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3 lies that we must confront about gun violence in our communities :: LISTEN NOW to The Breakdown with Shaun King

The problem is that the loudest voices about violence in Black communities don't even like or love Black people. They only even mention the thing they frame as "black on black crime," as insult.

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I really, REALLY need you to understand something. The LOUDEST voices about gun violence in Black communities don't love Black people and don't love our communities. They talk about "black on black crime" not because they actually care about Black people, but as a way to make us look like subhuman.

But their lies are in the way and preventing us from making the progress that I know we can and MUST make. On today’s episode of The Breakdown, please let me tell you the first 3 lies that we must confront and overcome immediately.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shaun King is one of the most followed and shared activists and journalists in the world. In addition to being the Founder and Editor in Chief of The North Star, he also leads the Grassroots Law Project and the Real Justice PAC and recently became the Contributing Editor for Newsweek. A historian by training, Shaun King is the New York Times bestselling author of Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future and his upcoming book, a memoir called Lemons and Stones, is on sale now! Shaun’s daily news podcast, The Breakdown with Shaun King, has been heard and shared hundreds of millions of times in almost every country in the world and is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and everywhere podcasts are heard. Shaun has been with his brilliant wife, Rai, for nearly 25 years, and they are raising their 5 kids in Brooklyn, New York.

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