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Is there a category of human beings who, in election 2016, have been the focus of more negative attention, fear-mongering, or worse press than immigrants, especially undocumented ones coming from or through Mexico (those infamous “rapists”)? I doubt it. Thought of in another way, such immigrants seem to be the only “lobbying group” capable of... Read More
I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt... Read More
Dear Mexican: I've been on sex-offender registry websites a couple of times, and it seems there are a lot of names ending with -ez. Is there an elevated rate of sexual deviancy amongst Mexicans? If so, why? El Güero Guapisimo Dear Readers: This is the first time in ¡Ask a Mexican! history I’ve ever changed... Read More
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At the moment, Donald Trump, deservedly, is all of the rage for remarks he made regarding Mexican immigrants to the United States: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And... Read More
From her bright eyes and big smile to her sun-kissed, luscious locks, Kathryn Steinle was the consummate California girl. The 32-year-old was shot dead by a proxy of the American Immigration-Industrial-Complex. ICE, the federal wing of The Complex, was quick to blame its local branch: the City of San Francisco. San Francisco is the sanctuary... Read More
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The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
The noted science fiction writer Philip K. Dick once declared that “Reality is what continues to exist whether you believe in it or not.” Such an observation should be kept in mind when we consider some of the touchier aspects of American society. Recall the notorious case of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, whose 1965 report on... Read More
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Amid the fury over the ex-Heritage staffer's work the question to ask is: was he right?
Amid loud cries of “Witch! Witch! Burn the Witch!” an enraged throng of ideological activists and media pundits late last week besieged the fortress-like DC headquarters of the conservative Heritage Foundation, demanding the person of one Jason Richwine, Ph.D., employed there as a senior policy analyst. The High Lords of Heritage, deeply concerned about any... Read More
Determining American reality is sometimes difficult due to the flaws of government statistics, with the contentious subject of race and crime being a perfect example. The FBI publishes a Uniform Crime Report, providing a vast quantity of public data on crime and arrest statistics, including the recorded race of offenders. Anyone interested in learning the... Read More
"Debate on Hispanic Crime" with Ron Unz and Jason Richwine Social Contract 2010 Writers Workshop, October 26, 2010 Ron Unz part 1. Ron Unz, publisher of the American Conservative, discusses the myth of immigrant crime. Ron Unz contends that crime rate among immigrants and illegal aliens - particularly hispanics - is much lower than commonly... Read More
His-Panic: The Myth of Immigrant Crime Ron Unz, The American Conservative (Print Edition), March 2010 ================== 1. Jews and The American Conservative Hunter Wallace, Occidental Dissent (62 comments), Jan. 26, 2010 "An important corollary is that Jews should be totally excluded from our media and organizations." 2. According to The American "Conservative", Khalid Sheikh Mohammed... Read More
I'm afraid that Jason Richwine's latest posting in the Great Hispanic Crime Debate makes a very silly claim. He seemingly comes close to accusing me of intellectual dishonesty for pointing out that the PPIC Hispanic incarceration data for California is within 10% of my own California figures for the 15-44 age range, arguing that I... Read More
As discussed in my blog posting from a few days ago, attached below, the discovery that the “Gold Standard” PPIC ethnic incarceration numbers for California were already age-adjusted means they appear to be about 10% higher than my own California estimates, which were based on a (presumably) different age-adjustment methodology. Whether or not this apparent... Read More
Kudos to Jason Richwine for his fine shoe-leather work in contacting the PPIC staff and determining that the ethnic incarceration figures provided in their 2006 report Who's in Prison? were already age-adjusted, which he mentioned in a weekend blog item, The Great Hispanic Crime Debate. I do think that anyone reading the explicit text on... Read More
With a flurry of critical responses to my article published in the last few days—four on Wednesday alone!—I had to scramble to produce my own rebuttal, but I think I covered most of the bases. In particular, since the independent California data I have now provided seems so strongly consistent with the national numbers, I... Read More
CounterPunch Diary
Nothing more easily elicits roars of assent across a good slice of the political spectrum than the hoarse alarums that wave after wave of brown-skinned illegals continually flood across the border, plunging neighborhoods and whole cities into an inferno of crime, over-whelming cops and prosecutors, clogging the justice system, cramming the prisons. Lou Dobbs is... Read More
With four long replies to my Hispanic crime article having appeared just in the last 24 hours, I obviously cannot respond to every point raised, but I’ll try to address the key issues. First, Jason Richwine’s article in AlternativeRight (Model Minority?) raises some perfectly valid points. He devotes the first half of his article to... Read More
Although the initial media response to my Hispanic crime article was quite favorable, during the last week a couple of the leading anti-Immigrationist publications struck back with lengthy and detailed critiques. I responded to these with specific rebuttals published on the TAC website: “Unzism, A Dangerous Doctrine” Matthew Roberts and Steve Burton, Chronicles, February 22,... Read More
My thanks to Ed Rubenstein for producing a fine rejoinder (Ron Unz Vanishes Hispanic Criminality ... Not!) to my own recent analysis of Hispanic crime rates (His-Panic). Most of the previous rebuttals to my original article seemed either utterly risible (Statsholic) or ideologically shrill and analytically weak (Unzism, a Dangerous Doctrine). Although I certainly disagree... Read More
My thanks to Matthew Roberts and Steve Burton (MR+SB) for publishing a detailed critique in Chronicles of my recent article on Hispanic crime rates. However, since I believe their analysis is largely mistaken, I'm providing a response: (1) One major point which they and various others have criticized is my effort to exclude federal inmates... Read More
My March article in The American Conservative analyzing Hispanic crime rates has begun to receive increased attention from various journalists and commentators. I include a few of the examples below. "His-Panic: The Myth of Immigrant Crime" Ron Unz, The American Conservative, March 2010 ============== Tyler Cowen, New York Times economist columnist, at Marginal Revolution "An... Read More
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Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.
According to Lou Dobbs, “a third of the prison population in this country is estimated to be illegal aliens,” and Glenn Beck regularly warns of “an illegal alien crime wave.” Congressman Tom Tancredo insists, “The face of illegal immigration on our borders is one of murder, one of drug smuggling, one of vandalism for all... Read More
The Los Angeles Times (Andrew Blankstein and Garrett Therolf, December 27, 2006) recently carried a major year-end news story which has finally forced me to completely admit the error of my ways with regard to immigration matters. We all have personal ideological biases and beliefs, often deeply resistant to change. But facts are stubborn things,... Read More
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The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.