Originally Posted by Rasheed1
If you want to see blacks stand up against the problems in their neighborhoods? there are a ton of programs and intiatives, groups designed to combat it. All you have to do is LOOK for it joe.. its not going to fall into your lap.. Go look at every white guy's favorite boogeyman AL sharpton's web page... Look and see how many programs he has to fight black on black crime..
You are right, the stuff is out there.
So the next, and more important question is.... Why isn't it working?
Not trying to be glib. Trying to be serious. This is obviously a very important question for everyone. It has to be answered. BOTH sides have to take responsibility. And personally I feel that at this point in time, in 2013, especially when you consider how hard Democrats are trying to get resources to the black community... the "white" side (and i dont mean obvious backwoods racists in kentucky), but white politicians and white voters who participate in politics etc. are being very very politically correct with things like affirmative action, minority scholarships and grants, various social assistances... I mean I think "America" (which is predominantly white) is doing a lot. The results still aren't there. There really does have to be a dialogue.
Part of it is non racial too. Crime is going to exist more in cities than in rural areas, even amongst equally low income people. Obviously traditionally low-income blacks live in major cities, low-income whites live on the plains of Kansas. I think there is more temptation and more anonymity in the city which breeds crime. But still, Mexicans and Asians have been in these positions as well and not been as ridiculously prone to violence and crime. Part of it is the culture. And it simply has to change. White people are offering the incentive (scholarships, workplace diversity, motivational commercials and billboards lol etc. etc.) but they can't forcibly go in and change the culture without being decried as bigots. That's gonna take more effort from the black community itself.