That’s all I’ve got today. A simple question with no simple answers.
I used to not watch the news. Ever. It was so depressing and weighed too heavily on my spirit. But somehow, the news, particularly in the morning, has crept back into my life.
And every day it’s the same damn thing.
Murders. Drive by shootings. Rapes. Robberies. Neglected children.
And the perpetrators always seem to be one of us. Black.
Now. The black men, the black people, I know are good. We are educated. We are well traveled. We love our lives. We don’t commit crimes. We go to work. We love our mamas and our daddies. We love and raise our children as right as we know how. We tail gate. We hold it down at home. Even the ones who are trife are just trife-light. Late on child support, drink a little too much, can’t keep a job – but still good folks at their core.
But I’ve got to wonder what is going on in our community that we just seem to be wilding out every day, in every way possible.
Why are these kids killing each other? Why are they killing the elderly? There was a woman here – 67 years old – who was found beated, raped, stabbed, strangled AND shot. My God. A woman was held at gunpoint and raped by three men in broad daylight at a gas station. No one responded to her when she cried out for help. No one.
Is it Godlessness? Is it babies having babies? Is it absent fathers? All of this? None of this? Don’t other races experience these situations as well? Why aren’t they acting a fool all over our cities and states?
I’ll give you a small bit of media bias, but that can’t be all of it.
Why? What are the solutions? What are your thoughts on this?