Black-on-black crime is a myth, according to Aaron Goggans, an organizer of the Washington D.C. chapter of Black Lives Matter.
Goggans was a guest on CNN and was asked to respond to a recent video posted by former NFL star Ray Lewis who passionately condemned the BLM movement for only focusing on the handful of police officer shootings of unarmed blacks when there is the worse problem of blacks killing blacks everyday in cities like Chicago.
Lewis said, “But we keep screaming, ‘black lives matter.’ If they really matter, then let’s do ourselves a favor: let’s stop killing black folks.”
Goggans, on the other hand, ignored the facts that black murders perpetrated by black suspects continue to rise in the inner city and proceeded to tell CNN his sources, i.e. Google, tell a different story:
It’s important to talk about the myth of black-on-black crime, and it’s just that, a myth. Any Google search of the term can come up with a lot of different articles.
What Goggans did was actually prove Lewis’s point that BLM is completely ignoring the real problem in the black community. He said the movement does focus on “intercommunity crime” on a small scale but more importantly, it is focusing on “state-sanctioned violence:”
It’s not just a few white cops killing a few unarmed black men, it’s actually the state systematically creating systems that are killing black people, both black women, black children, black men, black queer, black trans, and black gender non-conforming folks. And that’s the issue that I think Ray Lewis didn’t talk about in his video.
CNN did try its best to convince Goggans that it would indeed be important to discuss the murder rate in the black community in American cities, but instead he blamed the media for steering focus away from the real problem: systemic racism.
If you haven’t seen Lewis’s video, it is a must watch for anyone who truly cares about black lives (Goggans doesn’t seem to qualify)
Via Truth Revolt