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U.S. Cities Experienced Another Big Rise In Murder In 2016

By Jeff Asher

JAN 9, 2017 AT 2:32 PM

Murder almost certainly increased substantially in the U.S. in 2016, one year after it rose at its fastest pace in a quarter century.

Using a combination of official police data and local media reports, I was able to collect murder counts through at least November 2016 for 73 of the 83 U.S. cities with populations above 250,000, and partial data for all but one of the rest.

This year’s rise appears slightly smaller than last year’s dramatic increase. The big cities experienced roughly a 11.3 percent increase in murder in 2016, which is down from the same group’s 14.8 percent increase from 2014 to 2015.

That’s a 27.7% increase from 2014 to 2016.

Still, the figures suggest that big cities have seen murder rise by more than a quarter in just two years, likely the biggest two-year increase since 1989 to 1991. …

Chicago has gotten the headlines, and the Windy City’s 59 percent increase in murder accounted for fully 40 percent of the rise in murder among big cities. But Chicago was not the only big city to experience an alarming jump in murders in 2016.

Among the notable rises outside of Chicago were increases of 56 percent in Memphis, 61 percent in San Antonio, 44 percent in Louisville, 36 percent in Phoenix and 31 percent in Las Vegas. Taken together, those six cities accounted for 76 percent of the overall big city murder rise in 2016.

In all there were six big cities — Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; Anchorage, Alaska; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Durham, North Carolina; and Indianapolis — that appear to have set records for highest murder counts in one year dating back to 1960. …

Murder accelerated slightly in the fourth quarter. …

What to do about Orlando?

Orlando’s murder total is complicated because of the 49 people who were killed in the Pulse nightclub attack there in June. Counting those deaths, the city saw a 169 percent increase in murder in 2016 — from 32 murders in 2015 to 86 in 2016. Without them, Orlando saw a much more modest 16 percent increase, to 37 murders. The attack also makes a meaningful difference in the broader nationwide increase: Including the Pulse killings would boost the big-city murder count by nearly a percentage point.

The Orlando Police Department has decided not to count the Pulse victims in the murder statistics it reports to the FBI, so I have not included them in my count, either.

So the 11.3% increase was with out the Muslim terrorist murders in Orlando.

… St. Louis likely remained the national murder capital of the United States based on murder rate, with nearly 60 murders per 100,000 residents. St. Louis has had the country’s highest murder rate each year since 2014. Baltimore likely had the country’s second-highest murder rate for the second-consecutive year with roughly 52 murders per 100,000 residents,

St. Louis #1 and Baltimore #2 … Thanks, BLM!

with Detroit, New Orleans and Cleveland probably rounding out the top five. The table below shows the top 10 big cities in terms of estimated murder rate calculated using the FBI’s 2015 population totals for each city. This kind of cross-city comparison can be tricky, however, because cities draw their borders differently: St. Louis and Baltimore, for example, include only a relatively small geographic area around their downtowns, while cities such as Phoenix and Los Angeles include large suburban areas within their borders.

CITY 2016 MURDER RATE (PER 100K)
St. Louis 59.3
Baltimore 51.2
Detroit 44.9
New Orleans 44.5
Cleveland 35.0
Newark, N.J. 33.0
Memphis, Tenn. 31.9
Chicago 27.9
Kansas City, Mo. 26.4
Atlanta 23.9

Chicago made national headlines this year by eclipsing 750 murders for the first time since the 1990s. Chicago had the most murders of any U.S. city in 2016, but the city’s murder rate of roughly 28 per 100,000 residents likely “only” ranked 8th. Chicago’s rate jumped by about 10 murders per 100,000 people between 2015 and 2016, so Chicago joined Memphis as the only cities with a double-digit increase in murder rate in 2016.

Still low by historical standards

If past patterns hold, the 11 percent increase in big-city murders implies that total murders likely rose about 8 percent nationwide in 2016. That would correspond to a national murder rate at roughly 5.3 per 100,000. That would represent a meaningful increase from 2014, when the murder rate fell to 4.4,

That would be about a 20.5% increase nationally over two years.

but it’s about the same as the 5.4 rate when Obama was elected in 2008.

As we all know, Obama personally pioneered several new life saving emergency surgical techniques while he was in the White House, so he deserves credit for the decades-long trend toward more attempted murder victims surviving.

Seriously, this post-Ferguson increase in homicide sure looks like it’s largely the result of increased black-on-black lethality.

In other news, the state of California is hiring former attorney general Eric Holder, following his bang-up job at inciting blacks to kill each other in even higher numbers than normal, to sue Donald Trump.

Update: Commenter FactsAreImportant writes:

Percentages are too bloodless.

Let’s calculate the number of dead bodies BLM, Obama, Holder, and Hillary (BOHH) are responsible for.

2014 murders = 14,247.

Without BOHH, post-2014 murders would have declined about 1.3% per year:

14,257 (1 – .013) = 14,071 in 2015, and
14,071 (1 – .013) = 13,888 in 2016.

But murders were actually:

14,257 (1 + .148) = 16,367 in 2015, and
16,367 (1 + 1.113) = 18,216 in 2016.

So BOHH are responsible for (16,367 + 18,216) – (14,071 + 13,888) =

6,624 murders.

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/murder
http://reason.com/blog/2014/11/11/new-fbi-stats-crime-rates-continue-their

Update: I think this 6,624 incremental murders might be an exaggeration since the percentage increases in homicides were for the biggest cities, whereas the murder totals were for the whole country. If the biggest cities had a bigger increase in homicide, then the incremental dead bodies estimate would be exaggerated.

 

 
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  1. Anon says: • Disclaimer
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    So basically you're saying had we not had blacks killing each other that like the longer term trend murder rates would have dropped further?

    Sort of like if you omit black & Latino test scores America's test scores are about on par with the rest of the world?

    Goes back to my prediction.....crime is going down but it's becoming demographically bent towards minorities and therefore is magnified....
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  2. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Off-topic, but a story that this blog has been following. Facebook’s much publicized efforts to increase the diversity of its tech workforce isn’t going very well:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

    The demographics basically haven’t changed at all.

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    • Replies: @wren
    Yeah, Palo Alto has decided to address the achievement gap in its students, too. Too much unconscious bias on the part of the teachers, apparently.

    http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/01/09/palo-alto-school-district-to-present-update-on-achievement-gap-work

    , @Jefferson
    "Off-topic, but a story that this blog has been following. Facebook’s much publicized efforts to increase the diversity of its tech workforce isn’t going very well:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

    The demographics basically haven’t changed at all."

    What the hell do Asians in Silicon Valley have to do in order to earn their diversity brownie points? Do they all have to become Ladyboys or female to male Trannies like Chaz Bono?

    , @Barnard
    The recruiters are criticizing the hiring managers for emphasizing things like work experience and qualifications.

    Focusing on where someone went to school or whom they know in the company can often exclude candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, said Joelle Emerson, a diversity consultant who helps tech companies make their hiring more inclusive. "The fact that people are doing hours of interviews and then getting into a room and then talking about where people went to school seems like the most baffling waste of time," she said.
     
    Networking is important when looking for a job, what an incredible new concept. Next you will tell me people go to so called "elite" schools for reasons other than what they will learn while they are there.
    , @res
    I think the second paragraph telegraphs where "they" want this to go:

    Yet within Facebook’s engineering department, the push has been hampered by a multi-layered hiring process that gives a small committee of high-ranking engineers veto power over promising candidates, frustrating recruiters and hindering progress on diversity goals.
     
    I don't think the people writing these articles realize how important the time of those high-ranking engineers is to the company. Discussions like those consume important resources--i.e. the company must think this is important.

    Also interesting is how hard the organization is pushing recruiters to increase diversity:

    Behind the scenes, the company dangled a carrot for recruiters: double points. Recruiters usually got one point for each candidate of theirs that took a job at Facebook. With the new incentive, they'd receive two points if that person was a "diversity hire" -- someone who was a woman, or who was not white or Asian, according to two former recruiters. A point system is rare among Silicon Valley companies, Emerson said. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Facebook's point system in August.

    Points are a major metric for Facebook's recruiters, and the double point system energized them. Those who don’t earn their expected number of points are put on a performance improvement program, two recruiters said. Recruiting teams gathered in a room for several hours a week to concentrate just on sourcing a diverse set of candidates, said one recruiter. They expanded their searches to include engineering schools in Africa and assigned candidates Facebook employee “buddies” of similar demographics for their on-site interviews to make them feel welcome.
     
  3. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Let cops move to donut shops.

    Urban Lib elites supported BLM. Let them deal with it.

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    • Replies: @Robert Hume
    "Let cops move to donut shops.
    Urban Lib elites supported BLM. Let them deal with it."

    But there may be side effects such as the Chicago Hate Crime. Or burning of culturally iconic buildings. As penalties decrease the nice black church ladies and gentlemen lose moral authority and the <10% feel more emboldened.

    We need to give the cops more moral authority so that they can deal with these problems.
    , @anon
    I do think that is the only *route* to a solution - cops step back until the resulting bloodbath forces the lying media to tell the truth.

    However the only actual solution (imo) is to reduce the amount of psycho genes in the gene pool - which means disrupting the breeding pattern.

