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  •  Go ahead an vent your fury and HR me, but (0+ / 0-)

    black-on-black murders won't be solved by yelling at white men. It will be solved by good  men doing things like this.

    Send conservatives to for re-education.

    by filthyLiberalDOTcom on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:13:39 AM PST

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    •  Who's yelling at the white man (1+ / 0-)
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      about black on black murders?

      You don't need to tell black people that the white man really doesn't care about that except when they need a moral billy club

    •  I'm considering doing exactly that. (0+ / 0-)

      President Barack Obama. Good man in a storm.

      by mwm341 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 12:21:14 PM PST

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    •  that is a very good link. (1+ / 0-)
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      much more interesting to me than parsing Michael Moore's argument.

      Thanks for the link, and I hope others will follow it.
      Ta-Nehisi Coates,Why Don't Black People Protest Black on Black violence?

      As Shanikka pointed out elsewhere in this thread,

      a separate discussion of the issue of Black on Black violence needs to take place, outside of the comparative context that it is always brought up in.  
      There are a lot of black men (perhaps even more black women?) working furiously and fervently to stem the tide of violence in Black communities by addressing its root causes. THey should be commended, their work should be promoted, and supported.

      So maybe one thing the Dkos community could do would be to identify people and projects worth supporting, with funds, consulting, grantwriting, networking, or just plain getting the word out about who is doing what and where.

      Citing Coates above...

      And then there are pundits who write more than they read, and talk more than they listen, and prefer an easy creationism to a Google search.
      We should ask ourselves whether we are not guilty of the same.

      From Geoffrey ...geez....I was going to try and start a list of black men who are somehow engaged in stopping the gun violence that is killing off generations of young people....but honestly, I wouldn't know where to begin every black man I know(living and dead!) is somehow engaged in this process, some more actively than others, some more effectively than others, or more "sensationally", with more publicity, but, truly I cannot think of a single Black man who is not somehow engaged with this issue.

      Talking about black men who are working on this issue--often on limited budgets, as volunteers, directly, indirectly. What.Ever.--that would be interesting and productive, especially if it resulted in resources being directed to these people and projects. If nothing else, some simple recognition that the work they are doing matters and is appreciated! Damn.

      This has the added benefit of countering the negative images  and perceptions of black men as fillinthefuckingblank species of blackness"evil".  

      So I'll just start with one of my favorites, who addresses the issue from a literary perspective

      There are many more examples, as we see from Coates' piece alone.

      So maybe folks should get to googling, huh?

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