To put this violence in perspective, black fatalities during the Korean War (3,075), Vietnam War (7,243) and all wars since 1980 (about 8,200) come to about 18,500, a number that pales in comparison with black loss of life at home. Young black males had a greater chance of reaching maturity on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan than on the streets of Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Newark and other cities.
Even back in the 90s, before the Iraq and Afghan wars, I used to point this out to parents when I was recruiting in Gary, IN.
I’m tired of being told to check my privilege, and embrace and respect other cultures.
No, other cultures suck. They’re terrible. They cause nothing but misery, poverty, and early death.
I don’t want you to respect my culture. I want you to JOIN my culture.