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Murder: 2013 and Beyond

African-Americans commit murder at a disproportionately high rate in comparison with whites, Asians, and Hispanics. This is well-trodden territory in true right-wing circles and perhaps the Reader is familiar with the 13-do-50 meme, but it is always important to review the fundamentals. Conservatives, if they even admit these statistics are true, will chalk this up as a direct result of Democrat leadership. Leftists of all flavors will say it’s a result of institutional racism. Both of these theses are discussed in my post about Detroit and metropolitan decline.

Down here, in reality, the disproportionate rate is due to blacks having, on average, a greater predisposition toward aggressive behavior than the other races, perhaps stemming from their higher testosterone levels. Who knows, I doubt this will be a big branch of research in the coming years, even if it would answer many questions and render scientific research as a valid use of taxpayer dollars.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collects comprehensive statistics from across the country every single year in what’s called the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). I, a visionary and genius, think it’s a good idea to look at the data and understand what it says. I know, how radical.

Anyway, the data is compiled in my workbook.

2013-18 FBI UCR Homicide Data
Race Murders % of Total Pop. % Multiple Per 100k
“White” 17,867 47.4 76.5 62% 7.19
Hispanic 4,786 12.7 18.3 69% 8.33
Black 17,921 47.5 13.4 355% 41.68
“White” – Hispanic 13,081 34.7 60.4 57% 6.61

This is all of the homicide data from 2013 to 2018. As the Reader can see, blacks commit 355 percent more homicide than we would predict if each race were to commit a fair share of the crime. Moreover, as one can see, blacks are only 13 percent of the population but commit about half of all murders — 13 really do be doin’ 50.

Moreover, blacks commit murder at a rate approximately 400 and 531 percent higher than Hispanics and whites, respectively. It’s worth noting that, in my post comparing the 15 whitest and blackest cities, the black/white multiple was 573 percent, quite close to the one found in this dataset of the whole country. This makes me quite confident that my estimation is on the right track, despite my fuzzy “white” minus Hispanic math[1].

All this is to say: yes, blacks commit violent crimes at a disproportionate rate when compared with other races. The Reader and everyone he knows avoid “bad” neighborhoods for this exact reason and it’s the correct intuition. Black neighborhoods do the crime, and often. This is true all over the world, all the time.

One has to disfigure and wrap their brain into a pretzel to get around these numbers. Most liberals I’ve approached with these statistics, if we’re in private, simply say “yeah, I know.” The truly ideological leftist, however, will turn into the Manchurian candidate and begin spouting nonsense about how race is a social construct or will give some unfalsifiable version of racism that’s rooted in Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle.

Anyway, such are the murder rates. One can do with this information what they want.


  1. The recording of white crime is often misleading, as most cities across the country still label people who are genetically Hispanic as white. As of 2013, Hispanics became a separate category in the UCR, giving us a slightly better understanding of crime distribution. However, it’s still likely that “white” crimes contain many hundreds or thousands of Hispanic crimes across the country, each year. Indeed, the “white”, black, and Hispanic murder categories add up to 107.6 percent, lots of overlap. Moreover, we can be quite sure that almost zero Hispanic crimes are actually perpetrated by whites, as essentially zero obviously white men identify as Hispanic and, as is obvious with mulatto African-Americans, people who are not starkly white often choose to identify as non-white.So, in an attempt to overcome this misrepresentation of whites in the crime statistics, I simply subtracted the Hispanic numbers from the white numbers, although this is likely an underestimate for the Hispanic effect on white crime rates. There is probably a more nuanced way to do this, such as finding Hispanic and white incarceration rates for murder, but, quite frankly, I don’t care enough and it’s missing the forest for the trees.

2018: A Black and White World

Donald Trump believes it’s a good idea to let criminals out of jail/prison and it’s essentially illegal to talk about racial crime rates in America, but I thought I’d take some time to parse the 2018 FBI crime statistics by Metropolitan Area. As jaded and bored of crime statistics as we might become, these numbers are still TrueFacts™ and it’s important we shove them in the face of the uninitiated every chance we get.

