Whites who fear blacks are racist. The statement almost proves itself. Because they are not fearing honest-to-God robbers, murderers, rapists, scam artists and so on, the very people who would hurt them, white or black or whatever, but just black people. It should be laughable but too many Americans take it seriously.
Whites and other non-blacks I have asked about this fear all say the same thing: the black crime rate is much higher.
At first I believed that. But then I started noticing stuff. Like how they had no trouble going to Chinatown or Midtown Manhattan and yet feared missing their subway stop and winding up in Harlem. As if the part of Harlem they would wind up in had a way higher crime rate. It did not: it just had way more black people.
I tested this. Downtown Harlem and Chinatown at the time had about the same crime rate. I walked down 125th Street in Harlem: 5% white. I walked down Canal Street in Chinatown: 40% white.
Whites were not afraid of crime: they were afraid of black people!
You see this in the way they twist crime statistics. Even when you untwist them, they quickly find some other way to twist them back. Which shows their fears were never based on the numbers to begin with – they just use those numbers as a fig leaf to cover their racism.
Or take white flight: whites say it is caused by black crime. I have lived in two such places 30 to 40 years after whites left: One was extremely violent and the other was the safest place I have ever lived, safer than any white or mixed neighbourhood I have ever lived in.
You got to take neighbourhoods and people case by case. To judge them simply by their race is racist. It is nuts that I even have to say that.
Another common trope is Blacks Beat Me Up In High School. Wow. Whites jumped me and beat me up just because of how I looked. Should I then fear whites in general? Does that even make sense?
The black murder rate in America is like 6 to 7 times higher than the white one. I am not denying that. But again that is hardly a reason for whites to fear blacks since blacks mainly kill other blacks.
According to the FBI numbers for America in 2009 where the race of the murderer and murdered were known:
- 2963 white-on-white murders
- 2604 black-on-black murders
- 454 black-on-white murders
- 209 white-on-black murders
Just to compare, the number of Americans struck by lightning every year: 360.
A white person is 6.5 times more likely to be killed by another white. Even if this was achieved by whites avoiding blacks, then whites are 6.5 times more afraid of blacks than they should be.
White fear is not based on fact. It is based on stereotypes and on the fear that blacks want revenge, a fear as old as slave days.