“Only thing I can say is it ain’t no fun when the rabbit has the gun. And right now the black man is the rabbit.”
Those were the words of Babu Omowale, the national chairman for the People’s New Black Panther Party, when he was asked by this reporter to comment on reports and video purporting to show blacks seeking out or targeting white men for violence during recent protests against police shootings.
Specifically, Omowale was asked what he thought of a video circulating on social media of a white man being beaten by black men purportedly in a Charlotte parking garage during the protests there.
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He was also asked about the mentality displayed in videos of black protesters targeting white people during unrest in August in Milwaukee.
On Friday, protestors wearing Black Lives Matter shirts attacked two teenager sisters in Stockton, California, with the victims saying they believe they were targeted because they were white.
The interview was for the weekday podcast edition of “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” this reporter’s weekend talk radio program broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and NewsTalk 990 AM in Philadelphia.
I can’t justify any of the things that you are talking about. And for myself I haven’t seen these videos of so-called black man hunting down white man. But when we look at this country that’s the exact thing that white men did to black people for decades and for centuries. They would come into our communities and they would hunt down our children just so that they could be associated with a certain organization, such as the Aryan Nation or the Ku Klux Klan or things of that nature. Only thing I can say is it ain’t no fun when the rabbit has the gun. And right now the black man is the rabbit.
I asked in turn:
So are you saying that white people today in 2016 and that every white man needs to pay for the crimes of certain white individuals a century-and-a-half ago that have no relation whatsoever to what is going on today? Are you justifying that?
I’m not justifying anything. Nor did I use the term every white man or every white woman. That’s the term that you are using. What I am saying is that black men and women are tired of what they are seeing in this country.
The police department for the most part are not protecting. They are not serving in the black community. They are there to monitor the black community. And they are there to keep blacks in a certain social order. A certain social perspective. So until this thought process, until this system changes, you are going to continue to get people who is going to fight back for their basic freedoms. And that is their right to be a human being. And that is their right to live. People are going to fight back, man.
Omowale is also co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a black militant gun group named after Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton.
Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.