In case the Reader is new: African-Americans commit crimes, particularly violent ones, at a disproportionately high rate when compared to whites, Asians, and Hispanics. It usually goes blacks > Hispanics > whites > East Asians. The following article is a comparison of the top 15 whitest and blackest cities in America to provide more evidence for this thesis. My workbook is here.

Black Cities

My table of the 15 blackest cities in the United States.[1] It contains the number and rate of violent crime[2], murder and nonnegligent manslaughter[3], and rape[4] — with the averages bolded in the middle.

City % Black Population Violent Crime Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter Rape VC Rate Murder Rate Rape Rate
Detroit, MI 82.7 671,275 13478 261 988 2007.82 38.88 147.18
Albany, GA 71.6 72,594 809 15 28 1114.42 20.66 38.57
Baltimore, MD 63.7 605,436 11100 309 361 1833.39 51.04 59.63
Memphis, TN 63.3 652,226 12674 186 491 1943.19 28.52 75.28
New Orleans, LA 60.2 396,374 4611 147 681 1163.3 37.09 171.81
Montgomery, AL 60 198662 1216 29 39 612.09 14.6 19.63
Average 58.8 321853 4508 107 270 1278.3 31.4 78.1
Baton Rouge, LA 58.5 224,790 2067 79 74 919.52 35.14 32.92
Wilmington, DE 58 71,157 1099 23 14 1544.47 32.32 19.67
Flint, MI 56.6 95,677 1739 32 130 1817.57 33.45 135.87
Shreveport, LA 54.7 190808 1588 49 123 832.25 25.68 64.46
Portsmouth, VA 52.6 94218 749 20 44 794.96 21.23 46.7
Atlanta, GA 52.3 496106 3814 88 245 768.79 17.74 49.38
Harrisburg, PA 51.9 49147 531 15 72 1080.43 30.52 146.5
Washington D.C. 47.7 702455 6613 160 445 941.41 22.78 63.35
St. Louis, MO 47.6 306,875 5,525 187 309 1800.41 60.94 100.69

I understand that this is ugly. I just need to post all of the data for proof, and the summary data will be in the comparison section below.

White Cities

My table for the 15 whitest cities in the United States.[5] It contains the number and rate of violent crime, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, and rape — with the averages bolded in the middle.

City % White Population Violent Crime Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter Rape VC Rate Murder Rate Rape Rate
Boise City, ID 82.6 229,265 635 1 173 276.97 0.44 75.46
Scottsdale, AZ 81 254,961 422 7 122 165.52 2.75 47.85
Lincoln, NE 80.6 288,589 1045 6 283 362.11 2.08 98.06
Madison, WI 74.5 258,455 1043 5 116 403.55 1.93 44.88
Scranton, PA 73.7 77,827 811 2 43 1042.05 2.57 55.25
Lexington-Fayette, KT 71.8 325579 982 22 243 301.62 6.76 74.64
Portland, OR 71 657260 3418 25 438 520.04 3.8 66.64
Average 69.4 336,031 1,804 17 222 529.33 4.66 65.99
Colorado Springs, CO 68.7 471,124 2617 32 483 555.48 6.79 102.52
Fort Wayne, IN 68.3 267634 1024 40 131 382.61 14.95 48.95
Henderson, NV 67 309586 583 15 65 188.32 4.85 21
Seattle, WA 65.3 742,759 5,052 32 292 680.17 4.31 39.31
Wichita, KS 63.1 391,726 4,622 38 378 1179.91 9.7 96.5
Reno, NV 60.9 252341 1636 6 174 648.33 2.38 68.95
Chandler, AZ 59.1 255,986 606 4 146 236.73 1.56 57.03
Lubbock, TX 52.8 257,372 2,565 13 239 996.61 5.05 92.86

Summary: Black v. White

Caveat: general violent crime and rape can be underreported by a large percentage, murder cannot. The African-American “no-snitching” culture is going to result in an underrepresentation of crimes that don’t have obvious physical evidence, such as a corpse. So, the violent crime minus murder is likely underreported while murder is our most accurate metric for comparison.

Anyway, I compiled the worst three (highest rates) white and black cities for comparison.

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One can see from this picture that the three most violent white cities are hardly comparable to their black counterparts.

