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Monday, April 16, 2018

Black Lies Matter: Why Lies Matter to the Race Grievance Industry - Taleeb Starkes

Violence against blacks, especially by police officers, has recently come to the forefront of the social concern and the media. One of the best known organizations is the "Black Lives Matter" movement that has taken the forefront in protests and speaking out against such violence.

Starkes takes issue with the presentation that the, as he calls, "Race Greivance Industry" gives to the public. After defining this industry, he goes on to take issue with #BlackLivesMatter, and he goes on to analyze the reactive #BlueLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter.

He analyzes what he calls the Hypocritical, Not Hypocratic Oath that he sees these people take that end up hurting those they are meaning to help. He talks about the case of ...Freddie Gray and how it represents the movement. Starkes takes particular issue with The Congressional Black Caucus and how politicians often don't actually have their constituents' best interest in mind. The final chapter Land of the Brave, Home of the Offended ties it all together.

Starkes uses statistics, reports, and history to support his point of view on these many topics. There is a bibliography in the back for those who would like to research further. I enjoyed reading this person's point of view, and would read more books by this author.

Books by the Author:
The Un-Civil War: BLACKS vs NIGGERS: Confronting the Subculture Within the African-American Community

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