June 1, 2023

Washington Publish author Philip Bump’s wonderful publication “Tips on how to Learn This Chart” examined the white-grievance chart in a meme Elon Musk not too long ago approvingly tweeted about.

Elon used his galaxy mind to slyly recommend that white folks hardly ever commit crimes towards black folks, however the media unfairly focuses on these instances as a result of it hates Whites a lot.

Charts are Bump’s beat, so he was proper on the case. Leaving apart the very questionable assumption that the media really does focus disproportionately on white-on-black crime, Bump factors to knowledge scientist Kareem Carr, who included in one other chart white-on-white violent crime, which forged the problem in a really totally different gentle.

Bump created one other visualization of the info:

I could not resist taking the identical knowledge and depicting it in another way. On the chart under, every part of the sq. represents the variety of victims of violent crime of every recognized race in 2018 (Asian, White, and many others.). The coloured blobs point out the distribution of these crimes dedicated by perpetrators of every race. In whole, the sq. (damaged aside for readability) incorporates each violent crime included within the BJS knowledge.”

(Picture revealed with the permission of Philip Bump)

Bump says:

“To Carr’s level, there have been about 4.1 instances as many violent crimes towards Whites dedicated by Whites than by Blacks. There are about 4.8 instances as many White People as Black People. There have been about 2.3 instances as many violent crimes dedicated by White perpetrators total (normally towards White folks) as by Black perpetrators, partially due to confounding, hard-to-extricate elements like age, race and wealth. 

Not that Musk tries. He merely takes the picture at face worth — together with the totally baseless overlay of the little digicam dude specializing in White-on-Black crime. As a result of, you understand, that is all of the media covers? In keeping with [mumbles, shuffles papers]?

“”Why would the media misrepresent the actual state of affairs to such an excessive diploma?” says one of many richest males on the earth, taking the shoddily drawn meme at face worth.”

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