The Race War of Black Against White

By Paul Sheehan

Sydney Morning Herald,
May 20, 1995

The longest war America has ever fought is the Dirty War, and it is notover. It has lasted 30 years so far and claimed more than 25 million victims.It has cost almost as many lives as the Vietnam War. It determined the resultof last year's congressional election.

Yet the American news media do not want to talk about the Dirty War, whichremains between the lines and unreported. In fact, to even suggest thatthe war exists is to be discredited. So let's start suggesting, immediately.

No matter how crime figures are massaged by those who want to acknowledgeor dispute the existence of a Dirty War, there is nothing ambiguous aboutwhat the official statistics portray: for the past 30 years a large segmentof black America has waged a war of violent retribution against white America.

And the problem is getting worse, not better. In the past 20 years, violentcrime has increased more than four times faster than the population. Youngblacks (under 18) are more violent than previous generations and are 12times more likely to be arrested for murder than young whites.

Nearly all the following figures, which speak for themselves, have not beenreported in America:

* According to the latest US Department of Justice survey ofcrime victims, more than 6.6 million violent crimes (murder, rape, assaultand robbery) are committed in the US each year, of which about 20 per cent,or 1.3 million, are inter-racial crimes.
* Most victims of race crime -- about 90 per cent -- are white, accordingto the survey "Highlights From 20 Years of Surveying Crime Victims,"published in 1993.
* Almost 1 million white Americans were murdered, robbed, assaulted or rapedby black Americans in 1992, compared with about 132,000 blacks who weremurdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by whites, according to the same survey.
* Blacks thus committed 7.5 times more violent inter-racial crimes thanwhites even though the black population is only one-seventh the size ofthe white population. When these figures are adjusted on a per capita basis,they reveal an extraordinary disparity: blacks are committing more than50 times the violent racial crimes of whites.
* According to the latest annual report on murder by the Federal Bureauof Investigation, most inter-racial murders involve black assailants andwhite victims, with blacks murdering whites at 18 times the rate that whitesmurder blacks.
These breathtaking disparities began to emerge in the mid-1960s, when therewas a sharp increase in black crime against whites, an upsurge which, notco- incidentally, corresponds exactly with the beginning of the modern civilrights movement.

Over time, the cumulative effect has been staggering. Justice Departmentand FBI statistics indicate that between 1964 and 1994 more than 25 millionviolent inter-racial crimes were committed, overwhelmingly involving blackoffenders and white victims, and more than 45,000 people were killed ininter- racial murders. By comparisons 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam,and 34,000 were killed in the Korean War.

When non-violent crimes (burglary, larceny, car theft and personal theft)are included, the cumulative totals become prodigious. The Bureau of JusticeStatistics says 27 million non-violent crimes were committed in the US in1992, and the survey found that 31 per cent of the robberies involved blackoffenders and white victims (while only 2 per cent in the reverse).

When all the crime figures are calculated, it appears that black Americanshave committed at least 170 million crimes against white Americans in thepast 30 years. It is the great defining disaster of American life and Americanideals since World War II.

All these are facts, yet by simply writing this story, by assembling thefacts in this way, I would be deemed a racist by the American news media.It prefers to maintain a paternalistic double standard in its coverage ofblack America, a lower standard.

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