    (plus not importing *any* more blue collar young men to keep adding to the problem every year)

  4. eah says:

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    • Replies: @eah
    https://twitter.com/PatDollard/status/818702931641925633
    , @G Pinfold
    I remember South Africans with their extreme fatalism. They readily point the Gatling gun at their heads and pull the trigger. " What's the problem", they say, " it's on single fire."
    South Africa has become like most of the third world. You don't put out the fruit.
    If Capetonians or Johanesburgers decided to walk around like Americans or Europeans; with their iPhones in their hands, their underdressed babes by their side, their watches on their wrists, and their wallets bulging in their hip pockets, the crime rate would explode.
    My point is that lower murder and violent crime rates reflect two things: Increasing civil values in the predator population (unlikely, but naturally the received wisdom); or, an increasingly cowed and furtive victim population.
    Those numbers are the tip of the iceberg. Murder is only level 10 on the bullying scale.
    , @Bill
    That's interesting. Here is % black by province (in the same order as the graph---i.e. from highest to lowest murder rate):


    EC: 86%
    WC: 33
    KN: 87
    FS: 88
    SA: 79
    NC: 50
    GP: 77
    NW: 90
    MP: 91
    LP: 97

    Correlation works the other way as it does in the US. Also, the Western Cape is a pretty amazing outlier. Is it that the police in the blacker provinces lie about their murder rates? How much of the murder is black on white? I assumed it was mostly black on black, but the rate for the Western Cape makes me wonder about that. Is the murder rate for coloreds (49% of population of Western Cape) really high? Are the Western Cape blacks just super-dysfunctional?
    , @dearieme
    I've heard good reports of nearby Botswana and Malawi. Do you happen to have figures for them?
  5. syonredux says:

    “That breathless moment when you roll the dice and trust someone enough to share @Steve_Sailer ‘s blog with them”

    Very few of my academic colleagues reach the “I read Steve Sailer” level of trust….

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    • Agree: Bill, MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    You might consider transferring to a different department. I imagine not very many queer studies academics would be able to tolerate Sailer.
  6. Pandarus says:

    Remember when progressives were saying that anyone who suggested that we were seeing a rise in homicide rates was jumping to conclusions and that anyone who believes in a Ferguson Effect is a racist?

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Pandarus, I think the leader of the pack was Obama himself, who, as recently as last week, in his remarks on the torture of the mentally challenged white boy reiterated that violent crime was down across the country. He did mention that his adopted home of Chicago was an outlier.
    , @res
    We really need some of the news "fact checkers" to spend time on postmortems of "jumping to conclusions" assertions. Both for the initial media commentary (e.g. it's just a blip) and the responses (e.g. Ferguson effect, important difference of thousands of deaths per year).
    , @guest
    I assume they're still saying that.
  7. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @syonredux
    "That breathless moment when you roll the dice and trust someone enough to share @Steve_Sailer 's blog with them"



    https://twitter.com/Mnenotomy/status/818650753644527616


    Very few of my academic colleagues reach the "I read Steve Sailer" level of trust....

    You might consider transferring to a different department. I imagine not very many queer studies academics would be able to tolerate Sailer.

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    • Replies: @syonredux

    You might consider transferring to a different department. I imagine not very many queer studies academics would be able to tolerate Sailer.
     
    In Queer Studies, I should think that the number is somewhere between 0 and nothing....

    In English Lit (my field), things are ever-so-slightly above zero.
    , @Bill
    In which department do you imagine (admitting to) reading Steve Sailer is socially acceptable?
  8. Lot says:

    Jacobin: Speed up the emptying of prisons that has been going on

    As of 2015, an estimated 2,173,800 Americans were behind bars — 1,526,800 in prison and 728,200 in jails — according to recently released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. That’s 16,400 fewer people in jail and 35,500 fewer prisoners than in 2014 — a 2.3 percent decline and, for prisoners, the largest single-year drop since 1978.

    The 2015 figure also marks the lowest overall prison population since 2005.

    The criminal justice reform movement has stopped losing. But it hasn’t really started to win.

    Forty percent of the prison population decline between 2014 and 2015 is a result of a drop-off at the federal level, according to BJS. That’s thanks to policies pursued by the Obama Administration that are, to put it mildly, unlikely to be embraced by his successor. Meanwhile, the number of prisoners in state prisons declined by 21,400 — a drop in an ocean given the 1,351,752 locked up from California to Louisiana. (The vast majority of prisoners are held by states, not the federal government.)

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/mass-incarceration-prison-bureau-justice-statistics/

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Hey, don't criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He's just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren't going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it's jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama's doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how's a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they're all still locked up, eh?

    As for the rising murder rate, that's all good, too. It means the police are no longer interfering in the nascent development of entrepreneurial activity in economically deprived regions. We should be proud that blacks are entering this capitalistic enterprise with such Darwinian vigor. It's just like they're setting up a bunch of street corner lemonade stands, except with guns.
  9. Lot says:

    Bush and Obama prison policy: incarcerate whites at a higher rate, blacks at a lower rate

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/10/almost-nobody-is-paying-attention-to-this-massive-change-in-criminal-justice/

    The policy was more dramatic in the Bush years, but the trend went on during both of Obama’s terms

    Since 2000, the imprisonment rate among African-American women has dropped 47 percent, while the rate among white women has risen by 56 percent. These trends have combined to shrink the racial disparity in women’s imprisonment by two-thirds.

    So in 2000, white women were incarcerated at 16.5% the rate of black women. In 2014, it was 48.6%.

    In 2000, white men were incarcerated at 13.0% the rate of black men. In 2014, it was 17.1%.

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    • Replies: @Yak-15
    Snitches get stitches on a macro scale combine with white devolvement as roles and prospects dry up with globalism?
    , @res
    Must ... close ... gaps.

    I'm curious what offenses are driving this (I doubt the sex offenses mentioned in the article are a large proportion of inmates). Does anyone know where to find data similar to
    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_offenses.jsp
    but broken down by race and sex?

    More data sources, but I don't see what I am looking for:
    https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=132
    http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Prisons_and_Drugs

    This site: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2016.html has a nice infographic showing ALL (State, federal, local, youth, immigration, etc.) US imprisonment broken down by offense category:
    https://static.prisonpolicy.org/images/pie2016.jpg

    P.S. Interesting to see the WaPo asserting this:

    Stanford Law School Professor Joan Petersilia noted another possible cause: “sex offenders, who are disproportionately white and tend to receive long sentences, are a new target for the war on crime.”
     
    While the FBI stats show blacks are a bit less then 2x overrepresented per capita for sex offenses: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2015/crime-in-the-u.s.-2015/tables/table-43

    I guess relative to most of the other types of crime that is "disproportionately white". What a joke, a Stanford Law professor no less.

    Glad to see JK999 calling them out in the comments there. At least the WaPo was willing to publish those. (and one from our host, always impressed how Steve gets there first, almost a year ago here)
  10. 5371 says:

    [The Orlando Police Department has decided not to count the Pulse victims in the murder statistics it reports to the FBI]

    What can possibly be the justification for this? Were those deaths consensual? And do other police departments sometimes pull this kind of statistical stunt?

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    • Replies: @Rick Johnsmeyer
    The precedent was set in 2001 when New York City and the state of Virginia didn't want to include the September 11 deaths as murders in their FBI reports, and the FBI allowed this. Since then, anything that can be described as "terrorism" apparently leaves its victims not as dead, and isn't reflected in the official murder statistics.

    As for the article, a murder rate of 5.3 per 100,000 is pretty ridiculous for a wealthy first-world nation. The developed-world "band" appears to be 0.3 on the low end (Japan, Singapore, etc.) to 1.5 on the higher end, with Canada sometimes exceeding that sum. Major cities like Madrid have murder rates in the 0.6 per 100,000 range, while the somewhat more violent London was recently around 1.3.

    When you see rates in the 10+ range, you really aren't dealing with the "developed" world anymore, but rather, some sort of developed/savage hybrid. It seemed for a brief while a few years ago that we might be finally getting past all that and heading toward developed-world standards (however slowly), but there seems to have been a recrudescence...

    , @Kyle McKenna
    Yeah, the 87 people killed by a Proud Latino at the Happy Land social club in the Bronx back in 1990 weren't counted either, just to recite one instance I'm familiar with. Probably happens a lot, especially when the "optics" of the crime aren't ideal with respect to the Narrative. Which is to say, it probably happens a lot.
  11. anonguy says:

    I thought Eric Holder went to AirBnb about six months ago. Was that just a part time or limited term gig?

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    He's not actually working there; he's just accepting money in return for not prosecuting them for anything.

    In other words, it's a straight-up bribe.

    Which is totally legal if you're a Democrat.

  12. Lot says:

    Gonzalez/Holder DOJ: Imprison black men less, white women more:

    In 2000, black men were incarcerated at 102 times the rate of white women. In 2014, it was 52.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/10/almost-nobody-is-paying-attention-to-this-massive-change-in-criminal-justice/

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    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
    At least we have no trouble explaining the upsurge in violent crime..
    , @Neoconned
    White girls love love drugs.

    My little 24 yr old cousin lives with a 75 yr old man who's her daddy. He feeds her pills.

    When she's not w him she's with her other 25 yr junkie nd She has a kid with.

    White women love dope. And many of them like selling themselves to brothas for dope.

    Legalize the garbage the way they did in Holland and a lot of these issues solve themselves.
  13. wren says:
    @Anonymous
    Off-topic, but a story that this blog has been following. Facebook's much publicized efforts to increase the diversity of its tech workforce isn't going very well:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

    The demographics basically haven't changed at all.

    Yeah, Palo Alto has decided to address the achievement gap in its students, too. Too much unconscious bias on the part of the teachers, apparently.

    http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/01/09/palo-alto-school-district-to-present-update-on-achievement-gap-work

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    My aunt lives in a dumpy place off the Camino Real in Mountain View.....her house is worth 2 million bucks cash.....probably more if the buyer uses a mortgage.
    , @guest
    "The Gap" is ubiquitous in Edjamurkashun, globally, and may be all they care about aside from the larger goal of producing an unthinking, obeying citizenry.
  14. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Lot
    Jacobin: Speed up the emptying of prisons that has been going on

    As of 2015, an estimated 2,173,800 Americans were behind bars — 1,526,800 in prison and 728,200 in jails — according to recently released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. That’s 16,400 fewer people in jail and 35,500 fewer prisoners than in 2014 — a 2.3 percent decline and, for prisoners, the largest single-year drop since 1978.

