Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani continued to urinate away the fortune of good will he earned after the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. After the attacks, Giuliani became known as “America’s Mayor.”
However, the former mayor’s words and actions since 2001 have slowly stripped away his universal appeal to reveal a man with a very racist outlook on life.
Sunday, on Face the Nation, Giuliani declared that the phrase “black lives matter,” is “inherently racist.”
“Black lives matter, white lives matter, Asian lives matter, Hispanic lives matter,” he said.
“That’s anti-American and it’s racist. Of course black lives matter, and they matter greatly,” he said.
Giuliani then did the tired old neo-con tactic of bringing up “black on black” crime as a way to deflect from police violence targeting African-Americans.
“But when you focus in on 1 percent of less than 1 percent of the murder that’s going on in America and you make it a national thing, and all of you in the media make it much bigger than the black kid who’s getting killed in Chicago every 14 hours, you treat it disproportionately.”
The former mayor rationalized the police shootings by saying that only a small number of African-Americans die at the hands of law enforcement, but more are killed “most often by anther black.”
“If you want to protect black lives, then you got to protect black lives not just against police, which happens rarely, although with tremendous attention,” he said.
Giuliani then gave the Republican presidential nominee his best sales pitch in hopes of becoming Donald Trump’s running mate in the fall. He openly attacked black parents for not raising their children to “respect” the police.
“If you want to deal with this on the black side you’ve got to teach your children to be respectful to the police,” he continued.
The better human being in all of us would like to believe that Giuliani’s mouth ran ahead of his brain. However, he forfeited any benefit of the doubt when he followed up by saying:
“And you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police, the real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times … are other black kids who are going to kill them, that’s the way they’re going to die.”
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That’s right folks; Rudy Giuliani is telling black parents to teach their kids to fear their own people more than the police.
This is the same man who gave the green light to the NYPD to use “Stop and Frisk” tactics, which mainly target African Americans and Hispanics. Giuliani and the NYPD are the ones who gave the parents of New York City a reason to teach their children to fear the police.
Giuliani lies through his teeth when he says that crime mostly happens in African American and Hispanic neighborhoods. Conservatives will never concede that it’s possible white communities could have just as much drug-related crime, perhaps even violence, as minority communities because they use a maddening circular logic to defend their racism. Their logic tells them that police harass minorities more because they commit more crime, thus justifying more attention than whites.
But if police mainly focus on minorities, then how would they know if whites are committing the same crimes? This is a question that neo-con racists like Giuliani refuse even to try to answer.
In 2013, a federal judge deemed Giuliani’s program unconstitutional, but the former mayor is still the biggest defender of racial profiling. America’s mayor has become just like Trump: an American embarrassment.
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