Why do they live in the poverty? Is it racism, bad leadership, or culture? I agree there is a lack of education, but money hasn't fixed that problem. I spent years working in social services as a trainer and saw firsthand what was happening. The lack of male role models and strong fathers is a huge issue whether you want to believe it or not in both black and white communities. Boys seek those male role models and if they don't find them at home, they find them on the street. Many of my clients went to prison at a young age and then couldn't find a job once they got out because no one wants to hire an ex-felon. I saw many of my clients wind up back in jail within months because they got pulled back in immediately. Some wound up dead. Was racism the issue? I don't really think so. It is a vicious cycle of poverty, fatherlessness, lack of education, and hopelessness. Unfortunately, these cycles continue because so many leaders don't want solutions. Issues win elections, solutions don't.You seem more focused on the color of their skin then the environment they live in, which makes me think you're suggesting that young black men are more likely to commit crimes more so because of their skin color? Help erase this confusion? Or is it just easier to focus on the race aspect because that doesn't speak to society as a whole, but puts the issue back on Black people? Instead, if we focused on poverty levels, it would require us to admit that the same rates apply to white people?
Just need some understanding here.
I don't blame an NBA star for not wanting to tackle these issues, but it is really irresponsible to glorify someone like Jacob Blake (who was wanted for 3rd degree sexual assault) and demonize the police. Where is the outcry about the deaths of Tamarriss Bohannon and David Dorn? Once again, it is slacktivism and virtue signaling that harms the black community more than it helps it.