Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said when people use the phrase "black lives matter," it's "inherently racist."
"Black lives matter, white lives matter, Asian lives matter, Hispanic lives matter," he said.
"That's anti-American and it's racist. Of course black lives matter, and they matter greatly," he said.
"But when you focus in on 1 percent of less than 1 percent of the murder that's going on in America and you make it a national thing, and all of you in the media make it much bigger than the black kid who's getting killed in Chicago every 14 hours, you treat it disproportionately."
Giuliani said only a small number of African-Americans will die at the hands of the police, whereas the majority of African-Americans killed will die at the hands of a civilian, "most often another black."
"If you want to protect black lives, then you got to protect black lives not just against police, which happens rarely, although with tremendous attention," he said.
"If you want to deal with this on the black side you've got to teach your children to be respectful to the police," he continued.
"And you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police, the real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times ... are other black kids who are going to kill them, that's the way they're going to die."