Ray Lewis has posted a video to his Facebook, criticizing and questioning why the Black Lives Matter movement hasn’t done more to prevent blacks. The former Baltimore Ravens player says,
I’m trying to figure out why no one is paying attention to black men killing black men. Why do we always find ourselves half the victims. Why do we always find ourselves half the victims, and now we have the separation once again that we’re being victimized because of one bad white cop, two bad white cops, three bad white cops, killing a young black brother. But every day we have black-on-black crime, killing each other? Police in Chicago reported 677 shootings this year. Last year, it was 359. The March murder rate rose by 29 percent, but we’re not rioting in the streets [when] black on black killing each other.
Specifically Lewis is concerned with the continued crime rise in Chicago,
I’m just asking this one simple thing: When will we appreciate who we are? When will our skin color start paying attention to our own skin color? I’m trying to figure out how in the month of march there’s more murders in Chicago then there are then there are days in the month. Forty-five murders in the month of [March] in Chicago.
See the clip of his speech.
P.S. Do you agree with his comments? [Yahoo News]