Wednesday, September 30, 2015

John McWhorter — Black Lives Matter Is Living in the Past

Yes, black lives taken by cops matter. But so do black lives taken by other blacks. BLM won’t win over America until it acknowledges this.

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The Daily Beast:
It is considered the height of sophistication to declare that “America doesn’t want to talk about race.” 
I say it’s time to retire this phrase. Imagine being from a foreign country and hearing that phrase, watching a room full of earnest people nodding warmly, after just the first eight months of this year. Freddie GrayWalter ScottSam Dubose,Sandra Bland, the Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, the Charleston shootingsRachel DolezalBill CosbyTa-Nehisi Coates’s book, James Blake, and of course the Black Lives Matter movement. 
This is a country that “doesn’t talk about race”? Let’s face it—the assertion in itself is splendidly absurd.
Read the full article HERE.