February 4, 2009 9:46 AM

Commentary: Stop snitching culture must change

The Rev. Al Sharpton is on a mission – part of what he calls a national campaign against the so-called "stop snitching" culture within the African-American community. This idea that we as black people owe some debt of silence to the corrupters and killers among us who shoot our babies and frighten our mothers and steal our sons is – pardon my French – bassackward, yet somehow, it has taken root in our community.

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