It isn't fair that black men committing crimes will get more attention and incite more anger among people than white men committing the same crimes. That's a huge societal problem that we need to address.

At the same time, black men need to realize the harm they do to other people of color when they choose to commit their crimes, especially in very white states. You probably don't care, because you're already doing crime. But I'm telling you, I don't need you or want you here, because you make me look bad.

Stay your asses in New York next time. Or wherever.

Shay Stewart-Bouley can be reached atdiversecity_phoenix@yahoo.com.

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