There are so many things wrong with Donald Trump’s racist tweet this past weekend it’s hard to know where to start.
I suppose we can start by looking at what he tweeted.
Every statistic in the image is wrong.
Here are the real numbers for 2014, the latest year available in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports:
- Nearly 90 percent of black homicide victims were killed by someone who’s black, and nearly 8 percent were killed by someone who’s white.
- More than 82 percent of white homicide victims were killed by someone who’s white, and nearly 15 percent were killed by someone who’s black.
- It’s impossible to know just how many homicide victims are killed by police, because these killings are underreported and, in some cases, completely unreported.
But consider the source of Trump’s image: As blogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs found, the original source of the graphic appears to be a neo-Nazi who praises Adolf Hitler in his profile: “we Should have listened to the Austrian chap with the little moustache.” And the source cited in the tweet — the Crime Statistics Bureau in San Francisco — doesn’t appear to exist.
And there’s so much more to consider, so I highly suggest you read this article: Donald Trump’s black-on-black crime tweet is wrong in so many ways – Vox