Rudy’s not backing down from his comments this weekend about black on black crime.
Rudy Giuliani is doubling down on his controversial comments about ‘black-on-black crime,’ saying he saved thousands of African American lives by cutting the murder rate during his tenure at New York’s mayor.
‘The danger to a black child in america is not a white police officer. That’s going to happen less than 1 percent of the time,’ he told Fox and Friends this morning.
‘The danger to a black child, if it was my child, is another black – 93 percent of the time it’s going to be another black.’
Giuliani is under fire for comments he made on ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday during a heated argument about race and crime in America.
During a discussion about the protests over a white police officer shooting dead an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, he told Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson: ‘White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.’
Dr Dyson, a frequent MSNBC contributor, called Giuliani a ‘white supremacist.’ Others quickly chimed in online to say that the 70-year-old’s comments were racist.
Giuliani is refusing to soften his stance. In an interview today on Fox News he said that by reducing the violent crime rate – and the number of African Americans being murdered in New York City – he did far more for the black community than black pundits and activists.
He further implied that Dr Dyson was a racist for focusing on the shooting in Ferguson and not ‘black-on-black crime.’
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