Saturday, October 3, 2015

You heard it here first.

"Statistics Show White Supremacy is a Bigger Threat to the U.S. Than Radical Muslims."

Ponder that title for a moment and axe yourself if that is anywhere close to what you think the reality is in America today. Still, Yahoo, in front of God and man, presents the above is as an honest contribution to our national political debate.

We inquire:

Since (but not including) 9/11/01:

Extremists who are white -- committed 48 killings in the U.S.

Extremists who are Muslims (self-proclaimed jihadists) -- committed 26 killings.

Population of U.S. -- 322 million.

Whites in U.S. -- 224 million.

Muslims in U.S. -- 2.6 million.

Killings per million white persons (48/224) -- 0.21.

Killings per million Muslims (26/2.6) -- 10.0.

"Muslim extremist" killings exceed white "extremist" killings -- factor of 47.6 (10/0.21).[1]

A useful comparison: Homicides in Chicago 1/1/15-10/3/15 -- 397.

Picture chosen at random.
Black killings: 307 black victims, 66 black assailants.

Blacks in Chicago 32.9% of 2.7 million in 2010 -- 0.89 million.

Black killings in Chicago per million blacks (307/0.89) -- 344.94.

White killings: 15 white victims, 7 white assailants.

Whites in Chicago 45.0%[2] of 2.7 million in 2010 -- 1.22 million.

White killings in Chicago per million whites (15/1.22) -- 12.30.

Black Chicago killings exceed no. of white killings -- factor of 28.04 (344.94/12.30).

Thus, looking at different time periods and different populations but calculating rates per population within those periods the same way, we see that:
Nationwide: Rate of Muslim killings per million Muslims compared to white killings: 47.6.[3]

Chicago: Rate of black killings per million blacks compared to white killings: 28.04.

Ergo,
  1. White supremacy is a bigger problem than Muslim supremacy.

  2. Black Lies Matter.
This dishonest, tendentious study by the New America Foundation is all the more astonishing for who runs and donates to it. A partial list:
  • CEO: Steve Coll, staff writer with The New Yorker magazine.
  • Chairman of the Board: Chairman & CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt.
  • Board member: James Fallows
  • Board member: Francis Fukuyama
  • Board member: Walter Russell Mead
  • Board member: Steven Rattner
  • Board member: Jonathan Soros
  • Board member: Fareed Zakaria
  • Grant: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Grant: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  • Grant: W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation.
  • Donation: Arizona State University.
  • Donation: David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
  • Donation: Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Donation: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
  • Donation: Foundation to Promote Open Society.
  • Donation: Google.
  • Donation: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
  • Donation: The New York Community Trust.
  • Donation: Open Society Institute.
  • Donation: The Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Donation: US Department of State.
So when you think of Yahoo, the New America Foundation, Google, Eric Schmidt, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. State Department, Arizona State University, and Jonathan Soros, remember this: They want you to think "the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists." We know this because, regardless of what the author of that report on Yahoo, Keisha Hatchett, chose to conclude in so many words, they published an intellectually dishonest study that cherry picks and distorts data to support the conclusion Hatchett reached, or they contributed money to make that report possible.

Instead of a picture of a white guy carrying the Confederate Battle Flag, Yahoo could have chosen this one as an honest attempt to identify the problem for us:

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to catch up on the latest in our dishonest, undeclared, unconstitutional war on Bashar al-Assad, the number ONE threat to the security of the United States and THE WORLD. After Barack Hussein Obama.

Notes
[1] If you add in the 2,977 deaths from the day before the New America Foundation chose as the beginning period of its "analysis," this figure jumps from 47.6 to 5,500.0.
[2] Down from 91.7% of Chicago population in 1940.
[3] See note 1.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice reporting, Bunny.

    Thank you.
    Tim Turner

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  2. Thanks, Tim. That one pretty much wrote itself once I peeled off the top layer.

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