Who Needs BLM? Anti-Black Crime Has Dropped Steadily Since 2008

Contrary to what the leftist liars of Black Lives Matter say, there is no rise in violence against blacks. Not in general, and not among the police. In fact, anti-black violence as fallen for more than a dozen years.

Recently, a liberal writer decided to look into the crime stats against blacks in the U.S. with the expectation that he could write about how bad blacks have it in America. He was shocked to find out that his liberal pals have been lying, at least since the Obama administration.

Leftist Kevin Drum admitted that for years he has written about how white people became angered about the election of Barack Obama. He has also believed that racist white people’s anger continued to rise until racist Donald Trump was elected. Trump, you see, was the result of the racist backlash against black people.

Drum also believed that blacks have been punished by a higher rate of anti-black attacks.

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Then he looked up the facts.

Drum found some different ideas:

Violent assaults on Black people have gone down by nearly half since 2005, far more than violent assaults in general. In this case, however, the decline has been fairly steady over the entire period.

The FBI is not the only authority on hate crimes and the NCVS is not the only authority on victimization. Still, they’re generally well respected and use the same methodology from year to year. This probably represents reality pretty well.

In the graph, he noted that the number of racially-motivated incidents deemed anti-black went from 126 per million in 2004 to 70 per million in 2019.

The stats are exactly the same for cops shooting blacks. If you listen to the BLM zealots, you’d think black men are being killed a dozen times a day by crazed, racist police.

But, as Heather Mac Donald noted, the truth is far different. Mac Donald learned, for instance, that in 2019, only 14 unarmed blacks were killed by police (and 25 whites). That hardly adds up to dozens of blacks killed a week!

Don’t believe the media. And don’t believe Black Lives Matter.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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