Does the Western Media Ignore Anti-White Racism?
When Australian baseball player Christopher Lane was brutally murdered in America by three teenagers it made international headlines. Much was made of a statement by one of the alleged perpetrators that they killed the innocent sportsman ‘just for fun’ when they were bored. The fact that he was white, and one of his killers (who were all black) had previously posted several racist messages on Twitter such as “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.” was left out of mainstream media reports.
Right wing commentators in the US are now up in arms, comparing the difference in media coverage for what appears to have been an anti-white racist murder and cases such as the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, which sparked a national debate about race relations.
A look at the statistics shows that, in fact, black people are considerably more likely to commit a racist hate crime against white person in the US than the other way around:
In the most recent year for which FBI data are available, we see that there were 2,084 anti-black hate crimes committed by whites, and 567 anti-white hate crimes committed by blacks. Though the absolute number of anti-black crimes is 3.6 times as high as anti-white crimes, keep in mind that there are almost six times as many whites as blacks in the US. To get a true picture, we need to look at the proportional rates.
If we divide each population by the number of crimes committed by individuals in that population, we see that there was one anti-black attack for every 94,436 white people, but one anti-white attack for every 59,172 black people. Thus, the rate of black-perpetrated hate crimes against whites is approximately 1.6 times higher than the rate of white-perpetrated hate crimes against blacks. – http://violenceagainstwhites.wordpress.com/the-hate-crimes-you-dont-hear-about/
This is clearly not the picture being portrayed by the media, which loves the idea of ethnic minorities as victims and not perpetrators of racism.
The situation is similar in other western countries. The British National Party lists many examples from the UK in their ‘racism cuts both ways’ report, which seeks to address the underreporting of race crimes against whites.
The fact this problem is not highlighted by the media is seen by many as part of a broader attitude in western countries which sees racial prejudice against whites, or more commonly in favour of ethnic minorities, as acceptable. Let me give you a couple of examples of this. A political pressure group which explicitly seeks to represent the interests of blacks, or any other minority group, is considered acceptable. This kind of group is very common in America, the UK and other countries. But if anyone tried to create a group to represent the interest of whites in exactly the same way it would be considered highly racist, wrong, and almost certainly illegal. But yet there is no objective difference between the two. Another example: it is socially acceptable to propagate racial stereotypes which say black people are superior at: athletics, making music / dancing, sex, etc, etc. But it is not socially considered socially acceptable to suggest that there is anything superior, or anything to be proud of, about being white.
To me this point about things being ‘social acceptable’ is important. That’s because I don’t see this as a media problem – the media is just reflecting society, and this is a problem which is present across society. We have created a situation where anti-white racism still passes the ‘dinner table test’, whilst all other forms of racism have been largely eliminated from what you might call ‘polite society’.