Fox News host Megyn Kelly expressed skepticism to National Urban League president Marc Morial tonight as to whether or not race had anything to do with Eric Garner's death.
For her evidence, Kelly said there are instances of black police officers killing white people, noted Mediaite.com (video below).
When Morial responded, Kelly changed the topic to black civilians killing black civilians.
"Where are the protests over the fact that 91 percent of all blacks who were murdered in 2013 were killed by other blacks, seven percent were killed by whites?" asked Kelly.
Morial told Kelly about the black rallies and churches that have publicly marched against black-on-black crime.
"I haven't seen the rallies like this over black-on-black crime, which is 91 percent in New York City and nationally," added Kelly.
There was a march to stop violence in Chicago in 2010, reported ABC 7 Chicago, a "Stop The Violence” Message during the 42nd annual African American Day Parade in Harlem in 2011, noted NewsOne.com, a rally to stop violence in Newark, New Jersey, in 2009, according to 7Online.com, a "Stop The Violence" march in Saginaw, Michigan in 2011, reported The Saginaw News and the New Pittsburgh Courier reported on the "Stop the Violence" rally in 2011.
Fox News political reporter Brit Hume made a similar claim earlier this week, noted MediaMatters.org (video below).
[A]ccording to the Centers for Disease Control that tracks these things, the leading cause of death among African-Americans age 15, I believe it's 15 to 24 is homicide," said Hume. "And you see these continuing waves of black-on-black killings in places like Chicago, which is the most conspicuous because the numbers are so high out there, but in places across the country.
I don't recall the president ever seeking to address that problem at all, or even acknowledging its existence."
"...I don't recall the president weighing in on that or even acknowledging it, and I certainly don't recall any of these so-called civil rights leaders of the Al Sharpton stripe ever showing up at a funeral in Chicago where there's a black-on-black killing, you just don't see that," added Hume.
However, President Obama addressed black violence in Chicago during a speech at the Morehouse College Commencement Ceremony in 2013:
In troubled neighborhoods all across this country, many of them heavily African American, too few of our citizens have role models to guide them. Communities just a couple miles from my house in Chicago, communities just a couple miles from here, they're places where jobs are still too scarce and wages are still too low, where schools are underfunded and violence is pervasive, where too many of our men spend their youth not behind a desk in a classroom, but hanging out on the streets or brooding behind a jail cell.
According to MSNBC, President Obama created the "My Brother's Keeper" program earlier this year to "help young men of color at critical moments of their lives, including early literacy, high school and in the teens and early 20s when so many are sucked into the so-called school-to-prison pipeline."
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