15 Blackest v. 15 Whitest
Race Violent Crime Rate Murder Rate Rape Rate
Black 1278.269 31.372 78.110
White 529.334 4.661 65.994
BW Multiple 141.5% 573.1% 18.4%

Comparing all 15 whitest and blackest cities, it appears that blacks commit rape only 18 percent more than whites. I believe this is explained by the caveat in the first paragraph of this section. Additionally, blacks commit all violent crimes about 142 percent more than whites.

The kicker, though, is murder, the crime which always has hard evidence and is solved much more often than other violent crimes. The 15 blackest cities commit murder at a staggering 573 percent greater clip than white cities.

Although, all of this is to be expected. Blacks have been committing about the same, disproportionate rate of crime for several decades across the country. For some evidence of this, I compiled the last six years of homicide data in this post, showing that blacks commit murder about 531 percent more than whites, which is on a par with the rate shown in this article.

The great American cities of the twentieth century are currently warzones.


  1. A list of 110 blackest cities in the United States. I went down the list, looking to see if each city was available from the FBI. If the city did not provide their crime data to the FBI, I used the data from the next available city. My list is ordered by descending black percentage and the averages are bolded in the middle.
  2. In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.
  3. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines murder and nonnegligent manslaughter as the willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another. The classification of this offense is based solely on police investigation as opposed to the determination of a court, medical examiner, coroner, jury, or other judicial body. The UCR Program does not include the following situations in this offense classification: deaths caused by negligence, suicide, or accident; justifiable homicides; and attempts to murder or assaults to murder, which are scored as aggravated assaults.
  4. Forcible rape, as defined in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Attempts or assaults to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.
  5. A list of the whitest (non-Hispanic) cities in America. As with the black table, if their data was not received by the FBI, I replaced it with the top available data of these “white” cities. The second list includes cities such as El Paso, which is 82 percent “white” but only 13.4 percent non-Hispanic white (more on El Paso in my post about “White Supremacy”). I skipped these “white” cities and found the ones that are actually white.After the list was made, I began removing the smallest cities on the list for bigger ones in order to equate the average size of black and white cities. My list is ordered by descending black percentage and the averages are bolded in the middle.

The Decline of Detroit: An American Mythos

The Decline of Detroit: An American Mythos

Much ink has been spilled on the decline of Detroit, once nicknamed “Paris of the West.” Conservatives credit its failures to Democratic leadership while Leftists of all flavors conclude it’s Big Racism—America’s largest industry. It is no secret that Detroit has had Democratic mayors and liberal politicians for several consecutive decades. Moreover, it’s no secret that America has a past of troubled race relations. Since neither liberal politicians nor racial animosity are declining in prevalence, this problem is one that needs to be addressed. Further, if properly tackled it might lead to deeper insights about the totality of metropolitan decline in America. Thus, the question: what happened to Detroit?

A Tale of Two Cities

In the early decades of the twentieth century, due in large part to Henry Ford, Detroit became one of the busiest and most populous cities in the world. In addition to her well-known automotive success, Detroit had a prospering defense industry leading up to and during the Second World War. Between the growth of these two enterprises, there simply were not enough workers to fill needs. Theoretically, this would cause an increase in bargaining power for the men with an ensuing increase in wages. However, if one has been following Capitalism, one already knows this was never going to happen. Instead, African-Americans (henceforth: blacks) were handed a memo, perhaps read aloud to them by the white messenger, and tens of thousands began arriving in Detroit every year. 

Minneapolis, one-half of what is known as the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the other half being the capital, Saint Paul, was founded as a city in 1856. It grew around Saint Anthony Falls, the highest waterfall on the Mississippi River, where the early pioneers derived much of the power for their lumber and milling industries. From the Minneapolis Wiki:

Millers have used hydropower elsewhere since the 1st century B.C., but the results in Minneapolis between 1880 and 1930 were so remarkable, the city has been described as “the greatest direct-drive waterpower center the world has ever seen.”

Cadwallader C. Washburn, founder of what is now General Mills, and Charles A. Pillsbury, founder of, believe it or not, The Pillsbury Company, were revolutionizing the flour industry. Minnesota’s flour products were considered at the time to be the best in the world.

Each of these cities, then, were the epicenter for their respective industries.

