African Americans are statistically several times more likely to be victimized by African Americans than by white Trump supporters. Arming themselves for the wrong boogie man.Let's be careful not to conflate correlation with causation here. The likelihood has little to do with color, and more to do with gang affiliation.
It's proximity. White people are more likely to be victimized by other white people, as well. God, that old "black on black crime" horse gets tiresome.
Of course it's proximity.
All he was trying to say is black people arming themselves against white trump supporters is about as foolish as, for example, white trump supporters arming themselves against muslims.
From your source:
"The vast majority of homicide victims are killed by people of their own race." "...However, the share of black-on-black homicides as a proportion of black people killed actually fell by just under 1 percentage point, to 89.3 percent."
So, I don't understand what I got wrong. The trend seems to show white people as a slightly increasing, but relatively small, source of violence for black people.
I don't want to put words in your mouth, but if you find the portion of my statement about it being foolish for white people to arm themselves specifically against Muslim violence to be objectionable, then it would be hard to reconcile that with your unstated but implied support of black people arming themselves against white people.
I'd like to compare Metric Mouse's statement to a statement in the article you linked:
"African Americans are statistically several times more likely to be victimized by African Americans than by white Trump supporters. Arming themselves for the wrong boogie man."
"The vast majority of homicide victims are killed by people of their own race. "
Sort of seems like MM overstated the risk black people face from Trump supporters.
If your point is that there was a slight increase in the proportion of black victims of white violence, then, well, yeah.. trends change, and racial tensions are growing for whatever reason, and that's manifesting itself as a marginal change in the break down of what races are doing violence to others.
I don't think we're in disagreement about the facts, so maybe it's interpretation?
I look at this data and conclude that it's foolish for a black person to arm themselves specifically to ward off the threat of white people. Exactly as I look other data and think it's foolish to for a white person to arm themselves specifically to ward off the threat of black or Muslim people. I do, however, think it's a great idea for all people to arm themselves, train themselves, and throw off the victim mentality to increase their self sufficiency and ability to protect themselves, from any source of violence they encounter.
If you disagree with my statement, what am I to conclude? Semi-condescending quips like 'not quite' don't really help anything.