You may have come to the conclusion that there is a racism problem in America, and that white people are to blame, due to the recent abundance of national media coverage, protests, and popular phrases such as ‘White Silence is Violence.’
But this is not what any of the official statistics say.
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind recently tweeted a video from the Hate Crime Accountability Project, a group that has documented hate crimes in New York City to determine which group is most likely to perpetrate and if there have been consequences for the perpetrators.
The group found that 94% of Anti-Jewish Assaults in New York City from 2018 through 2022 were against Orthodox Jews, and 97% were perpetrated by other minorities.
The black hate crime perpetrator is especially prominent in anti-Jewish attacks, specifically in New York City. These attacks almost are never reported by national media outlets.
New York Police Department statistics for the first three-quarters of 2019 document 45 arrests for anti-Jewish hate crimes in New York City. One-third of those arrested were black Americans, while only making up 24% of the population of the city. Here are just a few fairly recent video examples:
Another attack on a Hasidic Jew in Williamsburg! This time on Warsoff Place next to Park Ave. READ the OJPAC Statement Regarding the Rise in Attacks on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn
The Truth About Anti-Asian Attacks
We have heard a lot about Anti-Asian attacks amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. Some media outlets blamed President Trump’s rhetoric, claiming without evidence that the rise in Anti-Asian biased incidents is fueled by President Trump referring to COVID-19 as the ‘Chinese Virus.’
Outside of the fact that almost every media outlet also used this label to describe the virus on numerous occasions, recent numbers show that the perpetrators of these recent attacks aren’t even Trump’s supporters. Most of the attackers probably haven’t even voted in their lives at all.
It’s important to note that Black-on-Asian attacks, especially in San Francisco, is nothing new. The Pulitzer prize-winning SF Gate once documented this ongoing issue in an article published in 2010.
In a list compiled of all of the attacks on Asians in the US where the offender was known and reported, most of the perpetrators of the crimes were black.
The most serious attack of them all, a mass stabbing of an Asian family at a Sam’s Club supermarket, was perpetrated by a Hispanic man. Imagine if that attack was perpetrated by a white man, what would the media say?