Monday, February 29, 2016

An Old Phenomenon

(Image from SFGate)
Former California Speaker and SF Mayor Willie Brown on Black Lives Matter [bold added]:
According to the FBI, roughly 90 percent of black homicide victims are killed by black people.....To hear some members of the community tell it, cops are the problem. Cops may well be part of the problem, along with a host of other issues like discrimination and poverty.

But black people are killing a lot more black people than cops are.

And at some point, no matter how uncomfortable the conversation may be, it has to take place within the African American community. We have to get to the cause of this open wound — otherwise, we are just going to keep passing on the pain from generation to generation.
It's far easier to blame others---who indeed may be partially responsible---than to try to fix oneself.

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