To give the Dear Reader an idea of their quality of life[1]:

Median Cost of a House and Median Income in 2018 Dollars
Year Michigan House Detroit Income Minnesota House Minneapolis Income
1950 $66,204 $36,103 $68,974 $32,071

Demolition/Demographic Men

In the handful of decades after Abraham Lincoln traitorously abandoned his desire to expatriate all blacks to West Africa and instead emancipated 3.5 million slaves, laying the groundwork for the 13th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution, 90 percent of all American blacks still lived in the South, only 6,000 of which made up a portion of Detroit’s 465 thousand people. Crunching the numbers, Detroit in 1910 was 98.8 percent white, which is illegally homogenous by twenty-first-century standards. Quickly, by 1930, Detroit found itself “home” to 120 thousand blacks, climbing to 7.7 percent of the total population.

Detroit peaked circa 1950 with a population of 1.85 million people, making it the fourth-largest city in America. Of this group, 1.55 million were white, which was approximately 83.6 percent of the total population. The number of blacks in the city had ballooned to 300 thousand, or 16.2 percent. A young white boy in 1910 would notice that only one in one hundred of his neighbors were black, but, as an adult, almost two out of ten of his neighbors would be black.

This surge came about smack-dab in the middle of the Great Migration, wherein approximately six million blacks left the rural South for the cities in Northeast, Midwest, and Western America now that they were no longer allowed to be slaves. The white population of Detroit grew 237 percent between 1910 and 1950, but the black population grew 4,908 percent—almost 50-fold. 

Minneapolis differed substantially, although it too grew rapidly. The entire state of Minnesota contained only 1.75 million people in 1900 but had more than 3.41 million by 1960. However, their influx of immigration was almost entirely German, Norwegian, Irish, and Swedish—what Ben Franklin would call a swarthy group. The city of Minneapolis housed 522 thousand people in 1950, of which 513 thousand were white, equaling an illicit 98.4 percent. Only 6,807 blacks were living in the city at the time, a population too small to fill the Minneapolis Auditorium

Minneapolis and Detroit, while much different, had similar trajectories in the mid-twentieth century. Both economies saw quasi-exponential growth and a good white man of moral character could easily provide for a family on a single income. Quality of life in these two respective areas was as good as it got.

Today, Detroit is the swampy grundle of the American body on a 105-degree day[2]. 

Median Cost of a House and Median Income in 2018 Dollars
Year Michigan House Detroit Income Minnesota House Minneapolis Income
1950 $66,203.59 (state) $36,103.14 $68,974.22 (state) $32,070.84
2018 $43,845.38 (city) $28,517.94 $204,577.63 (city) $67,303.68

The median income and median cost of a house in Minneapolis have increased by 110 and 197 percent, respectively, since 1950. This is a bit unfortunate for those who’d like to buy a house in Minneapolis, but that happens when white people want to live in a place, even if some are hipster troglodytes. 

For Detroit, the median income and median cost of a house have dropped by 21 and 34 percent, respectively.

Additionally, Minneapolis has a current poverty rate of 20.7 percent compared to 37.9 percent for Detroit. Juxtaposing the 70-year decay of Detroit with the prosperity of Minneapolis, it must be asked: Democrats or the haunting specter of racism?

Democratic Leadership

The Conservative Argument, verbatim, “if you want to see what happens when you let only Democrats run a city, look at Detroit.” What would a native of the Twin Cities think of this? What would the troglodytic, septum-pierced deviants covered in tattoos, zipping around Uptown or Northeast Minneapolis on their $2,000 bicycles think of this? 

The vast majority of the citizens in the Minneapolis metro claim to be at least liberal, whatever that means at their time and place, and their apolitical neighbors fill out a Democratic ballot when pressed at the voting booth. Further, Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton in the Minnesota Democratic Caucuses of 2016, which was centered around the Twin Cities and Universities of St. Cloud and Duluth. Moreover, Democratic Caucus votes doubled that of Republican votes in the state of Minnesota.

