Tweeting Teens Happy that 16-Year Old Got Shot in the Face
by Dr. Boyce Watkins
In the tweets below, you can see teenagers from Chicago cheering about the death of Jojo, a rapper who served as a rival to the more famous rapper Chief Keef. Jojo made a diss song about Keef, with the video filled with automatic weapons, blunt smoking, hanging on the block and all the other tools for black male self-destruction. Just a few days later, Jojo was murdered.
The tweets below are from other teens who are celebrating Jojo’s homicide. The disturbing messages consist of statements like “Rest in p**s,” and one in which one of the tweeting teens says that he hopes that Jojo’s mother holds off on burying his body so that his twin can be buried with his brother. One of the teens also says that he’s glad that Jojo was shot in the face, because this means that his mother can’t hold an open casket funeral.
Another black man, many years ago, also had his face mutilated to the point that it was difficult to hold an open-casket funeral. His name was Emmett Till. Unlike Till, Jojo and his friends have a different enemy to fight, one that looks just like them. Homicide is now the leading cause of death for young black men in America, and most of these men are most likely to die at the hands of another black man.
This is what we are dealing with in black America. The genocidal war zones in urban communities across America have become places where black kids die as fast as their dreams. Our teenagers fill the morgues as if they were hosting Lil Wayne concerts, all while companies like Interscope Records profit by distributing the weaponized psychological poison that makes it cool for kids to brag about murdering one another. Simultaneously, companies that make guns, alcohol and the other things that black men use to kill themselves, are able to escape accountability because of deep-seeded apathy from our so-called political allies. The Democrats speak readily about protecting gay marriage, but care nothing for the little black girl who just had her head blown off on the way to school.
I want you to take a look at the tweets below to understand what’s been happening here, and why we must act IMMEDIATELY. There is a young child out there who is living, breathing and healthy, with his whole life in front of him. But due to our failure to act, he will be dead by the end of the year. This is NOT a game.
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