Carl Snowden, writing in the Arundel Patriot, names several local and statewide elected officials who’ve yet to condemn the brutal act of terror that occurred at Bowie State University in Maryland last Saturday, where a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi stabbed an African American U.S. Army second lieutenant by the name of Richard Collins III to death. Early reports suggest that the neo-Nazi degenerate, Sean Urbanski, targeted Collins based solely on his race. The FBI has announced it is investigating the killing as a hate crime, though as David Zirin wisely warns in his Nation column, “The FBI is not some anti-racist battalion.”
Among the politicians Snowden names as having yet to offer condolences to the loved ones of Collins or words of condemnation regarding Urbanski’s heinous actions are Councilman Michael Anthony Peroutka (himself a white nationalist), Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, and congressman Anthony Brown. To that I would add the President of the United States Donald J. Trump who would not hesitate to call this an act of terror had the accused murderer been an Arab or an immigrant.
Source: A powerful post well worth reading: The Silent Betrayal of MD Lawmakers on the Murder of Richard Wilbur Collins III
Sadly, the relative silence on the killing of this African American life is not isolated. I have come to find that in many instances, many of us at best have “prayers” for black lives that are taken away, and often silence…or worse. I wrote about some of this in my recent blog post: https://blindinjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/addressing-silence-on-black-lives/
Thank you for sharing this post with me. I’m about to head over to your blog “Blind Injustice” right now.
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