Yes, Black America Fears the Police – Here’s Why – We are not criminals because we are black. Nor are we somehow the only people in America who don’t want to live in safe neighborhoods. Yet many of us cannot fundamentally trust the people who are charged with keeping us and our communities safe.
Confronting the Rhetoric of “Black on Black Crime”: A Response to Derailing Strategies – This is a derailing strategy because people feel compelled to respond to the question of "Black on Black crime," while the conversation regarding police brutality is interrupted. However, it is a mistake to respond to the question of "Black on Black crime." It is a classic derailing strategy because it seeks to turn the focus away from the issue at hand and onto the protesting community, as if to say that you are not allowed to call out the violence of the state unless everything and everyone in your community is in order. It is also a derailing strategy because it suggests that one issue necessarily replaces the other.