Gangs of young blacks loot and burn businesses, and then can't figure out why no more businesses and job opportunities are available in their area! Well Duh! What they can't shake is the notion that the Government should just give them a "Fair Share" of the American dream,(whatever that is!) But that's not the way it works!
Blacks are NOT going to improve their lot marching on the City Hall! Black leaders do their flock a disservice telling them that this is so! The way for blacks to share in the American dream is quite simple:
- Stay in School
- Acquire salable skills
- Establish a stable family life for their children to break the cycle of generations on welfare
Many blacks have done this successfully. But sadly, it is not the norm. In fact, young blacks that do well, study hard, have ambition to go to college are beaten and ostracized for "going white", which leads to the next subject: "white privilege"!
All "white privilege" consists of is a long term view of present actions. White kids stay in school and study hard so they can go to college and have a "Middle Class Career". They understand that getting pregnant too soon damages their life plan. It's hard to finish school and care for a small child simultaneously. Nor do they view "an elegit" child as a source of income as the inner city black girls do.
Any of my liberal friends that read this will howl "racist stereotypes". I understand that. Not ALL blacks and whites behave in the manner as depicted above. But we're talking about broad brush views.
USA Today had a full page article about police killing blacks. From the article you'd think that police cars would drive the neighborhoods picking off innocent people walking on the sidewalks. The GLARING OMISSION BY DESIGN was the failure to address black misbehavior! Though the black leaders whine about police killings, a huge percentage of these shootings are justified. The shootings are involved with robbery interventions, violence to persons and property damage. I remember a sad picture from last year of a young black holding up a sign that said "no mother should have to worry about a son when he robs a liquor store". And this is the essence of the long term problem.
America has gone out of its way to provide blacks help in acquiring an education and job skills. TV and internet ads depict black people in white middle class situations, (black doctors on TV shows, black women as Police Commanders, etc.) trying to inspire young blacks to take advantage of the opportunity America can provide. It's time that black leaders started changing the mores of the black community to make this the desirable path, rather than telling them they are entitled to Government handouts!