‘The white police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other’ – Rudy Giuliani
NBC’s Meet the Press Became a battleground as the debate about white police officers targeting the Black community became heated and took a turn for the worse after former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani made a comment that exposed why racial tensions are currently at an all time high.
Giuliani shared the space with Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, who brought Giuliani to task for insinuating that white police officers are forced into mostly Black neighborhoods because their mission is to prevent “Black people from killing each other”. But he didn’t stop there. He also praised past NYC mayors for doing all they could to ensure that the city’s law enforcement remained racially proportionate. But of course when you are dealing with unruly black people, only so much can be done to maintain law and order – this according to his jaw-dropping comment – “The fact is that I find it very disappointing that you’re not discussing the fact that 93% of Blacks are killed by other blacks. We are talking about the significant exemption here”.
A visibly frustrated Dyson then jumps in to put Giuliani in check, “Black people who kill people go to jail. White people who are policemen who kill Black people do not go to jail”. He then goes on to school Giuliani on the reality of living in a country that is currently embroiled in what can be considered – a race war.
But unfortunately you can’t overturn certain mentalities that are rooted in bigotry tendencies. Giuliani proved this when he retorted, “White police officers wouldn’t be there is you weren’t killing each other”.
Considering the former mayor’s intimate relationship with the NYPD during his term in office, his disturbing views validates the damaging practices still in place, as well as the racial bias that rages on.