Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Black teens must take the lead to end Black violence

What can we do about the youth violence that took the life of Derrion Albert?

President Obama sent Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Chicago to meet with local officials about curbing Chicago's youth violence. The high rates of violence are embarrassing to the city, the president and the country. Some speculate that Chicago's violence cost it the Olympics, which would be an unfair criticism considering the crime rates in Rio where the 2016 Olympics will be held.

Still, the violent crime, disproportionately affecting Black youth must stop. It is bad enough Rush Limbaugh loves to point out the Black-on-Black nature of violent crime. If that does not shame Blacks into action, I do not know what will.

Read the rest at The Loop.

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