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Black American Genocide - Will Obama stop genocide of black America?

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Back in December 1951, two African-Americans, Paul Robeson and William L. Patterson brought to the United Nations a petition titled by the name "We Charge Genocide: The Crime of Government Against the Negro People." Are the crimes against black people continuing, but we just don't realize it. Is black on black crime part of genocide? Is Prostitution genocide? Is black kids being charged with crimes they did not commit genocide? Is pole dancing genocide? Is over 1 Million black men in prison genocide? Is the death penalty genocide? Is RAP Music Genocide? Is abortion genocide? The issue of black genocide should not be dismissed as "mumbo jumbo," as occurred in a prominent Time magazine essay (White, 1990:20). Poor black men (and now black women) are subjected to many disabling conditions that restrict opportunity, inflict pain and suffering, and shorten lives. It is of course true that black men and women are not slated for the death camp and institutionalized slaughter. Nevertheless, the evidence, though still incomplete, strongly suggests that the plight of poor African American males goes beyond simple political oppression and indeed crosses the threshold of genocide. Let's talk tonight.