Skip to comments.Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?
Posted on 04/22/2012 11:30:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway
And yet we keep hearing about black-on-black crime because it fits the false media narrative.
When it comes to America's racial past and present, lies and snake oil are sold in many colors.
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, conservatives in media have sought to deflect from the racism and racial profiling that precipitated his untimely death by referencing the broader social malaise of supposed "black-on-black violence."
On last week's episode of This Week on ABC, Washington Post columnist George Will said that despite the Trayvon tragedy, "150 black men are killed every week in this country," and "about 94 percent of them by other black men."
Will parroted arguments made by many conservatives, his intended point being that black-on-black crime remains the real problem our nation should address. The half-truth he spoke went curiously unchallenged by the panel -- including former White House adviser Van Jones -- largely because the meta-narrative of black-on-black violence is widely accepted in journalistic and political circles.
Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News host and one-man propaganda machine, recently interviewed Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill to discuss similar claims from Wall Street Journal contributor Shelby Steele, who wrote in "The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin" that "black teenagers are afraid of other black teenagers, not whites." O'Reilly vehemently defended Steele's premise that the Trayvon Martin case is an anomaly.
"Blacks today are nine times more likely to be killed by other blacks than by whites," Steele wrote. He went on to attack the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for "exploiting" Trayvon's death in an effort to promote a "liberal" agenda -- a point that O'Reilly was all too happy to expound.
Steele's perspective, though myopic and misguided, remains pervasive and embedded in the broader social consciousness. This red-herring approach is not new,
(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...
My little town’s last murder (White on white) was nearly 30 years ago. We had a shooting (white on white) 3 or 4 years ago which was a love triangle thing and none of the 3 involved were local.
People, by in large are group animals..........
The poster you were “correcting” is right. The RATE of white on white murder is less than the RATE of black on black murder. You being an animal has nothing to do with it.
That's not what 'he' said.
'Blacks killing blacks at very high rates. Whites kill whites at very low rates'
Both groups kill their own groups in rates over 80%. Whites are the largest group that kills whites.
As for the group animal theory. Just look at politics. Hah.
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the blind leading the blind..
Most blacks are as blind as the KKK...
Except as the KKK aided by affirmative action..
American Black culture is a cartoon, a nasty cartoon..
Spanish is not a race it's a language.People of all races all over the world speak spanish.
When an author starts out with a falsehood, I lose interest in reading any more.
Not demonstrated by the graphs above.
Ever hear of the Civil War, WWI and WWII? I would say there is a long history of white on white violence.
I believe you are correct. Hispanic perps are added to the white numbers, but Hispanic victims are given a separate category.
This makes the number of white offenders appear to be higher and the number of white victims appear to be lower.
Conspiracy-minded types might think this intentional.
BTW, the author is here rejecting as irrelevant the very math he no doubt uses elsewhere to “prove” that blacks are discriminated against in employment, housing, education, etc. Disparate impact and all that.
Those figure are not correct. Everbody knows whites kill as many people as blacks do. They just don’t get arrested or convicted. /s
I went to read the article, just so I could say some negative things about it (since clearly it is BS just from the title).
But I see many of the commentors at “The Root” site are going a good job debunking this author’s misguided statements.
So, that’s good I think.
Good job Root commenters!
Most people who are murdered are killed by a member of their own race. I have often heard that most murder victims are at least acquainted with their killer.
But the point of this article, that whites commit MORE crimes than blacks, and that they most often kill other white people, while true, really misses the point.
Blacks are murdered far out of proportion to their percent of population and they are overwhelmingly murdered by other Black people.
It is really a “beam in your own eye” situation. “Community activists” get all riled up about “whites” murdering blacks, but even if you eliminated ALL those deaths you’d still have a pile of corpses.
They really don’t care about those black crime victims AT ALL.
If I was a black person, this would infuriate me.
I agree that illegal drugs are the primary contributor, but not because of the physiological effects. Their illicit status creates a sinister underground economy. Although I do not have statistics at the ready, I believe alcohol use is probably involved in more murders, but none of those alcohol-related murders is about the purchase of or access to the substance itself.
What is the difference between a Border Collie and a Pit Bull?
And the very link he provides to prove his point shows that balcks and whites are nearly equal in the number of murders they commit... even though whites outnumber blacks as you point out.
This is more "games with stats" that is so popular amoung the liberals.
I think we actually agree.
What isn't taken into account is subtraction of "Affirmative Action/Reparations Killings", to make up for the past murders, executions, and lynchings during the Slavery & Jim Crow eras.
/Lib Apologist & Black Activist Speak
If you work in the public education industry, you start by claiming racial discrimination.
All over the world blacks kill blacks at greater rates then whites kill white, then whites kill blacks, then blacks kill whites.
” guess the mutt never heard of ratios...”
Hey Chode.....how bout that : )
Yes, white people kill white people and black people kill white people. But we don’t whine about racism. The racism now prevalent in this country is black against white.
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