Black Community Was Wrong On OJ and They Are Wrong On Smollett

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Jussie Smollett

It never ceases to amaze me when the black community backs these bad people that do these bad things. I have no idea why they do this. I have no clue what this really is or what to call it. I don’t know why it happens over and over again. Despite overwhelming evidence of the evident truth, there is a segment of the black community that backs these bad people or their bad actions.

OJ Simpson turned his ex-wife and a waiter into a Pez dispenser, yet they sided with the Juice. They turned the actions of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Michael Brown into a completely alternate reality. Now the latest form of this kind of thing is with Jussie Smollett. How on Earth can all of these famous and non-famous black people from Hollywood or main street, stand by Mr. Smollett after what he has done?

Today this same split is going on over Michael Jackson after the documentary “Leaving Neverland” hit the scene. I really don’t apperceive the enigma of this social behavior from the black community. Does this come from hate? Does it exist at all because of our history of slavery? I don’t know and I want to ask the question. It just seems so strange to me and I truly cannot explain why this phenomenon even happens.

It is not like the government will be handing out any grants to study this social science being an explosive subject matter. But, wouldn’t it be nice for whites and others to get an answer to this. or get to the bottom of why this is a perennial problem? To find out what is pushing this kind of split in America, well, it would be a worthwhile study. I just think that this kind of thing pushes us all away from each other, and how can that be a good thing?

C. Rich
Author, Blogger, Poet
crich@americaspeaksink.com
@CRichASI

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 Jussie Smollett, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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