what would really be great is if blacks actually thought black lives mattered
blacks can whine about police killings-some of which appear to have dubious reasons (such as the cops in a car shooting that boy in cleveland who had an air soft pistol or the cops shooting that man carrying an air gun in the Dayton area)-but until blacks stop killing other blacks at rates far higher than white on white killings and many times higher than white on black killings, nothing is really going to get better. and like it or not, the high rate of murder perpetrated by young black men isn't going to help their relationship with cops
According to FBI.gov statistics, in 2013, 2,500 white boys killed other white boys. 2,245 black boys killed other black boys.
So how about we go back to the way it should be - all lives matter. Those white boys didn't deserve to die, but they did. No marches there. The black boys didn't deserve to die, but they did. No marches there, either.
According to the same statistics chart, 409 black boys killed white boys, while 189 white boys killed black boys.
An awful lot of killing going on here, but where's the march for them? Where's the cutesy, trendy little hash tag for them? This is all just for attention. A cop shoots a thug coming after him and all of a sudden, race baiter Jesse Jackson and others have to get involved. Doesn't matter that the kid strong-armed a store owner and robbed him. Doesn't matter that the kid was twice the size of the cop and was coming after him.
Why didn't Jesse Jackson organize marches for the 2,245 black boys that were killed by other black boys? I'll tell you why. Because he is a pot stirrer of the worst kind, and if he can find a pot to stir, he's gonna do it. But he won't say "black lives matter" if blacks are killing other blacks. I hate that he puts himself on the same level as Martin Luther King, Jr. He is NOTHING like MLKJR. NOTHING. Martin Luther King, Jr wanted equal rights for all. All Jesse Jackson says is "black lives matter." I wonder what MLKJR would say about that. He would probably say, "Yes, they do, but so do white lives, and red lives, and yellow lives, because all lives are the same in the sight of God. A soul has no color."
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug