Monday, August 03, 2015

How "toxic white masculinity" hurts America.

Image result for hannity duck dynasty images     The Field Negro education series continues.

Tonight we will read the words of my friend Chauncey Devega. Chauncey has his own blog  (love the name), but I first caught this piece that he wrote over at Salon online magazine.

"Dear White America,
 
I am your friend. I have written several letters of this type to you before. It pains me to have to do so again. What I am going to share in this letter may be commonsense for many white brothers and sisters. Other White Americans may be surprised. Because our society is so segregated, people of color often do not have many opportunities to talk with white people in a direct way regarding our sincere worries about the problems in your community. I hope that this open letter can be part of a broader conversation in that regard.

When a person suffers from chronic pain they often find ways to compensate for it. Some people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Others develop the mental discipline necessary to compartmentalize their physical suffering. Others cocoon themselves in a bubble of denial. Because I am your friend, I am going to be honest with you. White America is suffering from a type of cancer. It is hurting you; it is killing your children; it is damaging families; it hurls shrapnel in many directions, maiming and otherwise bringing an end to the lives of those people who are unfortunate enough to be in its blast radius. If you want the truth, this is it: toxic white masculinity, and the backward right-wing politics which nurture and protect it, are hurting millions of you every year.

I know that is hard to digest. But, because I care about you White America, I am obligated to tell you the truth, even at the risk of your discomfort.

For many of you, the very idea that there is such a thing as toxic white masculinity is both surprising and enraging. Denial and anger are a very normal reaction when an uncomfortable truth is called to account. But it is the truth. Toxic white masculinity is a fear of the world changing to the disadvantage of white men, and where what too many white men take as natural rights are actually going to be exposed as unfair advantages, advantages which were gifted by a lottery of genetics and fortune of birth, as opposed to earned merit.

Toxic white masculinity defaults to violence as a means of maintaining social and political control. It clings to guns as a symbol of “real” male identity. It fears women as equals; it lashes out at non-whites who are somehow “stealing” white men’s jobs and power. Toxic white masculinity sees “liberals,” “progressives,” “social justice,” and “feminism” as enemies — out of a fear that “white masculinity” will somehow be made obsolete or extinct. The dream worlds and paranoid fantasies of angry white men are distractions that look to some type of Other as the preeminent threat to America’s safety and security. The reality is of course, very different.

In reality, right-wing domestic terrorists and mass shooters are the number one threat to America’s safety and security since September 11, 2001.

White men are approximately 31 percent of the United States population. And yet, white men are nearly 63 percent of those people who commit mass shootings. Such behavior, among any other group, would be considered pathological and a public health crisis.

Dylann Roof turned his toxic white racist masculinity on a black church in Charleston. And John Houser — a white, right-wing, conservative, Christian fundamentalist, an anti-feminist, woman-hating Nazi sympathizer — directed his rage towards a movie theater in Lafayette last month, where he killed three people and wounded eight others.

Because I am your friend White America, I will share another truth with you: While the mainstream news media will run away from subjects that make you uncomfortable, it is no coincidence that “Trainwreck,” a movie written by a white Jewish feminist comedian, was the target of John Houser’s lethal actions. It was not “mental illness” which made John Houser shoot those people in Lafayette, although such a claim is a common deflection that prevents a serious discussion of white masculinity and mass shootings. One can be “mentally ill” separate and apart from their violent impulses. No, it was extreme right-wing politics and toxic white masculinity that drove Houser to kill.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The killing and abuse of women by men in the United States — the vast majority of it committed within the same “racial” group — is so common that it is rarely deemed to be newsworthy by the mainstream news media. This is a disgusting national embarrassment.
Toxic white masculinity is a complex problem. And you cannot fix it unless you also confront how toxic white masculinity is nurtured and encouraged by your news media and political representatives. While I do not think that you are a victim of your news media and political parties, you have nonetheless been done a disservice by them.

