I'm kind of wondering if the first couple of paragraphs of the article were meant as a kind of "fake out"-were written to invoke the bogus "what about 'black on black crime'" canard, in order to see if they could get white racists to read some of the rest of the article and expose themselves to the truth about how the white power structure treats Black America? If so-an interesting strategy on the part of the writer.

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