Regarding the historical voting patterns of each city, starting with the first Democrat elected in the 1940s, nearly identical trends arise. Of the 74 years since 1945, Minneapolis has had a Democratic mayor for 64 years, which is 86.5 percent of the time. It can also be noted that Minneapolis had a Socialist Party mayor named Thomas Van Lear from 1917-19. Detroit, in the 71 years since 1948, has had a Democratic mayor for 59 years, 83.1 percent of the time. Yet, despite its favor toward Democratic leaders, Minneapolis is a sanctuary compared to Detroit. Perhaps the argument is consequently shifted: the leaders of Detroit are more left-wing than those of Minneapolis. The Writer is both dubious and curious, how one would quantify such a claim? 

To contrast with Minnesota, Michigan voters favored Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries as well, but only by 1.4 points over Hillary Clinton. In Minnesota, Sanders had an advantage of 23.4 points. Additionally, as a percentage of their respective GDP’s:

A conservative might rebut, “hey but so, look! Michigan spends more on education, that’s a huge waste of their money!” This would imply that throwing cash at the students of Detroit, 83 percent of which are black, is wasteful. To that one might rebut, “what are you, some kind of racist?”

Assuming education spending is detrimental, a discrepancy of less than one percent would not explain the bulk of Detroit’s foibles. Moreover, the importance of “good” teachers has been studied. The quality of a teacher is largely irrelevant once the student is in his/her teens, i.e., a teacher can have a drastic effect with youngins, but as the student’s genetic predispositions become more crystallized, we see negligible results from teaching prowess. And, to address the some-students-can’t-even-afford-pencils mantra: Aristotle didn’t have a pencil when he was studying at Plato’s Academy. But seriously, more money is spent on black students than their white peers. The quality of the student is paramount in schoolroom success.

The Writer asks rhetorically, does the extra 0.5 percent in Michigan’s healthcare and pensions spending explain why Detroit has the third-highest murder rate and second-highest violent crime rate in America?

Minneapolis history renders The Conservative Argument vacuous. So, was a racist poltergeist the cause of Detroit’s decline?

Redlining at 1968 RPM

Racism is a word used to describe a near-infinite number of events, behaviors, and ideas. However, redlining should theoretically be one of the more tangible instances of overtly racial action because it is measurable and written with ink. The Dear Reader, scholar that he is, has undoubtedly heard of redlining, but it is the act of barring access to specific neighborhoods for a certain group; in this case, eliminating the ability for blacks to buy/rent property in white communities through restrictive covenants. 

Before this is investigated the Writer shall ask, what is abhorrent about redlining? Why is it such an immoral act for a community of whites to say “no, you can live anywhere else, but this area is ours.” It is utterly normal for blacks to desire to be around only their own. Why then, is it absurd for whites to want such an environment?

Those questions aside, how bigoted was Detroit? If it were chock-full of racist whites, foaming at the mouth like rabid pit bulls trying to keep blacks out, we should see a particularly low rate of black homeownership[3] in Michigan compared to the rest of the country. Of course, we do not.

Year Michigan Minnesota US Blacks US Total Total/Black Multiple
2000 50.7% 31.5% 46.3% 66.2% 1.43
1990 47.7% 30.9% 43.4% 64.2% 1.48
1980 52.5% 36.6% 44.4% 64.4% 1.45
1970 53.4% 41.9% 41.6% 62.9% 1.51
1950 39.5% 46.2% 34.5% 55.5% 1.61
Average 49% 37% 42% 63% 1.50

Blacks were clearly better equipped to buy houses in Detroit (67 percent of Michigan blacks lived in Detroit in 1950, today it’s about 38 percent) when compared with the whole of the country, so why is redlining perceived as such a devastating practice? The worst offender on the list is New York with 11 percent black householders compared with 37.9 percent for the state. By 1990, it climbed to 24.7 percent for blacks while the state’s rate improved to 52.2 percent. Relatively speaking, that is not a large improvement.

On the nation-wide Redlining Question, one would have to show that areas with many instances of restrictive covenants correlated strongly with low black homeownership throughout the broader area, not just the individual neighborhood being restricted. Additionally, it also needs to be shown that this restriction not only correlated with but caused a general lack of black success. Detroit’s case for the perils of redlining is particularly weak. For every decade above, black homeownership in Michigan is higher than the national mean for blacks by an average of 7.3 percent. 

