Fredrick Wilson II may not be a name that is immediately familiar to you but chances are, if you’ve been on Facebook in the last two days since the Michael Brown grand jury verdict was announced, you know about him.
Wilson, according to his Facebook page, lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and once attended Kaplan College. He has more than 27,000 followers at present, and is seeing a steady increase each day from both conservative talking heads and African-Americans who disapprove of the Ferguson riots.
Judging by the most recent posts on his page (within the last 24 hours), the media is starting to take notice as well, as he just conducted his first radio interview. What is attracting everyone to the young San Francisco 49ers fan?
Actually, it’s a post he released on August 31 speaking specifically to “my black people.”
In the video, Fredrick Wilson II lashes out at members of the black community who “blame slavery” for their troubles and who refuse to “take some personal responsi-d***-bility” for their actions.
“Black people, it is 2014,” he begins. “I hate to break this to you. If your life is messed up, it ain’t ’cause of slavery.”
While Wilson acknowledges that slavery “put us in a big hole in this country,” he tells black people to “dig your way out of it.”
“If you live in a messed-up neighborhood, let me give you a little advice. Stop messing it up. Ain’t no rich white men sneakin’ into the ‘hood in the middle of the night, spray-painting graffiti, peeing in hallways. George Bush ain’t out in the neighborhoods sellin’ crack on the corner. If your neighborhood is messed up, it’s because the people in the neighborhood continually mess it up.”
Wilson also encourages black people to “snitch” if they know of or see criminal activity in their area.
And on the timely subject of “police-on-black violence,” Wilson admonishes actions like those taken of Michael Brown in the Ferguson shooting.
While referring to a separate incident from Brown’s, he refers to another shooting in which a black man charged two cops and was shot as a result.
“Why would you think it’s a good idea to run up on two cops when they tell you to stop [and] put down whatever you got? I’m gonna keep coming at them, then they gonna shoot me. Now as black people, we supposed to be mad and Ohmygod, Ohmygod, we need to go out there and march! No we don’t. No we don’t. No we don’t. Stop doin’ crime.”
Fredrick Wilson II, while acknowledging that the “justice system isn’t fair” and “they come down harder on us,” also adds that “just because they gave you more time than they might have gave the white person, if you hadn’t have done the crime in the first place, you wouldn’t have got any time, so stop using it as a d*** excuse.”
“If you already know they gonna come down harder on you, that should be more of an incentive to stop doing crime,” he added.
For the full 5:23 clip, click below.
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