If the president is as concerned as he claimed to be in the Martin case, he would speak out about these atrocities as well, affecting our youth. Instead of getting Americans to connect with each other to try and find solutions to the problems facing the younger generation, he is dividng us further.
From the article:
In the poignant words of one man interviewed for the segment, â€œWeâ€™ve got to stop referring to people as African-American, Hispanic-American.â€
â€œThese are American kids and they are being slaughtered by other American kids.â€
According to recent studies, Illinois isnâ€™t the only state in the Midwest to see a marked rise in the number of African-American homicide victims over the course of just the past few years. A study conducted by the Washington D.C. based Violence Policy Center revealed that for the third time in the past five years, Missouri is vying for Cincinnatiâ€™s role, leading the nation in black on black violent crime.
Perhaps surprisingly, Wisconsin, too, is ranked as one of the top ten states with the highest percentage of black murder victims. Spanning the rest of the country, the other nine states found to have the highest murder rates among African-Americans include Michigan, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, California and Nevada.
Where is the outrage?
Recently, The Blaze featured a report on Rep. Corrine Brown, who, after professing in an interview to care about â€œall the childrenâ€ who fall victim to murder, could not remember the name of a little girl from her district who was murdered and then dumped into a Georgia landfill. While Brown fumbled to find the words, she ultimately could not recall Somer Thompsonâ€™s name. She did, however, have much to say about racial profiling and how Trayvon Martin was selectively targeted for his race. For some reason, Brown and others who have followed suit in this case have failed to address or acknowledge the epidemic of murders occurring within their very own communities.
But Brown is not alone. Not by any stretch. Which begs the questions: where is the outrage from prominent members of the African-American community? Where are the words of condemnation and sorrow from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, or Rev. Al Sharpton, over the fact that members of their own communities are summarily executing each other? Critics believe that acknowledging the unfortunate, irrefutable statistical truth negates the leftâ€™s narrative about a black community selectively exploited and targeted by white racists. Some might also argue that fanning the flames of racial discontent, especially in an election year, serves a useful and powerful campaign purpose.
Thus far, hundreds of thousands of African Americans have been slaughtered at the hands of each other since the dawn of the Civil Rights movement. Is this the realization of Dr. Kingâ€™s Community of Man?