Bringing up ‘Black on Black Crime’ Is Racist

This tired idea makes the wrongful connection between Blackness and criminality

“Bringing up ‘Black on Black crime’ or saying, ‘But we kill our own!’ in the context of police brutality not only conflates two separate issues (violence between citizens and violence from the state), but also collectivizes the Black community into an undifferentiated mass of criminals and hypocrites — protesting by day and committing violent crimes by night. And when these retorts come from within the Black community, it’s…