Troy Posted July 4, 2010 Report Share Posted July 4, 2010 I'm listening to a Sunday morning talk show here in NYC, while trying to get a newsletter written (first one since late April). The radio hosts talking about the number of murders taking place in Chicago. In one recent weekend, 52 murders took place over a single weekend - including a 1 year baby! This past weekend 40+ murders took place. Virtually all of these murders are of Black people by other Black people... One Brother felt that Black men need to hit the streets and take them back -- policing our own communities. That sounds good, but it will never happen. Most Black people with money do not live in those communities and are not coming back to help. Working class Blacks in those communities are too busy trying to keep their own families running. The rest of the Brothers are contributing to the problem. Besides trying to stop gang activity can be very dangerous. What do y'all think is the cause of this problem? What are the solutions? Some say it is the "culture of violence" of the Black inhabitants of Chicago. Some blame the legacy of slavery. Some blame a lack of jobs, good schools, and community centers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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