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Did Eric Garner Die from Racism or A Lack of Common Sense?

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Eric Garner was a young black male, who was recently killed by a New York Police officer in images

broad day light. Eric Garner’s story is like so many African Americans who some how were killed or harassed by the NYPD or the LAPD. Eric seemed to be the victim of what we know to be racism, but the real question is could his life been spared if he used some common sense, and not fought back and resisted the police ?  Is it safe to stay that generation x has a lack of common sense ?  Our parents and grandparents seemed to survive lynchings, being burned, and pure death as a result of not resisting arrest some times, and using their common sense. Now, I am not saying that you should let someone beat your ass, but what I am saying is using common sense is even better.

I think the Hip Hop Generation didn’t learn from our parents when they told us ” common

sense is better than book smarts. ”  Eric Garner has been quietly swept under the rug, like so many other

black males, or African American’s who were killed due to racist behavior by other ethnic groups.  The real question is can one retaliate,  and stay alive with the white racist police looming every time you encounter the nations biggest gang called the police department ?


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