Fox News is your mouthpiece: 92 percent of its prime time viewing audience is white. Fox is the most popular cable news network in the United States. Millions of people watch it on a daily basis. Fox News is part of a propaganda machine that consists of the Internet, radio, and social media. This has created an alternate reality for many White Americans where down is up and up is down, so to speak. Researchers have shown that the right-wing media actually makes its public less knowledgeable about empirical reality and current events than those people who do not watch or listen to it.

The white identity politics, grievance mongering, conspiracies, paranoid thinking, eliminationist rhetoric about liberals and progressives, hostility to women, rage against immigrants, anxiety about those who are not “Christian”, and mainstreaming of white supremacy and white racial resentment, are the fuel for toxic white masculinity. The right-wing media gins up and encourages such sentiments because it is dependent on them for viewers and ad revenue.

The Republican Party, meanwhile, is America’s most prominent white identity organization. Since the end of the civil rights movement, the modern GOP has fused together conservatism and racism as its name brand. In the Age of Obama, the Republican Party has found itself increasingly dysfunctional as its politics are seemingly unable to evolve beyond “hate the black guy in the White House and anything that he proposes,” however reasonable. In many ways — the fetishistic embrace of guns, hostility to women’s rights, Islamophobia, symbolic and overt racism against black people — the policies and talking points of the contemporary Republican Party are toxic white masculinity as a campaign platform. Together with the alternate reality created by the right-wing media, the Republican Party has become so radicalized, breaking many of the standing norms of consensus politics in modern American politics, that it no longer functions as a responsible political organization.

White America, you have been confused, misled, and lied to by your primary political party and media. This is hurting you in many ways.

The American economy is broken. Wealth and income inequality are severe. The psychological wages of being White in America may still exist, but they are not translating into the material wealth they once did in the not so recent past. For example, there are more White Americans on welfare and other types of public aid than any other group. White Americans also receive a disproportionate percentage of public assistance dollars. As Robert Putnam details in his new book ”Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” the life opportunities and upward mobility of White America are increasingly imperiled. The abuse of prescription drugs, as well as illegal narcotics such as heroine and methamphetamines, is a severe problem for White America. The sum total of these and other troubles have left white folks – white men especially – less hopeful and feeling more insecure and angry about their future." [More]

Chauncey wrote all that to tell you, my white male friends, that the days of John Wayne are long gone.

It's time that you all got in touch with your sensitive and cerebral side. This might be a bit tough for some of you, but I think you can do it.

*Pic from Salon.com


 

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY likes the unflattering, unmitigated truth, especially the subjects of this particular blog post. Giving this one a standing ovation!

Anonymous said...

"Toxic white masculinity is a fear of the world changing to the disadvantage of white men"

Because no one but white men would fear being put a disadvantage.

What a bunch of nonsense this piece is. The author asserts his entitlement to direct his toxic, racist hate at a group he accuses of entitled toxic racism.

Field sure loves him his sweet, sweet lies.

Anonymous said...

"there are more White Americans on welfare and other types of public aid than any other group."

That's because whites make up over 70% of the population. Blacks are three times as likely to be on welfare and other types of public aid than whites. Probably because even educated blacks like Field can't understand statistics.

John Wayne said...

"The Republican Party, meanwhile, is America’s most prominent white identity organization."

I wish.

The day there ever is a political party willing to represent white interests is the day BRA ends. And the country starts to work again.

KinkyCon said...

Poor Chauncey . He has to hide behind a fake name. He has to hide his sexaulity. He hides his own masculinity issues by hatefullly obessing over the thing he most wants to be most-a white man. Reminds me of a gay Republican being against gay marriage/gay rights. Chauncey has some deep-seated issues. No matter how much he obsessively writes about white people, he will never be white.

KinkyCon said...

Since we be talking about violence,here's somethings fruit loops won't write about,


Since 9-11, illegal immigrants have killed more people than right-wing terrorists.

The most dangerous cities,towns and states in America have majority blah populations.

