On Black on Black Crime

On a recent episode of the Tom Woods podcast, musician and libertarian Eric July lamented the attacks he’s received for being an outspoken libertarian. He’s often told that he’s no longer an authentic black man because he is not a leftist Democrat type. As a youth, he was a gang banger who preyed mostly on other black people. He wondered why now that he no longer preys on other blacks, and instead advocates for non-aggression, he should be considered an enemy to black people. This was a fantastic point. Could it not be said that those who prey on black people are the useful idiots of white supremacists? Could it not also be said that eschewing that life for a life of peace and popular creative expression is contrary to the wishes of white supremacists? Teaching blacks self-improvement, financial literacy, responsibility, non-aggression, firearm safety, and a host of other life improving concepts should not be seen as a betrayal to one’s blackness. For Eric July and other black libertarians and conservatives to be attacked this way serves white supremacy. That’s a damn shame. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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