Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani embarrassed himself today by going on a sick racist rant about black kids while on CBS’ Face the Nation.
Giuliani said, “If I were a black father… I would say be very respectful to the police…I’d also say be very careful of those kids in the neighborhood, don’t get involved with them because son, there’s a 99 percent chance they are going to kill you not the police.”
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) July 10, 2016
In reality, what has been so shocking for many is how African Americans are being shot while being “respectful”, while doing nothing wrong, while not escalating a tense situation.
This idea that African Americans don’t feel the target on their backs and don’t teach their children how to behave could only be held by someone who refuses to face the fact that too many African Americans are being targeted for no reason other than the color of their skin. That is the problem. Where has Giuliani been? Has he watched the videos?
Giuliani is also avoiding the entire point of Americans’ outrage – it is time for our criminal justice system to right these wrongs. Rather than lecture victims about how it’s their fault because they weren’t careful enough when they told the officer that they were reaching into the glove compartment to get their ID but that they have a concealed carry permit and there is a gun in there, it’s time to hold law enforcement accountable when they fail to act appropriately to the situation.
Giuliani also expressed his belief that the African-American fear of police may be irrational because it isn’t like black people haven’t been targeted by US law enforcement for centuries.
The media continues to give Giuliani and his twisted racist views a national platform. Why is the press turning to Rudy Giuliani on issues of policing and law enforcement? Giuliani has revealed himself to be a bigot and a racist on the level of Donald Trump.