Black crime victims

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?

11 Responses to Black crime victims

  1. I couldn’t get past the first paragraph.

  2. Toddy Cat says:

    Then he notes that white people can’t “moderate their own penchant for violence.”

    HAHAHAHAHA! This is a joke, right? RIGHT?!?

  3. josh says:

    I followed the Trayvon story casually, via probably the same sources as the rest of you. One thing, I would like to know is this: does Coates know that Trayvon was carrying Watermellon Juice Cocktail and not Ice tea? I made it about two paragraphs further than Carter did, and he repeats ice tea twice. Granted, the watermelon juice thing is kind of hilarious to the wrong kind of people. Is it just that I followed this thing more closely than a professional reported who is obsessed with race and presumably this very story, or is he just flat out lying about this trivial non-fact?

  4. Steve Johnson says:

    “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?”

    Isn’t that exactly the point? Make the biggest deal about the easiest to disprove, most blatantly false points. That way you have maximum humiliation for those forced to accept those points and get the maximum power rush from forcing it on them. Like the Theodore Dalrymple quote:

    “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

  5. Steve Sailer says:

    Ta-Nehisi Coates is an amazing man. He’s risen all the way to his current eminence despite the enormous stigmas of being black and blind.

    He is blind, right? That’s the reason why he doesn’t know what George Zimmerman looks like, right?

    • Josh says:

      Race is a social construct and, as with all social constructs, media get to do the constructing.

    • totalesturns says:

      If you asked the guy who wrote the original SWPL blog to design The Black Pundit White People Like, he’d come up with Ta-Nehisi Coates. Middlebrow conventional wisdom, peppered with just enough references to old-school hip-hop and thuggin’ it up in the club to remind readers that they’re reading a Real Authentic Black Man.

  6. james wilson says:

    With blacks at under 15% of the population but committing the mirror opposite of all interracial crime–85%– and both ratios being around 7-1, computes as 7X7, or 49 times more likely to attack versus being attacked by non-blacks.

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