Whenever a black kid is gunned down by police, the first thing I see pop up on my Facebook feeds is Why isn’t anyone speaking out about black on black crime? This is concern trolling at its worst.
Virtually everyone agrees that in the case of black on black crime, that one party is the criminal and one party is the victim. Virtually everyone agrees that the victim is not to blame. That the victim didn’t wasn’t the cause of the crime. Virtually everyone agrees that the black criminal is a criminal and should face justice.
In the case of police shootings of unarmed black kids, there is disagreement if the shooter is a criminal who should face justice. There is disagreement about the role of victim. It’s a completely different situation because of that disagreement.
So when someone asks about Black on Black crime, they aren’t looking for an answer and they aren’t looking for a discussion. They are looking to prevent a discussion.
Lastly, black on black crime is not being ignored just because you aren’t seeing it.