    The 2015 figure also marks the lowest overall prison population since 2005.
     


    The criminal justice reform movement has stopped losing. But it hasn’t really started to win.

    Forty percent of the prison population decline between 2014 and 2015 is a result of a drop-off at the federal level, according to BJS. That’s thanks to policies pursued by the Obama Administration that are, to put it mildly, unlikely to be embraced by his successor. Meanwhile, the number of prisoners in state prisons declined by 21,400 — a drop in an ocean given the 1,351,752 locked up from California to Louisiana. (The vast majority of prisoners are held by states, not the federal government.)
     
    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/mass-incarceration-prison-bureau-justice-statistics/

    Hey, don’t criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He’s just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren’t going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it’s jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama’s doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how’s a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they’re all still locked up, eh?

    As for the rising murder rate, that’s all good, too. It means the police are no longer interfering in the nascent development of entrepreneurial activity in economically deprived regions. We should be proud that blacks are entering this capitalistic enterprise with such Darwinian vigor. It’s just like they’re setting up a bunch of street corner lemonade stands, except with guns.

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Hey, don’t criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He’s just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren’t going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it’s jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama’s doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how’s a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they’re all still locked up, eh?"

    I read that Blacks are vastly underrepresented among marijuana smoke shop owners. African Americans vastly punch below their weight when it comes to starting businesses. If a marijuana smoke shop were to be opened in the hood, it would probably be owned by a Korean, Arab, Indian, or Chinaman for example.

    , @MBlanc46
    I have a hard time imagining ghetto street thugs acquiring the capital and social skills to break into the legal pot trade.
  15. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    More BLM for Washington DC please!!!

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "More BLM for Washington DC please!!!"

    We probably will see Black Lies Matter riots in Washington DC now that Donald J. Trump will be residing there.
  16. syonredux says:
    @Anonymous
    You might consider transferring to a different department. I imagine not very many queer studies academics would be able to tolerate Sailer.

    You might consider transferring to a different department. I imagine not very many queer studies academics would be able to tolerate Sailer.

    In Queer Studies, I should think that the number is somewhere between 0 and nothing….

    In English Lit (my field), things are ever-so-slightly above zero.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    In Queer Studies, I should think that the number is somewhere between 0 and nothing….
     
    The Dar al-Islam is not the safest space in the world for queers.
  17. Jefferson says:
    @Anonymous
    Off-topic, but a story that this blog has been following. Facebook's much publicized efforts to increase the diversity of its tech workforce isn't going very well:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

    The demographics basically haven't changed at all.

    “Off-topic, but a story that this blog has been following. Facebook’s much publicized efforts to increase the diversity of its tech workforce isn’t going very well:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

    The demographics basically haven’t changed at all.”

    What the hell do Asians in Silicon Valley have to do in order to earn their diversity brownie points? Do they all have to become Ladyboys or female to male Trannies like Chaz Bono?

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  18. eah says:
    @eah
    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/818247999705010176

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  19. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Being on the alt-right means being vindicated every day.

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  20. Jefferson says:
    @Anon
    Hey, don't criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He's just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren't going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it's jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama's doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how's a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they're all still locked up, eh?

    As for the rising murder rate, that's all good, too. It means the police are no longer interfering in the nascent development of entrepreneurial activity in economically deprived regions. We should be proud that blacks are entering this capitalistic enterprise with such Darwinian vigor. It's just like they're setting up a bunch of street corner lemonade stands, except with guns.

    “Hey, don’t criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He’s just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren’t going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it’s jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama’s doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how’s a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they’re all still locked up, eh?”

    I read that Blacks are vastly underrepresented among marijuana smoke shop owners. African Americans vastly punch below their weight when it comes to starting businesses. If a marijuana smoke shop were to be opened in the hood, it would probably be owned by a Korean, Arab, Indian, or Chinaman for example.

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    • Replies: @Ed
    True but here's one black owned weed shop and what happened when someone tried to rob it:

    https://youtu.be/st2rlGTV2kU
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Jeff, not trying to ruffle your feathers, but is Chinaman the correct term, not Chinese?
    , @guest
    Blacks are overrepresented in careers where your success depends on people being deathly afraid of ratting on you.
    , @anon
    Just like every other shop in the hood. Blacks can't even manage to run black oriented businesses in black areas.
  21. Percentages are too bloodless.

    Let’s calculate the number of dead bodies BLM, Obama, Holder, and Hillary (BOHH) are responsible for.

    2014 murders = 14,247.

    Without BOHH, post-2014 murders would have declined about 1.3% per year:

    14,257 (1 – .013) = 14,071 in 2015, and
    14,071 (1 – .013) = 13,888 in 2016.

    But murders were actually:

    14,257 (1 + .148) = 16,367 in 2015, and
    16,367 (1 + 1.113) = 18,216 in 2016.

    So BOHH are responsible for (16,367 + 18,216) – (14,071 + 13,888) =

    6,624 murders.

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/murder

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/11/11/new-fbi-stats-crime-rates-continue-their

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  22. Jefferson says:
    @Anon
    More BLM for Washington DC please!!!

    “More BLM for Washington DC please!!!”

    We probably will see Black Lies Matter riots in Washington DC now that Donald J. Trump will be residing there.

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  23. Jefferson says:

    St. Louis has a Central America level per capita murder rate. Is St. Louis as a whole an overwhelmingly ghetto no go zone city for Whites or is it one of those cities where if you eliminate just 1 or 2 extremely violent zip codes it would have a per capita murder rate that lines up with the likes of New York City?

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    • Replies: @Flip
    If you stay out of the north half of the city, it is mostly ok, although there can be some spill over in downtown, the south side, and the west end.
    , @countenance
    Expressed as a percentage of the whole, St. Louis the city proper is getting less black and more white since the 2000 census which was both the zenith for blacks and nadir for whites.
    , @Bastion
    As they touched on in the article, the geography of St. Louis is a bit odd. Unlike many major metros, the city has stayed small geographically. The suburban municipalities have remained independent around the smallish core of St. Louis proper. Hence you have places like Ferguson that are still independently governed. But at the same time you have many middle and upper middle class suburbs where you just don't see much vibrancy. The most consistently dangerous areas in my estimation are North City/North County. The sections of St. Louis north of downtown rival anything Detroit has in terms of urban decay. North County includes Ferguson and environs.
    , @FactsAreImportant
    You can literally see the destruction from outer space by looking for the empty lots.

    Satellite image of St. Louis:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6470643,-90.2062673,1159m/data=!3m1!1e3

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6467845,-90.2070209,3a,75y,47.5h,83.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCsUNFdFOLKn4es2EcapNNg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    Satellite image of Detroit:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4355456,-83.1082173,1009m/data=!3m1!1e3

    https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4362793,-83.1122654,3a,75y,149.12h,81.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si14c_S2HfclXYeVn_eJq0w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  24. Edward says:

    The CDC wants to lower the acceptable blood lead level. That’ll explain it retrospectively.

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  25. G Pinfold says:
    @eah
    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/818247999705010176

    I remember South Africans with their extreme fatalism. They readily point the Gatling gun at their heads and pull the trigger. ” What’s the problem”, they say, ” it’s on single fire.”
    South Africa has become like most of the third world. You don’t put out the fruit.
    If Capetonians or Johanesburgers decided to walk around like Americans or Europeans; with their iPhones in their hands, their underdressed babes by their side, their watches on their wrists, and their wallets bulging in their hip pockets, the crime rate would explode.
    My point is that lower murder and violent crime rates reflect two things: Increasing civil values in the predator population (unlikely, but naturally the received wisdom); or, an increasingly cowed and furtive victim population.
    Those numbers are the tip of the iceberg. Murder is only level 10 on the bullying scale.

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  26. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Here is some of that increase close up.

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  27. eah says:

    OT

    Processing country map is instructive: US Dept. of State working hard to clean out UN camps in Kenya

    UNHCR camp (Dadaab) in Kenya where Somalis wait for a ticket to your town…This is why Kenya is the #2 processing country for refugees arriving in the US…In the first three months of the present fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2016-December 31, 2016) we admitted 25,671 refugees, a much higher number than I have seen for the last 10 years…Of the 25,671, Iraqis account for 3,624, Syrians 3,566 and Somalis 3,488 (all terror producing countries).

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    • Replies: @anon
    Note how they never go to Japan, or South Korea. Or Argentina, etc.
  28. Ed says:

    Chicago was simply dealt a bad hand. It gets more negative attention in terms of crime than NYC & LA, simply because it has a higher % of blacks people.

    Chicago also got a heavy dose of the worst of the worst blacks from the Deep South, in particular Mississippi.

    They should offer one way/no return grants back to the South.

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  29. Ed says:
    @Jefferson
    "Hey, don’t criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He’s just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren’t going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it’s jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama’s doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how’s a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they’re all still locked up, eh?"

    I read that Blacks are vastly underrepresented among marijuana smoke shop owners. African Americans vastly punch below their weight when it comes to starting businesses. If a marijuana smoke shop were to be opened in the hood, it would probably be owned by a Korean, Arab, Indian, or Chinaman for example.

