Make a fuss if it's them, but we hush if it's us
This line has multiple meanings depending on who “we” and “them” are.
Representatives of the United States government routinely object to human rights violations abroad while ignoring similar problems at home.
Representatives of the the United States government got off scot-free for their involvement in trafficking drugs into black neighborhoods (see Iran-Contra). Yet, since the 1970s, that same government has waged a “war on drugs” targeting communities of color. The US now incarcerates more people per capita than any other country; ¼ of prisoners are serving time for drug offenses, with people of color grossly over-represented.
Some black people frown on white people selling drugs in the black community, but adopt a “no snitching” policy to protect their own.
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