Black on Black Crime

KaneBlack on Black Crime: Perceptions, Realities, and the Impact of Crime in the Black Community

Black on Black Crime is the fourth section within the topic of Justice or Just Us. The focus of this discussion is centered on the perceptions, realities, and the impact of Black on Black crime in the Black Community.

The 3 Questions

1. Does the Black Community make too many excuses for the criminal element within the Black Community, why or why not?

2. Do you feel that Black on Black crime is a ploy to make Blacks seem more dangerous or a big problem within the Black Community?

3. What do you feel is the biggest reason for Black on Black crime and what do you believe can be done to stop it?


Every time there is an incident that garners the attention of the “Black leaders” and the nation, some news network trots out the token spokes person to speak on behalf of all of Us against a “conservative” that no matter the situation see the victim as the one to blame.  The argument continues with both sides hardening their positions and then the conservative panelist drops the ultimate trump card…  “Well, where is the outrage when Black people are killing Black people in these neighborhoods?”  We’ve all seen this play out over and over again and each time it becomes more and more frustrating, because not only do We get blamed for crime in general, but We also have to be perfect victims in order for people to believe that We deserve justice….but I will digress from that subject.  To be fair though, just because some talking head may have an agenda attached to their rhetoric doesn’t make what they have to say automatically false.  There are high rates of crime in Our community and lack of opportunity and in some cases a lack of outrage over the horrific conditions We have been subjected to generation after generation.  With that being the starting point, let’s discuss how much Black on Black crime is to blame for the destruction of our community?

Please write in and response to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked.  These question and more were addressed on MONTH/DAY/YEAR during the discussion which is now airing on YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Black on Black Crime”

  1. There are five times fewer black people than white people in America and, yet, they consistently carry out a larger share of the crimes? Given this rate, it s no wonder that there aren t more assistances where cops kill black criminals.

  2. 1. Yes and no. I believe that we have been disenfranchised and disadvantaged by the systems currently in place giving us less-opportunities to enhance our current standing and standards of living. However, this should not fester into an outlook that only promotes illegal or illicit activities. The harsh reality remains that we have to find a way to do more with less. That is a much bigger failing of our countries system than it is of its citizens.
    2. Absolutely!!! There is definitely more than a notion that Black people have been, continue to be, and in some cases help contribute to, the negative depiction of us all as dangerous. The idea that Black on Black crime is a bigger problem than white on white or Asian on Asian crime is a complete misnomer and is used to persists and promote the idea that Black people are to blame for the ills of society rather than the root causes of the problems.
    3. The biggest killer of Black youth today is PRIDE! By pride I mean foolish pride and the reason why is historical. When our forefathers were growing up, they were treated, talked to, and understood to be less than other nationalities. The next generations fought against that and started to stand up for themselves and insist on being treated with respect. They in turn taught their children to not let anyone disrespect them by “calling them out their name.” Nowadays this has created a hyper sense of pride within ones self and at all cost making sure they are respected. So when you hear the now popular phrase “Put some respeck on my name” and when you understand why that was said and the origins of that statement and you put it in the hands of people who only have there name, you have situations escalate to deadly heights. How to stop it….less guns, less sensitivity, more forethought on the future, putting pride in more than just a rep meant for teenagers, but in all honesty I don’t have a solution.

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