Conservative radio host Dana Loesch delivered a fiery monologue while guest hosting the Glenn Beck Program Tuesday, decrying those who are protesting on behalf of Trayvon Martin for not demonstrating the same outrage at the unbelievable violence gripping Chicago.
“Youth are the biggest target in Chicago. Black youth,” she pointed out. “In 2012, Chicago had 100 more murders than New York City, 215 more than Los Angeles, and according to the Chicago Reporter and other statistics, from 2008 to 2012 half of Chicago’s nearly 2,500 homicide victims were killed before they reached their 25th birthdays.”
“So where are the riots? Where are the protests?” Loesch asked. “I mean yes, apparently they are just killing black teenagers out there – but who is ‘they’? According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, anywhere from 8,000 to 9,000 black Americans are killed every year…93% of these murders are committed by other black Americans.”
She continued, her speech growing increasingly impassioned:
Now if all of these people out there protesting for Trayvon are so concerned about the death of a youth, then where have they been these past ten years?
If people really cared about the loss of black youth, they would be asking what the hell is going on in their communities. They would be asking why black youth are dying at an epidemic rate. This violence is a symptom of a problem. A number of Chicago communities see half their residents living in poverty. Schools are failing. Economic opportunity is hard to find. The family unit has been all but obliterated.
…But you know, Chicago is just the progressive utopian dream, right? This is President Obama’s backyard. You have to ask why with the first black president are black Americans are one of the demographics – along with women – so adversely affected by his policies? Why is dependence upon government assistance at an all time high? Oh I see change, but there’s no hope to be found! And why does it take a white girl with American-Indian ancestry [to ask] these questions? Why is this not a topic of analysis on BET or One News or with Al Sharpton? [Emphasis added]
Loesch proceeded to laud the “amazing leaders in the black community” who are asking the same questions, but said that “all too often they’re drowned out by the outrage queens assisting the administration in the construction of a diversion to the problems plaguing it.”
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