Geezer Posted September 11, 2018 Share Posted September 11, 2018 COLIN KAEPERNICK has created quite a stir with his protest against social injustice. I have no problem with his protest, it's his Constitutional right to protest injustice, or what he perceives to be injustice. I'm find myself wondering if there isn't a much more serious and pressing problem though, that is being swept under the rug. Injustice is often in the eye of the beholder. One man's justice is another man's injustice. Police brutality is a legitimate issue and one that needs to be addressed but I don't think that is the most pressing problem in the black community. The casualty and the death rates for social injustice and police brutality pale in comparison to black on black shootings and fatalities. Every day in this country many, many, black men, women, and children die at the hands of a black gunman. And it seems to have been put on the back burner by the civil rights activist, and I find myself wondering why. That is until I thought it through. This isn't a racists issues, it's black on black crime. It isn't a police brutality issue, it's black on black crime. It isn't a civil rights issue because there is no ethnic or government villain to persecute or more importantly to sue. No lawsuit, no money. Apparently if there is no possibility of monetary gain then the problem isn't worth the time, money, and effort it would take to try and solve it or at least significantly reduce the casualties. It seems like every single day a young black man dies at the hands of another young black man near the major metropolitan city where I live. It is so common unless there are multiple deaths the local news doesn't even report it any more. Yesterday a school bus was shot at. A young female student was injured and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Was that shooting intentional or, and probably more likely, the bus just happened to be in the line of fire. In all likelihood it was an attempted gang assassination that went badly. No one will be taking a knee this week at any NFL game protesting this senseless killing that plagues most cities, including rural communities now. It appears this problem has been relegated to the closet in the hope that people will continue to pretend that it isn't a major problem that is getting worse day by day. Many black communities are virtual war zones now with causalities that are exceeding actual war zones causalities and nobody seems to care. Why is that? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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