Minnesota is an altogether different case. Almost 50 percent of all Minnesota blacks owned houses in 1950, yet only 24.8 percent did in 2018—despite passing a state law in 1953 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibiting restrictive covenants. Why did Minnesota have such a high rate of black homeownership during her redlining peak?

The Writer’s hypothesis is that the blacks capable of moving out of the South into Minnesota, which clearly wanted nothing to do with them, were much smarter and more competent than the average black involved in the Great Migration. Almost half of these blacks owned a house in a state which, only a couple of decades prior, sterilized thousands in Faribault state hospital after passing a eugenics law (not against blacks specifically, but it says much about their collective mindset), had a stint with the KKK in the 1920s, and began restrictive covenants in 1910, a few of which weren’t discovered until 2017.

The blacks who made their way to Minnesota and managed to buy a house with all of that going against them must have represented the talented tenth of all blacks, just as the black scholar and Pan-Africanist W.E.B. Du Bois hypothesized in 1903. Du Bois believed this talent was mostly derived from continuing education and political action. The Writer believes it to originate, more fundamentally, in genetic predispositions.

One can quantify this simply: with a mean IQ of 85 and a standard deviation of ~13 (see 100 years of IQ research and a recent article from Steve Sailer), this would place the talented tenth blacks (TTBs) at a skew-right mean of ~101—just about the standard for whites. Therefore, the talented, conscientious blacks mostly fit in with normal whites during this time, or they at least weren’t causing such a ruckus that whites abandoned their homelands to avoid any proximity with The Enrichers.

The reason black homeownership rates dropped so precipitously in Minnesota is because of how quickly the housing value increased in Minneapolis, a sign that the economy continued its explosion, and the increasingly normal body of black immigration was never able to keep pace.

Detroit was artificially inflated with a black population so rapidly that the white Detroit natives would rather flee than worry about their flourishing economy. Minnesota saw drastically slower black migration in the twentieth century, giving whites time to keep their economic foothold. Moreover, the more normal blacks arriving in post-redlining Minnesota are largely incapable of thriving in her white economy, at least in comparison to their TTB counterparts from the mid-century. Minnesota blacks went from predominantly TTBs to starkly mediocre, bringing their living standards back in line with the rest of the country.

If one were to be an abominable person and assume, for argument’s sake, that redlining did not significantly harm the black population, one would expect that the current rate of black homeownership countrywide resembles the past. Indeed, the current rate of black homeownership was 41.4 percent in 2017 and 34.5 percent in 1950. The African-American population has had more than 50 years to grow after redlining was outlawed, yet the rate has hardly budged.

So, if pressed to call one state more “racist” than the other, one might lean toward Minnesota. Additionally, it could be argued (easily with the data for Michigan[4] and Minnesota) that redlining positively correlated with success, not failure, of the broader population. Redlining was outlawed more than 50 years ago and blacks still cannot match their white counterparts, so restrictive covenants do not help us understand Detroit’s demise. The question stands.

What happened to Detroit?

White Flight

A phenomenon wherein whites will evacuate or create new towns to avoid living in close proximity with non-whites, particularly blacks. It is so ubiquitous that even Wikipedia has documented its occurrences in Africa, Europe, Oceania, and North America—almost every place in which it could possibly happen.

The mid-twentieth century was the expiration of legal segregation and most of the politicians in wholly white areas, Europe and the Northern United States, became increasingly queasy and outspoken against Jim Crow, apartheid, and whites-only water fountains, as if it is utterly preposterous that a square foot of the planet’s surface be set aside for whites. However, those who were not in favor of ending these segregationist policies were the ones near blacks. This must be repeated. The whites who rubbed elbows with blacks were the ones who instituted legal segregation and fought for its continuation across the globe. The whites who had no interaction with non-TTBs (or any blacks at all) on a daily or even yearly basis were the only whites opining for desegregation.

Now the Reader begins to see the bigger picture, Detroit’s chief problem since 1950 is that whites want nothing to do with her. The capitalists of Detroit filled their factories with blacks and the native whites, watching their neighborhoods get carpet-bombed with seemingly foreign bodies, began creating suburbs outside of the city. The capitalists got their labor, but at what cost?

