Musician and singer Stevie Wonder criticized blacks for violence against their own community, at a peace conference on the weekend. He said that blacks shouldn’t say “black lives matter,” when they continue to commit high rates of crime against each other.
Wonder urged blacks to take responsibility for their actions at the North Minneapolis Peace Conference. “It is in your hands to stop all the killing and all the shooting wherever it might be. Because you cannot say black lives matter and then kill yourselves,”
“Because you know we’ve mattered long before it was said, but the way we show that we matter, the way that we show all the various people of color matter is by loving each other and doing something about it. Not just talking about it, not just waiting to see the media and press come when there’s a horrible thing,” he went on.
“The first thing you must do is stop believing the fallacy of you not being important. Because it is completely unacceptable for one to hate themselves so much that anyone that looks like you, you want to kill.”
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Wonder’s comments came after a jury of 12 cleared Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black gun owner.
Wonder also pointed out that the black community must start loving themselves and valuing each others’ lives.