Why do Blacks only protest racial killings?

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  1. mintinfo profile image64
    mintinfoposted 10 years ago

    Why do Blacks only protest racial killings?

    Not to discount the murder of Trayvon Martin but why do Blacks kill each other every day and no one says anything. Then when one of us is killed by a white person we come out in protest? Do we need help on how to be accountable? It's time for change.

  2. junko profile image72
    junkoposted 10 years ago

    THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION, I'll try to give you an answer you haven't thought to think . You do know that more native Americans kill more native american than the white man, right? The murder rates are simular to the black rate among all races of people and none take kindly to being murdered be a member of another tribe. No, Trayvon Martin should not be discounted by laws that made what happened possible. If my answer don't enlighten you on this profound question, you are welcome on my hubs anytime. The State laws in the states that have such laws must be outlawed be the Federal government.

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image92
    Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years ago

    I don't think its about the race of the shooter, it's about the fact that they know who the killer is and he has not been arrested, nor it seems, even adequately investigated. He followed and shot an unarmed child, against the advice of the 911 operator, and the police just took his word for it that it was self defense. If the same thing happened to a white child I hope his community would stand up for him just as passionately.

  4. Mr. Happy profile image75
    Mr. Happyposted 10 years ago




    I just quickly jumped on Youtube and got a few videos for You to see that blacks speak against black-on-black violence and against violence in general, as well.
    Saying that blacks "only protest racial killings" is highly incorrect and also misleading, in my opinion.

    All the best.

  5. randslam profile image77
    randslamposted 10 years ago

    Protests by race?

    I don't think the protests carried on for the OJ Simpson trial, Michael Jackson trials, Rodney King trial, Watts Riot, Million Man Washington protest and the list goes on were all involving "racial killings."

    Perhaps your question should be restructured, however, the Trayvon Martin case is an incredible tragedy.  That a "protector of the community," Zimmerman, would shoot and kill a seventeen-year-old living in the community while making a Skittle run to the community store is ludicrous...and while on the phone make a racial slur indicating his own bias?  Shameful.

    It is an indication of the fears that continue to run rampant through American society.  When a man who is himself protecting a community, shouldn't it be his duty to know who lives in the community?  And should he even care about the color of skin? 

    Until the majority of American society quits with this slanted prejudice...these kind of killings will continue.  Zimmerman himself looks Hispanic...so is this a minority on minority killing...or simply a sad little man who was looking to play hero in an age of fear?

    The protests were needed to get action.  The police chief has resigned, the court is still open in popular media, but the outcome remains the same.  A boy was shot for no good reason--the shooter needs to pay a price for his foolishness.  He was told to let the police take care of it.  Why didn't he stop pursuit?  He disobeyed his orders from an authority.

    I feel and mourn with the Martins family...they lost a son...from friendly fire from a member of their community.  Race has nothing to do with this...justice does.

  6. mintinfo profile image64
    mintinfoposted 10 years ago

    The reason why I ask the question is because while the killing is a tragedy that needs to be properly addressed, there seems to be mindset within the Black community that says only incidents involving racial injustice need a rallying cry. I remember the mid-eighties when the Hip-Hop community was being blamed for violence so Rappers got together and held (stop the violence rallies) in order to clean up the bad image. That consciousness mindset spilled over into addressing other serious issues in Black communities.

    Today Black on Black crime and violence is worse than before yet we seldom hear any news about the problem being addressed within black communities. Are any of the so-called Black leaders trying to solve our problems or are we still blaming the system? Even Limbah gives us the benefit of the doubt when he blames the destruction of the Black family on Liberalism.

    There is a difference between Fear and Respect. Only protesting cases of racial injustices builds a climate of fear and confrontation. When we begin to organize and weed out the problems that are destroying us as a people we will begin to gain respect. I think that more Black people should recognize the irony of this uprising and take strides to build a climate of respect.

  7. feenix profile image58
    feenixposted 10 years ago

    The answer to this question is the following:

    Most blacks believe that when a black kills a white or another black, that doesn't count. They believe that the only time it counts is when a white kills a black.

    And if you have questions about that way of thinking, send them to either Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton.

  8. profile image52
    MoeLesterJrposted 9 years ago

    I don't think it is the black I think it is the media

    Have you noticed they put the most ghetto black dude they can find on the news to talk about it


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