Hispanic Crime: The Complete Debate

Hispanic Crime: The Debate by Ron Unz
The American Conservative, March 12, 2010 (Updated)

Compendium of Major Commentary, Listed in Chronological Order

His-Panic by Ron Unz
The American Conservative, March 2010

Jews and The American Conservative  by Hunter Wallace
Occidental Dissent (62 comments), January 26, 2010
“An important corollary is that Jews should be totally excluded from our media and organizations.”

According to The American “Conservative”, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is as Law Abiding as Mary Poppins
Statsholic Blog, January 27, 2010
“The American Conservative Article can be described as nothing more than a damned lie, carefully designed to dupe the gullible and weak minded.”

Et Tu Amcon?
Mansizedtarget.com, January 27, 2010
“Unz has demonstrated (again) a marked indifference to the survival of America as a coherent and historical entity.”

The myth of the myth of Hispanic lawlessness
The Inductivist, January 27, 2010
“The data closest to the act is self-report data.”

How Criminal Are Hispanics? by John Derbyshire
National Review Online, February 1, 2010
“…An impressive analysis…Data talks, b-s walks…”

Blacks Have High Crime Rates, What About Hispanics?
Al Fin Blog, February 1, 2010
“Unz suggests that there is very little difference in crime rates between “whites” and “hispanics”

The Bogus Crime Wave by Alexander Cockburn
The Nation, February 2, 2010
“It’s all nonsense. There’s no crime wave swollen by brown gangbangers to city-destroying proportions.”

Conservative analysis finds little evidence for ‘myth of immigrant lawlessness’ by Agustin Armendariz
California Watch, February 4, 2010
“Ron Unz, publisher of the American Conservative magazine, finds little
hard evidence to support the notion that Hispanics are more violent than
other segments of the population”

Ron Unz, Latinos, Liberals, and Scholarship by Katha Pollitt
The Nation, February 11, 2010
“Has Ron Unz discovered something new? No.”

Exchange: Pollitt and Alexander Cockburn on the Hispanic Crime Rate
The Nation, February 12, 2010
“Probably naívely, I thought it encouraging that a magazine founded by Pat Buchanan should devote its March cover and a substantial number of pages to a persuasive assault on right-wing hysteria about the supposedly astronomic crime rates of Hispanics in America.”

American Conservative Publisher Takes on the “Myth” of Immigrant Crime
Slate/The Slatest, Top stories of the day, February 18, 2010
“Ron Unz takes on, and takes down, one of the far-right’s most cherished doctrines”

Response to Unz by Roger D. McGrath
Chronicles (21 comments), February 18, 2010
“Kris Jensen’s moderately successful 1962 recording of ‘Torture’ kept running through my brain.”

Counterparties by Felix Salmon
Reuters, February 18, 2010
“Must-read piece in the American Conservative on hispanics and crime. Fantastic stuff”

Debunking the Myths of Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo about Latinos being Innate Criminals, Inborn Criminality
Raciality.com – and Brutality, February 19, 2010
“The author Ron Unz, is a white male that has lived all his life surrounded by Latinos in his neighborhood, and he survived to tell this incredible tale.”

The Myth of Hispanic Crime Rates by Heather Horn
The Atlantic Monthly/Atlantic Wire, February 19, 2010
“Unz debunks the high Hispanic crime rate myth…the piece requires a full reading.”

His-Panic by Radley Balko
Reason Magazine/Hit & Run (105 comments), February 19, 2010
“One of the more courageous endeavors I’ve seen from a political magazine in a long time.”

Myths about crime and immigration by David Freddoso
 Washington Examiner/Beltway Confidential, February 19, 2010
“If there is a problem of too much immigration, it doesn’t appear to be in the realm of violent crime.”

Latino Immigrants and Crime by Tyler Cowen (New York Times economics columnist)
Marginal Revolution, February 20, 2010
“An excellent article, full of good information.”

Hispanic Crime Rates
Alexandria, Crossroads of Civilization, February 20, 2010
“This is a nice piece to keep available as we will inevitably face the immigration issue again.”

Illegal Immigrants: Not So Scary by Steve Chapman
Chicago Tribune Columnist, February 21, 2010
“In Los Angeles, which is half Hispanic…the murder rate has plummeted to levels unseen since the tranquil years of the early 1960s”

USA Today, Et Cetera – Smart insights on the news of the day
USA Today (Print Edition), February 22, 2010

Unzism, A Dangerous Doctrine by Matthew Roberts and Steve Burton
Chronicles (56 comments), February 22, 2010
“Why would Unz deliberately distort data to minimize the phenomenon of Hispanic crime? Ideology remains a powerful force, and Unz’s ‘His-Panic’ fits into his overall vision of ‘Unzism.’

