Although I’ve tried to avoid this topic; in light of the nationwide attention and protesting over the Zimmerman verdict, the question must be asked.
Chicago is my home town. I was raised there after my family moved there from Georgia and it was a great place to grow up. However, Chicago has a legacy of violence that stretches back over a century.
Yes. Right now there have been over 700 people killed in Chicago since last year–most of whom were Black. Leaders are out in force in the various communities that are impacted by the violence. However, if you listen to CNN; you’d think that the entire city was exploding with murders. It is not. The neighborhood that is impacted by much of this violence is in Chicago’s Englewood community (where Jennifer Hudson grew up).
Let’s be real…Black on Black crime doesn’t sell newspapers. It’s a peculiarity that can’t be understood by those outside of the Black community. Why are Black leaders so quick to start marches and rallies if the assailant is white and kills a Black person as opposed to the reality of the victims and perpetrators being African American?
Where’s Ole Al Sharpton and fox-eyed Jesse Jackson when a ghetto kid gets shot?
This needs to be questioned, mainly because something is definitely wrong in the community when we allow so much violence to define and control our neighborhoods.
Where are the teachers and preachers?
Many conservative outsiders insist that the people holding Blacks back are blacks themselves. So called Black leaders–race hustlers with selfish agendas, but no real plan to build up the people they claim to serve.
What we allow in our homes, becomes a paradigm of our culture.
Yes. What happened to Trayvon Martin was tragic and the outrage is honest and I don’t challenge the protests, however, it’s hypocritical to keep pointing fingers at white people when the real enemy looks just like you.
If we don’t care about each other; than logically, we shouldn’t expect others to.
Self-respect starts the image looking IN THE MIRROR. You.