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Blacks Are The Problem! Why there are More Blacks In Prison Than Whites? (The New Jim Crow)

Updated on June 9, 2015

President Richard Nixon

Some people may be wondering about the title of the hub or interpret it to mean something that they will probably agree with, but that may not turn out to be the case.

The title of this hub, is a quote from H.R. Haldeman, the former chief of staff of President Richard “tricky dick” Nixon. So people who think that racist attitudes toward blacks, isn’t ingrained in those at highest levels of government, or that racism is a figment of black people’s imagination, as the 1960s, sitcom character, “Gomer Pyle” use to say, are in for a “surprise, surprise, surprise!

H.R. Haldeman

The Haldeman Diaries

The following is a quote from "The Haldeman Diaries,” published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, and are taken from recordings and Haldeman's daily diary entries.

Haldeman, refers to President Nixon as " P, and states that: "P emphasized that you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to. Pointed out that there has never in history been an adequate black nation, and they are the only race of which this is true. Says Africa is hopeless. The worst there is Liberia, which we built."

John Ehrlichman

John Ehrlichman

And if that’s not convincing enough about racist attitudes of Nixon and his cronies, there is this statement from Nixon’s other “right hand man”, John Ehrlichman, making it even clearer, that they are conspiring to illegally, criminalize, arrest, and incarcerate young black men, out of proportion to their white counterparts. He’s quoted as saying,

"Look, we understood we couldn't make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue...that we couldn't resist it." – (John Ehrlichman, White House counsel to President Nixon on the rationale of the War on Drugs).

The Plot

So you see, here we have plot, a conspiracy, by the president of the United States and his henchmen, to illegally target young black males, using the criminalization of drugs as a cover to do so. These actions were also said to be part of Nixon and his co-conspirators “Southern Strategy”. They “knew” that blacks wouldn’t vote for Nixon, so they devised a strategy that would pit poor southern whites against blacks, that would make it seem that blacks were receiving all or most of benefits from civil rights laws, and that the poor southern whites, were being “left out in the cold”.

This approach was similar to, how the rich white capitalists slave/plantation owners, were able to get the poor “white trash” who they “looked down on”, to fight in the “Civil War” to help protect their lucrative investments in the slave trade/market.. They accomplished this by making the poor lower class whites, think they were fighting to protect their “states’ rights” against the federal government, who aim was to make slavery illegal in the Unites States. So the “states’ rights” slogan was bandied about, to get poor southern whites to fight, just as “free the Iraqi people” was bandied about, to get people to risks their live to protect the rich oil investors plans to profit from the second largest oil field in the world, located in Iraq…but I digress!

Why Are More Blacks In Prison?

So when some white people point out, that there are more black men in prison than white men, now you know why. It’s not because black men are more violent etc, etc, etc, but because there was and is, an illegal conspiracy to arrest and convict black men, to create the public perception, that they are more violent and commit more crimes than white men, so they deserve to be locked-up!

And if you want more data or “proof” to back up what I’m saying. Please view the video at the end of this hub, a fantastic, informative presentation, by an outstanding women and speaker, “Michelle Alexander—author of The New Jim Crow”. Some people will be glad they did and others may sad they did.

Why I'm Publishing This Hub

I’m not necessarily, presenting this information to anger or offend anyone, but to, hopefully, shake those people awake, who think that all racist attitudes and racist behaviors toward black people are in the past. Those who especially need to be awakened, are those who think that, because we have a “Black” president, that we now, magically, live in a post racial society! They think that all racist attitudes and plots against blacks have magically disappeared, there are certain classes of “black” people, who are under this illusion as well, as this “New Jim Crow” video will show.

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Black in prison:The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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Blacks In America Before Columbus


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    • Rodric29 profile image

      Rodric Anthony 

      4 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      I post om the wrong hub about my interest in the ancient Americans referred to as Olmec. I like the idea that they could possibly be Sub-Saharan Africans. It makes sense with the similarities in facial feature to that group with the faces carved in stone that exist.

      Also, there may be a conspiracy, but I don't believe the majority of the European population knows about it. I don't think that most people know about it though I have fancied the idea for some time because of what I have read in scripture. I don't express it often, but I am constantly waiting for the hammer to come down on the head of the nail when it comes to my rights and freedoms. I constantly pray for support for the leaders to make choices that will keep us free.

    • vveasey profile imageAUTHOR

      VC L Veasey 

      4 years ago from Detroit,MI

      We're saying the same thing

    • Say Yes To Life profile image

      Yoleen Lucas 

      4 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      vveasey - I will check out the videos later, when I have more time.

