo is not working.
Think about this: Baltimore 1965 vs. Baltimore 2015, compare and contrast:
1. Money spent on public schools then vs. now.
2. Amount spent on social welfare payments then vs. now.
3. The size of Government Bureaucracy then vs. now.
4. The number of black elected officials then vs. now.
5. Number of black children born in Baltimore to an intact nuclear family.
6. Number of Black lives MIA by abortion and incarceration.
Her conclusion amounts to a devastating indictment of the prevailing leftist mindset.
“If you look at all six questions/comparisons,” she wrote, “what you will see is the only statistics to have decreased (1965 to 2015) is the number of black children born in intact nuclear families.”
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.