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Al Sharpton Says ‘Knockout’ Games Are Racist

Al Sharpton is finally addressing the disturbing “knockout” game that is making headlines across the country. The game, which has been predominately played by teenagers, involves trying to knock out an unsuspecting victim with a single punch. Reports of several knockout attacks have been making their way across the country, including numerous incidents of Jewish people being attacked in Brooklyn by teenagers.

Several of the reported incidents in media outlets have been black teenagers attacking white victims and Sharpton has gone on record as branding the recent incidents in Brooklyn as racist. “It is insane thuggery, and it is unequivocally wrong. These kids are targeting innocent people, and in many cases specifically targeting Jewish folks,” he wrote in his column for Huffington Post. We would not be silent if it were the other way around, and we will not be silent now. This behavior is racist, period. And we will not tolerate it.”

The civil rights leader also called for immediate action to end the growing wave of knockout games. “This is not a ‘game; it is inhumane behavior that has no place in our country or the world,” he wrote. Diversity is one of the greatest strengths of this nation, and we must respect one another in a way that preserves and further develops this diversity. Therefore, when an injustice happens to anyone, it is the duty of all to speak up. Silence is akin to tacit acceptance.”

Bill O’Reilly also addressed the knockout games on his Fox News show last week, less than tactfully referring to them as black people “whacking whites.”

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  • Monroe Frazier

    I’m glad Al Sharpton took the stance that he did. It’s not always a fight against white but a fight against right.

    • John

      True, it’s about the RIGHT. But he only did this after the media and some in the black community called him out.

  • Marvin Gittens

    ATTENTION ALL AFRICAN -AMERICAN MOTHERS ,YOUR CHILD MAY NOT COME HOME ANYMORE:

    The death of the African American in America
    WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN
    Knockout Game Turns Deadly: 60 Year Old Woman Shoots and Kills 2 Teens After Being Punched
    Police are still trying to piece together the events of Monday night after a woman was attacked and then fired shots into the crowd of teens that assaulted her.
    Please… pass this on to all news +web sites pertaining to [AFRICAN- AMERICANS ]
    Beulah Montgomery, who just turned 60 yesterday, says she was walking home after purchasing lottery tickets when she says a group of teens, 7 of them, approached her. Montgomery immediately thought they were going to attempt to steal her purse but says she was instead hit by one of the individuals as a second attempted to hit her. That’s when she grabbed her gun.”DAMN” were going to miss the [ cowards ]

    “All I could feel was pain and I said to myself I had made it to 60 and I wanted to atleast see 61,” she recalled. “Then I started praying and I asked the Lord to guide my hands” Montgomery says she then reached into her purse and and shot in the direction of the teens and they started to flee. However two of them didn’t make without being hit.

    This is just the beginning, and that is the most unfortunate situation specially in African American communities. We have finally cause problems that the rest of the American community will not deal with. The African American community is on their own. The crime rate in all major cities is exclusively caused by African Americans. Statistics indicate that the average African American male and female under the age of 40 is either unemployed on welfare or in jail. We are killing each other stealing from each other wholesale. The white and Hispanic community is no longer willing to trust and higher African Americans for any type of opportunity’s that or anything else that may be available. We as a people are no longer trusted and unable to blame anyone but ourselves for our own stupidity and ignorance.

    African Americans did not take advantage of the opportunities that were available, these opportunities are being taken by immigrants willing to work to make a better life for themselves.
    A message to the African American community when we had the opportunity we did not take advantage of it, so now we will have to hope that the new immigrants are willing to deal with the few African Americans that are willing to take advantage of the opportunities that may be available.
    I said it before, and I say it again, you didn’t want to work for the white man , and now you have to hope that the new immigrant business community is willing to let you work for them.
    Please pass this on to all news +web sites pertaining to [AFRICAN- AMERICANS ]
    [“DAMN”: We have become losers in your own country.]