A Brief History of Violence

In 1942, a mostly peaceful protest of at least 1,000 whites occurred in Detroit, kick-started by the prospect of black families moving into the new Sojourner Truth Projects. Recall that Detroit contained only 6,000 blacks in 1910, but 300 thousand by 1950. Whites did not want competition for their jobs and most certainly did not want blacks in their neighborhoods. 

The following year, Detroit’s white population again protested the rapid demographic changes in their neighborhoods. This time, however, it became riotous and lasted three days, not quelled until the Michigan National Guard was called. The result was 1,800 arrests, 433 injuries, and 34 deaths.

Remarkable, too, is that whites in Beaumont, Texas rioted for the same reason just a week earlier, resulting in over 200 arrests, 50+ injuries, and three deaths. Their kick-starter was the rumor of a black-on-white rape. Although, that was an absurd notion. Black guys never commit interracial crimes—except when blacks choose white victims in 64 percent of robberies, 52 percent of assaults, and 59 percent of rapes. Whites choose 92, 97, and 95 percent white victims for these crimes, respectively[5].

Harlem blacks followed suit and began rioting on August 1 of the same year, resulting from a rumor that a white policeman killed a black soldier. There were 600 arrests and six deaths. It’s clear to anyone with a room-temperature IQ that the riotous sentiments across the country were lying dormant and needed only weak catalysts. Blacks have not lost their desire to riot, but the deracinated white man no longer protests for overtly ethnic reasons.

In 1966, seven blacks gathered at the intersection of two streets, and cops, knowing what they do, asked this gaggle of blacks to disperse. Hundreds of rioters began arriving over the next two days until they were rained out. It doesn’t appear that there were any serious injuries or deaths.

Then in 1967, police raided an unlicensed drinking club, finding a large party of 82 people, and began arresting these layabouts. Several onlookers, specifically William Walter Scott III, a doorman whose father ran the club, incited violence against the police. In case it isn’t clear who started this riot, the crowd began looting the adjacent clothing store. Unfortunately, this kerfuffle began in the wee hours of July 23, a Sunday morning, and it took hours before the relevant authorities were alert. This continued through July 28, ceasing only after the 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, Michigan Army National Guard, Michigan State Police, and Detroit Police Department had become involved. The authorities sustained 16 casualties and 493 injuries, while the civilians took 696 injuries and 23 deaths.

Let us not forget Martin Luther King Jr., the patron saint of uppity blacks (and whites, for that matter), was killed on April 4, 1968. Naturally, blacks across the country took to the street. More specifically, 111 cities began spontaneously rioting. Detroit’s was rather tame, resulting in only a single death out of the dozens across the country, but whites saw the writing on the wall. It had been over 20 years since whites first protested and rioted for their city, but Detroit’s leadership was going to let blacks continue to take her for their own.

To Conclude

In 1950 there were 1.55 million whites in Detroit. By 1960, more than 360 thousand had flown the coop. Through the next decade, another 344 thousand. As if the mere appearance of blacks weren’t damning enough, blacks began rioting in the 60s because, well, that is what they do. Because of this behavior, 437 thousand whites left in the 70s. By 2018, almost 95.7 percent of whites had deserted Detroit city—only 67 thousand remain.

For Minneapolis, only 1.3 percent of their population was black in 1950, just under seven thousand. While the number of black bodies in Minnesota increased to 53,344 in 1980, they were still only 1.3 percent of the state’s population. Minneapolis currently sits at a semi-manageable (this link is maddening) 18.9 percent black.

In Detroit’s case, Civil Rights activists got what they wanted, access for blacks to a white area. However, a peculiar thing occurred. Within a couple of decades, Detroit became the worst city in America.

  • Poverty: the haunting presence of poverty was absent in the quasi-utopian Detroit of the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Redlining: Michigan blacks have always owned houses at a disproportionately high rate compared with the African-American average.
  • Racism: Detroit had a black mayor from 1974 to 2014, eradicating any possibility of there being a cabal of whites actively suppressing the success of black citizenry.
  • Leftism: the case can easily be made that Minneapolis is more left-wing than Detroit, should that be at all quantifiable.

