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As the nation grapples with ways to combat police-involved shootings of Blacks, New York City’s Republican ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani has a theory about why the problem exists in the first place.

The former prosecutor essentially blamed Black fathers for failing to teach their children to respect law enforcement, according to The Washington Post:

If I were a black father, and I was concerned with the safety of my child, really concerned about it and not in a politically activist sense, I would say, ‘Be very respectful of the police,’” Giuliani said during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation. “Most of them are good. Some can be very bad. And just be very careful.

When host John Dickerson tried to interject, Giuliani continued, saying the real problem was not police:

“I’d also say, be very careful of those kids in the neighborhood and don’t get involved with them because, son, there’s a 99 percent chance they’re going to kill you, not the police. And we’ve got to hear that from the black community. And what we’ve got to hear from the black community is how and what they are doing among themselves about the crime problem in the black community.”

Clearly Giuliani chooses to ignore that most African-American mothers and fathers encourage their children to be respectful of law enforcement, especially White officers, via what has become universally known as “The Talk.” But like most people with privilege, he chooses to close his eyes to reality, because that is easier than tackling the problem.

SOURCE: Washington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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