    True but here’s one black owned weed shop and what happened when someone tried to rob it:

    https://youtu.be/st2rlGTV2kU

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  30. @5371
    [The Orlando Police Department has decided not to count the Pulse victims in the murder statistics it reports to the FBI]

    What can possibly be the justification for this? Were those deaths consensual? And do other police departments sometimes pull this kind of statistical stunt?

    The precedent was set in 2001 when New York City and the state of Virginia didn’t want to include the September 11 deaths as murders in their FBI reports, and the FBI allowed this. Since then, anything that can be described as “terrorism” apparently leaves its victims not as dead, and isn’t reflected in the official murder statistics.

    As for the article, a murder rate of 5.3 per 100,000 is pretty ridiculous for a wealthy first-world nation. The developed-world “band” appears to be 0.3 on the low end (Japan, Singapore, etc.) to 1.5 on the higher end, with Canada sometimes exceeding that sum. Major cities like Madrid have murder rates in the 0.6 per 100,000 range, while the somewhat more violent London was recently around 1.3.

    When you see rates in the 10+ range, you really aren’t dealing with the “developed” world anymore, but rather, some sort of developed/savage hybrid. It seemed for a brief while a few years ago that we might be finally getting past all that and heading toward developed-world standards (however slowly), but there seems to have been a recrudescence…

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "When you see rates in the 10+ range, you really aren’t dealing with the “developed” world anymore, but rather, some sort of developed/savage hybrid."

    How about when a U.S city has a higher per capita murder rate than most 3rd World countries, than it's not even a hybrid anymore but pure savagery.
    , @Ed
    Canada is 3% black the UK around 2% black both have some issues with Carribbean & Somali blacks but they're rather mundane when compared to US blacks. The white US homicide race is around 2 per 100k so at the high end of the industrial world but considering the amount of easily accessible weapons, not bad.

    US blacks need to be under a culture that is unapologetic in confronting & stamping out their anti-social behaviors, unfortunately they are under the opposite.
    , @Almost Missouri
    I thought they wanted to count the Pulse shooting as "workplace violence" or somesuch, in order to avoid feeding the (correct) impression that terrorism is getting more common in parallel with Muslims. At least Obama and company said we mustn't jump to any conclusions about what motivated the Pulse shooter, his pledge to ISIS etc. not withstanding.
  31. @5371
    [The Orlando Police Department has decided not to count the Pulse victims in the murder statistics it reports to the FBI]

    What can possibly be the justification for this? Were those deaths consensual? And do other police departments sometimes pull this kind of statistical stunt?

    Yeah, the 87 people killed by a Proud Latino at the Happy Land social club in the Bronx back in 1990 weren’t counted either, just to recite one instance I’m familiar with. Probably happens a lot, especially when the “optics” of the crime aren’t ideal with respect to the Narrative. Which is to say, it probably happens a lot.

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  32. @Lot
    Gonzalez/Holder DOJ: Imprison black men less, white women more:

    In 2000, black men were incarcerated at 102 times the rate of white women. In 2014, it was 52.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/10/almost-nobody-is-paying-attention-to-this-massive-change-in-criminal-justice/

    At least we have no trouble explaining the upsurge in violent crime..

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  33. Arclight says:

    I can’t recall the exact statistic but in one piece I read on Chicago, it stated that somewhere north of 80% of homicide victims had been identified by cops as people likely to be involved in a violent interaction due to their past history.

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.

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    • Replies: @27 year old
    Good theory. Let's hope the cops are that woke.
    , @anon

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.
     
    I know people would like this to be true but it's not*.

    genetics: two gangstas, two women - whichever gangsta kills the other makes babies with the two women

    if anything all you do by allowing gang culture to exist is breed better psychos as the better psycho is more likely to be the one who walks away to do the baby making

    (*it might work temporarily until the kids grow up so if you have a mass slaughter like the crack wars then you might expect a dip for c. 20 years and then back to how it was - minus any medical improvements in the interim)

    (it's like the Iberians rebelling against Rome - the Romans would march in and slaughter everyone and then 20+ years later when the previous rebel's kids were grown the Iberians would rebel again)
    , @MBlanc46
    They breed several for evey one they kill.
  34. @Anon
    Let cops move to donut shops.

    Urban Lib elites supported BLM. Let them deal with it.

    “Let cops move to donut shops.
    Urban Lib elites supported BLM. Let them deal with it.”

    But there may be side effects such as the Chicago Hate Crime. Or burning of culturally iconic buildings. As penalties decrease the nice black church ladies and gentlemen lose moral authority and the <10% feel more emboldened.

    We need to give the cops more moral authority so that they can deal with these problems.

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  35. Flip says:
    @Jefferson
    St. Louis has a Central America level per capita murder rate. Is St. Louis as a whole an overwhelmingly ghetto no go zone city for Whites or is it one of those cities where if you eliminate just 1 or 2 extremely violent zip codes it would have a per capita murder rate that lines up with the likes of New York City?

    If you stay out of the north half of the city, it is mostly ok, although there can be some spill over in downtown, the south side, and the west end.

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  36. Sunbeam says:

    I don’t think humans really do well with abstract things as related to cause and effect. Tell them not to stick their hand in a hot fire and they do pretty well.

    But let’s take Soros and his support of BLM. My take is that BLM wouldn’t have been anything without him throwing money at them.

    So while he didn’t pull the trigger in any case himself, why isn’t he guilty of the deaths BLM caused directly, and then the indirect deaths caused by the decline in policing actions in these affected cities?

    It’s pretty simple to me. A cop goes to the donut shop, and for a variety of reasons someone gets killed because that cop wasn’t in the right place at the right time.

    Personally I think that blood is on Soros’ hands. Like I said, abstract. He isn’t the only one that supported and created things like this in an attempt to sway the election. But safe to say there are a number of people dead because he and others tried to do it.

    He’s supposed to be smart. So you’d think he’d see the inevitable consequences of his actions. So to me he is a monster.

    But just how many deaths, even a ball park figure, can be linked to this one particular man if you think of it this way?

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    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    Soros demonstrated even in his childhood, routing out Jews for the Nazis, that he didn't care about the lives of others, so long as it allowed him to achieve his ends.
  37. BostonTea says:

    Ending drug war won’t help. Blacks kill other people (especially other blacks) not because of drugs or money. Listen to what David Kennedy says about black-on-black violence in America:

    Tribal behaviour, jungle mentality.

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    • Replies: @anon
    He's right. It's typical young male behavior: form a little gang in your street, mark your territory, show off to girls, face off to rivals, play games of chicken etc but with everything cranked up four or five notches from what's "normal" (for white people).
  38. countenance says: • Website

    Two points:

    (1) While the raw numbers of homicides and aggravated assaults in major cities aren’t as high now as they were in the late 1980s and early 1990s peak, the reason the problem is worse now is because the black populations of many of these cities, including St. Louis, Chicago and Baltimore, are lower in 2016 than they were circa 1990. This means that, considering only these cities’ black crime relative to their black population, the rates are worse.

    (2) This:

    This kind of cross-city comparison can be tricky, however, because cities draw their borders differently: St. Louis and Baltimore, for example, include only a relatively small geographic area around their downtowns, while cities such as Phoenix and Los Angeles include large suburban areas within their borders.

    We have to hear a version of this excuse from St. Louis’s NGO-style civic organizations, the local media, and many elected politicians. The “zomg we can’t annex lol” argument. When, properly translated, all it means is that St. Louis (and Baltimore), because they are baked-in city-counties (independent cities) with baked-in city limits, they can’t annex white suburbs and use white suburbs as statistical cover for it violent blacks. Of course, “help” might be on the way, because the talk about reuniting the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County is starting to get more and more serious, though I think there are other more vested interests driving that rather than statistical game-playing with violent crime and other quality of life stats.

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    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    That claim is disingenuous horseshit cause the "sprawling suburbs" of Phoenix are independent municipalities and not mere neighborhoods of Phoenix. People live in Chandler, Tempe, Anthem, Glendale, Scottsdale, etc and work in Phoenix.
  39. Wilkey says:

    “As we all know, Obama personally pioneered several new life saving emergency surgical techniques while he was in the White House, so he deserves credit for the decades-long trend toward more attempted murder victims surviving.”

    I’m not so sure about that one. Rates for other violent crimes appear to have fallen in tandem with murder rates, so I don’t think they are down because more would-be murder victims are surviving. I’ll have to look for those stats again, though.

    It’s interesting that traffic fatalities are up, also in spite of any real or supposed improvement in treating accident victims.

    One thing Trump needs to do is put pressure on cities to provide more honest reports of crime stats. How can Orandom get away with not including Pulse victims in murder stats? How is it that after all the effort FedGov makes to give massive handouts and bennies to Hispanics that we still don’t separate Hispanics in our crime stats?

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  40. countenance says: • Website
    @Jefferson
    St. Louis has a Central America level per capita murder rate. Is St. Louis as a whole an overwhelmingly ghetto no go zone city for Whites or is it one of those cities where if you eliminate just 1 or 2 extremely violent zip codes it would have a per capita murder rate that lines up with the likes of New York City?

    Expressed as a percentage of the whole, St. Louis the city proper is getting less black and more white since the 2000 census which was both the zenith for blacks and nadir for whites.

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Expressed as a percentage of the whole, St. Louis the city proper is getting less black and more white"

    But that has had zero affect on decreasing the murder rate in St. Louis, which means the Blacks who could not afford Black flight out of St. Louis must be really bad news, the worst of the worst.
  41. Bastion says:
    @Jefferson
    St. Louis has a Central America level per capita murder rate. Is St. Louis as a whole an overwhelmingly ghetto no go zone city for Whites or is it one of those cities where if you eliminate just 1 or 2 extremely violent zip codes it would have a per capita murder rate that lines up with the likes of New York City?

