posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 01:40 AM
Originally posted by kerazeesicko
reply to post by LadyGreenEyes
Just because there are more whites than blacks does not change the fact that whites are the ones who commit more crime.
You have more to fear from a white person than you would a black person.
So I have no idea where you guys are getting your stats from that of violent crimes it is 70% of blacks...and only 20% of whites.
It is the whites by small margin that commit more violent crimes than any other race.
edit on 7-12-2012 by kerazeesicko because: I CAN
You are completely missing the point. If crime was committed equally, then there should be no more than 12.85% committed by blacks. There is double
that, or more, in virtually every category.
For example, say you have a town with 500 residents. 436 of those residents are green. 64 of those residents are purple. Say 10% of those residents
commit violent crimes. By the numbers, that should mean that about 44 green people commit violent crimes, and 6 of the purple people commit the
crimes. About 10% for each color. If, however, you see that 23 purple people committed those crimes, and only 27 green people did, then you should
see that a larger percentage of purple people are committing crimes than are green people. While there might be more actual green people doing it,
the percentages are not what they are supposed to be. The Purple people are committing more than their share of the crime. A larger percentage of
the population of purple people commit crimes than the percentage of green people that commit crimes. Instead, you see 6% of the green people
committing crimes, and a whopping 36% of the purple people committing crimes.
Now, let's take the same town, and change the population. Say we have 1000 people. Half are green, and half are purple. Leave the crime rate at
10%, and the rates at which each color commits crime at t he same percentages, about 6% for the green people, and 36% for the purple people. That
would be 100 criminals, 6 of whom would be green, and 36 (six times as many) who would be purple. Do you understand yet?
The ONLY reason that there are more sheer numbers of crimes by whites in this country is because there are so many more whites in this country. I
don't know how to make this any plainer. These stats, that many have posted, show that a random black is more likely to commit a crime than a random
white. Why? Very good question. The best answer I can come up with is a cultural difference. That doesn't make one better than the other; it
simply means that there are influences for some that others don't have. THAT is what we need to address. You may not believe it, but I really do
care. I don't want to see that large a percentage of kids grow up to a life of crime, or end up dead as a result of crime. We are all human, after
all. Perhaps the simplest first step would be to look at skin color as no different from hair color, or eye color, or whatever. It isn't any more
different. People only believe it is.