An encounter between a white man and four blacks males.
|A very, very rare encounter|
Didn't end well.
Organized Blackness isn't happy with the verdict, believing white people are donning their Elmer Fudd hats and getting ready to hunt
Writing at Salon, everyone's favorite corpulent black PhD. (Twitter handle @professorcrunk) Brittney Cooper seems to write its okay for blacks to retaliate against whites, or to engage in a first-strike offensive. [Michael Dunn and open season on black teenagers: The onslaught of white murder: Since Florida cannot defend black life against white fear, the question now is: How should black people respond?, Salon, 2-18-14]:
How much more are black people in this country supposed to take?
Professor Angela Ards said of this decision, “The chilling social logic of this illogical legal verdict is that Dunn has been found guilty of missing the other black boys in the car, of failing to kill them all.”
I think it we can safely and fairly assume that it is open season on black teenagers, if the murders of Trayvon, Jordan and Renisha McBride are any indication.There is no "open season on black males" by whites. Go ahead and put away your illusions of white people getting out the double-barrel shotgun and putting on the Elmer Fudd hat to go out and hunt poor, defenseless, perpetually innocent black Bugs Bunnies. FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics (a division of Eric "My People" Holder's Department of Justice) clearly indicate it's black males hunting black males, with white people a secondary target for these urban hunters. [Communities Struggle to Break a Grim Cycle of Killing, Wall Street Journal, 8-18-2012]:
But Mr. [Trayvon] Martin's death is a racial aberration, according to data kept by the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Law-enforcement officials nationwide are battling a far more widespread and intractable problem: the persistent killing of young black men by other young black men.
Homicide victims usually are killed by people of their own race and ethnicity. The pattern goes back at least a generation.
Bureau of Justice Statistics data show that from 1976 to 2005, white victims were killed by white defendants 86% of the time and black victims were killed by blacks 94% of the time.
Then there is the matter of who is dying. Although the U.S. murder rate has been dropping for years, an analysis of homicide data by The Wall Street Journal found that the number of black male victims increased more than 10%, to 5,942 in 2010 from 5,307 in 2000.
Overall, more than half the nation's homicide victims are African-American, though blacks make up only 13% of the population. Of those black murder victims, 85% were men, mostly young men.
The demographic characteristics of homicide victims and offenders were different from the characteristics of the general population
Based on available data from 1980 to 2008—
Blacks were disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and offenders. The victimization rate for blacks (27.8 per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000) (table 1).
Trends by race
Blacks were disproportionately represented among homicide victims and offenders
In 2008, the homicide victimization rate for blacks (19.6 homicides per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (3.3 homicides per 100,000).
The victimization rate for blacks peaked in the early 1990s, reaching a high of 39.4 homicides per 100,000 in 1991 (figure 17).
After 1991, the victimization rate for blacks fell until 1999, when it stabilized near 20 homicides per 100,000.
In 2008, the offending rate for blacks (24.7 offenders per 100,000) was 7 times higher than the rate for whites (3.4 offenders per 100,000) (figure 18).
The offending rate for blacks showed a similar pattern to the victimization rate, peaking in the early 1990s at a high of 51.1 offenders per 100,000 in 1991.
After 1991, the offending rate for blacks declined until it reached 24 per 100,000 in 2004. The rate has since fluctuated, increasing to 28.4 offenders per 100,000 in 2006 before falling again to 24.7 offenders per 100,000 in 2008.
Most murders were intraracial
From 1980 through 2008—
84% of white victims were killed by whites (figure 19).
93% of black victims were killed by blacks.Stranger homicides were more likely to cross racial lines than homicides involving friends or acquaintancesFor homicides committed by—
a stranger to the victim, 26.7% were interracial (figure 20a)
a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 9.7% were interracial
|From the Bureau of Justice Statistics (a division of the Department of Justice) we learn interracial homicides involving strangers is almost exclusively a black-on-white problem: blacks are hunting whites, not the other way around...|
It's important to note that "stranger homicides" are much more likely to cross racial lines than homicide involving friends or acquaintances. These fatal, chance, interracial encounters are overwhelmingly black-on-white.
If any racial group is playing a real-life version of The Most Dangerous Game, it's black males hunting one another with malicious zeal. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that homicide is the leading killer of black males ages 15-19, 19-24, and 25-34 (50.7%, 52%, and 33.9% respectively); for whites of those same ages, is the third, third, and fourth leading cause of death (10.3.%, 9%, and 6.9%).
For whites between the ages of 15-34, suicide is the 2nd highest cause of death.