Saturday, February 28, 2015
A white or Hispanic homicide victim is over twice as likely to be killed by a black than a black homicide victim is to be killed by a white or Hispanic
Approximately 16% of white or Hispanic victims in homicide incidents involving a single victim and single offender were killed by blacks, compared with only 7% of black victims who are killed by whites or Hispanics. Given the fact that blacks are less than 13% of the national population, their homicide rate against whites and Hispanics combined is vastly disproportionate to their share of the population. There were 431 black killers of whites and Hispanics, compared to 193 white or Hispanic killers of blacks. Blacks are also disproportionately represented among cop killers. In 2013, blacks made up 42% of all cop killers whose race was known. It is precisely in response to the disproportionate criminality among the black population that the police are deployed in much higher numbers in black neighborhoods, where they are trying to save innocent lives. The 200 or so reported killings of blacks by police officers — nearly all justified — pale in comparison to the 6,000 or so killings of blacks by other blacks.
Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality
A study found that, on average, African Americans who migrated died 1.5 years sooner than their peers who stayed in the South. UChicago scholars were part of a study that found if an African American man lived to age 65, his chances of reaching age 70 were 82.5%, if he remained in the South. But if he migrated, those chances shrank to 75%. For an African American woman who lived to age 65, the likelihood that she would live to 70 in the South were 90% but dropped to 85% if she migrated. Medical records indicate that migrants died at much higher rates from cirrhosis and pulmonary illnesses, which are closely linked to smoking and drinking. Black said that there were other factors as well: chemicals and pollution from factories, higher population density (and, therefore, more contagious diseases), the shock of cold weather, and the stress from uneven employment prospects. "Migrants were a self-selected group: Many of them had been preparing all their lives to make the move, and everything suggested they'd be healthier than their counterparts in the South," said Dan Black, deputy dean and professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy Studies, who co-authored the study. "But it was shocking to learn that, in terms of longevity, the migrants weren't better off at all." Joining Black as co-authors were Seth G. Sanders of Duke University, Evan Taylor of the University of Michigan, and Lowell Taylor of Carnegie Mellon University and NORC at the University of Chicago. The authors believe that the study is the first attempt to establish a link between the Great Migration and mortality. Researchers constructed and examined the records of one million migrants extracted from the Duke SSA/Medicare Dataset — records containing information about each migrant's race, sex, age and, crucially, place of birth and death. Since most migrants came from towns near railroad lines, researchers studied old railroad maps and located links between "sending communities" and "receiving communities." Then they devised a formula to compare the longevity of people who had stayed in the South or migrated, limiting their focus to people born between 1916 and 1932 in eight states in the Deep South. "Our assessment of the long-term consequences of the Great Migration suggests that dislocation due to migration might have substantial costs in terms of individual health," Black said. He hopes that his research may be relevant for evaluating current trends in developing countries, many of which are experiencing extraordinary levels of migration from rural areas to urban centers.
Attackers in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist hardliners
Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was attacked as he walked back from a book fair with his wife, who was also hurt in the attack. No-one has been arrested but police say that they are investigating a local Islamist group that praised the killing. Roy's family say that he received threats after publishing articles promoting secular views, science and social issues on his Bengali-language blog, Mukto-mona (Free Mind). He defended atheism in a recent Facebook post, calling it a "rational concept to oppose any unscientific and irrational belief". A group of men ambushed the couple, who live in the United States and were visiting Dhaka only to attend the book festival, as they walked toward a roadside tea stall. At least two of the attackers hit the couple with meat cleavers in the attack, police chief Sirajul Islam said. Dropping their weapons, the attackers ran away, disappearing into the crowds. Police said that they were investigating a local hard-line religious group that had praised the killing in an online message. Ajay Roy, father of the dead man, urged the authorities to find the killers and "ensure exemplary punishment". The killing in early 2013 of another secular blogger, Ahmed Rajib Haider, which was blamed on religious hardliners, sparked protests from free-speech supporters and counter-protests from Islamists. The police say that the attack on Roy was similar to the 2013 murder. Death threats against atheist writers and bloggers are nothing new in Bangladesh. Prominent writer Taslima Nasreen had to leave Bangladesh after she received death threats from hard-line Islamists in the mid-1990s. She wrote on her blog: "Avijit Roy has been killed the way other free thinker writers were killed in Bangladesh. No free thinker is safe in Bangladesh. Islamic terrorists can do whatever they like. They can kill people with no qualms whatsoever."
Thursday, February 26, 2015
With anti-Jewish hate crimes by Muslims on the rise in Germany, the leader of the country’s Jewish community says that it may be wise for Jews to hide their identity in public
"Concealing yourself is not the answer… But, the question is whether, in areas with a large proportion of Muslims, in Berlin and elsewhere, it is sensible to be recognized as a Jew by wearing a kippa [traditional Jewish skullcap] or if it isn't better to wear some other form of head covering," Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews, told Berlin’s RBB radio. “I did not imagine this situation five years ago, and I am admittedly, shocked.” Anti-Zionist demonstrations following the IDF’s operation against Gaza during the summer of 2014 descended into anti-Jewish displays on at least several occasions, with Muslim-dominated crowds chanting “Gas the Jews!” and “Jew, cowardly pig, come on out and fight!" There are approximately 5 million Muslims in Germany, and there are more Muslims in Berlin, predominantly of Turkish origin, than Jews in the entire country. Recently, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu called for Jews to return to Israel, following a rise in anti-Jewish hate crimes by Muslims not just in Germany, but in France and other European states.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
In southeast Africa, albinos are at risk of being murdered because their body parts are used for witchcraft
Apparently black Africans never tire of being savages, even in the 21st century. In Tanzania, even babies and infants have had their arms and legs hacked off with machetes. African witch doctors will pay as much as $75,000 for a complete set of albino body parts, according to a recent report from the Red Cross. Albinism is a hereditary genetic condition that causes an absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes and is often linked by researchers to inbreeding. It is particularly prevalent in Tanzania, affecting one person in 1,400, compared with one in 20,000 in the West.
A black Muslim convert who planned to behead a soldier had been radicalised by Britain’s most notorious hate preacher just weeks before
Brustholm Ziamani, 19, fell under the spell of Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary and his followers in April 2014 and became obsessed with the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Months after joining the Muslim preacher’s banned terror group al-Muhajiroun (ALM), he underwent a dramatic transformation that culminated in him wandering the streets looking for a serviceman to execute in a Woolwich-style killing. As Ziamani was found guilty of arming himself with a hammer and a 12-inch knife for the copycat attack, Britain’s most senior counter terrorism officer said that the case illustrated how quickly disaffected young "Britons" could be radicalized. Police and MI5 consider the plot to be one of the most serious to have threatened Britain since the escalation of the Syrian conflict. Known to his friends as Bruce, Ziamani was raised a devout Jehovah’s Witness by his Congolese parents.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
For some reason none of the fugitives are described as "white Hispanics". I guess that term is reserved exclusively for George Zimmerman.