I will lose many friends over what I'm about to say.
I will possibly be called a racist or even a white supremacist (even though I'm a brown man, who's been beaten to a pulp by neo-Nazis wearing steel toed boots).
But maybe, just maybe, the fact that I am getting 100% of
I’ve been watching the narrative play universally over
Unfortunately, anyone who doesn’t submit to the dominant narrative will be called a heretic, a racist, a whites supremacist etc.
1. Black Lives Matter don’t care about black people. Want evidence? Name me a single time - just once - when they’ve protested against black people being killed by other black people? Whether in America or elsewhere?
Why is this relevant?
Or how about the black lives in Sudan, East Timor, Libya?
2. Speaking of which - imagine if white people started doing the reverse. Imagine every time a white person was killed by a black person, there’d be protests, riots, looting and
3. Police killings. The video of the murder of George Floyd is so visceral, by showing the casual evil with which officer Derek Chauvin kills
But... The only reason people are up in arms about these is that the social media and MSM attention focuses disproportionately on these incidents when the victim is black and the officer isn't. Don't believe me?
You've all heard of Tamir Rice - a 12 year old black boy who was murdered when brandishing a toy gun. It was all over the news, there were riots and marches, hashtags and universal condemnation all over the media.
But how many of you have heard of Daniel Shaver?
You may remember the case of Sam DuBose, a black man who was shot dead for driving his car away from from the police.
Alton Sterling was a black man shot dead by the police when reaching into his pocket for his wallet - a travesty.
But you've heard of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Here are the FBI, NCJRS and BJS statistics:
For every 10, 000 black people arrested for violent crime, 3 are killed by the police.
In 2019, 49 unarmed people were killed by the police. 9 were black. 19 were white.
The likelihood for a black person being shot by the police is as high as being struck by lightning.
4. "Systemic Racism" / "Institutionalised racism".
Sound good, don't they? Such powerful words...
Both insinuate built-in racism within various official institutions (police, law, governments etc).
How about governments? Well, let's leave aside the fact that America just had a two-term black president (whose second name was Hussein, by the way).
Baltimore and Chicago. Why is it that a place where the people in power are black can be *worse* for the African American
People often look at the economic disparities between blacks and whites, and claim it to be evidence for institutionalised racism. It says something about the power of a
First of all, at no point in human history has any two groups of people had the same level of wealth or income as each other.
This is even true within so called races - compare for example Black Americans (generational) vs Black Immigrants...
You couldn't tell these people apart, just by looking at them, and whatever racism is in place for one group must by definition be applied for the second group.
Yet, already in the 1970's (!!!), when racism was far more prevalent than it is today, Black Americans from the West Indies were earning 58% more than the Black American whose
Disparities are only proof of disparities. Just because Group X doesn't have the same as Group Y, doesn't mean that it's explained by racism.
Maybe there's something else going on...?
In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his report "The Negro Family: The Case For National Action", where he saw that African American households were 25% single mothers - a frightening statistic that would have
But, today, black households with no paternal
Now you tell me, which is the better explanation for young black children ending up in a life of crime - the lack of a father figure, or the mythical,
The key word here is "disproportionately". Because it most certainly is true that African Americans make out the majority of prisoners in America, but what is the evidence that
Let's look at the stats:
Black Americans constitute roughly 14% of the population in America, yet they commit 50% of all the murders. But, this is misleading - because it's not the elderly, nor the children nor the women who commit
Read this again: 3.5% of Americans are responsible for 50% of
You will find similar astonishing figures for drug related crimes, armed robberies, breaking and entering and gang violence.
So, even though it is true that black people make up the majority of the prison population, the incarceration rates are only proportionate
7. History of slavery, Jim Crow and Red Lining
"Well, that maybe so, but it's because of the history of slavery and Jim Crow!"
I don't doubt the good intentions of those making these arguments, but they don't actually see how it is
No one has been able to provide a logical link between historical racism and the plight of people today.
First of all, what's unique about racism in America (and Britain, for that matter) is that these countries abolished slavery
And it most certainly is true that racism didn't end with slavery, and evil practices such as Jim Crow, segregation and Red Lining were practiced until the 70's. But - and here is the most astonishing fact of all - African American's had *more* wealth and less unemployment
Now, before anyone makes the nonsensical claim that "You're saying we should oppress them then, because they had it better!?", let me explain that correlation does not
8. "America is a White Supremacist society!"
This is one of the most egregious claims out there. First of all, compared to what? Show me a country where blacks are a minority, but
America (and Britain) are two of the least racist societies on earth and in history. For god's sake, look at the
This is a big one. Because I don't know of many organisations who care less about black lives than Black Lives Matter. 93% of all killings of black people are done by other blacks - BLM are completely silent on this.
Instead, what they have done is to have chants like "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" (about the police), which inspired a
During the current riots, a 77 year old, black former Police Captain - David Dorn - was murdered by rioters. BLM has not said a word.
BLM reject Martin Luther King Jr.'s sentiment that people should
I can go on and on. I've provided my sources below, and I can point to the works of economists and criminologists and historians for further data.
People are so keen to use the tragic murder of George Floyd to wave their anti-racism badges and flags. It makes them feel good.
All I ask of you, if you're reading this