Racial issues

Opinion/Analysis: The ‘Institutional Racism’ Canard

About twice as many white people as black people are killed by police. In fact, in about 75 percent of police shootings, the decedent is not black. Of course, that is not what you would grasp from consuming media. Take the website statista.com, specifically its breathless focus on “Hate crime in the United States” — counterfactually insinuating that any shooting involving a black victim must be a “hate crime.” Here’s their big headline from Tuesday: “Black Americans 2.5X More Likely Than Whites to Be Killed By Police.” It is fiction. It is sheer demagoguery, peddled as American cities are besieged by rioters in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police. The falsity of the claim is demonstrated even by statista.com itself. Just three days ago, the site posted another series of bar graphs, showing that, in fact, whites are nearly twice as likely as blacks to be shot to death by police. The rest of the bar graphs break out the numbers of Hispanic decedents (slightly lower than black, significantly lower than white), as well as those whose heritage is described as “other” and unknown. Right underneath its chart, statista.com writes, “Sadly, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems only to be increasing.” In point of fact, it is steady — and if I wanted to play games like statista.com does, by, say, weighting the numbers to account for population growth while ignoring all other relevant factors, I could even pretend that the number was decreasing. The Washington Post acknowledges that fatal shootings by police have run steadily at around 1,000 per year since 2015 — 995 (2015), 963 (2016), 987 (2017), 998 (2018), and 1,004 (2019). As Heather Mac Donald relates in an insightful Wall Street Journal op-ed, blacks make up only a quarter of the total number of people killed in police shootings annually, a ratio that has held steady since 2015. The reigning canard, however, is that this 25 percent figure proves racism since African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population. Ridiculous as this syllogism is (as we’ll see, it conveniently elides more consequential factors), it still puts the lie to the slanderous narrative that police are hunting down black men. Even if we ignore the fact that an increasing number of police officers — obviously including those involved in encounters with black suspects — are themselves African Americans, the percentage of black deaths from police shootings would be much higher if blacks were being targeted. Police do not go looking for people to shoot. In shooting situations, police are confronting crime suspects, the majority of whom are armed. But given that George Floyd was unarmed, let’s consider unarmed people killed in such encounters. Such unarmed decedents, too, were twice as likely to be white as black in 2019 — i.e., 19 unarmed whites, nine unarmed blacks. As Ms. Mac Donald observes, this ratio is not stable (and there is some looseness in what the media define as “unarmed”): In 2015, it was 38 unarmed blacks to 32 unarmed whites. The Floyd killing has been injected into the bien pensant narrative of innocent, unarmed black men murdered by cops. But the number of unarmed black men killed by police is vanishingly small. As Mac Donald notes, there were 7,407 black homicide victims in the United States in 2018, the last year for which final numbers are available. Assuming a comparable number in 2019, the nine unarmed men killed in police shootings would represent just 0.1 percent of black homicides. In stark contrast, she asserts, “a police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.” The media, the bipartisan political class, the academy, and the commentariat concoct their “systemic,” “institutional,” “unconscious” racism fiction by statistical tunnel vision: We must conclude that African Americans — in particular, young black men — are being targeted by police because the percentage of killings of blacks significantly overrepresents the black population. It makes no sense, however, to look only at the percentage of blacks involved in police shootings, as if it were the only attribute that mattered — as if it were the only attribute by which blacks are overrepresented compared to their percentage of the overall population. While African Americans are involved in two times more police shootings than their percentage of the population would seem to warrant, they commit 53 percent of murders and 60 percent of robberies — well over four times their percentage of the population. The political establishment would have you assume this statistical disparity is caused by institutional racism that myopically beams police attention onto black men. But we know the statistics accurately reflect reality because crimes get reported by victims — a large percentage of whom are black (also outstripping their share of the overall population). If you just focus on interracial crime, though, Mac Donald (writing this time in the City Journal) has crunched those numbers. “Between 2012 and 2015, blacks committed 85.5 percent of all black-white interracial violent victimizations.” This, she qualifies, excludes interracial homicide. Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff fills in that blank: “Blacks commit around 70 percent of black-white interracial homicides.” For this, he draws on FBI crime statistics for 2016. They show that, of 776 black–white homicides, blacks committed 533 and whites 243. Neither of these numbers, by the way, nor their combined total, comes anywhere close to the number of blacks killed by blacks: a staggering 2,570 — the overwhelming majority male.

