In these cities, black arrest rates for violent crime are on average 9.6 times as common as white rates. The Latin rates average 2.7 times white rates.
“Racist cops!” shout the faithful. Murray responds with the “largest and most rigorous study” he can find:
The odds of arrest for white offenders is approximately 22% higher for robbery [and] 13% higher for aggravated assault . . . than they are for black offenders.
There are no equally good studies for murder, but in New York the black/white ratio in reports to police has recently been 14.8, higher than the arrest ratio of 11.6.
Murray adds: “Triangulating data indicates that the arrest rates reflect, and perhaps understate, race differences in violent criminal activity.”
There is really nothing to criticize about Murray’s presentation, although it will be ignored by those who most need to face up to that evidence.
In a final chapter, he goes beyond the data to speculate on what might happen “If We Don’t Face Reality.”
He believes the current double standard forbidding Whites from pursuing their group interests, while encouraging such behavior in other groups, is a lesser evil than Whites starting to behave like everybody else. In his own words: “If Whites adopt identity politics, disaster follows.”
But disaster for whom? Not for Whites. Murray acknowledges:
If a minority consisting of 13 percent of the population can generate as much political energy and solidarity as America’s Blacks have, what happens when a large proportion of the 60 percent of the population that is White begins to use the same playbook?
The final chapter of Facing Reality is, unintentionally, the most encouraging argument in favor of white identity politics that I have ever read.