      Regarding the recent deaths of unarmed black men - that's what I mean about our biggest problem being racial profiling.

      About contributions made by blacks - they continue to this day. Blacks tend to be futuristic. They developed heart surgery and discovered the successful way to do blood transfusions. They invented the stop light, so people don't have to risk their lives directing traffic. They invented the clothes dryer (if you've ever traveled in Europe, you know how valuable that is!), and recently have developed special space suits.

      Here's a link to check out:

    • vveasey profile imageAUTHOR

      VC L Veasey 

      4 years ago from Detroit,MI

      Say Yes To Life

      You say " Regarding what Halderman says about how there has never been a viable black nation; what about Egypt? Many of the Greek philosophies and scientific inventions came from there!"

      See that's point!

      This shows you how they see black people. They don't believe that Egypt was a Black African culture! To them blacks have never don't anything of worth and therefore don't have much worth. That was one of the rationales that made it ok to enslave Africans.

      And that rationale is still believed by many white people, and to them, a black man's or black person's life is not that valuable. Just look a the recent deaths cause by law enforcement officers.

    • vveasey profile imageAUTHOR

      VC L Veasey 

      4 years ago from Detroit,MI

      Say Yes To Life You're welcome!

      thanks for your comments!

      I agree with much of what you say.

      I'm not saying that, this is the only reason black men are in prison,

      but don't you think it, definitely creates a bias that colors the picture about that issue?

      The video at the end of this hub "The New Jim Crow" is very informative and deals with racial profiling. And can't you see how the culture of racially profiling blacks, was intentionally, set in motion by President Nixon and his henchmen during his presidency?

      That culture is still in place today

      Checkout the "New Jim Crow" video.

    • Say Yes To Life profile image

      Yoleen Lucas 

      4 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      Interesting article. While I agree there is a grand design to subjugate blacks, I also believe blacks contribute a lot to the problem themselves. Regarding what Halderman says about how there has never been a viable black nation; what about Egypt? Many of the Greek philosophies and scientific inventions came from there! Also, during the Dark Ages, Muslims from North Africa escaped the horrific fates of disease and mass deaths because of practices of cleanliness they'd learned from their cultures and religions!

      About the plot to make drugs, the "poor man's heaven", illegal; blacks as a rule use drugs at a far lesser rate than other races in America, and that's a good thing, because drugs DO destroy society by rendering its users immoral and helpless. Drug addiction is currently being used for shackles in the human trafficking industry. Most streetwalkers are addicted to hard drugs, which is why they can't escape.

      I agree with Rodric29, that blacks need stronger family units. This will do A LOT to prevent young people from getting involved with crime. A higher standard of living can help, but not all poor people get caught up in crime, while some very wealthy people do. Poor people can pool their resources and live quite well on very little money.

      Regarding the Grand Design to oppress blacks - I believe racial profiling is the biggest problem here, especially towards black males. My brother has often discussed this with me. He has managed to escape that, but we grew up on the West Coast, where racism is not as rampant. However, we come from Oakland CA, where black gangs are more likely to force a black - especially male - to join.

      Thanks for posting this article!

    • vveasey profile imageAUTHOR

      VC L Veasey 

      4 years ago from Detroit,MI


      The Nixon thing is just a reference point, to show people (mainly white people) that this conspiracy was going doing that time, behind the scenes, and that if a black person would have said something like this was going on, would you or they believe that the president would be involved in doing something like this?

      If someone one said something similar is going on today, perpetrated by some in law enforcement and the legal system, would you believe it?

      Watch "The New Jim Crow" video below for a more on why more black men are sent to prison.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very well argued position and in a vacuum it sure makes sense. A little too big of a conspiracy to be based on the Nixon White House but certainly something to consider.

    • Rodric29 profile image

      Rodric Anthony 

      4 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      I enjoyed the Olmec film and have an opinion that that group of people were probably a corresponding culture in the Book of Mormon called the Jaredites. This group was scattered from the Tower of Babble and went in barges to America. I think they were African and Asian races mixed.

    • Rodric29 profile image

      Rodric Anthony 

      4 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      I agree that there is some out there who may use economic power to enforce institutional racism, but with today's environment families can use the government to help them get educated and get jobs.

      It is not a Black White issue but a poverty issue. It is not better jobs that these communities need, it is families. All the family that can move out of urban areas leaving the broken ones. This is where the problem lies. Fix the family by encouraging men to stay with the women and marry and that will take care of more than half the problem.

      Families provide mores that will reinforce good citizen behavior and hard work. It can be done, it just takes time.

      Also, we need more property owners so that the people who live there actually care about the environment.


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