Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis posted a video on his Facebook page over the weekend where he ripped the Black Lives Matter movement for ignoring the problem of "black men killing black men."
In his heartfelt video commentary Lewis called out the movement for making black people feel victimized while "every day we have black-on-black crime killing each other." Lewis said there aren't any riots over this problem.
"Why do we always find ourselves the victims, and now we have the separation once again that we’re being victimized because of one bad white cop, two bad white cops, three bad white cops, killing a young black brother. But every day we have black-on-black crime, killing each other?" Lewis asked in the video.
"The March murder rate rose by 29 percent, but we’re not rioting in the streets over black on black killing each other," an aggravated Lewis said.
Lewis asked the Black Lives Matter movement if black lives do indeed matter.
"I'm trying to figure out if black lives really matter," Lewis questioned. "In Chicago alone the murder rate has soared 72 percent in 2016 -- 88 percent in the first three months of 2016 compared to the last year.
"I'm trying to ask the question to an organization of black lives, if they really mattered, then why not riot now?" Lewis said about black-on-black crime statistics.
"Brother, if nobody will scream to you, I will scream to you. I know black lives matter because I'm a black man, but stop killing each other. Man, we have to put these guns down in Chicago. Baltimore, Miami, man it ain't that hard. You have to be okay with earning a living. It ain't supposed to be easy," Lewis said.
"If we don't change what we're doing not only will our kids not have a future, but we might find ourselves extinct," Lewis concluded.