Tuesday, June 13, 2017

White Racism Black Distrust and Crime




If you watch the TV news it would seem like African Americans (black People) kill each other every day.   Usually it is the lower income African Americans that kill each other.  Their crime and murders seem like they are impossible to stop.  When you don’t love yourself it’s easy to hurt, steal, and kill someone who looks like you.  

African Americans as a group rage and lament about White racism but rarely talk about in public about our collective mild self-hated and distrust of each other.  Most of us don’t want to go there, and they need to go there.  Drive thought the Black community and you will see the manifestation of our distrust and self-hate.  You will see many small businesses run by Koreans, Arabs, and other Americans.  You will see Black men hanging out looking very much unemployed.   Some are lazy, some do not have a work ethic, and most have not been educated or trained for jobs that are in demand.  

The activist and academics will argue the root cause of most of the ills in the African American community is White supremacy.   That White racism and discrimination created the self hatred, distrust, and tribalism that plague the African American community.  Most of us understand that so the challenge is to figure out how to build trust among African Americans.   The activist and academics need to figure out how to create and sustain crime free neighborhoods for low income African Americans.

African American (Black) activist, academics, preachers, politicians, and others who believe Black lives really matter should focus less on White racism and more ending the distrust among African Americans.

Marc Sims
Chicago



THE PEOPLE IN THE HOOD WHO ARE LEFT BEHIND 
Unless there are government intervention, philanthropic intervention, behavioral intervention, nothing is going to change.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
 

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