Remember those words your mom may have told you never to say in public and the Federal Communications Commission fines you heavily for saying on the air? Well, lately I have been muttering some of them a lot. Of course, I’m only saying them inside my head or aloud while in my car or in the shower.
In this case, it is fair to say “they” made me do it. They being people.
The story of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17 year-old black kid from Florida being shot to death is almost all that people are talking about. Why? Even the story of the 6 year-old girl in Chicago who was shot to death while standing on her porch has not garnered national attention. Again, why? Or the eight Chicagoans killed in a single weekend.
In the Florida case, the shooter was not black. As more details of the incident are made public, it increases the confusion as to why the shooter has not been arrested. In an effort to make this a racially motivated crime, some have claimed that a short barely audible clip of the 9-1-1 recording contains a racial epithet. That and his unclear ethnicity seem to make that young man’s death more important than others.
The Department of Justice is also looking into the case. It is so important that Al Sharpton has seen fit to join a rally calling for a thorough investigation. Again, why? Well, let’s see, could it be because it’s a race baiter’s lottery? It will provide more national camera time and an opportunity to gain from someone else’s pain.
The senseless killings of young blacks don’t appear to be as important to the black community as who is doing the killing.
After taking a break from using those “forbidden words,” I posed a question: Why is it when a black person is killed by a non-black person, Black America calls for justice, but when a black person kills a black person, Black America won’t even call the police? Ironically, my question seemed to make others commence cussing. But it didn’t produce any logical/honest explanations.
I’m still asking, why does the concern for young black murder victims directly correlate with the pigmentation of the shooter?
Black on black violence won’t be solved until blacks consider it an unacceptable crime. Until that happens, the policy remains: “Don’t help solve it. Don’t expect America to care.”