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Timothy Dwight Smith is the Editor-and Chief at ContraCritic News, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues.
In the three days following Michael Brown’s killing by Ferguson, MO police, I’ve been covering the story extensively on contracritic.com, as well as engaging the community in discussions concerning the larger issues of race and racism as it relates to young black males in America.
I recently had one of these conversations with a black woman from Kansas named Aly Oh. Oh has a Masters degree in business and works for a non-profit organization in Topeka. Our chat wasn’t necessarily an interview, but she did present many relevant questions about the ongoing debate involving black-on-black crime (specifically black homicides) vs. white-on black killings, and the disparity in media coverage and uproar by the community following these types of incidents.
Our discussion began with Oh making the following statement about the imbalance of attention given to black victimization depending on who’s perpetrating the act:
“When someone from another race kills us (Black people), it makes National news and everyone is in an uproar. Yet when we kill ourselves, daily, people rarely bat an eye. If we are going to be mad, let’s be mad at all of the killings. It just needs to stop. Period.”
Me: The police swear an oath to protect and serve the community, when this oath is violated in such a heinous way, like cold-blooded murder, the violation is unique because trust has been broken between the institution supposedly in place to protect citizens and the citizens themselves.
Of course we understand all killing is wrong. But cops killing community members is a unique violation which deserves serious contemplation and community uproar.
Blacks who kill other blacks with guns usually do so to protect a drug economy which exist in America primarily because of racist institutions that have excluded the black underclass from accessing resources and opportunities necessary to succeed. This isn’t excuse making, it’s the truth. Both data and history tell us this.
To conflate these two realities, as if there’s no credible distinction, ignores black suffering, and even worse, buys into the myths white people have been telling blacks since the time of the Magna Carta: Black man [black woman] you are a nigger and an animal. All the wrong you do is done purely out of senselessness because you lack the ability to reason and function as a human being.
This is unreality and white supremacy rhetoric.
Blacks killing one another needs to stop, but there’s a reason why the drug economy exist in inner cities, namely, racist institutions.
When white police officers kill black men on the street because they’re black men, after swearing an oath to protect the Constitutional Rights of the community, this action represents the furtherance of more racism; the police then become not an arm of justice but a facilitator of white supremacy.
This is a distinction with a difference that black people, especially, need to understand clear. Otherwise you’ll find yourself repeating the lies of the oppressor.
Oh: I do understand the distinction and that there are underlying agendas at work. But what are we as black people doing to address that? We’ll march in a minute when we feel an affront, but are we as unified and vocal when it comes to saving ourselves and our youth? Let’s march for that and come together, not just when it’s someone else against us.
Me: A unique solution must be created to address whats happening in black ghettos, different problems require different solutions.
Marching and protests aren’t going to solve what’s happening in the ghettos. Only organizing around economics will.
If the ghetto is ever going to be transformed from “Murderville” to men mentoring men to become business minded, blacks have to discard the idea that we can have transformation through integration – a lie blacks have snuggled for far too long. Blacks are not going to partner their way out suffering if those partners are white, it just isn’t going to happen.
Blacks must create an economically sustainable community by partnering with other black people to provide services and necessities to their community. Exploit the power of the 60 billion dollar black consumer market to our own benefit by producing something of value other black people can spend their money on.
But this takes rebuilding a trust between black people that has been broken down by white supremacist brainwashing and Willie Lynch syndrome. This is what creates the suspicion among blacks about other black people. It’s not the actions of other blacks which has created the distrust in our community, it’s the nearly 400 years of brainwashing.
This is fixable. But it all starts with empowering blacks through education; an education which helps blacks rediscover who they are and then immediately pivoting to building black businesses which exclusively provide necessities and services to the black community. When we get this, there’ll be no more “Murderville.”
Oh: I agree with you on your points Timothy and in no way am I trying to minimize the violence against our ancestors. I simply feel that we as a people owe it to ourselves and our ancestors to stop killing ourselves and not just speak on violence when it comes from outside.
Me: We’ll never stop black people from killing one another, no more than whites will stop whites from killing each other, or Asians, or Latinos, etc., this is what human beings do, and most murders happen intraracially for every race, not just black people. A fact the media appears incapable of admitting.
But in typical fashion it is blacks that are perceived by society as being exceptional when it comes to murder. We aren’t exceptional, we’re human just like everyone else. At this very moment, white Israelis are bombing white Palestinians with the backing of a white American government. Is this not white-on-white crime on a scale that dwarfs all of what’s taking place among blacks in places like Chicago, Detroit, California, and Baltimore?! I’d say so, but it isn’t perceived that way is it? Of course not.
Like Malcom X stated, “Blacks are the only people in America that aren’t supposed to be violent.” Blacks get condemned for being violent even when violence is justified. Meanwhile whites engage in violence on scales unimaginable against other whites and people of color here in America and abroad without as much as a raised collective eye brow.
This is why, in my opinion, focusing attention on blacks killing blacks is counterproductive, at the least, and perpetuation of myth at the worst.
Oh: I understand your point, but taking into account Topeka KS and the murders that have taken place in not only 2014 but previous years, is it not disproportionate given our population percentage? Every race does have murderers, that is fact. But are we to excuse the fact that we kill ourselves just because other races do the same? Acknowledging black-on-black violence is not counterproductive, nor is it condoning violence against us by the police. It’s wrong on either side is my point. I don’t discount your opinion, but I won’t back down from mine either.
Me: I respect your opinion Aly. And black homicide in America is disproportionate by percentage to other races, but again the factors for why these numbers are disproportionate matters if we are to have an honest assessment of the issue and how we can take steps to change it.
