Bottom Line: Enough with the excuses and whataboutism for black on black crime

by jovan1984

In case you have been under a rock, there was a Lifetime docuseries on R. Kelly and his abuse of numerous women and girls.

Also, the predominantly African-American town of Allendale just experienced more gun violence as well, which includes the shooting of a 3-year-old girl and the murder of a 14-year-old boy.

And African-Americans are deflecting and using whataboutism locally and afar.

It is time for it to stop.

Black-on-black crime is a scourge that harms black men, women, boys and girls.

Across all races, 96% of all crimes are intraracial. What that means is that most violent crimes against a person are committed by a person of the same race.

African-Americans are no different. Ninety-three percent of all crimes committed against an African-American are committed by another African-American. That includes murder and sexual assault, among others.

We must believe the minority victims of gun violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes just as we do with the Caucasian women victims.

Instead of bringing up white men and women for crimes committed by African-Americans, listen to African-American victims of African-American crimes.