Race Matters: Harry Belafonte Says Blacks Should Be More Outraged Over One-Sided Gun Control Conversation

- By Bossip Staff


Harry is mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore!

Harry Belafonte Says Blacks Should Be Outraged With Gun Control

The debate over gun control has been red-hot in America ever since the Sandy Hook school shooting back in December. In the wake of the unconscionable tragedy, the national spotlight shined bright on the issue of gun control and ways to make the country safer.

According to Harry Belafonte, the group that suffers the most from gun violence are young African-American children. However, the national media attention fails to reflect how shootings have affected our communities, like the city of Chicago.

During his acceptance speech of NAACP’s highest honor, The Springard Medal, Belafonte took time out to push his agenda.

Via DemocracyNow

“The group that is most devastated by America’s obsession with the gun is African-Americans. Although making comparisons can be dangerous, there are times when they must be noted. America has the largest prison population in the world and the over 2 million men, women, and children that make up the incarcerated, the overwhelming majority of them is black. African-Americans are the most unemployed, the most caught in the unjust systems of justice. And the gun game, they are the most hunted. The rivers of blood that wash the streets of our nation flow mostly from the bodies of our black children. Yet, as the great debate emerges on the question of the gun, white America discusses the constitutional issues of ownership while no one speaks to the consequences of our racial carnage.

Where is the outraged voice of black America? Where and why are we muted? Where are our leaders? Where are our legislators? Where is the church …”

Handgun hatin’ Harry has a point. We watch these crazy, “ketchup-colored”-neck, country bumpkins rant and rave about how they have a right to own guns every week. We already know they could give two $#!ts about “ni**er” kids dying…

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