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  • 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 is as Law Abiding as Mary Poppins

Statsholic Blog, Jan. 27, 2010

“The American Conservative Article can be described as nothing more than a damned lie, carefully designed to dupe the gullible and weak minded.”

3. Et Tu Amcon?, Jan. 27, 2010

“Unz has demonstrated (again) a marked indifference to the survival of America as a coherent and historical entity.”

4. The myth of the myth of Hispanic lawlessness

The Inductivist, Jan 27, 2010

“The data closest to the act is self-report data.”

5. How Criminal Are Hispanics?

John Derbyshire, National Review/NRO, Feb. 1, 2010

“…An impressive analysis…Data talks, b-s walks…”

6. Blacks Have High Crime Rates, What About Hispanics?

Al Fin Blog, Feb. 1, 2010

“Unz suggests that there is very little difference in crime rates between ‘whites’ and ‘hispanics'”

7. Conservative analysis finds little evidence for ‘myth of immigrant lawlessness’

Agustin Armendariz, California Watch, Feb. 4, 2010

“Ron Unz, publisher of the American Conservative magazine, finds little hard evidence to support the notion that Hispanics are more violent than other segments of the population”

8. *** The Bogus Crime Wave

Alexander Cockburn, The Nation (Print Edition), February 2, 2010

“It’s all nonsense. There’s no crime wave swollen by brown gangbangers to city-destroying proportions.”

9. Ron Unz, Latinos, Liberals, and Scholarship

Katha Pollitt, The Nation/And Another Thing…, Feb. 11, 2010

“Has Ron Unz discovered something new? No.”

10. *** Exchange: Pollitt and Alexander Cockburn on the Hispanic Crime Rate

Alexander Cockburn, The Nation, Feb. 12, 2010

“Probably naívely, I thought it encouraging that a magazine founded by Pat Buchanan should devote its March cover and a substantial number of pages to a persuasive assault on right-wing hysteria about the supposedly astronomic crime rates of Hispanics in America.”

11. American Conservative Publisher Takes on the “Myth” of Immigrant Crime

Top stories of the day, Slate/The Slatest, Feb. 18, 2010

“Ron Unz takes on, and takes down, one of the far-right’s most cherished doctrines”

12. Response to Unz

Roger D. McGrath, Chronicles (21 comments), Feb. 18, 2010

“Kris Jensen’s moderately successful 1962 recording of ‘Torture’ kept running through my brain.”

13. Debunking the Myths of Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo about Latinos being Innate Criminals, Inborn Criminality – and Brutality, Feb. 19, 2010

“The author Ron Unz, is a white male that has lived all his life surrounded by Latinos in his neighborhood, and he survived to tell this incredible tale.”

14. Counterparties

Felix Salmon, Reuters, Feb. 18, 2010

“Must-read piece in the American Conservative on hispanics and crime. Fantastic stuff”

15. The Myth of Hispanic Crime Rates

Heather Horn, The Atlantic Monthly/Atlantic Wire, Feb. 19, 2010

“Unz debunks the high Hispanic crime rate myth…the piece requires a full reading.”

16. *** His-Panic

Radley Balko, Reason/Hit & Run (105 comments), Feb. 19, 2010

“One of the more courageous endeavors I’ve seen from a political magazine in a long time.”

17. Myths about crime and immigration

David Freddoso, Washington Examiner/Beltway Confidential, Feb. 19, 2010

“If there is a problem of too much immigration, it doesn’t appear to be in the realm of violent crime.”

18. Latino Immigrants and Crime

Tyler Cowen (New York Times economics columnist), Marginal Revolution, Feb. 20, 2010

“An excellent article, full of good information.”

19. Hispanic Crime Rates

Alexandria, Crossroads of Civilization, Feb. 20, 2010

“This is a nice piece to keep available as we will inevitably face the immigration issue again.”

20. Illegal Immigrants: Not So Scary

Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune columnist, Feb. 21, 2010

“In Los Angeles, which is half Hispanic…the murder rate has plummeted to levels unseen since the tranquil years of the early 1960s”

21. USA Today, Et Cetera – Smart insights on the news of the day

USA Today (Print Edition), Feb. 22, 2010

22. *** Unzism, A Dangerous Doctrine

Matthew Roberts and Steve Burton, Chronicles (56 comments), Feb. 22, 2010

“Why would Unz deliberately distort data to minimize the phenomenon of Hispanic crime? Ideology remains a powerful force, and Unz’s ‘His-Panic’ fits into his overall vision of ‘Unzism.’”

23. *** Immigration: Facts vs. Ideology

Ron Unz, The American Conservative (29 comments), Feb. 24, 2010

“I must admit I find it a bit odd that a publication such as Chronicles would devote so much space to such a blistering attack upon views seemingly shared by nearly all of America’s historical leaders across the last couple of centuries.”

24. His-Panic

Republished by, Feb. 24, 2010

25. Un mito sobre latinos

Jorge Delgado, La Opinion (Spanish Language), Feb. 23, 2010

26. “Jihad” in Jackson Heights

David Kramer,, Feb. 24, 2010

“I live in Jackson Heights, so I can attest to the author’s observation that it is a very safe neighborhood”

27. *** Ron Unz Vanishes Hispanic Criminality…Not!