The safest cities, towns and states have majority white populations. In fact, the whiter a city, town or state is, the safer it is.

Funnie that.

dinthebeast said...

The way I see it, it all boils down to fear. Fear is the political currency of the right. And much like second graders, the only way white male culture knows how to respond to fear is violence and threats of violence. Whether it can grow up in any meaningful way in this regard is a question that I have very little optimism about.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Republicans are gonna put y'all back in chains-Joe Biden speaking to a black auduence. So Doug E. Doug, why are majority white places the safest places to be in Obama's Amerikkka?

dinthebeast said...

Because they are afraid, plain and simple.

-Doug in Oakland

Wesley R said...

Great Piece. If Romney would have been elected, The Republicans would be falling over themselves talking about how great the economy is. They, of all people are now talking about income inequality, when during the Bush Years they shouted everyone down saying that a job is a job and a job is better than a government handout etc.. They could care less about income inequality. They only care about hating on The Black Guy. That has carried over to Black People in general. And they have the nerve to say, 'vote for us'.

The White Shadow said...

Wesley R said...
If Romney would have been elected, The Republicans would be falling over themselves talking about how great the economy is.
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That's because if Romney had been elected, the economy really would be great.

Grown up white man said...

Hey Doug in Oakland, fuck you.

Anonymous said...

"The idea of black men raping white women is a centuries-old white American fantasy: It is the justification for the lynching tree, where thousands of innocent black men were made into “strange fruit.” The lynching tree also reinforces a cultural lie, that white women are the most desired among all others, and tries to conceal how many white women from both before the founding of the United States, through to the Age of Obama, willingly have had relationships with black men, a perfectly banal observation that nonetheless enrages white supremacists."

Brother Field, why didn't you include this excerpt from Chauncey? I mean, that's all Kinky talks about is interracial violence. This is important for wm like Kinky to wake up to. All white racists need to understand themselves.

Anyway, I have posted this as a teaching moment for Kinky and Bill too. Of course, they will go into denial because when comes to facing the truth they are a bunch of wimps. Bambi has more courage than they do.

Department of Justice said...

""The idea of black men raping white women is a centuries-old white American fantasy"

In the United States in 2005, 37,460 white females were sexually assaulted or raped by a black man, while between zero and ten black females were sexually assaulted or raped by a white man.

What this means is that every day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man.


http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus05.pdf

Anonymous said...

Department of Justice, thank you for proving that all the lynchings of bm accused of raping a ww was justified. I knew all along those damn slaves were wrong and we were right.

Thank you. This is probably why Field did not mention this part of Chauncey's article because Field knew he was dead wrong. For the life of me, I don't know where Black bloggers get their information? Somebody who is not a liar please tell me.

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well. PR has defaulted on their bonds. See? this is what happens when Whites let PRs run an island....mismanagement just like Detroit, Baltimore, Philly, Milwaukee, Atlanta and other urban cities.

no wonder Lilac is hiding. Or maybe she has left the island for NYC? Welcome back, baby.

D. Jewel Harris said...
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Anonymous said...

Actually, Department of Justices numbers are not truly reflecting what the report says.

1) The report states that in regards to white men raping black women, the "*Estimate is based on about 10 or fewer sample cases." Table 42. Personal crimes of violence, 2005: (See footnote at bottom of pg 55)

2) The statistic for the number of total assaults actually reported the following:

Table 5. Personal crimes, 2005:(pg 18)
Number of victimizations and victimization rates for persons age 12 and over, by type of crime and race of victims
All personal crimes by Whites = 200,263,410 (two hundred million)
All personal crimes by Blacks = 29,477,880 (twenty nine million)
Crimes of violence White only = 4,190,62 (four million)
Crimes of violence Black only = 846,730 (eight hundred forty six thousand)
Rape/Sexual assault White only = 124,93 (one hundred twenty four thousand)
Rape/Sexual assault Black only = 51,980 (fifty one thousand)

3. The fun part about statistics is you can make the numbers reflect any point of view. The rates of occurrences are derived from dividing the total population of any race into the actual occurrence of each crime to provide a percentage of the total population that engaged in the activity. It can appear to be misleading unless you understand that the smaller the total population, the higher the rate of occurrence.

