Hundreds of stories like Cannon Hinnant’s and Veronica Lee Baker’s are brushed under the rug daily by the National media. Interracial murders typically are perpetrated by Black Americans, despite them making up only a sliver of the American population, but if you are getting your news from national media outlets, you likely are currently under the assumptions that the reverse is true.
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Just a few months ago, basketball star Lebron James tweeted that ”we are literally being hunted, we can’t even go for a jog,” in regards to black people being ‘hunted’ by white people in America. As most of us know this is far from the truth, and the reverse of this tweet is a better argument.
Data shows white Americans are far more often victims of interracial crime than black Americans. In 2018, The Bureau of Justice Statistics released their survey of criminal victimization, breaking down 593,598 interracial violence between blacks and whites. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent.
Furthermore, despite making up only 13.4% of the American population, black Americans commit more than double the amount of interracial homicides on white Americans, who make up 60.4% of the American population.
The national media also often fails to mention that black Americans are vastly overrepresented among perpetrators of hate crimes—by 50 percent—according to recent Justice Department data from 2017; whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. It also doesn’t appear to matter which year we look at in regards to hate crimes, as the below results are fairly consistent.
Additionally, black Americans commit hate crimes at a rate that is three times higher than whites per 100,000 according to FBI crime data from 2016 and 2017. All of this data available, and yet the numerous congressional hearings on “White Nationalism” may have made you believe otherwise.
Black Americans are also more than twice as likely to be in a hate group than white Americans, according to the SPLC’s own data.
If anyone race in America can claim that they are being ‘hunted,’ it’s white Americans based on the data.