Perhaps Detroit isn’t actually a bad area, only a black one. A better question might be: is Detroit an anomaly? Below are four European countries with median incomes well below Detroit’s, plus a few of the whitest and blackest cities in the US, ordered by ascending murder rates per 100 thousand people (countries, cities).

Country/City Black Population (%) Median Income Murder Rate
Italy 4% $20,085 0.67
Poland 1% $15,338 0.8
Croatia 2% $16,231 1.1
Hungary 1% $12,445 2.5
Portland, OR 6% $61,532 3.8
Fargo, ND 6% $50,561 4
Billings, MT 1% $55,585 7.2
Minneapolis, MN 19% $55,720 7.2
Springfield, MO 5% $34,775 9.5
Flint, MI 54% $26,330 33.4
New Orleans, LA 60% $38,721 37.1
Detroit, MI 79% $27,838 38.9
Baltimore, MD 63% $46,641 51
St. Louis, MO 48% $38,664 60.9

The worst of the white offenders is Springfield, Missouri, which has a murder rate of 9.5 per 100 thousand people. This is well above the US average of five. However, the least murderous majority-black city on the list is Flint, Michigan, with a rate of 33.4, which is 2.5x higher than Springfield’s and 5.7x the US average. St. Louis, on the other hand, has a murder rate 5.4x higher than Springfield’s and is 15x more murderous than Portland.

In hindsight, it appears the first word in Great Migration was used only numerically. Blacks were allowed to migrate en masse into several of the greatest American cities, and what has become of them?

The Good Blacks Paradox. Blacks are smart, competent, good people, which is why we need more of them in academia, corporations, sports, media, entertainment, communities, and our bedrooms. However, neighborhoods/institutions that are predominantly black are worse in every quantifiable metric than ones predominantly white. Therefore, it’s imperative that we let blacks into white-dominated areas to help the bla- to enrich the whites, who are doing better in every way but will benefit greatly from the addition of the blacks, who are failing miserably.

In the Writer’s remarkably humble opinion, Man does not shed his genetics when he steps on foreign soil. The answer to the Detroit Question: politicians failed to keep it sufficiently white. This answer provides us with a lens through which we can understand many of America’s major failures. Additionally, the implicit assumption when one asks why Detroit is Hell on Earth is that a predominantly black city should not be like Detroit, but why should this be assumed? Wakanda is a fiction.

White politicians gave blacks complete access to some of the world’s most prosperous cities and within a few decades, the country has several slums hardly distinguishable from Haiti or Cameroon. As Teddy K. said, “the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and its consequences have been a disaster for the white race.”

The irony: since this country’s elite are hellbent on turning America into various shades of brown, Minneapolis will resemble Detroit in a couple of decades should its current influx of Africans continue.


  1. Median income is from the same 1950 Census reports linked in the Demolition/Demographic Men section.
  2. The current data for the cost of a housing unit is specific to the city while the most precise data for 1950 included the whole state, so the two time periods are not perfectly comparable, but the trends are obvious.
  3. 1950-1990 (no data for 1960), 2000. I would’ve compared the black rate to the white rate directly, but the whites are hidden in the US total and do not have their own column. 
  4. As an aside, a particularly learned Reader might make the case that the absence of redlining helped Detroit blacks later on, as 60 percent of them owned a house in 2000. However, this is obviously a result of the incredible drop in household value and the subprime mortgage crisis. Confirming this, the Detroit homeownership rate receded after the 2008 crash to 41 percent by 2016, identical to that of the African-American average.
  5. This study is behind a paywall, but SciHub opens it for free.

Does the NBA Hate White People?

There has been a monumental paradigm shift occurring in the sport of basketball over several decades. I believe it has reached its summit, or at least I hope we’re close. Few have spoken up while many have stayed silent, possibly out of fear that they may be ostracized, fired, or worse, as is par for the course when one talks about diversity or makes a funny joke about AIDS. However, I believe most people are not even aware of what I am about to present, but it’s been right underneath their thin noses the whole time. The climate of the NBA has shifted so dramatically that it’s hardly recognizable from its roots. Just recently Oscar Robertson was asked about political activism in today’s sport, to which he responded, “where are the white athletes while this is happening?” My response to Oscar is, what white athletes?
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