PERSPECTIVE IS A BITCH:The Staggeringly High/Shockingly Under-Reported-Rate of White on White Murder
Why oh why is no one commenting on the insanely high rate of of white on white murder? Bill O’Reilly? Joe Klein, of Time magazine, who devotes his whole column to write this week on black on black murder, in response to Ferguson? Anybody? Because bringing up the canard of black on black crime whenever a white man kills a black man is just how the right-wing—and apparently the mainstream—media rolls.
Note to smug white racists: Take a look at the real numbers. According to the FBI’s most recent homicide statistics, vox.com reports, “the United States is in the wake of an epidemic of white-on-white crime. Back in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, a staggering 83 percent of white murder victims were killed by fellow Caucasians.
As Vox’s Matthew Iglesias writes, rather brilliantly: