There is no inherent blackness to the crime that occurs in black communities. Take blackness out of the equation and you'd have social engineers and Ivy League professors trying to fix crime-infested communities. We know this because big brains and social reformers from the late 1800s well into the 1930s successfully addressed crime waves set in motion, and endured, by poor European immigrants. Keep blackness in place and you have social engineers and Ivy League professors blasting the intrinsic pathology and inherent depravity of black life. These experts will conclude that our families and neighborhoods produce the seeds of their own destruction.
-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 149-150