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Blue Lives Are Not Superior to Black Lives

By Chidike Okeem

After the appalling shooting death of two New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the hands of madman Ismaaiyl Brinsley, there has been an abundance of public grief and justifiable indignation. Needlessly shooting and killing any human being is morally opprobrious. However, it is important to note that expressing outrage at the murder of cops while finding all sorts of sophistical rationalizations for the murder and maiming of blacks is undeserving of moral praise. The murder of police officers is no more reprehensible than the murder of blacks by police officers and vigilantes. Volubly protesting the former while excusing the latter is demonstrative of severe moral bankruptcy.