So a week ago, some white nutjob shot up three Asian parlors and killed six Asian women and two whites. The Left exploded that this was just yet another example of "white male terrorism" and an "anti-Asian hate crime" even though the FBI said the motive wasn't racial.
Then there was a shooting in Boulder where 10 people were killed. At first, the Left thought it was another white man. But then it came out he was a Syrian immigrant and Islamist. And just like that...
Yes, the Right is bad on this too. (Although not as bad.) But for the love of God, can we put this to rest.
And no, whites are not more likely to be mass shooters. As Statista notes from the Mother Jones database, whites made up 66 of 122 shootings.
So yes, most mass shootings are done by whites. But whites make up 60.1 percent of the population. 66 divided by 122 is 54.5 percent. So by this standard, whites are actually slightly underrepresented. And that's just one standard that doesn't include mass shootings that are just by criminals committing crimes. If you include those, whites are even more underrepresented.
Lastly, I should note that the entire Mother Jones database adds up to only 975 fatalities in 30 some years. That's a little over 30 a year. In other words, about a fifth of the number of people who die by peanuts every year. Let's put this in perspective and not let the media dominate the narrative with endless hysteria.
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