    As they touched on in the article, the geography of St. Louis is a bit odd. Unlike many major metros, the city has stayed small geographically. The suburban municipalities have remained independent around the smallish core of St. Louis proper. Hence you have places like Ferguson that are still independently governed. But at the same time you have many middle and upper middle class suburbs where you just don’t see much vibrancy. The most consistently dangerous areas in my estimation are North City/North County. The sections of St. Louis north of downtown rival anything Detroit has in terms of urban decay. North County includes Ferguson and environs.

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  42. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The murder rate stats are misleading. They should be broken down by race and only then would people get a clearer picture of what is going on. The homicide rate of the white population of Chicago is comparable to European rates yet their numbers are used to water down and obscure the black rate. 77 shot, 12 fatally, so far in 2017 in Chicago.

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    • Replies: @BostonTea
    Totally agree. I've already posted this twice but these stats should be plastered all over the place:

    Between 1980-2008 blacks (13% of the US population, but it seems to be even more stark – the ones doing most of the crime – black males aged 15-34 – are only 3% of the total population) committed:

    64% of homicides
    70% of robberies
    50% of rapes
    45% of aggravated assaults.

    NATIONWIDE.

    [Source: Darrell Steffensmeier, Ben Feldmeyer, Casey T. Harris, Jeffery T. Ulmer, "Reassessing Trends in Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting out the 'Hispanic Effect' in Uniform Crime Reports Arrests", Criminology, 2011]

    See also this: goo.gl/LjS88H and this: goo.gl/W8CtkD

    , @Buffalo Joe
    anonymous, The Chicago Sun published a photo spread of all of last year's murder victims, looks like the Year Book at any MLK high school.
  43. @Arclight
    I can't recall the exact statistic but in one piece I read on Chicago, it stated that somewhere north of 80% of homicide victims had been identified by cops as people likely to be involved in a violent interaction due to their past history.

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.

    Good theory. Let’s hope the cops are that woke.

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    • Replies: @Arclight
    Probably. I once lived in a nearly all black neighborhood in a big east coast city where there was a lot of gun violence nearby. I was talking to some of my (black) neighbors about the upsurge in crime and one commented "just the trash taking out the trash."
    , @guest
    That's not being "woke," that's anarcho-tyranny.
  44. @syonredux

    You might consider transferring to a different department. I imagine not very many queer studies academics would be able to tolerate Sailer.
     
    In Queer Studies, I should think that the number is somewhere between 0 and nothing....

    In English Lit (my field), things are ever-so-slightly above zero.

    In Queer Studies, I should think that the number is somewhere between 0 and nothing….

    The Dar al-Islam is not the safest space in the world for queers.

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  45. Jefferson says:
    @Rick Johnsmeyer
    The precedent was set in 2001 when New York City and the state of Virginia didn't want to include the September 11 deaths as murders in their FBI reports, and the FBI allowed this. Since then, anything that can be described as "terrorism" apparently leaves its victims not as dead, and isn't reflected in the official murder statistics.

    As for the article, a murder rate of 5.3 per 100,000 is pretty ridiculous for a wealthy first-world nation. The developed-world "band" appears to be 0.3 on the low end (Japan, Singapore, etc.) to 1.5 on the higher end, with Canada sometimes exceeding that sum. Major cities like Madrid have murder rates in the 0.6 per 100,000 range, while the somewhat more violent London was recently around 1.3.

    When you see rates in the 10+ range, you really aren't dealing with the "developed" world anymore, but rather, some sort of developed/savage hybrid. It seemed for a brief while a few years ago that we might be finally getting past all that and heading toward developed-world standards (however slowly), but there seems to have been a recrudescence...

    “When you see rates in the 10+ range, you really aren’t dealing with the “developed” world anymore, but rather, some sort of developed/savage hybrid.”

    How about when a U.S city has a higher per capita murder rate than most 3rd World countries, than it’s not even a hybrid anymore but pure savagery.

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  46. BostonTea says:
    @anonymous
    The murder rate stats are misleading. They should be broken down by race and only then would people get a clearer picture of what is going on. The homicide rate of the white population of Chicago is comparable to European rates yet their numbers are used to water down and obscure the black rate. 77 shot, 12 fatally, so far in 2017 in Chicago.

    Totally agree. I’ve already posted this twice but these stats should be plastered all over the place:

    Between 1980-2008 blacks (13% of the US population, but it seems to be even more stark – the ones doing most of the crime – black males aged 15-34 – are only 3% of the total population) committed:

    64% of homicides
    70% of robberies
    50% of rapes
    45% of aggravated assaults.

    NATIONWIDE.

    [Source: Darrell Steffensmeier, Ben Feldmeyer, Casey T. Harris, Jeffery T. Ulmer, "Reassessing Trends in Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting out the 'Hispanic Effect' in Uniform Crime Reports Arrests", Criminology, 2011]

    See also this: goo.gl/LjS88H and this: goo.gl/W8CtkD

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    • Replies: @anon

    I’ve already posted this twice but these stats should be plastered all over the place:
     
    Yes - it's the only way to break through the media's wall.
  47. Barnard says:
    @Anonymous
    Off-topic, but a story that this blog has been following. Facebook's much publicized efforts to increase the diversity of its tech workforce isn't going very well:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

    The demographics basically haven't changed at all.

    The recruiters are criticizing the hiring managers for emphasizing things like work experience and qualifications.

    Focusing on where someone went to school or whom they know in the company can often exclude candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, said Joelle Emerson, a diversity consultant who helps tech companies make their hiring more inclusive. “The fact that people are doing hours of interviews and then getting into a room and then talking about where people went to school seems like the most baffling waste of time,” she said.

    Networking is important when looking for a job, what an incredible new concept. Next you will tell me people go to so called “elite” schools for reasons other than what they will learn while they are there.

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    • Replies: @anon
    "The recruiters are criticizing the hiring managers for emphasizing things like work experience and qualifications".

    And why shouldn't they? I mean who needs or wants a qualified and experienced surgeon when you need a heart operation!
    , @guest
    Tell me what school can land me a job as a "diversity consultant." Can't possibly be hard work (well, not hard on anything but my soul) , and I assume he makes a living.
    , @guest
    Also, the most "most baffling waste of time" is hiring for diversity. That is, from the perspective of wanting to run a successful company. But if your goal is to diversify everything and win the eternal war against the Devil, then I suppose it's not baffling.
  48. Bill says:
    @eah
    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/818247999705010176

    That’s interesting. Here is % black by province (in the same order as the graph—i.e. from highest to lowest murder rate):

    EC: 86%
    WC: 33
    KN: 87
    FS: 88
    SA: 79
    NC: 50
    GP: 77
    NW: 90
    MP: 91
    LP: 97

    Correlation works the other way as it does in the US. Also, the Western Cape is a pretty amazing outlier. Is it that the police in the blacker provinces lie about their murder rates? How much of the murder is black on white? I assumed it was mostly black on black, but the rate for the Western Cape makes me wonder about that. Is the murder rate for coloreds (49% of population of Western Cape) really high? Are the Western Cape blacks just super-dysfunctional?

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    • Replies: @With the thoughts you'd be thinkin
    The Western Cape is the only province to be held by a non-ANC government, the DA who are the defacto non-black party. So the Western Cape might just be more truthful.
  49. Neoconned says:
    @Anon
    Wow!!!

    Sailer is Nazi Brother #23.

    https://www.change.org/p/500-nazi-scalps?recruiter=658331006

    So basically you’re saying had we not had blacks killing each other that like the longer term trend murder rates would have dropped further?

    Sort of like if you omit black & Latino test scores America’s test scores are about on par with the rest of the world?

    Goes back to my prediction…..crime is going down but it’s becoming demographically bent towards minorities and therefore is magnified….

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  50. Bill says:
    @Anonymous
    You might consider transferring to a different department. I imagine not very many queer studies academics would be able to tolerate Sailer.

    In which department do you imagine (admitting to) reading Steve Sailer is socially acceptable?

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  51. Neoconned says:
    @wren
    Yeah, Palo Alto has decided to address the achievement gap in its students, too. Too much unconscious bias on the part of the teachers, apparently.

    http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/01/09/palo-alto-school-district-to-present-update-on-achievement-gap-work

    My aunt lives in a dumpy place off the Camino Real in Mountain View…..her house is worth 2 million bucks cash…..probably more if the buyer uses a mortgage.

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  52. @Pandarus
    Remember when progressives were saying that anyone who suggested that we were seeing a rise in homicide rates was jumping to conclusions and that anyone who believes in a Ferguson Effect is a racist?

    Pandarus, I think the leader of the pack was Obama himself, who, as recently as last week, in his remarks on the torture of the mentally challenged white boy reiterated that violent crime was down across the country. He did mention that his adopted home of Chicago was an outlier.

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  53. Jefferson says:
    @countenance
    Expressed as a percentage of the whole, St. Louis the city proper is getting less black and more white since the 2000 census which was both the zenith for blacks and nadir for whites.

    “Expressed as a percentage of the whole, St. Louis the city proper is getting less black and more white”

    But that has had zero affect on decreasing the murder rate in St. Louis, which means the Blacks who could not afford Black flight out of St. Louis must be really bad news, the worst of the worst.

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  54. Neoconned says:
    @Lot
    Gonzalez/Holder DOJ: Imprison black men less, white women more:

    In 2000, black men were incarcerated at 102 times the rate of white women. In 2014, it was 52.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/10/almost-nobody-is-paying-attention-to-this-massive-change-in-criminal-justice/

    White girls love love drugs.

