White police officers are needed in order to fight black-on-black crime. If we would cut down on the problem, which is at a staggering 70 percent of the time, white cops wouldn’t have to come to the hood. At least, that’s how former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani sees it.
With racial tension skyrocking in Ferguson, Missouri and, perhaps, the rest of this nation awaiting what the grand jury will deliver to Officer Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black male, sides have been taken with most people allying themselves to Brown, Wilson and the police based on this country’s unsettled racist history and climate and the belief that cops are truly our “friends”. The former Republican mayor made it clear during an episode of “Meet the Press” that he supports the police. He also made no haste revealing his whiteness against the black community.
During an exchange with Georgetown University Professor of Sociology Michael Eric Dyson, Giuliani believed that the coverage in Ferguson mostly favored the protestors as opposed to what he calls is the real problem, black-on-black crime. He believes that 93 percent of black victims killed by other blacks is a more important issue than the murder of an unarmed black teenager by a white cop which happens way more than he cares to think.
Dyson eloquently responds as mentioned in a Huffington Post article by Amanda Terkei:
First of all, most black of people who commit crimes against other black people go to jail,” said Dyson. “Number two, they are not sworn by the police department as an agent of the state to uphold the law. So in both cases, that’s a false equivalency that the mayor has drawn. … Black people who kill black people go to jail. White people who are policemen who kill black people do not go to jail.”
Giuliani, however, could care less:
“It’s hardly insignificant,” Giuliani interjected. “It is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community.”
Soon, he dropped a tidbit of white supremacy for viewers to see:
“So why don’t you cut it down [black-on-black crime] so so many white police officers don’t have to be in black areas?…”White police officers won’t be there if you weren’t killing each other 70 percent of the time,” Giuliani added.
Dyson saw the play and covered it right on the spot:
“This is a defense mechanism of white supremacy at work in your mind, sir,” Dyson replied.
Giuliani made it plain that the only people who can stop the scourge of black folks killing each other are white police officers patrolling the streets ready to save the day, because you know, white people supposedly are morally and intellectually superior to blacks. The implication that black people are either not doing a good enough job or that we, for some baseless reason, are comfortable with black folks murdering themselves is also part of the whiteness mentality. Not to mention ignoring that white people are killing other whites 83 percent of the time. But I guess it’s none of our business.
Let’s be real here. Republicans (and Democrats) really don’t care about black-on-black crime. It only matters when black folks raise a stink when a brotha or sista is killed by a white person, cop or civilian, and is able to walk free. They only go crazy when a white person is offed by a black person. That’s when racial panic happens and phony, self-righteous political rhetoric for more cops is spoken, ignoring the system of white supremacy they adopted as a means of law and order.