President Trump’s second travel ban is on the back-burner and students are returning from Spring Break festivities. With the campus refreshed and political climate cooled for the moment, I feel now is a good time to broach an uncomfortable-but-important topic amid our racialized political atmosphere: Whites as disproportionate targets in interracial crime.

I was hesitant to report the shocking facts on interracial crime and white victimization when I first learned about them from a Department of Justice report two years ago. Reporting anything that challenges the conspiracy of white privilege could implicate me as a hater - or worse.

Now, with politically-correct language policing far worse than it was two years ago, I am even more compelled to report on these “hate facts.”

We look at the 2012 and 2013 Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Surveys. In 2012 and 2013, the annual average of violent crimes committed by Blacks against Whites was 560,600, and White against Black violent crime was 99,403. This meant Blacks commit 85 percent of the violent interracial crime between Blacks and Whites.

Understanding that Blacks make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, and Whites 62 percent, this means Blacks are 27 times more likely to violently attack a White than vice-versa.

Hispanics also disproportionately attack non-Hispanic Whites. DOJ figures reported on Hispanics as an offender category for the first time in this 2012-2013 report, after facing widespread conservative criticism for only reporting on Hispanics as a victim group in hate crime data.

Whereas Blacks and Whites alike commit the most crime against their own respective categories, Hispanics choose to victimize non-Hispanic Whites in 50.7 percent of violent crimes, while fellow Hispanics are victimized just 40.1 percent of the time. 486,945 violent crimes are committed by Hispanics against non-Hispanic Whites on an annual average, against 207,451 of the inverse.

This means that Hispanics, as 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, are 11 times more likely to commit an interracial violent crime against non-Hispanic Whites than vice-versa.

The DOJ administers the violent crime victimization survey to include rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. That Whites are victimized at such disproportionately high rates in this interracial crime, but the liberal dialog ridicules Whites for benefiting from an oppressive system, goes to show the unfair hypocrisy of the contemporary racial forum.

What I’ve just cited here are simple facts and statistics. Will they be enough to start a discussion, or did I lack a good enough tagline to seize everyone’s emotions? Dare I say, “White Lives Matter,” to point out massively more prevalent interracial violent crimes occurring than what Black Lives Matter seeks to address?

I sincerely hope for facts, not anecdotes and conspiracies, to be used in future discussions, to stop both liberal hypocrisy AND White supremacy from getting any more air time than they’ve yet had. Continuing with either one of these two dangerous approaches will foster the other in multiplicative ways.

Brian Macklin

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