Fox's Jesse Watters responds to Daunte Wright's killing by bringing up Black on Black crime, declares media is “selling racism”

Watters: “It's mostly the races just kind of killing their own ... what is the media selling? They're selling racism”

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Citation From the April 12, 2021, edition of Fox News' The Five

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): But the facts are very important in this case, and also all of these police officer-involved shooting case. Police officers kill twice as many whites as they kill Blacks. 400 white Americans killed by police each year, 200 Black Americans, and those are mostly armed. When you go unarmed people, again, more whites killed that are unarmed than Blacks unarmed.

In terms of interracial violence, very, very small. 16 percent of white victims of homicides killed by Blacks, just 8 percent of Black homicide victims killed by whites, it's mostly the races just kind of killing their own -- and in that case, 7,000 Black homicides each year. 90 percent of those, other Blacks are the assailants, and 50 percent of those cases, the assailant knows the victim. It's a big issue here.

So when you see a story like this, you have to think, what is the media selling? They're selling racism. 

You don't have to buy that story that they're selling, and that's why it's important for everybody to know these facts, because the media hides these facts from you, so you're not as good of a customer for their racism sales, and that's what this is about. So I hope that people arm themselves with the facts before they go out and potentially riot, because that's not what you want to do here.