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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…




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Jada Gomez

Senior Platform Editor at Medium. Girl with the long last name from the Empire State. NYU Alum. Runner. Puppy Mommy. Smiler.

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