White nationalist demonstrators use shields as they clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. At least one person was arrested. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WASHINGTON—No surprise: the number of reported hate crimes in the United States has reached the highest it’s been in 12 years, the FBI recently reported. 

The Justice Department and FBI are required by the 1990 Hate Crime Statistics Act to publish an annual report on hate crime statistics across the country, and this year, according to published reports, more than 10,000 people reported that they were victims of hate crimes in 2020, a number that has been steadily rising over the last decade. Attacks targeting Black people rose to 2,755 from 1,930.

This comes as no surprise because White people fear their very “whiteness” is in danger of eradication, and they are lashing out. There is a declining proportion of the population in the United States who identify themselves as White—their birthrate is declining while non-White birthrates and immigration rates are increasing. White people don’t like the prospect of fewer privileges for themselves and are not taking it well.

For decades, going back to the 1960s and the infamous Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), law enforcement strategists worried, and directed nearly all government resources into policing “Black extremists” as the greatest domestic terrorism threat. They did this while ignoring what is now seen as the grave danger from so-called “disaffected” Whites—radical right-wingers, members of Q-Anon, the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters, the Oath Keepers, and other so-called “sovereign citizens” who either don’t recognize the authority of the federal government, or who want certain states or counties to secede from the union to form a nation by and for White people, first and foremost.


In order to ensure equality for all Americans regardless of their racial or ethnic backgrounds, Black leaders—preachers, politicians, the educated class—have convinced the masses that if White people begin to show some human kindness, that will constitute evidence that the work has begun to completely rebuild most major institutions in this country because those institutions are fundamentally biased.

The hateful behavior toward Black folks is seen everyday in not only official misconduct, but in everyday behavior by Whites of all ages from school children to experienced political leaders.

Individual, random White people now openly display their hatred. Dylan Roof, whose death penalty conviction for murdering nine Black worshipers in a historic Charleston, S.C., church in 2015 was upheld in federal court Aug. 25, admitted that he plotted the attack for months in order to spark a race war.

Republican Ohio U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance discarded all pretense of civility when he suggested that he has an advantage in the race because “our people hate the right people.” Mr. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” made the comment during an interview with “The American Conservative” magazine in late July.

There may be a scientific explanation of the behavior of White folks. In 1970 in her book “The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation,” psychiatrist Frances Cress Welsing says that White people fear “genetic annihilation” (some now call it “replacement”) by non-Whites, and that drives their conduct.

“Whites are afflicted with the genetic recessive and deficiency condition of skin albinism,” Dr. Welsing writes. “Because they are genetic recessive to all people of color, they feel themselves to be inferior to people and vulnerable to genetic annihilation.”

That means that White traits such as blue eyes, blond hair, and fair skin color, all recede to brown eyes, darker hair and darker skin color when Whites mate with non-Whites. This, Dr. Welsing insists, is what Whites fear, and what drives their need to “control and destroy people of color.”

“In the collective White psyche, Black males represent the greatest threat to White genetic survival because only males can impose sexual intercourse, and Black males have the greatest genetic potential to cause White genetic annihilation,” says Dr. Welsing.

The election of Donald J. Trump, the son of a man arrested after a 1927 Queens, New York Ku Klux Klan rally, exposed the tide of race hatred which had been mostly politely disguised until Mr. Trump’s racial “dog whistle” campaigns turned to open sirens.

Recently, in Salinas, California, White children collectively behaved as badly as adults. A student there said she’s heard racial slurs since elementary school. Now, as a freshman, she fears walking down the hallways of Alisal High School, she told USA Today.

Parents, students, educators, and community members attended the Salinas Union High School District (SUHSD) board meeting Aug. 24 to voice their concern regarding a group of students who allegedly defaced a Black doll during a school jamboree event.

The school children created an Instagram account for the doll that the students had named “Shaniqua.” Photos show markings on the doll that appear to be an ankle monitor bracelet drawn around the doll’s ankle and scribble marks on the face. In a video posted on TikTok, several students are seen stomping on the doll.

“I don’t want this to be minimized as just a joke or silly kids,” said Jordana Henry, a parent, teacher, and leader in the school’s Black Girl Magic Club, according to the newspaper. “This is White supremacy.”

The education arena has become a battleground in the racial “cold war”—that is a war with no shooting. The battleground is over what is called “critical race theory,” a body of legal scholarship and an academic movement among civil-rights scholars and activists who seek to critically examine race and law and to challenge mainstream American liberal approaches to racial justice.

More than 25 Republican-led states have passed or proposed restrictions on how teachers can discuss racism and sexism in a movement that started under Mr. Trump after The New York Times Magazine published its “1619 Project” in 2019.

“America is losing friendship throughout the world,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan advised in The Final Call newspaper Aug. 24. “The Government of America is losing control of the country’s institutions and losing power of her own mind,” the Minister stated. 

“America is losing control of her world. In desperation, she feels that her guns, rockets, bombs and technology will keep her kingdom in power. However, more powerful kingdoms than America had to lay their burden down when the time came and America is no different. Neither her bombs, guns or technology will sustain this country. Time is declaring that America had better change or the end is upon her,” the Muslim leader continued.

“America’s loss of control is a sign of the decline of her world. This fall can be checked, if America would believe in the warnings given by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, coming through me, warnings that I am not saying of anything that is not written in the Bible that we should expect in this time,” said Minister Farrakhan.

Another theory nervous Whites are arguing is that non-Whites are out to “replace” them, genetically. Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry used a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting in April to spread the theory that “native-born” (read: White) Americans are being purposely replaced by immigrants as a way to alter the culture of the country. “For many Americans, what seems to be happening or what they believe right now is happening is what appears to them is we’re replacing national-born American —native-born Americans to permanently transform the landscape of this very nation,” said Mr. Perry in reference to the number of people trying to enter the country at the United States’ southern border.

Again, there is a simple academic discussion of this subject: Read Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation,” and/or “The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors” for that academic conversation. Read “Message to the Blackman in America,” by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for a plain language discussion.