For example:
White only occurrence rate of all crimes = 200,263,410 / 4,190,620 = 0.0209 but it was reported as a rate of 20.9%
Black only occurrence rate of crimes of violence = 29,477,880 / 846,730 = 0.028 but it was reported as a rate of 28.7%

I absolutely LOVE math!

The Purple Cow said...
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The Purple Cow said...

"What this means is that every day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man."

No it doesn't.

Firstly the figures show the "perceived" race of the attacker.

Secondly the figure you quoted includes verbal threats of rape or sexual assault. Not to trivialize verbal threats, they are a frightening thing to be faced with, but the figures do not support your hypothesis.

Thirdly, it’s interesting that you choose 2005 for your statistics, because there are many more up-to-date statistics around that you chose to ignore.

Mmmmmmmm, I wonder why that would be?

You don’t think that statistics show that rape crime stats have fallen significantly since 2005 do you?

Well, yes they have…

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/BJS_Sexual_Assualt_Rates_1995-2013.png

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What the figures do show is that a clear majority of women who are raped are raped by somebody they know.

In 2005-10, 78 percent of sexual violence involved an offender who was a family member, intimate partner, friend or acquaintance.

(source: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/press/fvsv9410pr.cfm)

A 2012 survey by the CDC showed that figure rising to 86.2%

(source: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/SV-DataSheet-a.pdf

Now given that research shows that women are much less likely to report a rape when the rapist was known to the victim (for fear of reprisals and family breakdowns) those figure are likely to be an underestimate.

So white women should be more worried about being raped by their dads or their husbands than some random black dude.

field negro said...

Anon@2:23, u obviously love being stupid more than u do math.

Poor Kinky still doesn't see the direct connection between crime and poverty. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

What the figures do show is black men rape more white women than white men rape black women.

Just like blacks murder and commit more crimes against whites than whites do against blacks.


Yet blacks tell us whitey is out to get them.

uptownsteve said...

Why did I just know the goobers would be out in force this morning with their "crime stats".

Anonymous said...

Poor Kinky still doesn't see the direct connection between crime and poverty. Carry on.

6:49 AM
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bless his little heart, he's doing the best he can.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What the figures do show is black men rape more white women than white men rape black women.
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A lot more ww date bm than wm date bw. That's a fact, although it's changing because wm just can't get ww so easily.

Hence, the ratios are different and cannot statistically be factual.

"There are lies, damn lies and statistics."--Mark Twain

Department of Justice said...

The Purple Cow said...
"Firstly the figures show the "perceived" race of the attacker."

Rape is a pretty up close and personal thing - I'm sure most victim's perceptions are correct.

"it’s interesting that you choose 2005 for your statistics, because there are many more up-to-date statistics around that you chose to ignore"

Actually the government has made this particular statistic harder to get. It is so out of line with the official narrative on interracial crime, they decided we didn't need to know about it.

The figures you offer are for rape rates as a whole. The point of what I posted is that interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white, and the numbers are not trivial.

Department of Justice said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Actually, Department of Justices numbers are not truly reflecting what the report says.

1) The report states that in regards to white men raping black women, the "*Estimate is based on about 10 or fewer sample cases." Table 42. Personal crimes of violence, 2005: (See footnote at bottom of pg 5
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That statement means that there were almost no confirmed cases of a white man raping a black woman in 2005, so they decided to use "10" for the purpose of reporting.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A lot more ww date bm than wm date bw. That's a fact, although it's changing because wm just can't get ww so easily.

Hence, the ratios are different and cannot statistically be factual.





A black poster equates dating with rape.

Strange that.

Anonymous said...

Anon9:47AM, you miss the point entirely.

