It’s hard to concentrate on genetics when you feel like your own society is coming apart at the seams. I am very glad today that I am not in Dallas; I can only imagine what the people there (police and civilians,) must be feeling, but it can’t be good. Likewise, having seen the video of Philando Castile’s death, I am sure the African American community is likewise distressed.
From BLM to Donald Trump, racial tensions are on the rise and whites are usually blamed:
(This was tweeted the day after 9 police officers were shot, 5 killed, in Dallas.)
Or, more subtlely:
This post is not an exhaustive look at the dynamics of race and violence in America (I haven’t the time or resources,) but here are some links on the subject if you want them:
Slate Star Codex: Race and Justice: Much more than you wanted to know, (a review of just about everything on the subject Scott could find;) The Color of Crime, (2016 revised edition;) the Bureau of Justice crime stats website; and from the NY Times: Surprising New evidence shows bias in police use of force but not in shootings. And more, Study: BLM is wrong about police.
Alton Sterling, a black man, was recently shot by police officer Howie Lake (white) and Blane Salamoni (medium-hued Italian.)
Philando Castile, (black) was recently shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez, (Hispanic.)
George Zimmerman, (Hispanic) shot Trayvon Martin (black.)
The recent spree-killing at an Oregon college that killed (IIRC,) 7 people, was committed by a black man.
The Fort Hood Army Base shooting was committed by a Muslim man. The San Bernardino Christmas Party shooting, which IIRC killed 14 people, was committed by a Muslim couple.
The Orlando shooting, which left 49 people dead, was committed by a Muslim man; most of his victims were black and Hispanic. Most likely all of his victims were gay, (but apparently the shooter himself wasn’t. I am not totally convinced, though.)
6 police officers were involved in the death of Freddie Gray, black. Half of those officers were black, half white. The entire chain of command, from the Baltimore City police force to the Attorney General to the President himself is, of course, heavily black.
Mike Brown, black, was shot by a white cop.
Eric Gardner, black guy, strangled by white cops
Spree killer Eliot Roger was half Asian/half white.
The Virginia Tech shooter was Asian.
Mass-murderer Dylan Roof: white guy, black victims
Batman theater shooter: white guy, many victims
Violence by protestors (Hispanic, black, and white?) against Trump supporters (mostly white.)
In the recent anti-cop violence:
The five police officers recently shot by a black guy in Dallas included 4 whites and one Hispanic (Zamarripa.)
An Asian guy ambushed a police officer (I don’t know the victim’s race.)
A black guy ambushed two police offices (victims’ race unknown.)
Black guy attacked police officer’s home, officer’s race unknown.
Why do people who think that whites are racist against minorities simultaneously try to increase immigration from non-white countries, instead of recommending that non-whites stay very far away? It doesn’t seem like Asians and Hispanics are refraining from shooting blacks, even if whites are the ones who get blamed for it.
Note that these are just the cases that have been prominent in the media/I have heard of/that come immediately to mind. The data, as you are probably aware, shows that most crime is of the far more conventional variety of black on black and white on white, but see all of the links above if you want real crime stats. Also, I have refrained from opining on guilt.
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