Now, it’s time for the whole truth.
It’s even worse than this looks for two main reasons and a possible third:
(1) There are way many more white people than black people, so the raw 2015 tallies of 500 and 219 don’t even tell the whole story. There are 5.5 times as many white people as black people, and b-on-w homicides were 2.2 times more numerous than w-on-b homicides. This means that a black person was 12.1 times more likely to kill a white person in 2015 than the other way around.
(2) Homicide and murder are not the same thing. My bet is that way many more of the w-on-b homicides compared to the other way around and in percentage terms was justifiable self-defense. In which case it would not be a murder.
(3) Are Hispanics counted as white in this matter?