John Adams once said, “facts are stubborn things..”  Indeed..  That was some great scholarly research done there by attorney Andrew C. McCarthy.  Andrew is the author of Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. .  For more of this article, click on the text above.  Thanks Andrew!!    🙂

Black Lives Matter plans armed ‘peace officers’ in ‘war on police,’ NY leader says

The Black Lives Matter movement will develop an armed branch of “peace officers” to combat police brutality in black communities during the so-called “war on police,” according to one of its leaders. Protests broke out across the country following the death of unarmed Minneapolis black man George Floyd while in police custody, bringing the BLM movement back into national focus. In an interview with the Daily Mail, BLM New York chapter Chairman Hawk Newsome described how the group plans to follow in the footsteps of the Black Panthers Party by matching fire with fire – when necessary. “We’re talking about self-defense. We’re talking about defending our communities,” Newsome said. “You know what it’s like to see a taser pointed at a 7-year-old, you know what it’s like to see a 67-year-old black woman … pepper sprayed and pushed to the ground?” “We are preparing and training our people to defend our communities.” Newsome attended a national conference in Los Angeles of party leadership to discuss how the movement can create a “pathway forward” for people. The plan, called “Black Opts” for Black Opportunities, details how the movement can help to liberate black people. “We have black Special Forces officers advising us, and we will teach and train people in our communities, the Black Opts department of Black Opportunities,” Newsome said. The move is reminiscent of the Black Panthers Party, which created “peace officers” who open-carried firearms while patrolling black communities in order to deter police brutality. Newsome confirmed that the BLM “peace officers” would also be armed and open carry guns in states that allow it. “We pattern ourselves after the Black Panthers, after the Nation of Islam, we believe that we need an arm to defend ourselves,” Newsome explained. “We will build and train peace officers to keep the peace in our communities, to defend our communities, to keep our communities safe.” The New York chapter is at the forefront of the movement, the largest of the 40 chapters the organization operates globally, according to its website. Newsome, who worked as a project manager at a law firm before becoming full-time activist, claimed his chapter has grown into one of the most effective ones in the world. Newsome says his chapter is raising funds for a “war chest” and plans to build a headquarters in an unused church in New York. “When we start talking about black opportunities and building our war chest to defend ourselves from the war on the poor. .. to defend ourselves against the war that is anti-blackness in America, then people will have to meet a certain criteria.” The “blueprint” for the way forward will be unveiled in Times Square in New York on Sunday at 12 p.m. and delivered to communities across the country.

Here at The Daily Buzz, we have for years been saying that BLM is just another black racist, socialist, domestic terrorist organization.  Well, now the gig is up.  They are openly admitting as much!  Mr. Newsome freely admits that BLM will train a group of its members to fight a “war with police.”  If that isn’t the very definition of domestic terrorism, I don’t know what is.  He also says he wants to pattern his so-called “peace officers” after the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party.  Both of those organizations are black racist, socialist/communist, militant, anti-Semitic, domestic terrorist organizations by every definition.  Even the very liberal/left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has listed them as “hate” groups right there with neo-Nazis and others.  BLM is finally coming out of the closet and saying they’re joining their Nation of Islam and New Black Panther Party bros in their “struggle.”  Great…

