On Tuesday, the leading news story heard around the country was the horrific murder of eight Americans, six of whom were Asian women. The racial identity of the sole suspect, a 21-year-old white male from Georgia, has sparked a nationwide racial debate.
Ryan Girdusky in the Washington Examiner wrote:
This mass shooting may not be racially motivated: The killer seems to have been motivated by a sexual addiction and mental health problems. Still, as anti-Asian crimes have risen across the country, blue check marks on Twitter have placed the blame on former President Donald Trump and white supremacy.
That the Left seems to need to blame every ailment of society at the feet of white people, conservatives, and Trump himself lacks any form of seriousness. While there are some violent perpetrators who are white, conservative, or Trump supporters, FBI statistics suggest that most anti-Asian violence has come from black perpetrators. Refusing to look at these statistics represents a refusal to take seriously the lives and security of Asian Americans.
According to the Justice Department, 27.5% of all violent crimes against Asian Americans in 2018 were committed by black people. That’s over 50,000 incidents in a single year.
White criminals and Asian criminals each accounted for 24.1% of all attacks on Asians. Asian people, similar to their white counterparts, are underrepresented in violent crimes committed to the proportion of the population they make up. In 2019, Asians made up 6.2% of the population but just 1% of the perpetrators of violent crime. White people are 62% of the population but commit 50% of violent crimes.
Liberals will push narratives and post their opinions as facts all over social media and claim that white supremacy is to blame for anti-Asian violence. At the same time, they also call Asians “white-adjacent” and say they benefit from “white privilege.” Even the founder of the 1619 Project has repeatedly claimed that Asians receive special benefits for being “white-adjacent.”
Click here for the full story.