    My little 24 yr old cousin lives with a 75 yr old man who’s her daddy. He feeds her pills.

    When she’s not w him she’s with her other 25 yr junkie nd She has a kid with.

    White women love dope. And many of them like selling themselves to brothas for dope.

    Legalize the garbage the way they did in Holland and a lot of these issues solve themselves.

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  55. @Jefferson
    "Hey, don’t criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He’s just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren’t going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it’s jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama’s doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how’s a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they’re all still locked up, eh?"

    I read that Blacks are vastly underrepresented among marijuana smoke shop owners. African Americans vastly punch below their weight when it comes to starting businesses. If a marijuana smoke shop were to be opened in the hood, it would probably be owned by a Korean, Arab, Indian, or Chinaman for example.

    Jeff, not trying to ruffle your feathers, but is Chinaman the correct term, not Chinese?

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  56. @anonymous
    The murder rate stats are misleading. They should be broken down by race and only then would people get a clearer picture of what is going on. The homicide rate of the white population of Chicago is comparable to European rates yet their numbers are used to water down and obscure the black rate. 77 shot, 12 fatally, so far in 2017 in Chicago.

    anonymous, The Chicago Sun published a photo spread of all of last year’s murder victims, looks like the Year Book at any MLK high school.

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  57. Arclight says:
    @27 year old
    Good theory. Let's hope the cops are that woke.

    Probably. I once lived in a nearly all black neighborhood in a big east coast city where there was a lot of gun violence nearby. I was talking to some of my (black) neighbors about the upsurge in crime and one commented “just the trash taking out the trash.”

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  58. Yak-15 says:
    @Lot
    Bush and Obama prison policy: incarcerate whites at a higher rate, blacks at a lower rate

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/10/almost-nobody-is-paying-attention-to-this-massive-change-in-criminal-justice/

    The policy was more dramatic in the Bush years, but the trend went on during both of Obama's terms

    Since 2000, the imprisonment rate among African-American women has dropped 47 percent, while the rate among white women has risen by 56 percent. These trends have combined to shrink the racial disparity in women’s imprisonment by two-thirds.
     
    So in 2000, white women were incarcerated at 16.5% the rate of black women. In 2014, it was 48.6%.

    In 2000, white men were incarcerated at 13.0% the rate of black men. In 2014, it was 17.1%.

    Snitches get stitches on a macro scale combine with white devolvement as roles and prospects dry up with globalism?

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  59. countenance says: • Website

    My estimation is that the black homicide rate in the city of St. Louis in 2016 was 130 per 100k.

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  60. @Jefferson
    St. Louis has a Central America level per capita murder rate. Is St. Louis as a whole an overwhelmingly ghetto no go zone city for Whites or is it one of those cities where if you eliminate just 1 or 2 extremely violent zip codes it would have a per capita murder rate that lines up with the likes of New York City?
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  61. @Anon
    Here is some of that increase close up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5MTs3m55QM

    What sort of plea deal requires you to kill someone?

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  62. Ed says:
    @Rick Johnsmeyer
    The precedent was set in 2001 when New York City and the state of Virginia didn't want to include the September 11 deaths as murders in their FBI reports, and the FBI allowed this. Since then, anything that can be described as "terrorism" apparently leaves its victims not as dead, and isn't reflected in the official murder statistics.

    As for the article, a murder rate of 5.3 per 100,000 is pretty ridiculous for a wealthy first-world nation. The developed-world "band" appears to be 0.3 on the low end (Japan, Singapore, etc.) to 1.5 on the higher end, with Canada sometimes exceeding that sum. Major cities like Madrid have murder rates in the 0.6 per 100,000 range, while the somewhat more violent London was recently around 1.3.

    When you see rates in the 10+ range, you really aren't dealing with the "developed" world anymore, but rather, some sort of developed/savage hybrid. It seemed for a brief while a few years ago that we might be finally getting past all that and heading toward developed-world standards (however slowly), but there seems to have been a recrudescence...

    Canada is 3% black the UK around 2% black both have some issues with Carribbean & Somali blacks but they’re rather mundane when compared to US blacks. The white US homicide race is around 2 per 100k so at the high end of the industrial world but considering the amount of easily accessible weapons, not bad.

    US blacks need to be under a culture that is unapologetic in confronting & stamping out their anti-social behaviors, unfortunately they are under the opposite.

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    Historically Canada wasn't even one-fifth of 1% black while the figure for the UK was virtually zero.

    We still get stuck with a ludicrous "black history month" though.
  63. @anonguy
    I thought Eric Holder went to AirBnb about six months ago. Was that just a part time or limited term gig?

    He’s not actually working there; he’s just accepting money in return for not prosecuting them for anything.

    In other words, it’s a straight-up bribe.

    Which is totally legal if you’re a Democrat.

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  64. Blacks Run Amok When Cops Pull Back

    Obama and the Obama-controlled US Justice Department have accelerated the re-Africanization of low IQ Blacks. Obama has behaved in a manner redolent of the dead African dictator Idi Amin. Urban Blacks took their cues from Obama.

    It will take a couple of years to regain control of certain areas of heavy Black population. Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has the grim determination required to do it.

    Many Blacks will have their lives saved by the efforts of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the members of US law enforcement.

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  65. @countenance
    Two points:

    (1) While the raw numbers of homicides and aggravated assaults in major cities aren't as high now as they were in the late 1980s and early 1990s peak, the reason the problem is worse now is because the black populations of many of these cities, including St. Louis, Chicago and Baltimore, are lower in 2016 than they were circa 1990. This means that, considering only these cities' black crime relative to their black population, the rates are worse.

    (2) This:

    This kind of cross-city comparison can be tricky, however, because cities draw their borders differently: St. Louis and Baltimore, for example, include only a relatively small geographic area around their downtowns, while cities such as Phoenix and Los Angeles include large suburban areas within their borders.

    We have to hear a version of this excuse from St. Louis's NGO-style civic organizations, the local media, and many elected politicians. The "zomg we can't annex lol" argument. When, properly translated, all it means is that St. Louis (and Baltimore), because they are baked-in city-counties (independent cities) with baked-in city limits, they can't annex white suburbs and use white suburbs as statistical cover for it violent blacks. Of course, "help" might be on the way, because the talk about reuniting the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County is starting to get more and more serious, though I think there are other more vested interests driving that rather than statistical game-playing with violent crime and other quality of life stats.

    That claim is disingenuous horseshit cause the “sprawling suburbs” of Phoenix are independent municipalities and not mere neighborhoods of Phoenix. People live in Chandler, Tempe, Anthem, Glendale, Scottsdale, etc and work in Phoenix.

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  66. res says:
    @Anonymous
    Off-topic, but a story that this blog has been following. Facebook's much publicized efforts to increase the diversity of its tech workforce isn't going very well:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce

    The demographics basically haven't changed at all.

    I think the second paragraph telegraphs where “they” want this to go:

    Yet within Facebook’s engineering department, the push has been hampered by a multi-layered hiring process that gives a small committee of high-ranking engineers veto power over promising candidates, frustrating recruiters and hindering progress on diversity goals.

    I don’t think the people writing these articles realize how important the time of those high-ranking engineers is to the company. Discussions like those consume important resources–i.e. the company must think this is important.

    Also interesting is how hard the organization is pushing recruiters to increase diversity:

    Behind the scenes, the company dangled a carrot for recruiters: double points. Recruiters usually got one point for each candidate of theirs that took a job at Facebook. With the new incentive, they’d receive two points if that person was a “diversity hire” — someone who was a woman, or who was not white or Asian, according to two former recruiters. A point system is rare among Silicon Valley companies, Emerson said. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Facebook’s point system in August.

    Points are a major metric for Facebook’s recruiters, and the double point system energized them. Those who don’t earn their expected number of points are put on a performance improvement program, two recruiters said. Recruiting teams gathered in a room for several hours a week to concentrate just on sourcing a diverse set of candidates, said one recruiter. They expanded their searches to include engineering schools in Africa and assigned candidates Facebook employee “buddies” of similar demographics for their on-site interviews to make them feel welcome.

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  67. @Rick Johnsmeyer
    The precedent was set in 2001 when New York City and the state of Virginia didn't want to include the September 11 deaths as murders in their FBI reports, and the FBI allowed this. Since then, anything that can be described as "terrorism" apparently leaves its victims not as dead, and isn't reflected in the official murder statistics.

    As for the article, a murder rate of 5.3 per 100,000 is pretty ridiculous for a wealthy first-world nation. The developed-world "band" appears to be 0.3 on the low end (Japan, Singapore, etc.) to 1.5 on the higher end, with Canada sometimes exceeding that sum. Major cities like Madrid have murder rates in the 0.6 per 100,000 range, while the somewhat more violent London was recently around 1.3.

    When you see rates in the 10+ range, you really aren't dealing with the "developed" world anymore, but rather, some sort of developed/savage hybrid. It seemed for a brief while a few years ago that we might be finally getting past all that and heading toward developed-world standards (however slowly), but there seems to have been a recrudescence...

    I thought they wanted to count the Pulse shooting as “workplace violence” or somesuch, in order to avoid feeding the (correct) impression that terrorism is getting more common in parallel with Muslims. At least Obama and company said we mustn’t jump to any conclusions about what motivated the Pulse shooter, his pledge to ISIS etc. not withstanding.

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    It's terrorism when it suits the powers that be to call it terrorism, and not when it's not. What's so hard to understand about that?
  68. res says:
    @Pandarus
    Remember when progressives were saying that anyone who suggested that we were seeing a rise in homicide rates was jumping to conclusions and that anyone who believes in a Ferguson Effect is a racist?

