This morning I was reading an article in the Chicago Tribune about a grandmother sitting on her southside porch with her son. She was already grieving over the death of her daughter, and the funeral scheduled for today when she and he were shot. They weren’t the Klan’s latest victims. No, they were shot by members of their own community. So where is the outrage? Where are the cameras? Where is the media? All of these questions are rhetorical because we all know the answers. Killing within the community by people who live in the community is not news. When high profile killings like Freddie Gray happen all eyes are on the case, and if anyone attempts to bring up black on black crime they are labeled as a Uncle Tom, Aunt Jemima or conservative. So let’s agree in the midst of a national story might not be the time to have the conversation, but when is the time? If the Klan was actually killing black people on a daily basis it would be a national story, but killings happen daily within the community and it is barely mentioned on the daily news. So what do you think? Can we talk or is this not the time? Share your thoughts.
When is it appropriate to talk about black on black crime?
By musesofamom, on May 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: black america, black men, Black People, Current Events, Freddie Gray. 3 Comments
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