Sports commentator and journalist Stephen A. Smith talks about gentrification and poverty as causes of Black crime on First Take. Smith also discusses the need for athletes to rise up and speak out about Black-on-Black crime. He also references former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis’ video berating Black Lives Matter and talking about Black-on-Black crime.
Smith says “…Let’s try to come together and do everything that we possibly can to neutralize and eradicate this level of violence that seems to be going on no matter where we are. As professional athletes you have impact…”
Saints player Will Smith was gunned down in a road rage incident this past weekend.