While we’re having fun with The Atlantic . . .
Ta-Nehisi Coates takes to The Atlantic to argue against racial stereotyping. Apparently he thinks this will be best achieved by writing exclusively about how racist white people are in a super angry tone.
He gives one example of white violence against blacks – the Trayvon Martin case. (Apparently he couldn’t find a “white” person who committed crimes against a black person who doesn’t qualify as black by the standards of affirmative action in America). Then he notes that white people can’t “moderate their own penchant for violence.”
Just how violent are whites toward blacks? John Derbyshire dug up the numbers a couple weeks back:
The first time Mrs. Obama registered on my consciousness was that interview on the 60 Minutes show back in 2007 when she told Steve Croft that, quote: “As a black man, Barack can get shot going to the gas station.” Given that rates of interracial violent crime run about 85 percent black-on-nonblack versus only 15 percent nonblack-on-black, that may be the wrongest thing anyone ever said on 60 Minutes.
Apparently it got by the layers of fact checkers at The Atlantic as well.
What’s with the focus on white violence? Surely it would be more logical to focus on some aspect of “racism” that’s not so easy to disprove, no?