A Culture Of White Violence

This is an interesting video I found: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/all-in-/52626752#52626752

I find that it is a pretty good satire on how we talk about violence and race in America. I think it is especially interesting to see in conjunction with this article by Tim Wise:

http://www.timwise.org/2013/08/whats-the-matter-with-white-people-a-modest-call-for-personal-responsibility/#more-3293

 

As I young Black man in Chicago, I have to say that this conversation is a deeply personal one for me. We get blamed for violence that is a distinctly America problem not an inner-city problem or a problem in the Black community. Yet we increasingly treat it like it is. What does it mean that after the death of Trayvon Martin you have so many American writers saying that it is now open season on Black men when it may in fact be the safest Black men have ever been in America. I don’t know whether this news that I’m less likely to be killed should make me happy of the fact that I’ve never heard it said on t.v. should make me angry. As it stands now, I’m just worried about the future of race and race relations in my country.

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