African American leaders don't get it! If they want to stop the crime in our neighborhoods they would focus their attention on low income public school students and their families.
In spite of the legacy of slavery, there are African Americans (aka Black People) that raise well behaved children who do well in school. In spite of racism, discrimination, disrespect, bad public policy and other nefarious plans that keep African Americans separate and unequal, there are African Americans that raise well behave children who do well in school.
Let's get real! Someone has to teach (not all, but most) poor Black families how to raise well behaved children who do well in school! This may sound too offensive, and the nayayers will say; don't demonize the poor, don't blame the victim, you have to meet people where they are. Now that is the real problem, all the people who say they are "helping" the Black underclass, meet the Black underclass where they are, and they leave them where they are!
If we don't break the cycle of generational ignorance, the crime will continue; and Chicago's African American neighborhoods will continue to implode.
Raising Black Children