In Arizona, a drive by shooting of an interracial couple already has the liberal blogosphere beating the “hate crime” drum. For the record, the police have specificially said: “we just don’t have enough information to call it a hate crime and isolate a single group.” The suspect, who has been described as white, heavily tattooed, and with a shaved head, allegedly walked up to the victims and asked, “what are you doing with that white woman” before stalking the couple and opening fire. Unlike countless other violent crimes, the preliminary information coming out of this case fits the liberal script of victimology, as with Tawana Brawley or Duke Lacrosse, and has quickly become a source of commentary for exclusively that reason.
Predictably, Jessie Daniels of Racism Review has the bit in the mouth and is running with the story. Although very little is known about the shooting, Daniels has jumped to conclusions on the basis of stereotypes about violent skinheads and prejudice against racially conscious whites males. If the roles were reversed and a black male had shot and killed a white couple after commenting on their race, Daniels would have either 1.) found the incident unworthy of attention or 2.) would be scolding racialists and conservatives for their bigoted assumptions about intrinsically violent black men.
When it comes to crime, this incident is but the latest reminder of the various anti-White double standards we live under. In 2005, 37,460 white women were raped by black men. In 2006, 32,443 more white women were raped by black men. Under Jim Crow, there were only 3,446 lynchings of blacks across the entire period. In 2007, the FBI Hate Crime Statistics show there were 2 forcible rapes and 9 murders; whites were perpetrators of 1 rape and 6 murders classified as “hate crimes”; this out of 90,427 rapes and 16,929 murders in total.
A 2007 Gallup poll found that 20% of White Americans disapproved of interracial marriage. According to the U.S. Census, there were 223,005,483 Whites in America at the time. In other words, around 44,601,096 White Americans disapproved of interracial marriage in 2007, but no one seems to have been murdered on account of that belief. Yet Jessie Daniels insinuates that anti-miscegenation sentiment is inherently violent and leads to murder.* The facts show otherwise. There is no causal relationship between the two.
Why then do anti-racists like Jessie Daniels dwell on so-called hate crimes? Why do they find a handful of obscure crimes to be so significant, but far more common ones (such as black-on-white interracial rape) unworthy of attention? Why do they demand state and federal legislation to penalize some crimes but not others? Why do they always assume the worst about white people; in particular, racially conscious white males?
Jessie Daniels and her colleagues subscribe to an anti-white multicultural worldview. For all their talk of “white privilege,” they are the ones who seek to establish and justify a formal system of privilege that benefits “people of color,” whether it be racial privileges in hiring or special penalties under the law for hate crimes. In the Arizona shooting, a deviant relationship – a privileged relationship, in her mind – was the target of a shooting. She saw it as an affront and an opportunity to further her anti-white agenda. Like every post at Racism Review, it was a dishonest excuse to beat the drum against the hated white man and reinforce the racial guilt complex.
I’ve often said that White Americans live under an inverted version of Jim Crow social etiquette. In the Old South, the lynching of an uppity negro for fornicating with a white woman would have been seen as race justice. Now, it produces just the opposite reaction: every white-on-black crime becomes a cause célèbre. The sacred has been transferred to its historical antipode. The uppity whites are expected to show the customary deference, nod our heads, put our hands in our pockets, agree what a horrible crime and racial failing this was, and acknowledge the need for legislation to prevent such an awful thing from ever happening again.
More on Jessie Daniels and Racism Review later.
Note: High five to the Cap’n for taking the fight to their comments.
* How many black males assault or murder their white spouses of girlfriends per year? If someone could produce the numbers, it would make an interesting comparison.