There were a fair amount of tweets last night that simply should not have sent I’d like to talk about this one:
— Tom W Haley Sr (@DevilDogNV) July 14, 2013
I was VERY surprised to see this tweet in my timeline, and it provoked some strong reaction from people who saw it as well it should.
At any time that phrasing would be racist on its face, it sounds like something out of Jim Crow, but to tweet out such a phrase right after one of the most watched racial case in the country while people are still worried about rioting is not only outrageous, it’s irresponsible and provocative.
But there are two outrages in this tweet and while one is easy to spot most will ignore 2nd.
The fact is for all his poor choice of words and the lack of sensitivity in both content and timing Mr. Haley is telling the truth.
Don’t believe me, here is something from Afrodaddy.com
In relation to homicide the number one killer of black men is other black men. It is a national tragedy that black-on-black crime ranks as the 4th leading cause of death for black men. In the age group of 15 – 34 black-on-black crime is the #1 killer of black men
This has been true for a long time, and none of the people in the MSM seem to be all that upset about it. I think what I wrote the day the Zimmerman case first became a national story still holds up:
I have sons near the age of Mrs. Martin. I can’t imagine what she’s going through and I don’t begrudge her one bit of her anger or desire for justice for her son. It seems to me however, that the activists and media personalities so outraged today, had none for the young black men who’ve been slaughtered in cities for years:
That is the true disgrace, daily bloodshed in the Black community that is left unchecked. The statistics are telling:
The hundred or so homicides in Oakland each year are part of nearly 6,000 murders nationally committed by blacks, mostly of other blacks, compared to just over 5,300 homicides committed by whites and Hispanics combined. (Blacks are 12.8 percent of the U.S. population, whites and Hispanics, 81 percent.).
Where is the outrage in the black community. Why does not the black leadership or the elite liberal opinion address this outrage, because it doesn’t fit their template of racism as the primary cause of the suffering of the Blacks in America.
You can’t find that outrage because it has no political value to either activists of the left or to the self-appointed black leaders that you will see on every channel for the balance of the Trayvon Martin case.
The Trayvon Martin case is a tragic, but the regular murders of young black men in the cities by other young black men and the unwillingness of people to talk about it nor the media’s willingness to write about is the real national outrage.
“…because it has no political value to either activists of the left or to the self-appointed black leaders”
I don’t begrudge anyone being outraged about the words used in that tweet, but if you are more outraged by Mr. Haley’s use of language then the fact that young black men are being slaughtered in cities by other men of color, then I submit and suggest that like the black “leaders” who can’t find the time or the inclination to make this a national issue, your moral priorities are off, way off.
Final thought, A person can send out a single tweet that they might regret I looked at Mr. Haley’s timeline after that tweet and didn’t see a repeat of such language, Marlon Waynes has no such excuse.