Friday, August 11, 2017

"Gun" Violence or Black Violence in Chicongo

Hearing this story on the commute home got me thinking — Chicago teen finds escape from gun violence in funeral home. It got me thinking not about the enterprising youth who is the subject of the story, but the term "gun violence" that gets thrown around so much. That got me looking.

"Illustrating Chicago Values" (murders, homicides, gun crime, gun violence, filth, corruption, obscenity, idiocy, moronic buffoonery, barbaric crime) is what this site promises — HeyJackass! From the site, two telling infographics shed some light:


The site's chart on "2017 Race of Victim/Assailant" tells us that Blacks account for 80.5% of homicide victims and and 88.7% of known assailants. Demographically, Blacks are punching way above their weight as the city if "32.9% Black or African American" according to Wikipedia's Chicago page. Only 1.8% of the known assailants are White, while they make up 45.0% of the city's population. Whites do a bit better as victims, though, accounting for 2.8% of the total. Of course, with 84.7% of these homicides having unknown assailants, it could be the Klan behind all of these killings.

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