Ann Coulter: White Supremacists Ate My Homework

By finally returning to the issue that won him the election, President Trump once again has a winning hand. That’s why we’re hearing so much about “white supremacy” this week. Liberals lie all the time, but when they know they’re vulnerable they lie even more than all the time. They’re vulnerable on immigration. Even heroic, nonstop lying doesn’t help — as CNN has discovered. So, naturally, the media have turned to their larger project of relentlessly trying to discredit conservatives as “white supremacists.” Unfortunately for them, apart from a few crackpots — whom I assume exist in a country of 320 million people — there are no “white supremacists.” There were white supremacists 50 years ago, and they were all Democrats. (See my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.) Today, “white supremacy” is nothing but a comfortable fantasy the left developed to explain its sick preoccupation with white people. Talk about a manufactured crisis! The same people who love to snicker about Fox News viewers worrying about Sharia law sweeping the country are convinced that mythical “white supremacists” are hiding under every bed. The whole concept is bogus. In my life, I’ve encountered a number of white people — some of them are my best friends. I’ve never heard any of them suggest that whites should rule over other races. None of them has argued that a substandard white person should get a job over a more competent person just because he’s white — you know, what every other group openly advocates for itself. There is a whole swath of journalists who have decided that instead of investigating relevant news, they will spend their time doing oppo-research on prominent conservatives, hoping against hope to call them “racists.” If the facts don’t fit, they’ll make them up. The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd once famously imagined a Republican congressman calling Obama “boy.” This week, Newsweek‘s Nina Burleigh (“I’d be happy to give (Bill Clinton) a b—job just to thank him for keeping abortion legal”) casually asked to interview me about “white identity politics.” I have nothing to do with “white identity politics.” I don’t know anyone who knows anyone who even knows what that means. (Nor do I know anyone who’s seen a copy of Newsweek in at least a decade.) When will we get around to talking about the media’s actual hatred of whites? Last year, The New York Times hired Sarah Jeong, a Korean journalist who has posted such venomous anti-white tweets as: “White men are bullshit.” “(F)uck white women lol.” “White people have stopped breeding. (Y)ou’ll all go extinct soon. (T)hat was my plan all along.” “Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.” “#CancelWhitePeople.” “Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins?” “(O)h man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” There’s no question but that such racist attacks would never be tolerated toward any other group. Jeong never apologized and happily took her seat on the Times’ editorial board. Our cultural institutions regard the statement “It’s okay to be white” as hate speech. Colleges instigate investigations whenever signs with that phrase appear on campus. Second-graders in this country are being indoctrinated into “white privilege” ideology. Eventually people get tired of the left’s fixation on “white people” -– the gratuitous dumping on Western civilization, the incessant sneering about “old white men,” and the nonsense about “white privilege,” as if every white person knows every other white person and is greased into jobs and promotions. But if you ever respond to the hate by noting that the contributions from the parts of the world loathed by The New York Times dwarf the contributions of other cultures, they threaten you. Any references to white male accomplishments are merely defensive. Consider the current Gillette ad, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be” (after the board of directors rejected the more accurate title, “ANNOUNCEMENT TO SHAREHOLDERS: WE’RE FOLDING THE COMPANY”). The ad shows only white men harassing women — and being corrected by minority men. As long as they brought it up, every culture in the universe is galaxies more misogynistic than Western European culture. The ad should have been titled, Hey, white America, you’ve got to stop doing the things that everyone BUT you does. When other groups talk about themselves, they instantly go to: We rock, we’re awesome! Only the descendants of white Western Europeans are not allowed to be proud of their culture. There is still casual racism, and that should be quickly and severely condemned. Iowa Rep. Steve King, for example, was fanatically obsessed with vindicating a white defendant accused of, first, murdering a half-Pakistani woman, and, second, falsely accusing a Congolese man of the murder. Except King never did that. Newsweek‘s Burleigh did, writing an entire book in defense of alabaster-white Amanda Knox, after she was convicted of the brutal murder of her half-Pakistani roommate — later overturned — and also convicted of falsely accusing an innocent Congolese man of the crime, for which she served four years. Liberals could never, in a million years, survive the standards of “racism” applied to conservatives. Even famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz said that the only reason journalists defended “Foxy Knoxy” was that “she’s pretty and she doesn’t look like she did it and Americans care about what people look like. She’s the all-American young woman and we don’t care about the evidence.” If you want to know about white supremacy, Nina, interview yourself. After that, maybe you can learn your maid’s name. I’m getting back to the subject you desperately don’t want to discuss: How uncontrolled low-skilled immigration is slaughtering our working class — white, black and brown.

