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Misleading Statistics on Number of 'Hate Crimes' Aimed at Whites

Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington, Tanishia Covington and Jordan Hill, four people chargede after allegedly beating and taunting a man in a video broadcast live on Facebook. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

The four blacks in Chicago charged with a hate crime for kidnapping and torturing a white man, spewing racial epithets as they beat him, is the exception to the rule.

FBI statistics show that only a small percentage of hate crimes are aimed at whites. Out of 5850 hate crimes in 2015, only 613 were attributed to anti-white violence. By contrast, there were 1785 hate crimes against blacks, 30% of the total.

Certainly, there are more hate crimes committed against blacks than against whites. But the statistics are misleading, says CNN.

Beirich and Stacy emphasized that FBI hate crime statistics are grossly underreported, mainly because the hate crime reports are handed in voluntarily. Several large cities, including Honolulu and Portland, Oregon, didn’t report in 2015, according to Stacy.

“There was a big drop in jurisdictions reporting,” Stacy said. In past years, participating agencies have increased: About 12,000 submitted data in 2001, about 12,400 in 2005, about 15,000 in 2010 and about 15,500 in 2014. But in 2015, fewer than 15,000 agencies reported, according to the FBI. Of those that didn’t report, 21 were cities with populations of more than 100,000 people, the Human Rights Campaign notes in a statement on their website.

However, even the data cities do report may not be reliable. Every year since the FBI began tracking hate crimes in 1996, more than 80% of jurisdictions have reported “zero” hate crimes. In 2015, only 11.6% of participating law enforcement agencies reported hate crimes. The vast majority of participating jurisdictions — 88.4% — said not a single hate crime occurred in their cities.

“It’s bogus,” said Beirich. Not acknowledging hate crimes skews the data, she explained, because some states appear to have much more hate than others. “States that are good at reporting, like California and New Jersey, look like they have a lot of hate crimes, while most states in the deep South don’t report hate crimes.”

Areas with histories of racial tensions like Mobile, Alabama, and the entire state of Mississippi reported no hate crimes for 2015, according to the FBI.

Some blacks don’t think a black person can commit a hate crime against a white person — not even murder. The theory is that racism is as much about power as it is about race hate — and since blacks are powerless, they can’t be considered racist. Hence, no hate crime if you’re black.

But FBI stats are only as good as the number of jurisdictions reporting, with many places where you might expect anti-black hate crimes not even bothering to answer the FBI questionnaire.

No doubt, anti-black hate crimes are underreported. But what about anti-white hate crimes?

Here we get into what happens when political correctness and fear of black backlash by big city district attorneys fail to prosecute blacks or Mexicans for unmistakable hate crimes.

There have been numerous examples of black flash mobs targeting whites for violence. More recently, violence by blacks against white Trump supporters and their children have not been considered hate crimes despite ample evidence to the contrary.

Perhaps in no other city is the reluctance of city law enforcement to identify hate crimes against whites more obvious than in Chicago.


Pity the poor Chicago reporter. She is running out of ways to describe black mob violence without using the words “black mob violence.”Reporting on race is usually not a problem. Every day she writes about black caucuses, black churches, black police, black firemen, black schools, black teachers, black universities, black history, black music, black literature, black art, black television, and black radio.

Maybe she even belongs to the Association of Black Journalists. Or appears on Chicago’s largest black radio station. WVON: Voice of the Negro.

It’s a pretty easy gig: Or it was until the black mobs started showing up three years ago.

Since then Chicago has seen at least 50 episodes of black mob violence of all shapes and sizes in all parts of the city: Stealing, beating, destroying, vandalizing, terrorizing, stabbing, even killing.

All of a sudden, the reporter must turn color blind. And ignore the central unifying feature of the violence: Everyone involved is black.

A lot of people in Chicago are starting to wonder why.

Steve Chapman, an editor at the Chicago Tribune, says race is not important.  And if you differ, you are a, well, you know.

Ravi Baichwal reads the news at the ABC affiliate in Chicago. He said a lot worse when I sent him an email in connection with my book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.

The book documented widespread racial violence in Chicago, and how the press and police administrators ignored it. Even lied about it. Lots of videos.

The fact is, hate crimes target victims of all colors, all religions. Is it any less of a problem because there aren’t as many white victims as black victims? Apparently, many in authority believe so.