As an historical foot note, some historians feel the Germans got their plan for their "final solution" to the Jewish problem from America's treatment of Blacks between 1914 and 1935. The newspaper accounts of the East St. LouisMassacreand other lynching's and white race riots were widely circulated in the French, English and German press. Nazi Germans realized that if the entire dominant community is against a minority or unpopular members of that community, after sufficient vilification of the minority or unpopular group, the dominant group can do what they want no matter how horrible the punishment. It will mirror public opinion and thereby be justified. The Nazi cause was also the same as White Supremacy in the United States. The 65 Congress left the circumstances evolving around this event for future generations to discuss. That generation is ours. The East St. Louis Massacre of 1917 is exhibit. A" evidence for reparations for past atrocities against Black Americans. Not as former slaves, but as human beings and free citizens of the United States. "It is the ultimate end of unchecked American Racism. From 1999 to 2009, among those aged 15 to 34 years, there were 106,271 homicides, 85% (89,887) among men and 49% (52,265) among black men. One major and hotly debated issue is firearms. Specifically, 81% (85,643) of all homicides were due to firearms, including 91% (47,513) among black men. Homicide is, far and away, the leading cause of death of young black men. In stark contrast, accidents are, far and away, the leading cause of death among young nonblack men and women of all races and ethnicities. Black men are 6 times more likely to die as the result of and 7 times more likely to commit murder than their white counterparts. One eighth of the population is black, but one half of all homicide victims are black. Their reduced life expectancy of more than 6 years would be improved more from eliminating homicide than abolishing any other causes of death except cardiovascular disease or cancer. The rate at which Blacks killed Blacks in 1994 was 876 times greater, and the rate at which they killed Whites was 164 times greater, than the rate at which Whites killed Blacks. Whites were twice as likely to be killed by Blacks as by Hispanics. Blacks were twice as likely as Hispanics and 71 times as likely as Whites to kill members of their own race. One quarter of the nation's homicides were committed by the 0.7% of the population who were Black men between the ages of 18-24. If there were no Blacks or Hispanics in the US at all, our homicide rate might be as low as North Dakota, or 0.2 per 100,000 populations, which is 1/49th of its all time high of 9.8 in 1991.