Bernie Planck is an awesome blogger, and sometimes I think he just posts things, that while true, is just troll bait. But it is hard to argue with the facts he lays out:
From PlanksConstant here:
Now how many Blacks were murdered by other Blacks? Let’s forget about the past 144 years. Let’s forget about the last decade. Let’s just take one single year. According to the FBI’s Crime Statistics for the year 2004, there were 16,137 murders in that year, of which 6,632 of the victims were Black.
The same data show that for single victim/single offender incidents of which there were 3,067 Black victims, 92.2 percent of them, or 2827, were murdered by black offenders. Extrapolating for multiple victim/single offender incidents for the remaining 3,565 Black victims gives us 3,286 Blacks killed by other Blacks. So in one single year, Blacks killed more than 6,000 other Blacks.
That’s right – in one year, Blacks have murdered more of their own than the KKK killed in a century and a half of lynchings.
He goes on to say that this isn’t about attempting to exonerate white racists. But for blacks to fear white racism in the modern age is to be afraid of the wrong thing. Today, the odds of being hurt by white on black racism is very small compared to the real threat of being hurt by black opportunists looking to score from a crime.