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A Black female liberal recently told me she felt my no-excuses, anti crime activism was tantamount to “the Africans who sold our ancestors into slavery.”
This perspective is the majority view in my community, buttressed by claims of “White folks kill mostly White folks too!” in response to national Black-On Black-crime commentary from hated White (and other) conservatives.
Other thug enablers say, without blinking an eye, that urban crime has gone down (hint, hint, thanks to Obama despite murder rates that shock the senses and end young, mostly male, lives before they’ve begun.
As a (gasp!) no-excuses, Black male anti-crime activist, I’m the “bad guy” to suntanned socialist elites and proletarians! They shriek that this stance is infinitely worse than selling crack, shooting into crowds, or gunning down innocent children!!!
The American Black identity has devolved to being essentially a criminal one in national neighborhoods like mine after crack put them in a death grip. Not all inner-city residents are criminals; but they are surrounded by enemies and enablers who make life unbearable, even if they don’t directly challenge said residents.
One local host on New Orleans’ only Black-owned radio station declares that he doesn’t want to hear about Black-On-Black crime because, incredibly, George Zimmerman outweighs daily death tolls not inflicted by so-called “White Latinos.”
This is the quintessential challenge of the growing urban safety movement, regardless of politics or religion, which stand at odds with a mindset that must be ripped out of the inner city if it’s to survive!
There is no alternative.
No amount of blame laid at the feet (or tombstones) of dead slave-masters or living, well-heeled White conservatives will remove this curse from our urban midst.
I liken this to hypothetically saying: “We (Black folks) can only stop killing each other if White folks would treat us better!” In this context, “treat us better” means bribe money–social programs wrought from taxpayers.
What a cowardly, slavish train of thought!!!! If I didn’t hear it so regularly on this side of America’s “Cotton Curtain,” I’d affirm that this simply couldn’t be true.
Quite bluntly, too many of us either are or function as apologists for a nightmarish stream of thugs, ghetto women, and other cultural weapons of mass destruction who will surely destroy Black America if we don’t make a stand!
Opposing thugs is a crime to Black liberals, no matter how many lives real Black criminals devour as they goosestep to a gangter rap beat from our families and friendships to level distressed neighborhoods.
Were this not so tragic, it would be funny.
Unlike the Africans who sold our ancestors, my goal is freeing slaves from inner-city violence, not enabling it!
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