Dr. Williams' rhetorical question doubling as an essay title today presumably needs no answer. Yet, because it was asked, we know that it has been answered – in the affirmative. Yes, contemporary black American (and, to a much smaller extent, British) culture DOES accept this behavior because not only do they, by and large, but they support and encourage their “brothers and sisters” to persist in it.
Think I'm kidding (or racist), liberals? See for yourselves. Another Slow News Day has several blog pages devoted to this (and related) topic(s). The most relevant page to Dr. Williams' essay today is ASND's Blacks & Violence page.
Several related pages...