It has become all too predictable, while also being both sad and scary that many white racists have made the city of Chicago their favorite cop-out.

About a month ago, I posted the above statement on a friend’s social media post, and NOT to my surprise, a white man we’ll call Bob, filled with privilege, false facts, and mild hints of racism, decided he wanted to challenge me.

By the way, keep in mind that the idea of this post is that Chicago is the first thing racist people like to avow, when we march and protest against police brutality and the murder of blacks at the hands of white cops.

Bob: “You say it’s a racist cop-out, but let me state some hard facts. The black community is approximately 13% of the US. Approximately 52% of violent crime (not talking minor crimes just violent crime…like murder) is committed by the black community. The majority of those are committed by black men, which is approximately 7% of the population. This is not racist, these are facts.

Not saying that every man and woman in the black community is a criminal, because that would be racist. Idgaf what you skin color is, ass holes and criminals come from all walks of life and ethnicity. I suppose you dispute these numbers John?”

Well, he certainly put me in “my place!” How dare an uppity negro, such as myself, EVER speak his truth publicly, and not expect a wise, white man to set me straight with his, “Hard Facts.

John F. Allen: “Yes I do Bob. Those numbers are skewed by the victims of serial killers alone, which are more than 95% white males who haven’t been caught yet and have enough victims collectively to fill a football stadium. Below are some, “Hard Facts,” for you to peruse.”

Estimated number of arrests by offense and race, 2018:

  • Age: All ages Violent crimes*
  • Total: 495,900
  • White: 288,620
  • Black: 187,470

These totals include the following:

  • Murder
  • Non-Negligent manslaughter
  • Forcible rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault

Bob: “John F. Allen I thought I heard some far-fetched theories before but WOW! I’m sure you actually have facts to back this up?”

John F. Allen: “Why yes Bill, I do. But first let me point out that your so-called, “Hard Facts,” are bogus and not germane to the topic of this post.”

Murder and Non-Negligent manslaughter Total: 11,970

White: 5,280

Black: 6,380

“Also, take into consideration the number of missing persons who are believed to be victims of serial killers and that balances out. When we add instances of forcible rape, Non-Negligent manslaughter, robbery and aggravated assault, along with hate crimes which result in murder—cops included—and whites tip the scales.

What you obviously fail to realize is that the idea of this post is to point out that Chicago is the first thing many white, racist people like to avow, when blacks march and protest against police brutality and the murder of our people at the hands of white cops.”

Bob: “John F. Allen between 2013 and 2019 179 black men were wrongfully and unjustifiably killed by cops nationwide. In the past 12 months, in the city of Chicago alone 336 black on black murder was committed. Not a racist statement, but while BLM is spouting off Black Lives Matter, wtf aren’t they protesting in Chicago for those lives? Is it because it wasn’t at the hands of a white cop? Because I’ll tell ya, that’s damn sure what it looks like.”

The Black on Black Crime Myth is another falsehood perpetuated by the rhetoric narratives of racist whites. Selectively choosing between intra-communal violence and racial disparities in the criminal justice system is a false dichotomy. The Black Community is NOT uniquely predisposed to commit crimes against each other, any more than any other race. Racially segregated crime is often based on several factors, including that most people who commit crimes, usually commit them against people they’re acquainted with or how happen to live within their community. According to data from the FBI’s 2014 Uniform Crime Reports, in the US, close to 90% of black homicides were committed by other blacks, while 82% of white homicide victims were killed by other white people.

Why do so many white racists insist on comparing these instances to negate the issue of police brutality against blacks? They continue to attempt rationalizing their racism by providing skewed data on the falsehood of black on black crime data as an argument.

Most serial killers are white males, who murder mostly white females. Why is it that the white community isn’t rallying against white on white crime? It’s so much easier for racist whites to attempt to vilify and negate any efforts the black community engages in, which in turn is due largely to their arrogance, fragility and privilege.

They also tend to apply their misguided logic and bogus reasoning to the idea that the Black Lives Matter Movement is not focused on what they think it should be focused on. This rationale is racist and arrogant in and of itself. These racist whites are too focused on what BLM is doing and ignoring what community and faith-based organizations are doing to confront crime which occurs within the black community. BLM is not the focus group for that, we have other groups focused on that dilemma, which for some reason many white people like Bob choose to conveniently ignore or deny the existence of…IMAGINE THAT!


© Cognitive Consonance Cafe 2020


Published by John F. Allen Author

John F. Allen is an American writer born in Indianapolis, IN. He is a founding member of The Speculative Fiction Guild and the Indiana Writers Center. John began writing stories as early as the second grade and has pursued most forms of writing at some point, throughout his career. John studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing, received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. John's debut novel, The God Killers, Book I of the Ivory Blaque series was published in the Summer of 2013 by Seventh Star Press, as well as the Codename: Knight Ranger series, Books I & II. He also has published short stories in several anthologies including: Thunder on the Battlefield, Vol I, also by Seventh Star Press and In The Bloodstream, by Mocha Memoirs Press, The Adventures of Star Blazer, by Hydra Publications and the forthcoming, Bronzeville Blues, by Pro Se Productions. John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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