A man wrote, "let’s count the number of white guys in this" on a crime story I read… I felt led to respond….

I tried to scroll past this post…as I don’t do race baiting arguments…then someone said “FBI data proves that black men commit more violent crimes than ANY OTHER RACE and also black men commit more hate crimes against white people than ANY OTHER RACE. Now I’m sorry….I just couldn’t scroll by and let that foolishness sit out there in the public without addressing it. Ignorance is contagious when allowed to fester…..

To the sir stating black people commit more violent crimes than any other race – I’m not sure what FBI website you visited but here’s the 2012 report from the FBI website that counters your “truth” Arrests, by Race, 2012 – this is taken from http://www.fbi.gov/…/tables/43tabledatadecoverviewpdf 

Here are ACTUAL arrest statistics from the FBI website for 2012….please stop blurting out opinions that can easily be googled and proved false:

  • In 2012, 69.3 percent of all individuals arrested were white, 28.1 percent were black, and 2.6 percent were of other races.
  • Of all juveniles (persons under the age of 18) arrested in 2012, 65.2 percent were white, 32.2 percent were black, and 2.5 percent were of other races.
  • Of all adults arrested in 2012, 69.7 were white, 27.6 percent were black, and 2.7 percent were of other races.
  • White individuals were arrested more often for violent crimes than individuals of any other race, accounting for 58.7 percent of those arrests.
  • The percentages of black adults and white adults arrested for murder were similar, with 49.3 percent being black and 48.3 percent being white.
  • Black juveniles accounted for 51.5 percent of all juveniles arrested for violent crimes. White juveniles accounted for 61.6 percent of all juveniles arrested for property crimes.
  • Of the juveniles arrested for drug abuse violations, 74.0 percent were white.
  • White juveniles accounted for 55.2 percent of juveniles arrested for aggravated assaults.

According to that data taken from the FBI website (link in first paragraph) minorities are NOT responsible for the majority of the crime that takes place in America – our crimes are just HIGHLIGHTED. 

Now, again I’m not one that gets caught up in stupid race baiting conversations because this murder  (a smokeshop murder in Houston,TX) has NOTHING to do with race. This was a smoke shop robbery but here we are MAKING it about race – so WHO really are the racists? Is it the people who look at every crime story with their chests puffed out saying “it’s not my race” as if people of all races, backgrounds, religions, morals, etc. have not committed murder; or is it those who refute your statements and point out this isn’t about race – but a life lost senselessly? I find it absolutely amazing when people who are not considered “minorities” stand up on their soapboxes and disparage black and hispanic communities (in particular) as THUGS whenever the media reports on crime done by individuals in this nation  (as if we DON’T know the media is biased and serves to paint all individuals as thugs who are not white). So if we’re deluded because we want to make excuses for minorities committing crimes….then are we not right in thinking you all are deluded in making this about race when it’s really about a human bring losing his life?

A HUMAN BEING which we all are, with the same blood, breathing the same air, changing the same world with our stupidities thinking we’re smart. It is well known that white people have committed atrocious murders against people who were different from them throughout history – but thankfully, I didn’t grow up in a home where we were taught to disparage white people and judge by race. I was taught that a FEW white people were led astray and believed things that were harmful to others and did things that were violent and nasty to their fellow men under the idea of “privilege” BUT that did not constitute the entire race and MOST white people were NOT that way.I was taught to respect, love and treat all people the same regardless of race….which is why I guess when I see media reports of crime my first thought is not – let me tally the race paper today to see if it’s blacks or hispanics….it’s more so…I feel terrible for the families involved, what can we do better to counter the effects of things like poverty, broken homes, lack of education, poor communities …and most importantly the ignorance that wants to lie to my fellow brown and black people and tell us WE’RE responsible for ALL the crime in America. We’re the ones making the country so violent so horrible – not a combination of individuals – no. 

We forget about the Columbines, Sandy Hooks, Aurora Theater Shootings….things of that sort because of course…those were “isolated incidents” and “those kids needed help they had mental problems” they weren’t thugs are anything. Yet, children who are considered minorities can come from the worst backgrounds – facing physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuses from early ages, poor education (due to unequal schools and lack of quality programs/materials in low income or predominantly minority areas) – but these kids don’t have “mental problems” they’re just thugs with no home training whose parents didn’t try, didn’t care, or didn’t give a damn. If you let some people tell it. The truth is – many of the things faced by minority children in America are things that create PTSD and mental disorders. Yet, when’s the last time you saw a black person commit a crime and be tested to see if he or she was competent enough to stand trial? Or if their mental state was well enough for them to know what they were doing? RARELY.

Finally: If you call yourself a person who believes in Christ or you claim to be a christian and the first thing out of your mouth is “it’s not my race” please seek the Lord and ask Him to  
touch your heart. For the Word tells us that we are to treat our neighbors and enemies with love. We are not to pass the Samaritan on the road and turn our noses up with pride. We are called to think of others as BETTER than ourselves – not point the finger and put people down. If you really are afraid of black people or hispanics or whatever other race you don’t understand – instead of degrading and disparaging them – go into a community program where your ignorance can be tested and you can see that we’re not all out here committing crimes. YOU are part of the problem if you look at stories like this and the only thing you have to say is “it’s not my race” 

The goal here is to make YOU think and grow..and if you’re a Christian – lead you to the TRUTH of Christ. Because in Christ there is no RACE or division – if you are true. Be blessed my brothers and sisters regardless of race. I may not agree with your views but I pray for your hearts to do something better with your words than discrediting an entire community based on few. Selah.

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