Disclaimer: In no way am I excusing murder! Instead I am using its clear evilness to point out how morally broken white arguments about slavery are:
If blacks in America talked about black-on-white murder the way some whites talk about the much greater interracial crime of white-on-black slavery and racism, it would go something like this:
- Go back to Europe! Europe has a lower murder rate. Go back to Europe if you do not like it here.
- Whites kill their own. And in far greater numbers: for every white person a black person kills, whites kill at least six. If white people do it, it must be all right. Or at least not all that bad.
- Arabs kill white people too! All the hijackers in 9/11 were Arabs. Fact! They killed at least 2,000 whites. Fact! Proof that blacks are not uniquely evil!
- No one in my family has ever murdered a white person. So why are you blaming me? Over 99.9% of blacks in the South have never killed a white person. So why blame blacks? Most blacks have nothing to do with it.
- You have never personally experienced it, so get over it! Neither you nor anyone in your family, most likely, has ever been murdered by a black person. Unless it affects you personally, you have no right to be upset or express an opinion. Stop whining. Get on with your life!
- Murder is universal. Murder is part of human nature. It is seen in all human societies. Even in ancient times the Romans practised murder. “Et tu, Brute?” It is completely natural. So there is nothing wrong with black people who murder.
- It was the times! Blacks kill each other at an even higher rate than they kill whites. Proof that it is part of their culture, that they do not know any better. It is unfair to judge them by white moral standards.
And while we are at it, here are a few more, not modelled on slavery arguments, but on some of those made by whites in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case:
- White American culture glorifies violence. Like all those Hollywood films about mobsters, cowboys and Dirty Harry. “Make my day!” Their history books too. Proof that violence and murder are acceptable in the white community. So why is black-on-white murder held up as this terrible thing in the white media? Why are blacks painted as the ones who are pathologically violent by nature? Whites need to look at themselves!
- Whites do not protest white-on-white murder. So why the big deal about black-on-white murder?
- Whites need to do something about their criminal element - if they want others to kill them less. They need to face up to the pathologies in their own community before they can expect others to see their worth as human beings.
- Many black murderers are not pure black. So you cannot blame blacks for that!