Bill said...


For example, there are more White Americans on welfare and other types of public aid than any other group. White Americans also receive a disproportionate percentage of public assistance dollars.

Known to dumbocrats as white privilege.

Bill said...


field negro said...
Poor Kinky still doesn't see the direct connection between crime and poverty. Carry on.


Rich people don't commit crimes?

Or are you saying that being poor forces people to commit crimes.


Please elaborate.

anotherbozo said...

Chauncy DeVega's analysis is brilliant and on the money, no surprise there.

As a white male witness to this phenomenon, I have two observations, two comparisons.

One is the Dixiecrat South that Lyndon Johnson analyzed in the 50s. The Southern oligarch discovered that he could maintain control of the ballot box, not just by denying blacks the right to vote, but ginning up racism so that poor whites could feel superior to poor blacks and side with him, the oligarch, rather than with his fellow-sufferers of color.

The other: I understand that if you corner a rat, it will turn on you and act as vicious as possible, baring its teeth and lunging. This works with dogs 10 times bigger than the rat. Insecure white males are acting like cornered rats. Somehow they know they're on the losing end of history, that the days of their dominance are numbered (even sooner if you consider Hispanics as non-white!), so you will see them acting more and more viciously. In our wonderful culture with its guns, guns, guns, the way they express their desperation is numbingly repetitious.

uptownsteve said...

Bill

Poverty in cities or countries with an abundance of wealth definitely is a contributor to street crime.

You do make a point however. Many rich people committ crimes everyday. They do it using their phones and computers.

The poor and uneducated have little alternative but to use force or violence in their crimes.

Kinky_Con said...

uptownsteve said...

Why did I just know the goobers would be out in force this morning with their "crime stats".



That always seems to happen when extra fruitie blah men break out they "crime stats'.


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field negro said...

Poor Kinky still doesn't see the direct connection between crime and poverty.



There goes the 'blahs just can't help themselves" excuse. I don't remember field making that connection with Dylan Roof or any poor white person that commits a crime.

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anotherbozo said...

Insecure white males are acting like cornered rats. Somehow they know they're on the losing end of history, that the days of their dominance are numbered (even sooner if you consider Hispanics as non-white!), so you will see them acting more and more viciously.



Except white males are committing fewer crimes than at any point in our history. And black males and hispanic males are committing more crimes. Oops......



The White Shadow said...

anotherbozo said...
"Insecure white males are acting like cornered rats. Somehow they know they're on the losing end of history, that the days of their dominance are numbered "
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Gee, why would anybody have a problem with that?

Society picks out one group, marks it for extinction, and endlessly celebrates its demise. If that makes members of that group feel uncomfortable, then call them toxic and racist.

One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which the majority can be demonized because it’s a majority to a world in which the majority can be demonized because it’s a de facto minority.

Either way, everything is always the white man's fault.

Obama phone lady said...

uptownsteve said...
Many rich people committ crimes everyday. They do it using their phones and computers.
The poor and uneducated have little alternative but to use force or violence in their crimes.
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Poor people don't have phones or computers?

uptownsteve said...

Kinky sez.....

"Except white males are committing fewer crimes than at any point in our history. And black males and hispanic males are committing more crimes. Oops...."

An outright lie that you couldn't prove if your pathetic life depended on it.

anotherbozo said...

%White Shadow:

"Society picks out one group, marks it for extinction, and endlessly celebrates its demise."

Many problems with that statement. Who is this "society?" Are white men really "marked for extinction" or just asked (or forced) to share power? Also, I don't notice anyone celebrating. Too busy calling for ambulances or hearses.

You'll have to do a lot better than that to inspire sympathy or pity for the put-upon male white supremacist.

The White Shadow said...

@anotherbozo:

Examine your rhetoric and ask where it leads.

Wesley R said...

