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Tue Oct 3, 2017, 10:52 PM

Why We Never Talk About Black-on-Black Crime: An Answer to White Americas Most Pressing Question [View all]

Michael Harriot
Today 10:00am

You’ve heard it before. It is the most frequent response to any accusation of police brutality. It is the repeated sleight of hand used to distract and drown out the voices of Black Lives Matter. It is an oft-used “alt-right” refrain and a sincere query from curious white questioners. It is the weapon of choice for the black practitioners of respectability politics and the favorite follow-up for people who frame their arguments with the preamble, “Not all white people ... ”

Why don’t black people ever talk about black-on-black crime?

Instead of rejecting the entire notion as a method of deflection and privilege, we will attempt to formally dismiss the conversation forever by laying out the facts about why white America never hears us talk about black-on-black crime.

It’s not a thing.

https://www.theroot.com/why-we-never-talk-about-black-on-black-crime-an-answer-1819092337

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