The Black Kansas City Serial Killer Fits a Pattern

Sinclair Jenkins, American Renaissance, September 5, 2017

Black killer, white victims.

On television and in the movies, serial killers are always white. America’s most famous serial killers—Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer—have all been white.

However, according to an extraordinary database put together by Radford University and Florida Gulf Coast University, blacks are far more likely than whites to be serial killers. Since 1900, there has not been a single decade in which the percentage of serial killers who are black has not been greater than the percentage of blacks in the US population.

In the decades of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s (through 2015), blacks have accounted for an extraordinary 47, 54, and 60 percent, respectively, of serial killers. Whites have accounted for only 41, 32, and 31 percent. Blacks are 13 percent of the US population, and whites are 61 percent. This means that since 2000, blacks have been nine times more likely than whites to be serial killers.

Fredrick Demond Scott, 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, may be the latest entry in the largely overlooked problem of black serial killers.

Fredrick Demond Scott

Fredrick Demond Scott

On August 30th, The Kansas City Star reported that Mr. Scott had been arrested the previous day and charged with two murders. Prosecutors suspect Mr. Scott of three more homicides. All five victims fit a profile: between the ages of 54 and 67 at the time of their deaths, shot execution-style or from behind, and murdered while walking alone on isolated walking trails or on city streets. All five were white men.

According to the newspapers, these murders are “mysterious.” However, Mr. Scott may have provided his motive in January 2014. It has been recently reported that while he was a student at the Center Alternative School, which boasts that students “have the opportunity to learn and grow,” he threatened to go on a shooting rampage at his school and “kill all white people.”

His mother has told the Star that her son suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Four years ago, she was the target of his rage. A Kansas City municipal court found that he repeatedly shoved and then assaulted her.

As for white people, Scott’s mother told reporters that “as far as I know Fredrick never had a problem with white people . . . . He would do odd jobs for people and some of those people were white men.”

Another possible explanation for Scott’s killing spree is the 2015 shooting death of his half-brother Gerrod H. Woods, who was shot by a black man during an armed robbery. Mr. Scott was reportedly very close to his half-brother and grew despondent after his murder.

In an editorial entitled “What we don’t want to hear about suspect who wanted to ‘kill all white people’,” the Star quickly fell in line with the Scott family’s claim about schizophrenia, and then went on to make a few political points:

In the middle of a heated political argument over whether hate crimes from the left are as much a threat as those from the right, conservatives point to this series of unprovoked killings and say see, we knew it.

The editors then brought up Dylann Roof, who killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Like Mr. Scott, Mr. Roof is a schizophrenic, and this may have sharpened his racial animosity. The Star suggested that in Mr. Scott’s case, the problem was mental illness more than racism.

This could be true, but the press certainly didn’t take that view of Dylann Roof. Nor does the Star’s plea for calm in the Scott case carry much water given that their journalistic peers implicated white America and especially our white American president for the fiasco in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Star itself has consistently labeled the organizations that participated in Unite the Right as “white supremacists.” One Star writer named Mary Sanchez worried that “white supremacists” are no longer anonymous on the internet. “[I]n Charlottesville, the hoods came off,” she wrote, and “police, journalists and average citizens deserve a look at who these people are and what they are saying.”

She also reported that in the aftermath of Charlottesville, webhosts shut down The Daily Stormer and Stormfront, adding, apparently without irony, that “these actions feel like a victory for tolerance and public peace.”

Returning to the Fredrick Scott killings, she wondered if they could provide a “fertile narrative for white supremacists.” Continuing, she wrote:

It would be good to know if the white power groups latched on, if the case is being used to recruit or, worse, stage an event.

As they do after every Islamic terror attack, the mainstream media rushes to fret about all the potential Muslim (or, in this case, black) victims of a white “backlash.” Real victims may still be bleeding or not yet buried.

Miss Sanchez’s editorial is a good example of what is driving so many disaffected white men into the arms of the “dissident” right. Although whites are many times more likely to be victims than perpetrators of interracial violence, whites—especially white men—always get the blame for everything rotten.

Anti-white violence is real. Paranoid schizophrenia could explain the actions of Fredrick Scott, but the media have no such excuse.

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Sinclair Jenkins
Sinclair Jenkins is an academic in the Northeast. He frequently writes on politics and philosophy for various publications.
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