Said I was going to talk a bit about how to dissect the racist blathering by conservatives. This is Lesson #1
The right absorbs racism from many of their right wing Internet sites. One of their favorite topics is black crime. The second is interracial crime claiming that white folks are under attack by black folks. All with numbers from seemingly unimpeachable sources such as the DOJ Annual Crime Reports.
Since about 1992, when Dinesh D’Souza and white supremacist Jared Taylor published their books – this (mis) information has been rattling around Internet, and taken as Gospel by many conservatives.
The National Review is one of the right wing publications with a less than sterling reputation in terms of it’s writers spewing racism. Manning the racism desk there are several folks, among them Heather McDonald, who spew virulent racist crap for a living.
Check out this article –
Let’s look at those numbers which she got off one or the other white supremacist site….
In 2012, blacks committed 560,600 acts of violence against whites (excluding homicide), and whites committed 99,403 acts of violence (excluding homicide) against blacks, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey provided to the author. Blacks, in other words, committed 85 percent of the non-homicide interracial crimes of violence between blacks and whites, even though they are less than 13 percent of the population.
Now assuming she didn’t lie about the overall statistic (which is probable)…There are 6.2 white folks for every black person in this country.
Here is how it is done properly –
The crime rate for white folks committing violent crimes against blacks is 100,000x 99,403/40,000,000 = 2485 per 100,000
The black on white violent crime rate is 100,000 X 560,600/248,000,000/ = 226 per 100,000
Ergo a black person is 11x (2485/226 = 10.99) more likely to have a violent crime committed against them by a white person than vice versa.
And THAT is why the DOJ and FBI ALWAYS express their numbers in terms of rate per 100,000. What McDonald is done is standard white supremacist trickery, by lying about how the numbers actually work and ignoring the population differences.
Now – the white nationalist sites the author is quoting depend on existing white predilection to racism, poor intellect, or pure stupidity to sell their tawdry racist wares.
And McDonald is a racist POS for repeating this crap, when if she had an IQ above table salt she would have known better. The National Review apparently supports this. And she repeats the various versions of the white racist song over and over in virtually every article she writes.
Dylann Root was recruited by the same sort of numerical trickery – which is the objective of promoting this sordid racist propaganda.