Don’t say it.
Don’t think it.
Don’t write it.
Don’t spell it on Scrabble.
Don’t even see what other words you can make with the letters that form Black on Black crime.
It is the dumbest, most ridiculously racist phrase used to describe crime in the world right now.
Have you ever heard anybody talk about white on white crime? Have you ever seen any white folk march about white crime, have conferences or gatherings focused on white on white crime? Don’t lie—you know you haven’t.
Almost all crime in America is committed intra-racially. That is to say, the overwhelming majority of crimes are committed by a racial group against that same group.
Yet, the only race-based phrase to ever describe crime is Black on Black.
Whites are 6 times as likely to be murdered by another white person as by a Black person; and overall, the percentage of white Americans who will be murdered by a Black offender in a given year is only 2/10,000ths of 1 percent (0.0002). This means that only 1 in every 500,000 white people will be murdered by a Black person in a given year. Although the numbers of Black-on-white homicides are higher than the reverse (447 to 218 in 2010), the 218 Black victims of white murderers is actually a higher percentage of the Black population interracially killed than the 447 white victims of Black murderers as a percentage of the white population.
In fact, any given black person is 2.75 times as likely to be murdered by a white person as any given white person is to be murdered by an African American.
You didn’t know that. Fox News doesn’t tell you that type of truth because it doesn’t fit their agenda. The only reason the phrase black on black crime even exists is in some racist attempt to make it some like Black folk have some unique problem with committing crimes against each other that other folk don’t have.
It’s just not true.
And when you say it, you are a part of the problem.
Stop. Now. Forever. Thank you.
By: Shaun King