Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stop The Ignorance Stop The Crime








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.


Marc Sims
Chicago












2 comments:

  1. finding well behaved, educated, respectful black people is like finding a needle in a haystack,, lets be honest.

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  2. This is why I've advocated for formation and support of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in high poverty neighborhoods. Such programs often bring in volunteers from outside the neighborhood who hold jobs in various industries, have college and advanced degrees, and have access to resources needed to help young people and the neighborhoods they live in. I point to almost 200 Chicago youth serving orgs at this link. http://tinyurl.com/TMI-ChiProgramLinks It's organized by sections of the city. I encourage people to browse the web sites looking for ideas that are working in some places that could be applied in other places. Not every web site is great, and a large number of programs are not as comprehensive, or long-lasting, as they need to be. However, using this information as a starting point, anyone can help every program get better, and borrow ideas from existing programs to create new ones where most needed.

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