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Ray Lewis Is Confused by Black Lives Matter Movement

The retired football player wants to know why we aren't focused on black-on-black crime.
Ray Lewis Is Confused by Black Lives Matter Movement
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Now that NFL season is over, we guess retired defensive lineman Ray Lewis has a lot of time on his hands to think about things happening in the world

Those things include #BlackLivesMatter and violence in Black communities. We’re just going to say that his take on the very serious movement has us all very confused. 

In a Facebook video, Lewis expressed his concern that there isn’t enough being done to protect Black youth. 

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“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,” he said. “But every day we have black-on-black crime, killing each other? The March murder rate rose by 29 percent, but we’re not rioting in the streets [about] black on black killing each other.”

We aren’t quite sure where Lewis is getting his information, but we want to see some receipts for these statistics. 

The future hall-of-famer alluded to the fact that in order for us as a people to be better we must be the ones to change. 

Take some time to watch the video, we’d love to hear your thoughts. 



We Must Change What We Are Doing

my heart is hurting – we must do better

Posted by Ray Lewis on Saturday, April 2, 2016