The White Shadow,
The economy was turning around before the 2012 election. Romney and The Republicans had nothing to do with it, but they were going to take all of the credit. Now that things are better, The Republicans are complaining how bad things still are. Under Bush there were 1.1 million jobs created in 8 years. So far there have been over 12 million jobs created under Obama. Plus in June we had a budget surplus. So that why I say if Republicans had these job numbers they would be dancing in the streets.

Anonymous said...

uts-"An outright lie that you couldn't prove if your pathetic life depended on it."

12:33 PM
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brother Steve, why do you keep calling Kinky's life pathetic? He writes and talks like he has money and living a life better than anyone on this blog.

Or maybe I read your comment wrong in that you were just using "pathetic life" as a figure of speech?

You really should be careful because Kinky has been supportive of Blacks in the past. For some unknown reason his attitude changed when you showed up.

Brother Steve, please don't start any shit with Kinky. You won't be able to handle his verbal beat down on you.

The White Shadow said...

Wesley R said...
The White Shadow,
The economy was turning around before the 2012 election. Romney and The Republicans had nothing to do with it, but they were going to take all of the credit. Now that things are better, The Republicans are complaining how bad things still are. Under Bush there were 1.1 million jobs created in 8 years. So far there have been over 12 million jobs created under Obama. Plus in June we had a budget surplus. So that why I say if Republicans had these job numbers they would be dancing in the streets.
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Every single thing in your statement is wrong.

The economy has struggled during all of Obama's term. Despite a huge energy boom brought on by fracking (against Obama's wishes), growth has been anemic. It is the worst recovery ever. Even further counter to your statement, the weak growth such as there has been, improved after the Republicans took congress in 2010.

Your job figures are ridiculous, and depend on Obama's statistical trick of assigning all job losses from the recession, including those that happened in the first years of his term, to Bush, and not counting his net until later in his term.

We are still running massive deficits. Any 'surplus' for a particular period is an accounting trick.

And Republicans wouldn't have these job numbers, because these jobs numbers produced by the Obama Department of Labor are fraudulent.

uptownsteve said...

Ass-non

"Brother Steve, please don't start any shit with Kinky. You won't be able to handle his verbal beat down on you."

puh-leeze. I'm still waiting for the clown to answer my challenge.

And waiting.

Anonymous said...

In response to Department of Justice @ 9:45a

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Actually, Department of Justices numbers are not truly reflecting what the report says.

1) The report states that in regards to white men raping black women, the "*Estimate is based on about 10 or fewer sample cases." Table 42. Personal crimes of violence, 2005: (See footnote at bottom of pg 5
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That statement means that there were almost no confirmed cases of a white man raping a black woman in 2005, so they decided to use "10" for the purpose of reporting.

9:45 AM

My reply . . .

OR

It could mean out of the area they pulled "samples" from, there were no reported cases because a lot of Black women did not live in the area or their cases were not considered (i.e. military base, highly unfavorable conditions). Remember, statistics are created from numbers based on what information they can afford to collect or have access to. Doesn't mean the action did not occur. Vindicating white men from sexually assaulting Black women does not change the fact that white males are the number one sexual assaulter of women in general. Congratulations?

Anonymous said...

Dear Kinky, I know what you can do to my peeps. Please, I'm begging you, don't slam Steve. He's a good guy, a little uppity for a brother, but he means well. Please don't walk all over him. Let him go.

ctrl+halt+del said...

1607 first permanent European colony on North American soil. 176 years later in 1783 the colonies were "freed" from governance from British.


1865 Descendants of enslaved African's "freed." 176 years later in 2041 the whites become a minority on North American soil. I can hardly wait!!!!

Adios!

Kinky_Con said...

According to extra fruitie blahs and fruitie white libprogs, white males should be raping, pillaging, serial killing and mass killing their way through villages across Obama's Amerikkka.

White males are just soooo upset because they are losing their country and way of life, or privilege if you will. White males should be killing minorities with their guns, guns, guns and guns because that is the only way white males know how to act. Bozo calls white males rats.


