Larry Elder: Fatherless Homes Are The Problem…Not Cops

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Talk-show host, attorney, and best-selling author Larry Elder said the breakdown of the family — fatherless families — is the number one problem in America, not racist cops. He added that when it comes to murder, nearly half of the homicides each year are black-on-black killings. His comments came on a recent episode of the The Rubin Report.

“The number one problem domestically facing this country is the breakdown of the family,” said Elder.  “And President Obama said it, I didn’t. A kid raised without a dad is five times more likely to be poor and commit crimes; nine times more likely to drop out of school; and 20 times more likely to end up in jail.”

“So, you’re far more likely to end up in jail without having a dad, than you are because of a white racist cop,” said Elder.

When host Dave Rubin brought up the issue of “systemic” discrimination against blacks, Elder repeatedly asked him to provide a specific example. “Give me the most blatant racist example you can come up with right now,” he said.

Rubin then said, “I think you could probably find evidence that, in general, cops are more willing to shoot  if the perpetrator is black than white.”

Elder said, “What’s your data, what’s your basis for saying that? I’m talking about what the facts are. Nine hundred sixty-five people were shot by cops last year and killed. Four percent of them were white cops shooting unarmed blacks.  In Chicago, in 2011, 21 people were shot and killed by cops. In 2015, there were seven.”

“In Chicago, which is a third black, a third white, a third Hispanic, 70% of the homicides are black on black – about 40 per month, almost 50 per year – last year in Chicago and 75% of them are unsolved,” he said.  “Where is Black Lives Matter on that?”

“The idea that a racist white cop shooting unarmed black people is a peril to black people is BS,” said Elder.

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  1. beasley

    Fatherless families, breakdown of the family/community units and in many instances women as head of household are all contributors.

  2. jeffroe

    Tip ‘o the hat to Mr. Larry Elder, speaking the truth. Word.

    I dare the “leadership” of Black Lives Matter to debate Larry Elder in a public forum. MSNBC, CNN? They don’t have the gonads, nor the intelligence, nor the facts to debate Mr. Elder. They would look like the fools that they are, taking money from old white men. Hows that for hypocrisy and irony? They’re just a bunch of cowards hiding behind victim-hood, racist platitudes and funding from old white men, blaming everyone else but themselves for their situation.

    But hey, money is money, right?

    Good luck with all of that.

  3. Freespeech

    Ahaz is filled with rage. What in his childhood could produce such rage? Where was his father? He seems incapable of understanding facts and blames others for his life circumstances.


    Yeah. Um… Elder is obviously a white supremacist.


  5. ahaz

    Really? Larry Elder, another one of those self hating minorities embraced by the right. Poor soul doesn’t even realize how expendable he is to conservatives. Having said that, Elders point is a smoke screen use to deflect from the issue of police violence toward minorities. Police violence that is real and known to far too many African Americans. Whether it’s “zero tolerance” in Baltimore, “stop and frisk” in NYC, or “policing for profit” in Ferguson; African Americans and specifically African American males are the target. You can even be a Harvard professor going into your own home, and still be a target. Yes there are problems in disadvantaged communities, but none of those problems causes a police officer to pull a weapon and kill a unarmed citizen. That is on the officer and the lack of effective rules of engagement.

    • JOE6PACK

      Talking points aren’t facts, little race baiter.

    • cbreeze245

      Truth hurts, doesn’t it. Elder is 100% right.

    • BillPasadena

      a Harvard professor going into your own home, and still be a target

      Correct me if I’m wrong, didn’t his neighbors across the street call the police on him?

      I can’t imagine my neighbors calling the police on me because they didn’t recognize me.

    • RedStateSteve

      I guess those statistics he quoted just went over your little head…

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