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The Unfortunate and Lazy Absurdity of #BlackLivesMatter

Hillary Clinton said it best when she asked, “What do we do next?”  My problem and it shouldn’t only be mine, stems from the fact that it’s Hillary Clinton asking the question; a virtual outsider and not one who knows the movements of the black communities as #BLM protesters do, or should.

It illustrates a sticking point about the whole agenda of the demonstration; this reckoning of whether or not #BlackLivesMatter should be concerned with the frequency of inner city violence, black-on-black crime, and whether or not such violence has anything to do with police shootings of unarmed African Americans.  The absurdity not only comes in thinking that the two are in no way connected but also in the idea that you can ignore what’s happening.  Continue reading

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Learned Behavior and the Dangerous Traveling Cop Show

Anyone who either knows me or has read any of my blog pieces know how I lean when it comes to police brutality.  For one thing, I’m always preaching a component of self-improvement in the black community saying that for substantive change in law enforcement, we must also turn a critical eye on ourselves.  It’s a question of forestalling bad behavior with our own good behavior.

The other thing I propagandize is that blacks may appear to be the “chosen” targets at present but that doesn’t prevent law enforcement from, shall we call it branching out to other harder demographics.  I always quip that this traveling cop show of death is coming to a town near you real soon.  I hate it when I’m right but I got to tell you, the show touched down in South Carolina recently. Continue reading

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