msNBC‚Äôs Melissa Harris-Perry went on a ridiculous diatribe December 3rd 2012, about America not being a safe place for ‚Äúyoung black men‚ÄĚ because non-black people are refusing to be attacked by them. Same insufferable logic surrounding ‚ÄúThe Safari Principle‚ÄĚ best identified in the mantra of George Zimmerman should not have gotten out of his car.
THE SAFARI PRINCIPLE - George Zimmerman left his vehicle, oh my!
The hidden subtext could be construed as the following‚Ä¶ In modern America, a prudent citizen should know to remain in their vehicle, doors locked, windows up, when there are young black males known to be in the vicinity.
What does this say about our society?
Are we living in a drive through Safari Park?
If we get out of our vehicles we deserve what we get and shouldn‚Äôt blame the animals, much less shoot them in self-defense?
People like Melissa Harris-Perry and Natalie Jackson are foaming at the mouth calling anyone who profiles risk, based on behavior, a racist. While at the same time saying that we are all at fault for not following the rules they wrote for us on the Safari Park safety brochure.
They advance the argument from the divisive chasm they create. Homicide is the #1 cause of death for black males between the age of 15 and 34; And guess what? 94% of all black young men killed are killed by other young black men‚Ä¶.. The strawman arguments are not only ridiculous ‚Äď THEY‚ÄôRE WRONG.
Last April, 2012, a year and a half ago, we discussed: ‚ÄúWe need to have this conversation‚Äú. CNN‚Äôs Don Lemon told me 4 times in five minutes on Sunday. ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation‚Äú.
It got me to thinking. Twenty Five Years ago, I heard the same thing: ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation‚Äú‚Ä¶.
1984 ‚Äď Bernard Goetz: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation.
1986 ‚Äď Howard Beach: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation.
1987 ‚Äď Tawana Brawley: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation.
1989 ‚Äď Bensonhurst: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation.
1991 ‚Äď Crown Heights: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation‚Äú
1991 ‚Äď Rodney King: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation‚Äú
1995 ‚Äď Freddies Fashion Mart: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation‚Äú
2006 ‚Äď Sean King: Same crew said ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation‚Äú
2012 ‚Äď Trayvon Martin: Same Crew now says ‚Äúwe need to have this conversation‚Äú.
But, In this century, black-on-black crime is the most insidious killer of black people, especially black men.
According to federal crime statistics, homicide is the leading cause of death among African-American males ages 15 to 34.
These figures also indicate that between 1976 and 2004, 94 percent of black murder victims were killed by black offenders. (stats)
Would you consider that maybe y‚Äôall are talking to the wrong guy?
I mean, I‚Äôll have that conversation as long as you want. But really, be honest, is the emphasis on the right syllable in that dialogue?
If you want to stop this‚Ä¶‚Ä¶