Race: Does it Only Matter When it’s a Black Being Killed by a Non-Black???

Kuuleme Stephens

Kuuleme Stephens

I am finding it hard to come to terms with the hypocrisy that has come to light in recent events. 28y/o George Zimmerman (who is of mixed heritage) stands accused of 2nd Degree Murder and faces life in prison for the shooting of 17y/o Black Youth,Trayvon Martin. The trial has recently started in this case, yet people all over social media feel the need to make it a race issue and convict in the Court of Opinion. Al Sharpton hit the stage early in this case making one of his famous race-baiting speeches, and  Obama had to jump on board as well with his speech of “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” speech. Even the racist New Black Panther Party came out with their talk of racist hatred and put a 10,00 bounty on George Zimmerman’s head, and Director Spike Lee tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman’s address (which turned out to be the wrong address leaving an elderly couple concerned for their safety) to add to the racial fire. Even Facebook has allowed FB Pages and Groups to be posted on their websites refusing to remove them which violates their own Community Standards….

Whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty” in this country? And does race only matter when it is a Black person being killed by a non-Black, or in Zimmerman’s case, someone with less Black blood in their heritage???

This topic really hits close to home for me, as my husband’s cousin, Ross Shreves, was recently murdered in Arlington, Texas on Monday June 10th of this year.


Ross was a seventh-grade writing and eighth-grade English at Kennedale Junior High, he sponsor the Student Counsel, and he was an incredible Power Lifter and a member of the Strength and Stone Power-lifters. It was his second year teaching at the school. He can be seen in the picture (in the second row for the bottom in the middle) on their Facebook Page. He was loved by all of his family, friends, fellow staff, students and it took everyone by surprise with the news of his death.

It didn’t take longer for the Arlington Police to make an arrest in our cousin’s case. The Dallas Morning News was one of the Texas News Outlets to report on the arrest that had been made on their website as did My Fox DFW. The Arlington Police were quick to issue an Arrest Warrant and took 27y/o Black Male, Patrick Jardell Brooks, into custody. He is now being held on a measly 100,000 dollar bond in the Tarrant County Jail.


What we, the family do know, is pretty much the same thing that has put out in the media outlets. Ross and Brooks grew up together as children. They were former classmates and went to school together from Grade School through High School. They went their separate ways as many kids do and Ross chose a teaching career. They even spent the night over at each others homes as children. Ross and Brooks had no contact with each other until Brooks found him on Facebook  5 or 6 months before the incident took place, when they arranged to meet via text messaging (Which is how Brooks was caught so quickly, as he was the last person to text message in Ross’s phone). He did not steal any thing from Ross, he just shot him in the neck and head and ran. Brooks removed Ross from his friends-list immediately after the murder. Brooks has chosen to remain silent and has yet to this day give a reason for why he killed Ross.

So, back to the hypocrisy….
Why didn’t Ross’s murder make National News??? Why wasn’t his slaying being played all over the Mainstream Media non-stop for all to see??? Where is the Main Stream media on all the Black on White crime (I don’t like using the New Nation link, but they do have the most cases listed) that takes place here in the US everyday??? Where were all the “White Leaders” calling for justice and Obama giving a “If I had a son speech”??? (I mean Obama is half white, so couldn’t Ross be like one of his sons too???) Where is the Klan and other various White Supremacist Groups placing a bounty on Brooks head if he manages to get out on bail??? Where are all the Facebook Groups and Pages calling for the death of Brooks (or any other Black person that has committed murder) and rioting in the streets as Facebook allows for Trayvon Martin???

I’ll tell you where…. No where to be found!!!

I’ll push it even further…. Why isn’t there a big outcry from the so-called Black Leaders like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and NAACP President Ben Jealous over the Black on Black crime??? Blacks kill Blacks every day!!! Where is their outrage over Blacks having abortions??? BlackGenocide.org reports on the topic of Blacks and Abortion, and so does Day Gardner’s organization the National Black Pro-Life Union. I know the have heard of  Alveda King and her organization Priests for Life. If they haven’t then the must be deaf, dumb, and blind and do not need to be considered the leaders of any race of people!

To answer my own question:
When Blacks kill another Black or  a non-Black, society seems to place little importance on it. When a Black is killed by a non-Black or someone who is seen to be “less Black” (such as Zimmerman in this case), then the Race-Baiters whip out the Race Cards, find the nearest camera, yell as loud as they can and as often as they can, and force the Mainstream Media to focus on Race. It is done in order to influence an outcome in their favour, make money off of their own people by pretending to care about their civil rights, and fan the flames for a Race War plain and simple.

Now does that seem right to you????

Copyright Black Conservative Independent 2013 – All Rights Reserved


About Kuuleme Stephens

I am a Mother/Actress/Model/Singer and Navy Veteran. I am also a Republican Precinct Committeewoman. I am a Conservative Independent who speaks her mind very openly!!! I have appeared on CBS radio with Dan Rea and KLZ The Source with Kenneth Clark, and I hope to do more radio interviews in the future so Black Conservatives can have their voices heard across the nation! I am also a writer Co-Author of The Last Civil Right so drop in and check us out: http://www.thelastcivilright.org

Posted on July 4, 2013, in Conservative, Racism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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