Giuliani: 'Black lives matter' is racist

Two women join hands with Oklahoma City police officers to pray during a Black Lives Matter rally in Oklahoma City Sunday

Two women join hands with Oklahoma City police officers to pray during a Black Lives Matter rally in Oklahoma City Sunday. Sue Ogrocki AP

Apparently not as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined that melanin-free stream of "actually-ers" who has proclaimed that the Black Lives Matter movement has it all wrong.

Giuliani on Sunday also decried the phrase "black lives matter", calling it "inherently racist". "That's the way they're gonna die".

Giuliani also criticized the Black Lives Matter protest movement, branding the slogan as "inherently racist" and "anti-American" for focusing on black lives only.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton made some similar incendiary comments about Black Lives Matter over the weekend.

Giuliani said the only way the only to fix the present problems with policing and blacks is "to look differently at race in America". "I don't want to kill civilians, you don't want to kill civilians, but if these people are using civilians as shields, which they're doing, we've got to take them out".

"They should not be denigrated by Rudy Giuliani", de Blasio said during a news conference with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton this morning.

"The real danger to them 99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 10,000 times, are other black kids who are gonna kill them", the ex-politician said. "Because the real danger to you is that black kid who is going to shoot you on the street".

"I think his good work was not understood by the person he worked for", de Blasio said.

"I wouldn't say that it's Black Lives Matter that put a target on those police officers".

As if this wasn't absurd enough, Giuliani continued giving his unsolicited parenting advice to the black community: "If I were a black father and I was concerned about the safety of my child? really concerned about it and not in a politically activist sense?" It doesn't care about the 90 percent of blacks that are killed by the blacks. I strongly doubt that he'll miraculously learn this time around, and unfortunately, given how frequently shit like this happens, this is probably not the last we'll hear of him on this issue.

He said former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was "intimidated" at one point into retreating from a statement that "all lives matter". The figure basically implies that homicide victims are most often killed by people they know, and that most Americans' social worlds are mostly made up of people of similar racial backgrounds.

Giuliani argued that the protests, and the media's coverage of the protests, hyped up the violence between white officers and black citizens, whereas the focus should also be on black-on-black crime.

The attitude was "everyone says he's a hero, well let me tell you" because marches happened in their city, daily lives were disrupted and it was hard to cross the street.

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