Venting About That “Black-on-Black Crime” Argument

I was in a twitter war with some white dude who complained that an article written by brilliant author Ta-Nehisi Coates. The article argues that black people aren’t ignoring ‘black-on-black crime’ as the popular notion goes, but have – and still are – working ways to fix the problem and that it’s part of the larger problem of white supremacy. But this fool believed that Coates was “blaming whitey” for the problem.

Long story short, this turned into a lengthy back-and-forth with someone who preferred to stick to his guns. I moved on as it was like being on a merry-go-round and I started getting dizzy as hell. Basically, he was just being an asshole suffering from diarrhea of the mouth.

Nothing I will rant about is new. More skilled writers have addressed the criticism towards the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and all things wrong with them. So, what I’m doing is just more of the same.

The BLM movement has always been heavily criticized, and the number one disparagement has always been that the movement, or the black community in general, should be focused on ‘black-on-black crime’, a term that I hate with a passion. The argument follows that black people are killing other black people at rates higher than police-related murders. The latter is seen as rare compared to the former. Thus, black folks snuffing each other out is way more important than some police-involved death. And those murdered by cops, in some way or another, had it coming.

The latest condemnation came from former Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Ray Lewis who parroted the same ole’ argument in a recent video. But this is coming from a Negro who was a part of the problem in the first damn place!

I noticed that it appears that most people think that black folks suffer from selective outrage. That’s insulting enough. What I also see is that apparently we can’t tackle more than one issue we face. Black people, in general, have – and are – taking on crime and police murders as well as other matters. Then again, police killing black people isn’t much an issue to some people. Instead, intraracial crime is ‘deduced’, and I use that term loosely, as part of a larger problem with black folks that self-appointed, mostly do-nothing critics felt as their duty to address.

The million-dollar question is always about what the fuck is wrong with black people. And the winning answer is always related to ‘black culture’, a coded couple of words used in a frail way to avoid sounding racist. To list factors that point to an institutional set of barriers, restraints and castigations based on a skin color caste system is to invite the argument that you’re “blaming whitey”.

And frankly, I’m tired of explaining why that’s false to unapologetic simpletons.

I don’t give a fuck if I’m accused of blaming white people. (That’s not even what’s happening.) Why should I, or anyone, care about those who have a beef with three words put together? The bitterness towards the words ‘black lives matter’ and the flagrant ignorance towards actual facts that prove that black folks give a damn about intraracial crime only shows how much black lives don’t matter in this society. And what we do or don’t do according to these bastards is not motivated to please or seek approval from douche bags who are proud of being douche bags.

BLM and movements against intraracial crime is done out of love and respect for black lives. Those who have problems with that can go straight to hell wearing gasoline underwear.

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7 thoughts on “Venting About That “Black-on-Black Crime” Argument

  1. Traditionally Abused people get away from the abuser, you were freed from the bad old master in 1865 and yet you are still here, have you not got it, WE hate you even that lil old lady over there , YOU are h. erectus, you are a left over , never left africa or the master… your time is about up obola was to tame you , now we have to remove you.

  2. Black people, so called American Negroes in particular were/ are reared and thaught by a system that liourselves us and the fact that we all have not committed mass suicide is a testament to the God Force within us. What ever detriment we have become to ourselves if a root cause analysis is completed we will fibd that the architects of the system of white supremacy through their system is the causative factor. We so called American Negroes who are ignorant of this will literally function as white men in black skin (aka niggers) so in this unnatural state of mind we hate and kill ourselves as the rulers of this system hate and design laws to easier kill us without recourse ( when I refer to rulers I am not referring to the majority of white people I am referring to the architects of the system of racism and white supremacy which is against the law of righteous thinking and behaviour) until the so called. American Negroe understands this principle we will be continually be subject to doing abnormal behavior (behaving as white people in black skin aka niggers)

  3. You said: “The BLM movement has always been heavily criticized, and the number one disparagement has always been that the movement, or the black community in general, should be focused on ‘black-on-black crime’, a term that I hate with a passion. The argument follows that black people are killing other black people at rates higher than police-related murders. The latter is seen as rare compared to the former. Thus, black folks snuffing each other out is way more important than some police-involved death. And those murdered by cops, in some way or another, had it coming.”

