It is true that “White men have killed dozens of Black and Brown people over the last decade,” but Black and Brown people have killed thousands of Black and Brown people each year over this period. Why is the relatively few white killings of Blacks the problem?

Murders by ethnic group

So nearly 53% of murders are committed by Black Americans who make up 14% of the population. When you look at under 18 year-olds, the rate is over 60% Black and it is nearly all Black on Black Gang-related killings. White people mainly kill white people, most often themselves: Two thirds of deaths are suicides or accidents.

33% of gun deaths are murders.

The often quoted statistic that 50% of Police shootings are of American Blacks who make up only 14% of the population would indicate racism by police if it were not for the fact that nearly 53% of murders and 54.5% of armed robberies are by Blacks, and these are the crimes during which the police are expected to shoot the felons if they don’t surrender. If you don’t want to be shot by the police, don’t carry a gun, murder people or engage in armed robberies. These are very hazardous occupations, and we should be encouraging young Black men to get into lawful paid employment instead of railing against racist killings. We should work to fix the racist welfare system that turns out Black gang members instead of middle class Black workers.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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