But here's some inconvenient facts-


The number of white mass shooters/killers have decreased double digits since the 1980's while the number of minority mass shooters/killers have increased double digits.


The number of white male serial killers have decreased double digits since the 1980's while the number of minority serial killers have increased double digits.

The number of rapes and murders committed by white males have dropped while the numbers of rapes and murders committed by minorities have increased.

The number of hate crimes committed by white males have decreased while the number of hate crimes committed by blacks and hispanics have increased.

The number of crimes committed by whites against minorities have decreased to the lowest levels in history while minority on white crime is at an historic high.


FBI data shows white males are committing fewer crimes while minorities are committing more crime.

The only thing extra fruitie blahs have to back up they claims is they racial paranoia and obsession with white people.

So maybe one day Bozo,Field or the respectable gay negro can offer up some stats that back up they claims. Or they can just keep pushing they racial paranoia. Whatever.




Kinky_Con said...

Anonymous Wesley R said...

The White Shadow,
The economy was turning around before the 2012 election. Romney and The Republicans had nothing to do with it, but they were going to take all of the credit. Now that things are better, The Republicans are complaining how bad things still are. Under Bush there were 1.1 million jobs created in 8 years. So far there have been over 12 million jobs created under Obama. Plus in June we had a budget surplus. So that why I say if Republicans had these job numbers they would be dancing in the streets.








Obamanomics has resulted in one of the weakest recoveries in American history. A recovery in which 90% of the country has seen little benefit from. A recovery that has produced mostly low pay, low skill, no benefit jobs. No net growth in incomes for poor and middle class families. Historic gaps in inequality. Record number of people out of the work force. Historic poverty rates. If Obama was a Republican, Democrats would be calling him the "wallstreet president" the "president of the rich", Democrats would be asking questions like "What about mainstreet?" . But since Obama is a Democrat, Democrats cheer Obama's economy that has benefited the rich while everyone else suffers.


You're right, Wesley R. This is Obama's economy. Republicans had nothing to do with it.



P.S.

Reagan's economy produced 16+ million jobs and had stronger growth.....

Department of Justice said...

"It could mean out of the area they pulled "samples" from, there were no reported cases because a lot of Black women did not live in the area or their cases were not considered (i.e. military base, highly unfavorable conditions)"

No, it could not. The report covered all crime reports in the United States for 2005.

El Chapo said...

ctrl+halt+del said...
..in 2041 the whites become a minority on North American soil. I can hardly wait!!!!
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You'll probably be dead by then.

If you aren't , you'll wish you were.

Without enough whites, the EBT cards will stop working. No beans for you.

Adios.

field negro said...

Reagan is one of the worst presidents ever.

Facts don't lie.

Kinky_Con said...

Yet Reagan's economy is far better than Obama's. So what does that say about Obama?

Anonymous said...

...I don't know kkkinky, but I do know what a dumbass statement like that says about YOU.

Beaver Cleaver said...

field negro said...
Reagan is one of the worst presidents ever.

Facts don't lie.
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But the Field Negro do.

Reagan was the best President since Coolidge.

ctrl+halt+del said...

El Chapo said...

"Without enough whites, the EBT cards will stop working. No beans for you."

You seem to forget the white people in 1620 were the originators of the ebt card. If it wasn't for the help given them by the real owners of this land, you wouldn't even be here.

So now you have 2 things to be thankful for:

1. People helping people
2. The test tube didn't break.



We shall see said...

White people are the real owners of this land, purchased fair and square with blood and sweat.

Come and take it if you can.

Bill said...


uptownsteve said...
Bill
Poverty in cities or countries with an abundance of wealth definitely is a contributor to street crime.


I wonder if the racist cops believe like you that being poor means crime.

Limpbaugh said...

