A tweet from journalist Radley Balko,
This is wrong: http://t.co/ygBuLX8VIz Nearly all mass shooters are men, but whites are actually under-represented: http://t.co/JkuZccjpJz
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) May 30, 2014
That's a response to Salon's
White guy killer syndrome: Elliot Rodger’s deadly, privileged rage
Can I go ahead and scream yet? It's time for America to admit what it's long resisted: White male privilege kills
By Brittney Cooper, Salon, May 27, 2014
I've dealt with this myth in an article called Jezebel: “Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People?” No, We've Noticed You Promoting It and the related "all serial killers are white" myth in Grim Sleepers? MSM And Hollywood Shut Eyes To Black Serial Killers.
In fact, white privilege kills almost nobody, whereas the varieties of black privilege enshrined in Civil Rights law and the Criminal Justice system kill a lot of people.
See Civil Rights Law Doesn't Care If You Die and Troy Davis, Lawrence Brewer, Wyatt Matthews And The Disparate Death Penalty.
This is who Salon author Brittney Cooper is, and why she thinks that way:
Brittney Cooper is a contributing writer at Salon, and teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers. Follow her on Twitter at @professorcrunk.
But white people who work for Salon think that way, too.