    We really need some of the news “fact checkers” to spend time on postmortems of “jumping to conclusions” assertions. Both for the initial media commentary (e.g. it’s just a blip) and the responses (e.g. Ferguson effect, important difference of thousands of deaths per year).

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  69. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Arclight
    I can't recall the exact statistic but in one piece I read on Chicago, it stated that somewhere north of 80% of homicide victims had been identified by cops as people likely to be involved in a violent interaction due to their past history.

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.

    I know people would like this to be true but it’s not*.

    genetics: two gangstas, two women – whichever gangsta kills the other makes babies with the two women

    if anything all you do by allowing gang culture to exist is breed better psychos as the better psycho is more likely to be the one who walks away to do the baby making

    (*it might work temporarily until the kids grow up so if you have a mass slaughter like the crack wars then you might expect a dip for c. 20 years and then back to how it was – minus any medical improvements in the interim)

    (it’s like the Iberians rebelling against Rome – the Romans would march in and slaughter everyone and then 20+ years later when the previous rebel’s kids were grown the Iberians would rebel again)

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    • Agree: (((Owen)))
    • Replies: @Robert Hume


    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.

    I know people would like this to be true but it’s not*.

    genetics: two gangstas, two women – whichever gangsta kills the other makes
    babies with the two women
     
    I agree. Whereas if more jobs are available and if there is no welfare and if women are encouraged to get married and have children then those more intelligent men who make more money have more children, in principle: a positive result.
  70. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Anon
    Let cops move to donut shops.

    Urban Lib elites supported BLM. Let them deal with it.

    I do think that is the only *route* to a solution – cops step back until the resulting bloodbath forces the lying media to tell the truth.

    However the only actual solution (imo) is to reduce the amount of psycho genes in the gene pool – which means disrupting the breeding pattern.

    (plus not importing *any* more blue collar young men to keep adding to the problem every year)

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  71. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @BostonTea
    Ending drug war won't help. Blacks kill other people (especially other blacks) not because of drugs or money. Listen to what David Kennedy says about black-on-black violence in America:

    https://vimeo.com/197283564

    Tribal behaviour, jungle mentality.

    He’s right. It’s typical young male behavior: form a little gang in your street, mark your territory, show off to girls, face off to rivals, play games of chicken etc but with everything cranked up four or five notches from what’s “normal” (for white people).

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  72. res says:
    @Lot
    Bush and Obama prison policy: incarcerate whites at a higher rate, blacks at a lower rate

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/10/almost-nobody-is-paying-attention-to-this-massive-change-in-criminal-justice/

    The policy was more dramatic in the Bush years, but the trend went on during both of Obama's terms

    Since 2000, the imprisonment rate among African-American women has dropped 47 percent, while the rate among white women has risen by 56 percent. These trends have combined to shrink the racial disparity in women’s imprisonment by two-thirds.
     
    So in 2000, white women were incarcerated at 16.5% the rate of black women. In 2014, it was 48.6%.

    In 2000, white men were incarcerated at 13.0% the rate of black men. In 2014, it was 17.1%.

    Must … close … gaps.

    I’m curious what offenses are driving this (I doubt the sex offenses mentioned in the article are a large proportion of inmates). Does anyone know where to find data similar to

    https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_offenses.jsp

    but broken down by race and sex?

    More data sources, but I don’t see what I am looking for:

    https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=132

    http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Prisons_and_Drugs

    This site: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2016.html has a nice infographic showing ALL (State, federal, local, youth, immigration, etc.) US imprisonment broken down by offense category:

    P.S. Interesting to see the WaPo asserting this:

    Stanford Law School Professor Joan Petersilia noted another possible cause: “sex offenders, who are disproportionately white and tend to receive long sentences, are a new target for the war on crime.”

    While the FBI stats show blacks are a bit less then 2x overrepresented per capita for sex offenses: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2015/crime-in-the-u.s.-2015/tables/table-43

    I guess relative to most of the other types of crime that is “disproportionately white”. What a joke, a Stanford Law professor no less.

    Glad to see JK999 calling them out in the comments there. At least the WaPo was willing to publish those. (and one from our host, always impressed how Steve gets there first, almost a year ago here)

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  73. @Sunbeam
    I don't think humans really do well with abstract things as related to cause and effect. Tell them not to stick their hand in a hot fire and they do pretty well.

    But let's take Soros and his support of BLM. My take is that BLM wouldn't have been anything without him throwing money at them.

    So while he didn't pull the trigger in any case himself, why isn't he guilty of the deaths BLM caused directly, and then the indirect deaths caused by the decline in policing actions in these affected cities?

    It's pretty simple to me. A cop goes to the donut shop, and for a variety of reasons someone gets killed because that cop wasn't in the right place at the right time.

    Personally I think that blood is on Soros' hands. Like I said, abstract. He isn't the only one that supported and created things like this in an attempt to sway the election. But safe to say there are a number of people dead because he and others tried to do it.

    He's supposed to be smart. So you'd think he'd see the inevitable consequences of his actions. So to me he is a monster.

    But just how many deaths, even a ball park figure, can be linked to this one particular man if you think of it this way?

    Soros demonstrated even in his childhood, routing out Jews for the Nazis, that he didn’t care about the lives of others, so long as it allowed him to achieve his ends.

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  74. dearieme says:
    @eah
    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/818247999705010176

    I’ve heard good reports of nearby Botswana and Malawi. Do you happen to have figures for them?

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  75. MBlanc46 says:
    @Anon
    Hey, don't criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He's just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren't going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it's jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama's doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how's a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they're all still locked up, eh?

    As for the rising murder rate, that's all good, too. It means the police are no longer interfering in the nascent development of entrepreneurial activity in economically deprived regions. We should be proud that blacks are entering this capitalistic enterprise with such Darwinian vigor. It's just like they're setting up a bunch of street corner lemonade stands, except with guns.

    I have a hard time imagining ghetto street thugs acquiring the capital and social skills to break into the legal pot trade.

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  76. MBlanc46 says:
    @Arclight
    I can't recall the exact statistic but in one piece I read on Chicago, it stated that somewhere north of 80% of homicide victims had been identified by cops as people likely to be involved in a violent interaction due to their past history.

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.

    They breed several for evey one they kill.

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  77. guest says:
    @Pandarus
    Remember when progressives were saying that anyone who suggested that we were seeing a rise in homicide rates was jumping to conclusions and that anyone who believes in a Ferguson Effect is a racist?

    I assume they’re still saying that.

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  78. guest says:
    @Almost Missouri
    I thought they wanted to count the Pulse shooting as "workplace violence" or somesuch, in order to avoid feeding the (correct) impression that terrorism is getting more common in parallel with Muslims. At least Obama and company said we mustn't jump to any conclusions about what motivated the Pulse shooter, his pledge to ISIS etc. not withstanding.

    It’s terrorism when it suits the powers that be to call it terrorism, and not when it’s not. What’s so hard to understand about that?

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  79. guest says:
    @wren
    Yeah, Palo Alto has decided to address the achievement gap in its students, too. Too much unconscious bias on the part of the teachers, apparently.

    http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/01/09/palo-alto-school-district-to-present-update-on-achievement-gap-work

    “The Gap” is ubiquitous in Edjamurkashun, globally, and may be all they care about aside from the larger goal of producing an unthinking, obeying citizenry.

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  80. guest says:
    @Jefferson
    "Hey, don’t criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He’s just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren’t going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it’s jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama’s doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how’s a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they’re all still locked up, eh?"

    I read that Blacks are vastly underrepresented among marijuana smoke shop owners. African Americans vastly punch below their weight when it comes to starting businesses. If a marijuana smoke shop were to be opened in the hood, it would probably be owned by a Korean, Arab, Indian, or Chinaman for example.

    Blacks are overrepresented in careers where your success depends on people being deathly afraid of ratting on you.

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  81. guest says:
    @27 year old
    Good theory. Let's hope the cops are that woke.

    That’s not being “woke,” that’s anarcho-tyranny.

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  82. @anon

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.
     
    I know people would like this to be true but it's not*.

    genetics: two gangstas, two women - whichever gangsta kills the other makes babies with the two women

    if anything all you do by allowing gang culture to exist is breed better psychos as the better psycho is more likely to be the one who walks away to do the baby making

    (*it might work temporarily until the kids grow up so if you have a mass slaughter like the crack wars then you might expect a dip for c. 20 years and then back to how it was - minus any medical improvements in the interim)

    (it's like the Iberians rebelling against Rome - the Romans would march in and slaughter everyone and then 20+ years later when the previous rebel's kids were grown the Iberians would rebel again)

    I suspect part of the decision to pull back on policing is to allow thugs take out other thugs in the hope that after a few years of criminals killing criminals the overall violent crime rate will go down.

    I know people would like this to be true but it’s not*.

    genetics: two gangstas, two women – whichever gangsta kills the other makes
    babies with the two women

    I agree. Whereas if more jobs are available and if there is no welfare and if women are encouraged to get married and have children then those more intelligent men who make more money have more children, in principle: a positive result.

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  83. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jefferson
    "Hey, don’t criticize Obama for freeing blacks from prison en masse. Give the man some credit. He’s just trying to create a jobs program for his own people. All those drugs aren’t going to sell themselves, you know. With liberals legalizing pot everywhere, it’s jobs gold rush time in this service sector, and Obama’s doing his damnedest to get those slots filled. Besides, how’s a retiree going to find a dealer for that occasional toke if they’re all still locked up, eh?"

    I read that Blacks are vastly underrepresented among marijuana smoke shop owners. African Americans vastly punch below their weight when it comes to starting businesses. If a marijuana smoke shop were to be opened in the hood, it would probably be owned by a Korean, Arab, Indian, or Chinaman for example.

