Trump supporter and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed the Black Lives Matter movement in an interview, saying African-Americans should worry less about police violence and focus on teaching their children to respect police instead.
Giuliani appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation following the deaths of five police officers in Dallas last week. He called Black Lives Matter “inherently racist” and “anti-American.”
There’s too much violence in the black community. … If you want to deal with this on the black side, you’ve got to teach your children to be respectful to the police and you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police; the real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 1,000 times, are other black kids who are going to kill them.
Giuliani completely disregarded the facts, including statistics that show African-Americans are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement.
Black men in particular are disproportionately affected by police shootings. According to The Washington Post, 40% of the unarmed men killed by police officers in 2015 were black, despite black men accounting for only 6% of the total population in the U.S.