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June 1, 2015


Let’s be honest: Some black lives really don’t matter.
If you are a young black man shot in the head by another young black man, almost certainly no one will know your name. Al Sharpton won’t come rushing to your family’s side with cameras in tow. MSNBC won’t discuss the significance of your death. No one will protest, or even riot, for you. You are a statistic, not a cause. Just another dead black kid in some city somewhere, politically useless to progressives and the media, therefore all but invisible. The same Memorial Day weekend during which there were nearly 30 shootings and nine mostly young people were murdered in Baltimore, demonstrators were out in force, blocking traffic — not to protest the shootings, of course, but the state of Maryland funding a youth jail in a city that rather desperately needs a youth jail. #SomeBlackLivesDontMatter | RealClearPolitics

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 1, 2015 10:48 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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None of the over a thousand black babies aborted every day matter, apparently. Or really any black life not near a presidential election.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 1, 2015 11:53 AM

Between abortion and extirpation lies the solution.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 1, 2015 12:58 PM

Let's be honest. Gosh, OK.

Strike "some" insert "all".

“The people in power will not disappear voluntarily.” Burroughs

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2015 8:04 AM

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