    Just like every other shop in the hood. Blacks can’t even manage to run black oriented businesses in black areas.

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  84. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @eah
    OT

    Processing country map is instructive: US Dept. of State working hard to clean out UN camps in Kenya

    UNHCR camp (Dadaab) in Kenya where Somalis wait for a ticket to your town...This is why Kenya is the #2 processing country for refugees arriving in the US...In the first three months of the present fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2016-December 31, 2016) we admitted 25,671 refugees, a much higher number than I have seen for the last 10 years...Of the 25,671, Iraqis account for 3,624, Syrians 3,566 and Somalis 3,488 (all terror producing countries).

    Note how they never go to Japan, or South Korea. Or Argentina, etc.

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  85. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Barnard
    The recruiters are criticizing the hiring managers for emphasizing things like work experience and qualifications.

    Focusing on where someone went to school or whom they know in the company can often exclude candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, said Joelle Emerson, a diversity consultant who helps tech companies make their hiring more inclusive. "The fact that people are doing hours of interviews and then getting into a room and then talking about where people went to school seems like the most baffling waste of time," she said.
     
    Networking is important when looking for a job, what an incredible new concept. Next you will tell me people go to so called "elite" schools for reasons other than what they will learn while they are there.

    “The recruiters are criticizing the hiring managers for emphasizing things like work experience and qualifications”.

    And why shouldn’t they? I mean who needs or wants a qualified and experienced surgeon when you need a heart operation!

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  86. @Buffalo Joe
    Jeff, not trying to ruffle your feathers, but is Chinaman the correct term, not Chinese?

    Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature.

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  87. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Ed
    Canada is 3% black the UK around 2% black both have some issues with Carribbean & Somali blacks but they're rather mundane when compared to US blacks. The white US homicide race is around 2 per 100k so at the high end of the industrial world but considering the amount of easily accessible weapons, not bad.

    US blacks need to be under a culture that is unapologetic in confronting & stamping out their anti-social behaviors, unfortunately they are under the opposite.

    Historically Canada wasn’t even one-fifth of 1% black while the figure for the UK was virtually zero.

    We still get stuck with a ludicrous “black history month” though.

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  88. On one hand, trauma surgery and surveillance are improving.

    But on the other hand, your average handgun is higher caliber, more accurate, shoots faster, is less likely to jam even if poorly maintained, and has a larger magazine than 30 years ago.

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  89. Richard S says:
    @Anon
    Wow!!!

    Sailer is Nazi Brother #23.

    https://www.change.org/p/500-nazi-scalps?recruiter=658331006

    Actually, he’s Nazi no. 22 (the first row is the column titles) of that ludicrous Orwellian list.

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  90. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Out of the 75 murders, 35-40 were non Hispanic Whites. Maybe half of whom were living a criminal lifestyle. There was at least one murder/suicide (only murder in Hyde Park in 2016). And a handful of stray bullets. The white murder rate is roughly in line with expectations.

    Probably the major cause is the chilling effect of a settlement with the ACLU regarding desperate police contacts with Blacks. Resulting in policies and some sort of ‘contact form’ being required for all stop/frisk sorts of activities. Stops are down 80%.

    The numbers are very concentrated in a handful of the worst neighborhoods. And it is gang oriented.

    Blacks are fleeing these neighborhoods (as well as the city), if they have the resources. The city population has remained reasonably stable, but Mexicans have increased until we have a roughly 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 split with a chunk of ‘other’.

    I don’t know what is really happening, but blacks have been removed from the more central locations as the projects were torn down. I think that it has had a negative effect as they moved into less concentrated housing in their South Side and West Side problem areas.

    Homicide is the only crime data worthy of paying careful attention to. As far as the spillover effect, it is hard to tell. My sense is that the city is becoming more segregated, so we are seeing a slow black outmigration that will continue for decades.

    The city hasn’t signed the DOJ agreement, and look like they may run out the clock on Obama and never sign it. They really have to eliminate the ACLU deal, but maybe it will take another 700 murders.

    Some of it may be due to the reduced clearance of homicides. If the police aren’t aggressively working cases and trying to get ahead of retaliation killings, then one turns into two, &c.

    Eddie Johnson basically tells the public that the shootings are just ‘the usual suspects’ and that people should relax. Its sort of true. There is no reason to go to any of the bad areas unless you live there. Nothing on the South Side. Except for an epic battle over the lake areas around the University of Chicago.

    My experience in the Mexican neighborhoods has been fine. During the day, the neighborhoods are very active and the streets are full of commercial activity.

    Long term, the city would be a good bet except for long term pension/public funding problems. These are the types of deals that can’t be fixed until they simply can’t be deferred any longer. There will have to be some cram downs — and it can’t happen without a crisis. The state hasn’t voted for a Republican Presidential Candidate since forever, but they have a Republican Governor.

    But the idea that a single murder rate means much? Not really. Obama — looking out for himself — will no doubt spend a lot of time in Hawaii. But somehow they have to get rid of the ACLU agreement sooner rather than later. And if Obama is going to continue to live in Kenwood, he has to make sure things don’t totally blow up.

    http://www.aclu-il.org/stop-and-frisk-settlement/

    That … gentlemen …. is the cause of it all.

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  91. @Bill
    That's interesting. Here is % black by province (in the same order as the graph---i.e. from highest to lowest murder rate):


    EC: 86%
    WC: 33
    KN: 87
    FS: 88
    SA: 79
    NC: 50
    GP: 77
    NW: 90
    MP: 91
    LP: 97

    Correlation works the other way as it does in the US. Also, the Western Cape is a pretty amazing outlier. Is it that the police in the blacker provinces lie about their murder rates? How much of the murder is black on white? I assumed it was mostly black on black, but the rate for the Western Cape makes me wonder about that. Is the murder rate for coloreds (49% of population of Western Cape) really high? Are the Western Cape blacks just super-dysfunctional?

    The Western Cape is the only province to be held by a non-ANC government, the DA who are the defacto non-black party. So the Western Cape might just be more truthful.

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  92. guest says:
    @Barnard
    The recruiters are criticizing the hiring managers for emphasizing things like work experience and qualifications.

    Focusing on where someone went to school or whom they know in the company can often exclude candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, said Joelle Emerson, a diversity consultant who helps tech companies make their hiring more inclusive. "The fact that people are doing hours of interviews and then getting into a room and then talking about where people went to school seems like the most baffling waste of time," she said.
     
    Networking is important when looking for a job, what an incredible new concept. Next you will tell me people go to so called "elite" schools for reasons other than what they will learn while they are there.

    Tell me what school can land me a job as a “diversity consultant.” Can’t possibly be hard work (well, not hard on anything but my soul) , and I assume he makes a living.

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  93. guest says:
    @Barnard
    The recruiters are criticizing the hiring managers for emphasizing things like work experience and qualifications.

    Focusing on where someone went to school or whom they know in the company can often exclude candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, said Joelle Emerson, a diversity consultant who helps tech companies make their hiring more inclusive. "The fact that people are doing hours of interviews and then getting into a room and then talking about where people went to school seems like the most baffling waste of time," she said.
     
    Networking is important when looking for a job, what an incredible new concept. Next you will tell me people go to so called "elite" schools for reasons other than what they will learn while they are there.

    Also, the most “most baffling waste of time” is hiring for diversity. That is, from the perspective of wanting to run a successful company. But if your goal is to diversify everything and win the eternal war against the Devil, then I suppose it’s not baffling.

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  94. Whiskey says: • Website

    Re Facebook’s Diversity Initiative.

    Either Mark Zuckerberg knows something we don’t, i.e. Obama won’t leave and making Facebook “diverse” is the price to pay for a government grant for a “legal monopoly” and thus monopoly rents.

    Or he’s just plain stupid and got lucky once, and can’t figure out that people can easily switch to another social networking site that can easily scale up on all sorts of Amazon type web services with smarter engineers.

    Heck Jack Ma might launch a revamped Yahoo with a rebranded name as an alt-facebook that has less intrusive privacy invasions and pay-for-features monetization. Like custom news feeds that are not PC obnoxious, music auto-play based on preferences, many other features. Ma has said he’ll invest billions and hire thousands over the next four years. He’s widely seen to be backed by the Chinese government with a limitless treasury. He’d scare the hell out of me if I were Zuckerberg. Particularly since Fakebook will NEVER be allowed in China. Not ever. While Ma is now a pal of Trump (at least for the moment).

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  95. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @BostonTea
    Totally agree. I've already posted this twice but these stats should be plastered all over the place:

    Between 1980-2008 blacks (13% of the US population, but it seems to be even more stark – the ones doing most of the crime – black males aged 15-34 – are only 3% of the total population) committed:

    64% of homicides
    70% of robberies
    50% of rapes
    45% of aggravated assaults.

    NATIONWIDE.

    [Source: Darrell Steffensmeier, Ben Feldmeyer, Casey T. Harris, Jeffery T. Ulmer, "Reassessing Trends in Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting out the 'Hispanic Effect' in Uniform Crime Reports Arrests", Criminology, 2011]

    See also this: goo.gl/LjS88H and this: goo.gl/W8CtkD

    I’ve already posted this twice but these stats should be plastered all over the place:

    Yes – it’s the only way to break through the media’s wall.

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  96. ATBOTL says:

    I believe there was a year in the 90′s or 2000′s when Camden, NJ’s murder rate broke 100 per 100,000, putting the town into that rarified territory normally reserved for third world cities with intense death squad activity.

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  97. […] course, there’s no mention in the NYT of the incremental 6,624 homicide victims during Obama’s racially outspoken post-Ferguson last two years in […]

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