Fellow White people: What is wrong with us? We’re terrifying!
Contrary to the constantly terrible traditional media spin, especially on TV news, White-on-White murder is a much bigger problem than Black-on-Black murder. And unlike what the media implies, if we should be scared of anyone it’s of people who look more like us than not:
In the United States, a White person is almost six times more likely to be killed by another White person than by a Black person, according to FBI homicide data. In 2011, there were more cases of Whites killing Whites than there were Blacks killing Blacks.
(This is, if you stop to think about it, not too surprising given other criminology stats we already know: such as people being quite likely to know their attackers — especially since many murders are part of domestic violence incidents — or many violent crimes occurring near both the attackers’ and victims’ residences…in a country that remains pretty segregated by residence.)
We’re also the most homicidal in general:
According to statistics from the Justice Department, White men are more likely to kill than any other racial group.
And we’re the most extreme in that homicide, as well as more involved in other horrible crimes:
[…] from 1980 to 2008, they found that compared to Blacks, Whites were more likely to kill children, the elderly, family members, and their significant others. They commit more sex-related crimes, gang related crimes, and are more likely to kill at their places of employment.
Out there killing children and old people, then joining gangs and becoming sexual offenders? We White people must have terrible role models in our community!
(Ok, that’s not why, but it’s no more nonsensical than the constant claims that minorities are killing each other and whites every which way, coupled with suggestions that it must be due to some moral/character defect or leadership deficit. Stop being racist, media.)