In his blog at the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates replies to questions about why we don’t get upset about everyday, non-Travyon Martin black murder victims with a simple answer: We do. And he has the examples to back it up.
Juan Williams offers a meme that we are seeing repeated in response to the widespread protests around Trayvon Martin:
“But what about all the other young black murder victims? Nationally, nearly half of all murder victims are black. And the overwhelming majority of those black people are killed by other black people. Where is the march for them?”
This is an interesting question. It’s also one that Juan Williams, who’s been writing about race for almost three decades, should be able to answer. Moreover, Williams is an award-winning journalist. Should he not know the answer, it would suit him to do his job and find out.
This is Chicago in 2010 …
Read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ entire blog post at the Atlantic.