From Woodstock’s Richard Rostron:
Blacks have capacity to effect immediate change in race relations
Race relations have existed as a defining factor in American society and politics for my entire life, and long before that, too.
But the friction over the issue has never grated on the American conscience with such antagonism since the Civil War, which ended 166 years ago. Not even during the heyday of the Civil Rights movement has animosity and disagreement been so severe.
It seems, however, that a dramatic improvement in race relations is well at hand – blacks should stop killing people, including each other.
What a racist thing to say, eh?
But is it?
The reality is that, according to 2019 FBI figures,
- blacks committed 51.2 percent (4,078) of all murders and nonnegligent manslaughters in the country.
- During the same period, whites committed 45.8 percent (3,650).
Neither offers a pleasant or desired data point; in both cases it would be better if no murders were committed.
But the stark reality is that blacks do, proportionally, the most killing in America.
When those numbers are compared without any other considerations, the result is that blacks committed 428 more murders in 2019.
But when adjusted to percentages of the population, the comparison changes dramatically.
Using 2020 population data, 62 percent of Americans are white but only 12.6 percent are black (https://statisticalatlas.com/United-States/Race-and-Ethnicity).
This means that blacks are substantially more than four-times as likely to commit murder or nonnegligent manslaughter than representative of their percentage of the population.
By comparison, whites commit approximately .25 times fewer killings than representative of their percentage of the population.
In other words, blacks are close to five times as likely to kill as whites.
This is a very inconvenient figure.
In terms of rape, in raw numbers, whites commit more rapes.
But, when adjusted for their percentage of the population, a black is considerably more likely to commit rape.
Whites committed 11,588 rapes in 2019 (69.8 percent) compared to blacks who committed 4,427 rapes (26.7 percent).
But that percentage of rapes is more than twice as high as the percentage of blacks in America where the number by whites is only slightly more than their percentage of the population.
Today, it’s portrayed as racist to point out such disparity of numbers when they don’t fit the ‘Narrative’ of America as ‘systemically racist.’
But, for those of us unwilling to abandon reality in favor of a political agenda, such numbers still matter.
And when a black decides to kill someone, it’s not a white man’s fault, no matter how you try to twist reality.
The point is that, instead of blaming whites for everything, as though blacks don’t have a choice when they kill, it’s time to figure out why they kill with such frequency and find a solution.
Stop the killing and a lot of other improvements are liable to follow.