Latest hate crime stats show African-Americans more likely than whites to commit hate crimes

Data that contradict the approved narrative of the left rarely garner headlines.  Minorities must always be victims of the heartless white majority, you see.  So our helpful government bureaucrats bury data that contradict that approved story and forces those interested in the truth to bring out their calculators and crunch the numbers a little.

A faithful reader did exactly that and points out:

You might have heard or read a story yesterday regarding the FBI's release of 2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Just about every story I heard or read drew links to the election of Trump.  The story on NPR observed that "almost half the offenders were white."  The "almost" part piqued my interest.

Buried below the headlines in the report was this nugget:

In 2016, race was reported for 5,770 known hate crime offenders.  Of these offenders:

  •     46.3 percent were white.
  •     26.1 percent were black or African-American.

According to US Census data for 2016, African-Americans made up 13.3 percent and whites made up 76.9 percent of the population, respectively.  If African-Americans and whites committed hate crimes at the same rate, you would have expected Whites to commit five times as many hate crimes as African-Americans, and three quarters of all hate crimes would be attributed to white offenders.  In reality, when you adjust for population, you find that African-Americans are about 3.2 times more likely to commit a hate crime than a white.

If Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and Richard Spencer are trying to encourage whites to commit hate crimes...they're not very good at it.

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