Never thought I’d have to disown my mama 😔
But, where the lie though….we are killing ourselves.
Okay, and the police are killing us at record numbers
You’re not about to use the black on black crime myth to delegitimize the extrajudicial murder of black and brown peoples by law enforcement
What she said is the police isn’t letting black and brown folks kill themselves anymore because of whatever difference, the cops are just dropping us.. and she’s saying to the cops, thanks, but no thanks! we got it covered. And my dude, black on black crime is not a myth. she didn’t say our people weren’t being murdered, doesn’t take a genius to see we have a huge target on our backs.
Black on black crime is a HUGE myth. Intraracial crime is the NORM, and the rate of intraracial crime nearly mirrors ours across other races. What black on black crime conversations IGNORE are the hundreds of years of slavery/lynching/hyperaggressive policing/block busting/general oppression that led us to the point we are now.
Black on black crime IS a myth. Black on black crime is used to justify the vilification of us as a race, the general and unjust fear of black bodies and black men in general as savages and heathens. And the fact that we don’t discuss white on white crime in the same frame is evidence of this.
here’s some recommended reading for you http://prospect.org/article/why-black-black-crime-dangerous-idea
dude, saying black on black crime is a myth is saying we don’t kill each-other..when i say B ON B crime i’m not talking about the fake numbers, and fact people use when debating