Exactly!!  And well said, Ann.  Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter is the author of that piece that came out a little over a year ago.  But, given recent stories in the news, we felt it was timely.  Ann is exactly right when she notes that the hypocrisy of the left with respect to the issue of race is truly breathtaking.  We see black people with “Black Power” t-shirts and such, or “Black Lives Matter” marches chanting about “pigs in a blanket” as cops protect their marches, and on and on.  And, by ANY definition, BLM is a black racist, domestic terrorist organization.  And yet NOBODY says boo about it.  But, just imagine for a minute someone wearing a “White Pride” t-shirt…or “White Lives Matter”  t shirt or hat.  There would be riots.  AL Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, MSNBC, CNN and the rest of the hypocritical race hustlers on the left would be foaming at the mouth, screaming “racism!” and saying it was a  KKK conspiracy or something else equally ridiculous.  And lets not forget the Hispanic media outlet called “La Raza”; “the race”…or Black Entertainment Television (BET).  Imagine a “White Entertainment Television” or WET network.  It’d never happen because of the brazen double standard and hypocrisy in our society.  And what about February being Black History Month.  There is a month for women, Asians, Hispanics…and so on.  But, not white people..and certainly not white men.  Why is that, exactly?  In many politically correct circles its considered racist to ask such a question.  Of course we could go on all day long…and show the hypocrisy and double standard not only of the dominantly liberal mainstream media, but also corporate America which perpetuates this racial hypocrisy.  Thanks to Ann for having the courage to say all of that.  Not too many do these days.  We also recommend the book “Racism Schmacism: How Liberals Use the “R” Word to Push the Obama Agenda” by James Edwards.  You can get it in paperback on Amazon for pretty cheap.  It’s about a decade old.  BUT, its well researched and really debunks the left’s racial narrative that Ann just touched on.

South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms

The South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled. While the government says it intends to pay, owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land — they’re being offered just 20 million rand ($1.87 million). “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state,” a letter sent to the owners earlier this year said. Akkerland Boerdery obtained an urgent injunction to prevent eviction until a court had ruled on the issue, but the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs is opposing the application. “What makes the Akkerland case unique is that they apparently were not given the opportunity to first dispute the claim in court, as the law requires,” AgriSA union spokeswoman Annelize Crosby told the paper. It comes as the South African government pushes ahead with plans to amend the country’s constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The seizures are intended to test the ability of the government to take land under existing laws, which the ruling African National Congress has previously stated is allowable if “in the public interest”. Earlier this month, City Press reported the government had drawn up a list of 139 farms it planned to seize “to test out” section 25 of the constitution.

This is just the beginning.  The ANC is simply going after white farmers, and there are also reports of government directed attacks on these white farmers, and whites in general, in some of the urban centers.  We wonder if the UN will bring this issue up, or if it would undermine their racial agenda.. For more, click on the text above.

Chance the Rapper on Trump-Kanye friendship: ‘Black people don’t have to be democrats’

Chance the Rapper chimed in on social media Wednesday amid fellow artist Kanye West’s Twitter rant, during which the latter shared praise for his “brother” President Trump. “Black people don’t have to be democrats,” Chance tweeted, seemingly referring to West’s tweets. And a follow-up tweet later on read, “Next President gon be independent. The reaction came after West talked politics during the tweetstorm that began Tuesday and carried into Wednesday. “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” West first tweeted. “We are both dragon energy,” he continued. “He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.” He also shared a photo of a “Make America Great Again” hat, which appeared to be signed by the president. The president took to Twitter to thank the rapper for the praise, adding “very cool!”

Kanye isn’t exactly a role model..  But, we’ll give the man credit for taking this stand, which isn’t very popular in the rap community.