Un mito sobre latinos by Jorge Delgado
La Opinion (Spanish Language), February 23, 2010

His-Panic (Republished)
LewRockwell.com, February 24, 2010

“Jihad” in Jackson Heights by David Kramer
LewRockwell.com, February 24, 2010
“I live in Jackson Heights, so I can attest to the author’s observation that it is a very safe neighborhood”

Immigration: Facts vs. Ideology by Ron Unz
The American Conservative (29 comments), February 24, 2010

“I must admit I find it a bit odd that a publication such as Chronicles would devote so much space to such a blistering attack upon views seemingly shared by nearly all of America’s historical leaders across the last couple of centuries.”

Ron Unz Vanishes Hispanic Criminality…Not! by Edward S. Rubenstein
VDare.com, February 24, 2010
“Unfortunately, Unz’ analysis of the immigration/crime link suffers from the same ambiguities and inconsistencies as those he (rightly) dismisses.”

Response to Rubenstein by Ron Unz
The American Conservative (85 comments), February 26, 2010

“There are several strong caveats to Rubenstein’s finding.”

Chasing the Shadows, Editorial
The Waynesboro News Virginian, February 28, 2010
“This mirrors the experience in Waynesboro, where despite the surge in the ranks of Hispanics, one can’t help but notice the absence of bloodthirsty gangs roaming the streets.”

Ron Unz On Hispanic Crime: Nice Going, But So What? by Austin Bramwell
The American Conservative, March 1, 2010
“Given the disastrous consequences if Mr. Unz is wrong, immigration proponents have the burden or proving with reasonable certainty that immigration will not make Americans less safe.”

Reply to Unz by Steve Burton
What’s Wrong With the World, March 2, 2010
“As usual, Unz is playing fast and loose with the facts.”

Thoughts on Hispanic Crime by Richard Spencer
Alternative Right, March 3, 2010
“Demography is destiny, and the Latino demographic indicates that Hispanics will be filling up the prisons and committing the lion’s share crime in this country for decades and decades to come.

The Unzism Debate – Around the Web by Matthew Roberts
Conservative Heritage Times, March 3, 2010
“Many on the open-borders left championed Unz’s article, noting that it was published in a “conservative magazine”…More sober minds were not so optimistic.”

Model Minority? by Jason Richwine
Alternative Right, March 3, 2010
“Unz is wrong when he says that Hispanics are no more criminal than whites.”

Them vs. Unzism by Ron Unz
The American Conservative, March 4, 2010

A detailed response to Richwine, Burton, Spencer, and Bramwell

More on Hispanics and Crime by Jason Richwine
Alternative Right, March 4, 2010
“I want to correct a small but important error made originally by Ed Rubenstein and repeated by Unz in his response to me.”

More on the Hispanic-Crime Debate by John Derbyshire
National Review Online, March 5, 2010
“A few weeks ago I posted about Ron Unz’s inquiry into the question of Hispanic criminality. Rebuttals and counter-rebuttals have been bouncing round the blogosphere since.”

The Bogus Hispanic Crime Wave by Alexander Cockburn
Counterpunch, March 5, 2010
“There are at least about 50 million Hispanics in America, and they’re projected to become 25 percent of the total national population. Whether they have high crime rates or low crime rates is a huge issue for the future of America.”

The Great Hispanic Crime Debate by Jason Richwine
The American Enterprise/EnterpriseBlog, March 6, 2010
“To the extent that the PPIC report can corroborate anyone’s analysis, it is mine-not his-that is confirmed.”

The Great Hispanic Crime Debate by Richard Spencer
AltRight, March 6, 2010
“A great many pixels have bee spilt over Ron Unz’s March cover story in The American Conservative, ‘Hispanic’”

“Hispanics and Crime” by Matt Yglesias
ThinkProgress (55 comments), March 6, 2010
“Ron Unz has a fantastic piece in The American Conservative looking at the allegation that Hispanic immigration is leading to higher crime in the United States.”

Unz Again by Steve Burton
What’s Wrong with the World, March 8, 2010
“Ron Unz gets one thing right, a bunch of things wrong, and simply ignores the most damning part of my reply”

PPIC Data on Hispanic Incarceration (Plus P.S.) by Ron Unz
The American Conservative, March 9, 2010

“my age-adjusted incarceration estimates have now been calibrated by the hard data from California…and seemingly found to be 10% low”

One Last Note on the Hispanic Crime Debate by Jason Richwine
The American Enterprise/EnterpriseBlog, March 10, 2010
“Neither his state charts nor his numerical discussion ever mentioned the 15 to 44 age range”

The Myth of an ‘Immigrant Crime Wave’ by Mike A. Males
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, March 11, 2010
“CJCJ has taken a different approach to analyzing crime, but our conclusions strongly support Unz’s.”

Hispanic Crime Estimates by Ron Unz
The American Conservative, March 12, 2010

“This is complete nonsense…From the very beginning, I’d…stated that I was repeating all my calculations for the three different ranges 18-29, 15-34, and 15-44”

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