Why Black Lives Matter Still Sell$
Below are some major truth bombs that Democrats — and especially black Democrats and BLM leaders — refuse to acknowledge, much less discuss.
The threat to black lives posed by crime on the streets is massively greater than any threat posed by police misconduct. The leading cause of death for young black males is homicide. Every year, approximately 7,500 black Americans are victims of homicide, and the vast majority of them—around 90 percent—are killed by other blacks, mainly by gunfire. Each of those lives matter.
So much truth. And it’s not even recent truth; the Justice Department has known this for years.
In 2007 a special report, “Black Victims of Violent Crime,” by Dr. Erika Harrell, Ph.D., a Bureau of Justice Statistics statistician, noted that, between 2001-2005, “males were more vulnerable to violent victimization than black females,” while “blacks were generally more likely than older blacks to be victims of violence.”
“Blacks were killed with a firearm in about 77% of homicides against them,” she found.
By 2016, the numbers were higher — and worse.
And it is not just that crime snuffs out lives. Crime snuffs out opportunity.
But we’re not supposed to point out to the BLM hypocrites all of this ‘black on black’ crime. We’re not supposed to ask, ‘how come those lives don’t matter’ — because those deaths don’t advance the political narrative (lie) on the Left that police killed lots of black men and for no good reason. (Related: Everyone “self identify” as Black and we all get reparations!)
Black leaders and those in the BLM movement have often said, ‘it’s time we had an honest conversation about what’s really going on.’
Agreed. But they don’t mean that.
What they really want is for the country to just accept the ‘systemic racism’ lie so that we’ll bend a knee and agree to all kinds of policies favorable to blacks, at the expense of everyone else’s liberties.