Black. Lives. Matter.

Recently I came across the following epistle, and I thought I might give it the old “John Young red line” treatment.

Subject: Fwd: Black lives Do Matter! sobering facts

Well, I’m glad we agree on that!

Black Lives Do Matter  (one of the most racist groups ever!)
noun: racism

  1. the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
  2. prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

The Black Lives Matter movement is attempting to spread the message that people are equal and should be treated as such. It is the very opposite of the definition of racism.


First off, the entire population of the world could be boiled down to more Africans than people from the Americas (keeping in mind that not all Africans are Black, not all Blacks are African, not all people from the Americas are from the US, and not all US Americans are White). 

Additionally, the percentage of Black or African American people in the US is 13.3% as of July of 2015.

The prison population would go down by 48%,

37.7% of US prisoners are Black as of June 25, 2016.

There would be 53% fewer gang members,

As of 2011, only 35.3% of gang members are Black or African American.

Average IQ would go up 7.4 points, putting us 3rd in the world, tied with Japan,

Japan is 3rd at 105. The US is tied for 9th with 8 other countries with an average IQ of 98. This is based on data gathered from research conducted between 2002 and 2006, and the researchers themselves drew a correlation between IQ and income inequality more than race. When looking for data on racial impacts on IQ, I was not able to validate any claim of a point value anywhere remotely resembling 7.4 points difference between Black and White Americans.

Average SAT scores would go up almost 110 points,

The average SAT score overall is 1488.457, with the average score for Black or African American participants being 1277. In looking at this data, I used a spreadsheet  (SAT_ACT_Comparisons) my husband set up for me and discovered that the average score would be 1522.053, a rise of only 33.596 points.

Average ACT scores would go up 5.9 points.

ACT scores have a very wide range of categories to review. Using strictly the composite score, which is a national average of 20.7478, I calculated the difference using a spreadsheet my husband set up for me (see above link) I see that the average score without Black or African American participants would rise to 21.53336, a difference of 0.78556 points.

AIDS & HIV would go down by 65%,

By the end of 2014, 42% (504,354) of those ever diagnosed with AIDS were African Americans.

Chlamydia cases would go down 59%,

I’m not seeing an actual number for this statistic; however, my computations based on the CDC table here yields about 34.79%.

Gonorrhea would go down 69%,

Based on 2010 data – the CDC reports that the level has decreased.

Syphilis would go down 58%.

Wrong: 47.4%

The average income for Americans would go UP over $20,000 a year,

The Real Median Household Income in 2014 was reported by the US Bureau of the Census as $53,657. For Black Americans, it was $35,398. Removing the Black American data, the average rises to $59,014.67. Less than a $6,000 increase. (Editor’s note: This is based on a straight average. I’m aware that it is not based on comparative percentages of different populations among the four represented ethnic groups. Frankly, I’ve done a metric crap tonne of work on this and you can look it up yourself if you want that level of detail. Suffice it to say the statistic is incorrect regardless.)

Amount of people in poverty would drop 54%,

Again, wrong. The data pretty clearly shows that, based on 2007-2011  averages, 14% of Americans live below the poverty level. When Blacks and African Americans are removed, the number drops to 12.69%, which is definitely not 54% of 14%. (Scroll to page 13 of the linked site.)

Homelessness would go down 65%,

40.6% of the “sheltered homeless population” in 2014 was reported as Black or African American.

Welfare recipients would go down by 52%,

41.6% in 2012. Bam.

DEMOCRATS WOULD LOSE 76% OF THEIR VOTING BASE!!! (they’ll never let that happen!)

76%? Sounds like some hinky Fox News crap to me. Try this out. Also, did you know global climate change is a hoax? If you’ll buy that, I’ll throw the Golden Gate in free.

And, many criminal defense attorneys would have to find another line of work!

There’s no real statistic for me to compare here. I suppose I could look up the total number of defendants in criminal cases and then calculate the proportional representation of Blacks and then redo all the math and Common Core that shit but….I had that brainpower half a bottle of wine ago.

Yes, Black lives do matter

Again, totes glad we agree!

I want to add one more editorial note, and since I’m the bloggess I have that liberty. Every single item here is repulsive when linked to Black Americans. I want you to realize that what this message says is Black people have diseases, they are criminals, they contribute nothing to society and live off the government dime, they are stupid gang members who belong in prison, and they are racist.

Those total and utter asshats! (/sarcasm)

Would our country be better off without Black people? NO. HELL NO. FUCK NO. Not only was our country built on the backs and with the blood of Africans (and please for the love of all that’s holy do NOT give me that shit about Africans enslaving each other), we are better than to tear down one another based on melanin production. In fact, if you really think hard about it, the darker one’s skin, the more likely one is to survive in the parts of the world we will ALL need to inhabit once the global climate change shifts us to the long-overdue ice age and everything where most people live freezes right the heck over.

Also, in case I haven’t said it yet, don’t be racist. Black. Lives. Matter.

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