1. The rate of killings of black people by police is going down.
I was surprised at the information in the graph, which I found on the Avedon’s Sideshow web site. Of course the black death rate due to “legal intervention” is still double the white death rate. I hope the trend continues.
2. The violent crime rate in the United States is going down.
It’s true that the United States still has a lot more violent crime than Britain, France, Canada or other comparable countries, but the decline is a reason for hopefulness.
3. The rates of American teenage pregnancy, birth and abortion are going down.
Like President Bill Clinton, I believe abortion should be safe, legal and rare.