At 7/12/13 07:49 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
how about instead you loosen gun laws and allow the average Gun ownership and Concealed carry which the State of illinois has yet to do by the Supreme Court, self defense is the best deterrent against this instead of letting criminals think they can do what they please against innocent citizens.
I'm all for the 2nd amendment and self defense, especially in an area where the likelihood of your house getting broken into is very high, but dude I don't think changing gun laws is going to fix everything. I mean, its a good start but hardly what the root of the problem is. The problem is, and has been, the creation, permeating and propagating of the Ghetto Culture, something sold to many many blacks as something that is their culture, it has also coaxed Hispanics and certain whites and Asians into the same thing, no culture is truly safe from the "Ghetto Culture" where they form gangs based on race with their own cultural niche in it. Cholos, Yakuza, Gangstas and the occasional white gang, and I'm sure there's more. Children growing up in the lower classes of these cultures, turning to crime and trying to fit in.
No other culture has been so permeated by this than the Blacks of this country. So much so that some might even think of it as just a part of their culture, like violence, theft and gangs are a part of their ancestry and heritage. So it comes to no surprise that places with low income mostly Black neighborhoods are overrun with gang related activities and violence. It's something the younger black children thought they were suppose to do, because they saw that their friends did it and some of their family did it. It became morally OK to join in on and promote violence and break the law. And they grow up and get better at it and influence others. If I had a nickel for every little black kid who's first initiation crime involved them stealing from a gas station that coin would no longer be in circulation.
What we need to do is not continuously fight their gangs, but go after the children, the ones most at risk. We give schools better funding, we try harder to keep kids in school, no matter how bad they are, expulsion isn't an option, its an easy scapegoat for them and easy way out so they can focus on becoming like their older "friends". We need to instill in them that what they have seen on the streets is not OK, it is not a part of anybody's cultural heritage or background and they are not doomed to the roles of their less fortunate neighbors simply because they were born black and in a poor neighborhood.
We can not allow excuses to fly, parents to get lazy, have the children suffer as they coast on their welfare and food stamps.The number one purpose of their government should be to help those suffering parents, and those suffering kids by removing obstacles rather than providing aid that provides excuses more than necessities. We need to wake up and realize where this is all starting from and how we can prevent it and it starts with kids.
Do not look upon a black kid in a hoodie and think him a punk and a criminal, guilty by your eyes before any jury's, do not hold contempt for these braves lost souls but do not pity them either, rather, encourage them. Remind them of their worth and what they are capable of rather than enforcing a role on them that was long before them molded to fit what society expected of a young black kid in a shitty neighborhood, no father, worse yet, abusive father, crying mother, apathetic eyes that stare into theirs and see lost dreams swept up into the whirlwind of reality. But do not cry for a lost soul, just shine a light and lead them back.