Black Trinity College prof who called white people ‘inhuman’ after GOP shooting placed on leave

Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams has been placed on leave “effective immediately” for racial comments he made after the June 14 shooting of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise. Assertions by Mr. Williams on social media that white people are “inhuman a—holes” who should “die” garnered national headlines last week for Connecticut’s Trinity College. The school was initially quiet on the June 18 posts by its associate professor of sociology, but released a brief statement on Monday addressing the situation. “I write to inform you that Professor Johnny Williams has been placed on leave, effectively immediately. We’ve determined that a leave is in the best interest of both Professor Williams and the college. The review by the Dean of the Faculty of the events concerning Professor Williams will continue,” Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney said Monday. Mr. Williams also shared an op-ed by an anonymous writer called “Son of Baldwin,” which encouraged minorities to ignore white people in emergency rooms and burning buildings. “As scholars and citizens, and as individuals and as a community of higher learning, our roles in and relationship to social media and the public sphere are complicated,” Ms. Berger-Sweeney’s statement continued. “We must be able to engage in conversations about these difficult and complex issues, and Trinity College and other places like it are precisely where such conversations should occur. I, for one, welcome them.”

Sage Steele, biracial ESPN host: ‘Worst racism’ I see comes ‘from black people’

ESPN anchor Sage Steele charged during a recent faith forum in Florida that the worst racism she’s received as a biracial TV personality has been from “people with my skin color.” Mrs. Steele, the daughter of a black father and white mother, commented on hypocrisy in the black community while moderating the Feb. 16 “Under Our Skin” forum at The Crossing Church in Tampa, The Christian Post first reported Monday. “There are times that I believe that we, as African-Americans, can be hypocritical, and that is to not look ourselves in the mirror when we are saying certain things and blaming other groups for one thing when we are doing the exact same thing,” the “SportsCenter on the Road” host claimed. “The worst racism that I have received [as a biracial woman married to white man], and I mean thousands and thousands over the years, is from black people, who in my mind [I] thought would be the most accepting because there has been that experience,” she continued. “But even as recent as the last couple of weeks, the words that I have had thrown at me I can’t repeat here and it’s 99 percent from people with my skin color. But if a white person said those words to me, what would happen?”

Exactly..

Ferguson police chief apologizes to community: ‘I take full responsibility’

Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief Thomas Jackson issued a video Thursday apologizing to the parents of Michael Brown and the black community for any mistrust they may feel toward the police department.

This was premature..and personally, I wish the good Chief hadn’t done this. After all, he really has NOTHING to apologize for, despite what many in the liberal, Democrat, rabble-rousing, black community might think. When Chief Jackson got the call about the shooting, he was having lunch (or leaving lunch) with one of his kids. And, as soon as he got that call from one of his sergeants, he immediately, and very appropriately, called the St. Louis County Chief of Police and asked him and his department to take over the investigation and jurisdiction of the case immediately, which STL County did. That was the exact right thing for him to do, and the extent of Chief Jackson’s involvement in that case. Period. He got a call, hung up, called the next higher jurisdiction police agency and asked them to take over. The end. So, Chief Jackson is totally absolved of anything related to that incident. But, I get WHY he did it. He’s trying to do what he thinks is the right thing to do, and maybe on some level mollify the Brown family. He may have even been advised by his attorney(s) to do that in order help reduce tension in that community, and potential civil litigation. Unfortunately, it’ll probably just stir up that hornets nest all over again. We still do NOT know if the shooting of Michael Brown was justified or not. The Grand Jury is still reviewing all of the evidence and facts trying to determine the answer to that question. The Chief probably should have waited until that verdict came back, and let the process play out a little longer. Oh well. Guess we’ll see.. This story continues to develop…

College group bans white people from diversity ‘Happy Hour’

College group bans white people from diversity ‘Happy Hour’

The program coordinator for this so-called diversity program is the real racist here..  And that’s the problem with these types of programs.  They just want to create further division.  She says she can’t talk about race WITH white people present.  Huh?  Why the heck not?  If you’re gonna have an intellectually honest discussion about race, then all races should be present, and the views and opinions of white people are JUST as valid and relevant as those of other races.  To suggest otherwise is inherently racist.  The rabble rousing employees at this community college who said “white people would not be welcome” should be fired.  This sorta thing needs to stop.