    The BLM movement is criticized because it’s full of racist morons. If they can’t accept the idea that all lives matter then the criticism is completely correct.

    Why do you hate the term “black-on-black crime?” You should love it. The first step in solving a problem is identifying it correctly. Black-on-black crime is a SERIOUS problem. Call it by its correct name, then make it stop. If you don’t like white people talking about it, then black people have to make it stop. Simple as that.

    Black people ARE killing other black people at vastly higher rates than the police are killing black people. That’s just the truth. When did it become okay for black folks not to know the truth? Do you even know how many black people die at the hands of other black people in Baltimore each year? In Chicago? In Los Angeles? In New York? Get educated you big ignorant dummy!

    As to whether anyone killed by a cop “had it coming,” you can never know that except on a case by case basis. If he pulls a gun, or rights for the cop’s gun then he has it coming, and it’s not murder. If he doesn’t then he didn’t, and it is murder.

    Don’t say such idiotic, ignorant stuff.

  4. “The BLM movement is criticized because it’s full of racist morons. If they can’t accept the idea that all lives matter then the criticism is completely correct.”

    Exactly how is fighting for the recognition that your life matters racist? Saying that black lives matter is NOT the same as saying that ONLY black lives matter. And since when have all lives ever mattered in this nation?

    “Why do you hate the term “black-on-black crime?” You should love it. The first step in solving a problem is identifying it correctly. Black-on-black crime is a SERIOUS problem. Call it by its correct name, then make it stop. If you don’t like white people talking about it, then black people have to make it stop. Simple as that.”

    I should love the term because you think so? Sorry. No deal. If you love the term and think I should too, let’s love white-on-white crime as well. White people commit serious crimes against their own, don’t they?

    Anyway, black people don’t own the monopoly on crime. Yes, there are black people committing crimes against each other, but guess what? Intraracial crime is common among ALL RACES. Latinos, Hispanics, Chicanos, Asians, Middle Eastern and especially white people harm or screw each other. So, there’s no reason why the term ‘black-on-black crime’ should be part of our lexicon.

    Also, black people have been working to stop it. And in case you didn’t know, violent crime in the nation has been decreasing ever since that term first arose. Apparently you never heard of movements like ‘Stop the Violence’ or a group of people known as the interrupters, to name a few.

    “Black people ARE killing other black people at vastly higher rates than the police are killing black people. That’s just the truth. When did it become okay for black folks not to know the truth? Do you even know how many black people die at the hands of other black people in Baltimore each year? In Chicago? In Los Angeles? In New York? Get educated you big ignorant dummy!”

    One of the points with the BLM movement is so the police, the people charged with protecting us and saving our lives, is to recognize that not every black man or black woman they see is a potential threat that deserves to end up in prison, harassed, tasered or shot to death, especially if they pose no fatal threat to anyone. If they can arrest armed, violent white shooters without incident, what’s their excuse for shooting unarmed black people to death?

    I don’t know how many black people die at the hands of other black people, but tell me, why do you think that is so? Let me guess, there’s something wrong with black culture, right?

    Research shows that there are multiple factors that contribute to why black people kill each other at high rates which include poverty, lack of opportunities, a pathetic education system, guns on the street, and structural racism to name a few.

    Moving on.

    “As to whether anyone killed by a cop “had it coming,” you can never know that except on a case by case basis. If he pulls a gun, or rights for the cop’s gun then he has it coming, and it’s not murder. If he doesn’t then he didn’t, and it is murder.

    Don’t say such idiotic, ignorant stuff.”

    Exactly, and most cases, so far, show that the victim was UNARMED. Police are supposedly trained to use guns as a LAST RESORT. So, why kill an unarmed black man or woman?

    Even if there’s a fight for the gun, that’s extremely rare. Unarmed people would have the good sense to surrender. And if an officer did claim that there was a struggle or that the cop’s life was really in danger, who’s to say that he or she was telling the truth?

    So far, many cops have been proven to be liars whenever there’s proof that contradicts their initial reports. Most of the time, there are witnesses or video footage obtained that shows what really happened.

    So, George, in the end please take your own final advice. Also, don’t call me names. You sound very immature for a grown human being.

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