I wouldn't have known about this fear of losing white power ingredient of racism if I hadn't read about things like Glenn Beck's MLK Day speech and the Tea Party's Take America Back slogan. I see racism in real life, but not examples that are obviously attributable to this loss of social power fear aspect of it. I have mentioned and alluded to it in various past comments on the Field Negro blog. Like in my contention that the surge in racism is caused by the fact that Obama is president riling up the racists, and in the recounting of my email to Glenn Beck praising how important he would be as a martyr. This fear could be more prevalent than I suspect, but I think it completely explains the increase in racism since Obama was first elected. Racism is the recent years before then seemed to be more due to things like the "welfare queen" stereotype. Fox News probably does more to promote racism more than any other single entity.

Bill said...


field negro said...
Reagan is one of the worst presidents ever.


Hhmmm...

I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it. They felt like with all the excesses of the 60s and the 70s and government had grown and grown but there wasn't much sense of accountability in terms of how it was operating. I think he tapped into what people were already feeling. Which is we want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing.

Someone seems quite impressed with reagan and his optimism.

Anonymous said...

Limpbaugh said...
"the surge in racism is caused by the fact that Obama is president"

What surge in racism? This is crazy talk, unless you are referring to the surge in anti-white racism, as typified by the Chauncey Devega piece excerpted in this post.

field negro said...

I repeat:

"Reagan is one of the worst presidents ever."

http://field-negro.blogspot.com/2014/02/rethinking-reagan.html

PilotX said...

"That's because if Romney had been elected, the economy really would be great."

the economy Romney promised us was less impressive than the actual economy Barack steered. You can check it out for yourself.

The Stormin' Mormon said...

"You can check it out for yourself."

Using your alternate-reality teleportation device?

Anonymous said...

field negro @ 6:49 AM said...
Anon@2:23, u obviously love being stupid more than u do math.
Poor Kinky still doesn't see the direct connection between crime and poverty. Carry on.

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Carry on I shall! If you were to look at the numbers I provided to refute DOJ's original post to compare the rate of sexual violence of Black men against white women, you would see that I was showing that the greater threat to white women are white men.

Sometimes, it's okay to receive input without anger, malice and preconception. It completely clouded your judgement to my post and made you miss a point that added credibility to your counter-argument about DOJ's misinformation. Every now and then, turn off your attack-mode, step outside the third grade name-calling playground and breathe. The adults in the room will be waiting for you when you return.

It's okay if Kinky and others need to keep moving the goal post to avoid their own truth (read The Iceman Inheritance). Denial of their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from US Slavery is the only way they seem to function in their made up version of what the United States "used to be" and what it is now. The fear of every other race and nationality holding them accountable and treating them as they have treated others throughout history is a really scary thought for them....as it should be. However, no other group is more violent than they are so their fear is purely based on their imaginations.

Kinda sad and fascinating witnessing their fight and flight from accepting today's harsh reality check.

Keith Lebrun said...

I absolutely agree that Reagan put the country on a "fundamentally different" path. He gently steered us away from civil rights and acceptance of our fellow humans and changed the conversation back to hating the Communist threat in Russia, Nicaragua, Honduras... He got us all thinking about social welfare, and how it was government's fault for having to pay someone else's way. He condemned taxes, but only managed to save the rich elite from the clutches of the evil IRS and protected a nobility class able to safely keep the family fortune intact without requiring THEIR kids to experience the labor market themselves. He abandoned common-sense economics and created a fictitious world where buying didn't matter - only sales - which began the slump in employment numbers. I'm not talking about jobless claims, a measurement he changed the rules on, I mean the actual size of the country's workforce vs the actual number of jobs.

He brought optimism, for sure. But he wrapped that in around a cement block and tossed it overboard. He decided that this country needed to be the protector of the world and in that quest, lost sight of us. And the really sick part is that we were sold on it - some of us still are. Some are still convinced that government is somehow bad (and I'd be inclined to agree, but on much different grounds), and they truly believe that starving ourselves is how to appease the gods and make the world right again instead of addressing where we left the road to begin with.

Sorry to ramble, but I feel the need to do penance. I voted for him - twice. I was young and didn't know better, but that's no excuse.