Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Baltimore riots and the black community: "Something needs to be said"

Screen-Shot-2015-04-29-at-2.00.27-PM-620x333These comments are not going to go over well with the radical left and professional race baiters. It will also be interesting to see if ESPN responds to Stephen A. Smith's remarks concerning the Baltimore riots and black community in general.

On Wednesday, the very outspoken and sometimes controversial Smith said that black America’s ancestors “would be ashamed of how we’re conducting ourselves” concerning the riots in Baltimore after the death of Freddy Gray.

Smith said the rioters in Baltimore need to be treated like “criminals” and since there are black people suffering from their actions.

“Something needs to be said. We talk about police brutality. We need to understand the difference between police brutality and a brutal act by a particular police officer.

"When you say ‘police brutality,’ what you’re doing is inciting a nation of individuals out there to go and act in a very belligerent and, dare I say, criminal fashion against law enforcement officials. And where does that get them?" Smith said.

Smith went on to say that it's disgusting” to see people supporting “those kinds of actions” in Baltimore. He also noted that a major problem in the black community is “that we’re not looking inward.”

“We’re busy looking outside at everybody else; what everyone else has done to us; what history has done to us; how it has affected us.

“I’m here to tell you something, our ancestors, considering our history and what they had to go through and the sacrifices that they had to make to get us to this point, our ancestors would be ashamed of how we’re conducting ourselves.

“And it needs to be said, and it needs to be addressed and it needs to be stopped. Because I see a whole bunch of young brothers and sisters out here right now. They’re here with us. They wouldn’t act that way," Smith said.


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