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Mon Jan 19, 2015, 12:26 AM

"The Distorted Exaggeration of Black-on-black Crime"

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28559-the-distorted-exaggeration-of-black-on-black-crime-ignores-much-of-america-s-criminality


So who can I turn my back to?

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Reply "The Distorted Exaggeration of Black-on-black Crime" (Original post)
Anansi1171 Jan 2015 OP
Number23 Jan 2015 #1
JustAnotherGen Jan 2015 #3
Number23 Jan 2015 #4
marym625 Jan 2015 #5
JustAnotherGen Jan 2015 #2
Behind the Aegis Jan 2015 #6
JustAnotherGen Jan 2015 #7
La Lioness Priyanka Jan 2015 #8

Response to Anansi1171 (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 12:55 AM

1. Say it again and again and again

Around 90 percent of black homicide victims are killed by black offenders, while white people kill each other at roughly the same rate.

Around 90 percent of black homicide victims are killed by black offenders, while white people kill each other at roughly the same rate.

Around 90 percent of black homicide victims are killed by black offenders, while white people kill each other at roughly the same rate
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Every SINGLE time you hear some asshole sobbing crocodile tears about "black on black crime" and someone brings up that the vast majority of all murders are intra-racial, you could cut the silence with a knife.

The very definition of white privilege means that that the same sorry shit that goes on in every single community gets blown out of proportion in your own when you can benefit from it (missing persons) and then gets minimized and pshawed when you can't (domestic violence and murders). The sobbing over black on black crime is Red Flag Number 1 for me on the How to Identify a Racially Clueless Fuckwit List.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 06:09 AM

3. See - now I like this snippet . . .



Blaming the crime problem on black people is unfair and ill-founded. On one hand, according to FBI homicide data, African Americans commit more homicides than other racial groups. In 2013, there were 5,375 black homicide offenders versus 4,396 who were white and over 4,000 whose races were unknown. However, that is a very small percentage of the national black population, which is over 40 million people. The vast majority of black people do not commit any crimes.


You don't say?

Say its not so Number23.

Truthfully? TBH - it can't really be possible can it?

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 06:15 PM

4. (In my best Jimmy JJ Walker voice) Saaayyy WHAAAAATTT??!

The vast majority of black people do not commit any crimes.


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Response to Number23 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 01:02 AM

5. I heard it!

Great impersonation!

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Response to Anansi1171 (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 06:06 AM

2. Black on Black crime is distorted

Thank you for this. It goes in my journal for the next time some troll intrudes on DU and gets past a few posts to show just how much of an ass wipe they are!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 01:49 AM

6. It is a form of "whataboutery" or the "big but" syndrome (but, but, but...)

There is a disproportionate amount of blacks in jail.
There is a disproportionate amount of Jews in the media.
There is a disproportionate amount of gays with STIs.


What they all have in common is their "whataboutery" and are often used when the majority group is "under attack". It takes real world data and distorts it to fit a narrative which is only partly true. It is similar to the sin of omission; they leave out relevant information which explains why those true statements are true. In a stand-alone position, those statements seem very damning, but in reality, they point to something more sinister (in the case of AA incarceration), something more ignorant (in the case of the Jews), and more devious (in the case of gays). It is using statistics in a vacuum and using numbers in a less than honest way.

There is a post in GD about gated communities, and it reminded me of something from a recent on-line test I took. Which population, in the US, is most segregated? I chose Native American....I was wrong. It is white people! By far, that ethnic group, of which I am a part, is the most segregated community in the United States of America! IMO, it explains quite a bit as to why some (many?) white people have problems with "the other." They don't experience anything outside their own reality, this includes portrayals in the media, print and image.

The 'Black on Black' distortion, is just that, a distortion to further ingrain already deep stereotypes and prejudices. It leads to false questions like: why should we (whites) worry about white on black crime when they have so many problems in their own community? and "if they are committing more crimes against each other, why is white on black crime a so-called "race issue" and not just an issue of crime?". Once those questions are asked, and others like them, they (the askers) just go further and further down a hole of racism, isolationism, and insular thinking. I have found when those questions are asked, the person asking is likely too far gone and any hope for rehabilitation will be a long, arduous task.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 08:43 AM

7. Excellent points!

And this is certainly something to really think about when interacting with people -

They don't experience anything outside their own reality, this includes portrayals in the media, print and image.

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Response to Anansi1171 (Original post)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 06:46 PM

8. most crime in intraracial, black on black crime is dragged out as a distraction

 

to racially motivated killings of black people

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