The biggest factor for why black homicide rates are higher is do to those in the black community competing for space in a drug economy. A drug economy which primarily exist because blacks have been systematically excluded from the mainstream economy – due to racism. Add to this the government’s willingness to supply drugs to black distribution channels in the ghetto, while also providing guns to protect these channels.
The drug economy is the only economy the federal government has ever subsidized for black people. Think about that for a moment. They provide the product and the means to protect the product, at that point all that is needed is willing workers. Blacks have never been afraid of work. Is it no wonder poor communities opt into the drug trade? It’s damn near common sense for the poor. The only problem is even this system is set up for blacks to fail due to targeted policing and mass incarceration for not the murders to protect drug turf, but non-violent offenses. The possessing of the same drugs supplied to them by the government. It’s a classic bait-and-switch being done on the poor – who are overwhelmingly black and Latino- by the federal government; a government that willingly chooses to be racist toward non-white people.
These are the causes of black homicide. Viewed in this context, doesn’t it make black murder more explainable, even if one refuses to condone it?
Blacks occupy unique circumstances in America.
Oh: That is true. I agree wholeheartedly. The same system that provides the drugs is the one that makes you a slave and/or prisoner for selling them and fuels much of the black-on-black killing. Lack of education and job opportunities are also huge factors. So why aren’t our black leaders making these things a media issue? I have never seen these facts addressed during a news broadcast. When media wants ratings they talk about racially motivated killings all day long. I don’t see them discussing the root issues in our community. I don’t see them caring as much about the daily killings that happen. I don’t hear us talking about black-on-black killings as much, as if we have seemingly accepted them as a way of life.
Me: Because most of our black leaders benefit from the present set of arrangements. The so-called leaders in the black community primarily exist in our black churches and advocacy organizations, this has always been so since Emancipation. Some of these individuals have moved from street advocacy to political positions over time.
The drug economy, and all its death and destruction, is both a black preacher’s dream and a black advocate’s dream, if they’re corrupt and lack real concern for black people. The drug economy, and all its ills, keeps the exploitation wheel good and oiled to continue exploiting black people for profit. That’s the black-on-black crime that needs to be addressed. Not gangbangers protecting drug turf, but so-called gospel preachers and advocates bleeding the black poor dry of the little money they possess. The pen is truly mightier than the sword, these parasites prove it.
You can’t preach a prosperity gospel, which we must recognize is a gospel of exploitation, to black people who are already prosperous. Individuals who have created wealth by holding on to the resources they’ve earned through business, not by gambling and giving it away.
You can’t tell an economically self-sustaining community that their best protection against institutional racism is to march and protest – beg white people for accommodations in a system designed to benefit whites and whites alone, which is the present state of things. A self-sustained black community would recognize this as advocating surrender rather than success; submission rather than dictating one’s own destiny; and they’d recognize this kind of advocating is merely a vain attempt to hold blacks in their place, in a position beneath whites.
This is why today’s so-called black leaders aren’t speaking about what we’re discussing right now. You’re not going to see these rats discussing anything like this on the news, or in the paper. But if they really were who they said they were, and wanted what they claim they wanted – black prosperity and economic mobility, and attainment of political power – you would, but they don’t really want any of these things, they simply want to enrich themselves on black suffering. They benefit from white racism. They’re selling black people out in the name of god and integration.
Oh: I agree with you to some extent, but our people as a whole are not so ignorant. Some of us make a choice to do the things we do. We understand that problems exist but where is an honest voice to educate the people? There is historical white racism . . . but would you disagree that there is an even greater degree of self hate?
Me: Being ignorant doesn’t mean your choices don’t matter, or that you’ve been forced to make choices against your will, it just means you’re making decisions without useful insight to understand those decisions aren’t in your own best interest.
This is black people’s biggest problem. We can address symptoms all day long, but it’s time to diagnose the disease that is causing the symptoms. Black-on-black crime is not a disease, it’s a symptom of a disease. Blacks buying into prosperity gospels isn’t a disease, it’s a symptom of a disease. Blacks advocating more integration rather than advocating for economically sustainable black communities isn’t the disease, it’s a symptom.
The disease is institutional and internalized racism as well as white supremacist brainwashing. Blacks believe there is no other reality for them because racism has been so internalized. They don’t remember, or were never taught, who they were before they contracted this disease. And you’re right, it is self-hate. But it’s the brainwashing that causes blacks to hate themselves.
This is where our community finds itself at present. In denial and confused. And you know you’re confused when you really believe the cure to your disease is to be found in cooperating with the persons who transmitted the disease to you in the first place.
As far as locating honest voices to educate the people? I say that answer is to be found in you every time you look in the mirror Aly Oh.
Oh: In treating the disease we would be remiss to fight hate with hate. Every white person isn’t evil, just as every black person isn’t a threat. We can acknowledge the past without repeating it. The dialogue that we’re having today is powerful, but means nothing if there is no love and action behind our words. Cooperating with an oppressor is worthless . . . You have to decide to stop behaving like the oppressed. I do understand that the system is not designed in our favor, but conscious individuals have a choice to think and do beyond the confines and stereotypes…
I understand your passion and I thank you for thinking outside the normal parameters. We know we’ve got to do better as a people, myself included.
Me: Our choices are no better than our understanding of self. Educate black people as to who they are, and they’ll make better choices. Tell black people the truth and they’ll make better choices. But everyone cannot be saved.
Thank you for this talk.
Oh: Thank you. Maybe one day we can get some media coverage for this discussion.
Well Aly, you just did dear, you just did.
Ms. Aly Oh.