Here's what's being promoted by one of Nick Denton's GawkerMedia websites:
When anyone who isn't a white and relatively well-off man strides into a public place and guns down innocent civilians, we attack his race and/or religious beliefs before we bury his victims in the ground. But when yet another privileged white guy storms into a school or movie theater and kills dozens of people, we assume there's something wrong with his brain instead of wondering whether his murderous rage has anything to do with good ol' American macho entitlement. Are we ready to talk about it yet? Let's.
Of course, no one in the American mainstream is willing to attack the “race and/or religious beliefs” of a mass murderer, even if it’s totally relevant. George W. Bush’s response to 9/11 included a quick visit to a mosque, General George Casey’s response to the Fort Hood Massacre was to say “as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
We actually do mention these things at VDARE.com, but no one else does.
This is hardly the first time we've questioned what makes white middle-class dudes more prone to shooting up public spaces; last summer, after the Aurora movie theater massacre, Hugo Schwyzer wrote that "the fact that these white male mass murderers felt so confident choosing public spaces to commit their crimes reflects a powerful truth about the culture in which they were raised.”
It’s nonsense. Have I noticed that white dudes keep mass murdering people? No, I've noticed that when there is a rare crime committed by a "White Dude" it's massively promoted in the media. Crimes of the same kind, committed by blacks or Asian and Hispanic immigrants, do not receive this promotion.
This applies to black serial killers:
It also applies to black mass shooters. Here's a Mother Jones page that promises A 30-year timeline of mass shootings, with photos of the killers.[By Mark Follman, Gavin Aronsen, and Deanna Pan, December 15, 2012 ]
But it doesn't have photos for all of them, and there is only one black face. Here are eight photographs omitted from the Mother Jones page, which would have made it look more like America as it is today.(Victim numbers include wounded.)
|Maurice Clemons +5 victims||Charles Lee Thornton +8 victims|
|Colin Ferguson +25 victims||Clifton McCree +5 victims|
|Hastings Arthur Wise +7 victims||William D. Baker + 9 victims|
|Omar Thornton + 11 victims||Nathan Dunlap +4 victims|
Also omitted by Mother Jones—photographs of four Asians, three Hispanics, and two immigrant Muslims.(Most of these fall into our Immigrant Mass Murder Category—the exception being a Japanese-American in Hawaii.)
None of these have pictures on Mother Jones:
|Arturo Reyes Torres||Silvio Izquierdo-Leyva|
|Sulejman Talovic||Jiverly Wong|
Included by Mother Jones: pictures of 16 white people, one with orange hair, and one posed in front of a swastika.
Every other white shooter on the list was motivated by something else.
Black shooters who definitely gave race as their motive.
Notably, Omar Thornton's victims were investigated posthumously by the media and by the Manchester Police to see if they were racist—as he claimed before murdering them. They were posthumously cleared.
Even more notably, Colin Ferguson, an immigrant from Jamaica, tried to use his racial motive as a defense in his trial. He called it the "Black Rage" defense.
So yes, Gawker Media, we have noticed something. But it was something you didn't want us to notice.
James Fulford [Email him] is a writer and editor for VDARE.com.