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Thunderstorm wrote:The Hate Crime data is very skewed against us. I don't think it's intentional, but it's not accurate. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen, please understand that. Even Texas' Most Wanted list shows pictures of obvious Hispanics and lists their race right under it as 'white'. That makes a significant portion of the Most Wanted list 'white' when it isn't the case at all.
One thing about Hispanic or Latino people is that they are considered a culture and racially are made up of a cluster of different races, including white, black, mixed race and other races. In addition, the Hispanic population, while growing, only represents like 17% of the population. 72-17=55. That's still a white majority in the US. And while they are more prone to violent crimes due to socioeconomic standing, I don't think you can lay the entire blame on them. My understanding of white would be of European origin, and from the etymology of "Hispanic" I would think that some sort of origin in Europe might be involved there.
Just from that same 2009 source cited earlier
In 2009, law enforcement reported 1,050 offenses were committed based on the perceived ethnicity or national origin of the victim. Of these offenses:
62.3 percent were motivated by anti-Hispanic bias.
37.7 percent resulted from anti-other ethnicity/national origin bias. (Based on Table 1.)
This isn't just people being murdered here. There's more to crime than killing. The stats are for all crimes, which includes intimidation and vandalism. It's not really about people killing people, it's about people acting like dicks towards other people too.