Edward S. Rubenstein,, Feb. 24, 2010

“Unfortunately, Unz’ analysis of the immigration/crime link suffers from the same ambiguities and inconsistencies as those he (rightly) dismisses.”

28. *** Response to Rubenstein

Ron Unz, The American Conservative (85 comments), Feb. 26, 2010

“There are several strong caveats to Rubenstein’s finding.”

29. Chasing the Shadows

Editorial, The Waynesboro News Virginian, Feb. 28, 2010

“This mirrors the experience in Waynesboro, where despite the surge in the ranks of Hispanics, one can’t help but notice the absence of bloodthirsty gangs roaming the streets.”

30. Ron Unz On Hispanic Crime: Nice Going, But So What?

Austin Bramwell, The American Conservative, March 1, 2010

“Given the disastrous consequences if Mr. Unz is wrong, immigration proponents have the burden or proving with reasonable certainty that immigration will not make Americans less safe.”

31. Reply to Unz

Steve Burton, What’s Wrong With the World, March 2, 2010

“As usual, Unz is playing fast and loose with the facts.”

32. *** Model Minority?

Jason Richwine, AltRight, March 3, 2010

“Unz is wrong when he says that Hispanics are no more criminal than whites.”

33. The Unzism Debate – Around the Web

Matthew Roberts, Conservative Heritage Times, March 3, 2010

“Many on the open-borders left championed Unz’s article, noting that it was published in a “conservative magazine”…More sober minds were not so optimistic.”

34. *** Thoughts on Hispanic Crime

Richard Spencer, AltRight, March 3, 2010

“Demography is destiny, and the Latino demographic indicates that Hispanics will be filling up the prisons and committing the lion’s share crime in this country for decades and decades to come.”

35. *** Them vs. Unzism

Ron Unz, The American Conservative, March 4, 2010

A detailed response to Richwine, Burton, Spencer, and Bramwell

36. More on Hispanics and Crime

Jason Richwine, AltRight, March 4, 2010

“I want to correct a small but important error made originally by Ed Rubenstein and repeated by Unz in his response to me.”

37. More on the Hispanic-Crime Debate

John Derbyshire, National Review/NRO, March 5, 2010

“A few weeks ago I posted about Ron Unz’s inquiry into the question of Hispanic criminality. Rebuttals and counter-rebuttals have been bouncing round the blogosphere since.”

38. *** The Bogus Hispanic Crime Wave

Alexander Cockburn, Counterpunch, March 5, 2010

“There are at least about 50 million Hispanics in America, and they’re projected to become 25 percent of the total national population. Whether they have high crime rates or low crime rates is a huge issue for the future of America.”

39. Hispanics and Crime

Matt Yglesias, ThinkProgress (55 comments), March 6, 2010

“Ron Unz has a fantastic piece in The American Conservative looking at the allegation that Hispanic immigration is leading to higher crime in the United States.”

40. The Great Hispanic Crime Debate

Richard Spencer, AltRight, March 6, 2010

“A great many pixels have bee spilt over Ron Unz’s March cover story in

The American Conservative, ‘Hispanic’”

41. The Great Hispanic Crime Debate

Jason Richwine, The American Enterprise/EnterpriseBlog, March 6, 2010

“To the extent that the PPIC report can corroborate anyone’s analysis,

it is mine-not his-that is confirmed.”

42. Unz Again

Steve Burton, What’s Wrong with the World, Mar. 8, 2010

“Ron Unz gets one thing right, a bunch of things wrong, and simply

ignores the most damning part of my reply”

43. Hispanic Crime

Levi Johnston, Publius Quinctilius Varus, March 8, 2010

“A debate over ‘spanic crime has paleoconservative “intellectuals” Ron Unz and Jason Richwine desperately trying to out tard each other.”

44. *** PPIC Data on Hispanic Incarceration (Plus P.S.)

Ron Unz, The American Conservative, March 9, 2010

The PPIC California data confirms my own Hispanic imprisonment estimates to within 10%

45. One Last Note on the Hispanic Crime Debate

Jason Richwine, The American Enterprise/EnterpriseBlog, March 10, 2010

“Unz downplays the size of his inaccuracy”

46. The Myth of an “Immigrant Crime Wave”

Mike A. Males, Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, March 11, 2010

“Since 1980, Latino felony arrest rates (down 673 per 100,000 Latinos, or -26%) have fallen much faster than among Whites (down 171, or -13%). For violent felonies, White rates actually increased since 1980 (up 15%), while Latino rates fell (-29%).”

47. Mixing up immigration and crime: a new contribute

PraticheSociali, March 11, 2010

“Contrary to right-wing rhetoric and popular belief (examples here and here), there isn’t much of a correlation between Latino immigration in the U.S. and crime rates.”

48. Hispanic Crime Estimates

Ron Unz, The American Conservative, March 12, 2010

“If the worst that anyone can say about my (admittedly very rough) estimates of Hispanic criminality is that I was probably off by 10%, I’ll hardly be mortified.”

(Republished from The American Conservative by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Race/Ethnicity • Tags: Hispanic Crime, Immigration, Race/Crime 
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