The day following the deadly massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, President Joe Biden predictably lectured white Americans on hatred.
In the May 14 attack that resulted in 10 fatalities, a white male, age 18, allegedly targeted black persons.
“We must address what remains the stain on the soul of America,” Biden said in a speech at the Capitol in Washington the next day.
The “stain” to which the president referred is, of course, the “white supremacy” that he and his party consider to be the essence of America’s identity.
But is racial supremacy truly the greatest threat the nation faces?
As it turns out, white people are not the primary perpetrators of hate crimes and intergroup violence in the United States.
First, between 2016 and 2020, blacks were more than twice as likely as whites to conduct a hate crime, according to FBI data.
White individuals do perpetrate the most hate crimes, but when Hispanics and Latinos are included, they make up 76.3 percent of the U.S. population. On April 1, 2020, the U.S. population was estimated to be 331,449,288. In comparison, black people make up around 13.4 percent of the population.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
From 2016 to 2020, whites committed 16,755 hate crimes and blacks committed 7,429. Asians committed 298 hate crimes, and the rest had either unknown or multiple races.
For whites, the hate crime rate is roughly 6.6 per 100,000. For blacks, the hate crime rate is roughly 16.7 per 100,000. For Asians, the hate crime is roughly 1.5 per 100,000.
Black people are therefore more than twice as likely to commit a hate crime as whites where the race was known for such crimes. Read more…