By Betty Fokker on February 18, 2014
Tom Clements, the head of the Colorado Department of Corrections, opened his door without hesitation on March 19, 2013. Yes, he lived in an all white neighborhood, but his neighbors were all nice people and he felt safe. When he saw a white man on his front step he didn’t think to be suspicious. That’s when Evan Spencer Ebel gunned him down.
It turns out Evan Spencer Ebel was a neo-Nazi with an ax to grind.
Before this, I would have been the first one to argue that disenfranchised white men are just angry, and should be rehabilitated. That poverty was the underlying cause of crime. But now I think it is time to face the truth. I think it is time for America to address the problem that everyone feels is too racially loaded to mention. I am not so Politically Correct that I will sweep this topic under the rug, no matter how racially incendiary. It is time for us, as a society, to deal with the reality of white-on-white crime.
White-on-white crime has plagued suburban neighborhoods for decades and is now a national epidemic. Tom Clements was yet another white man murdered by a member of his own community.
According to the most recent statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, the harsh bottom line is that 84% of white victims were killed by whites. The perpetrator of a white homicide is more often than not a young white male between the ages of 18-24. White males aren’t even safe from one another, since males represented 77% of homicide victims and nearly 90% of offenders. The victimization rate for males was 3 times higher than the rate for females and the offending rate for males was almost 9 times higher than the rate for females.
White men are the most likely victims of white violence, but women are by no means safe from white men either. Females are far more likely than males to be the victim of intimate killings, those committed by a someone close to the victim, and 81.7% of murdered women die in sex-related homicides. Only 1/3 of the victims of all sex-related homicides are black; 2/3 are white. According to a report from the Department of Justice, “80-90% of rapes against women (except for American Indian women) are committed by someone of the same racial background as the victim”. Clearly there is something very askew in the white community for so many of their women to be targets of sexual homicides.
Furthermore, the rate of white male homicides against white females is getting worse. While the percentage of black male murder victims killed by a friend or family member has declined steadily from 13% in 1980 to a low of 5% in 2008, the rate of white woman being killed by a friend or family member, the percentage of white females killed by an intimate increased 5% across the same period.
Where is the outrage from prominent members of the Euro-American community? Where are the words of condemnation and sorrow from Rep. Paul Ryan, or Rev. Pat Robertson, over the fact that members of their own communities are summarily executing each other? Critics believe that acknowledging the unfortunate, irrefutable statistical truth negates the right’s narrative about a white community selectively exploited and targeted by black racists. As conservative websites like The Blaze have pointed out, some might argue that fanning the flames of racial discontent serves a useful and powerful powerful purpose, and thus white-on-white crime is being buried by the black-problems-only narratives of the left.
Thus far, hundreds of thousands of Euro-Americans have been slaughtered at the hands of each other since the dawn of the Civil Rights movement. Is this the realization of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Community of Man?
When will this nation learn to take the crime of killing a white man seriously?
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