Sunday, August 6, 2017

Whites Should Be More Scared of Whites Than Others

In hierarchies, if we are on top, we are programmed to believe that we should fear lower groups, which strengthens the hierarchy because of division, and provides excuses to treat lower groups with less respect.

From 2011 through 2015, CDC statistics covering 99% of the United States population show that the rates of homicides, gun killings, and illicit-drug fatalities are highest in counties where nine out of ten residents are white and where President Trump won the 2016 election.

According to Mike Males in the Los Angeles Times, white people should be more afraid of other whites than they are of people of color.

"The white Americans who are safest from such deaths are those who live in racially diverse areas such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, where two-thirds of residents are nonwhite, where millions of immigrants live, and where voters favored Hillary Clinton in 2016. Nonwhites also are safer in these areas overall, though rates vary by location...According to FBI data for 2015, when whites are murdered anywhere in the country, the murderer is five times more likely to be white than nonwhite.

"Overall, white Americans who live in predominantly white and Trump-voting counties are 50% more likely to die from murder, gun violence and drug overdoses than whites who live in the most diverse and Democratic-voting counties. The more white and Republican a county is, the greater the risk for white Americans."