Murder is much less than 1% of deaths yearly.
But black Americans are affected 8x more.
In places like NYC,
Black Americans are arrested for suspicion of shooting someone 100x more.
Gun misuse is purely / statistically a black American problem.
As a fact, social scientists are all better off reflecting on how to reduce heart disease.
But if working in the vein of resolving racial disparities in health and wealth, one certainly has to contemplate the psychology and psychosis of murder within the black community in America, its causes and effects.
There are few disparities that have a 100:1 gap between major socioeconomic or demographic groups in America.
An approach commonly used in prioritizing issues to resolve is to identify the largest disparities between major socioeconomic and demographic groups in America.
What therefore becomes a solution to the 100x racial disparity in arrests for shooting people????
Eliminate gun access in black America, at least until the 8x disparities in murder rates by race dissipate.
Update January 2, 2020
The United Nations might be offering employment to people with such interests.
Some States are even taking a more aggressive approach not based on racial or ethnic background.
But, another solution we’re working on…
Cities with high crime need more teachers and a new curriculum.
There are generally 3x more public school teachers than sworn police, nationally.
Teachers in US = 2000000 https://www.nsta.org/about/clpa/faq.aspx
Police in US = 701000 https://blog.skepticallibertarian.com/2018/08/24/how-many-cops-are-there-in-the-united-states-2018-update/
ratio = 2.85, almost 3x more teachers than police nationally
But in places like DC, Chicago, and Baltimore, the ratio of public school teachers to sworn police is closer to 1:1.
Teachers in DC = 4012 https://dcps.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcps/publication/attachments/DCPS%20Fast%20Facts%202017-18.pdf
Police in DC = 4000 https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/dc-mayor-wants-to-hire-more-officers-to-combat-crime-be-in-neighborhoods/2019/01/16/9835f3ca-198d-11e9-9ebf-c5fed1b7a081_story.html
Ratio = 1.00, not 3x more teachers than police in DC
Teachers in Baltimore City = 4891 https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/sites/default/files/inline-files/999_schoolprofile_0.pdf
Police in Baltimore = 3100 https://www.baltimorepolice.org/about-department
Ratio = 1.58, not 3x more teachers than police in baltimore
There’s massive underinvestment in disparities prevention in the urban black neighborhoods.
If nationally there are 2.8x more teachers than police, then that means in some places there are more than 2.8x more public school teachers and others fewer than 2.8x more teachers.
Arguably, places like DC Chicago and Baltimore need more than 2.8x as many teachers than police to adequately prevent crime.
4x times more classroom teachers than what they have today???
Prioritize hiring teachers who themselves are committed to economic development using their own personal wealth, opposed to those who want to hand off implementation of solutions to someone else.
Prioritize hiring those who commit to teach and prioritize healthier habits and review with youths from historically economically disadvantaged families how to identify and make lower risk decisions.
Prioritize hiring classroom teachers who commit to prioritize teaching and presenting to the youths how each student through life can themselves commit to closing the largest economic disparities in America.
Herein, A new curriculum is needed to teach about economic disparities and prioritize education around how children from low wealth low income disadvantaged households can think, plan, and work to resolve these disparities.