Gm, I am going to call it like I see it and hope I don't offend anyone in the process. There IS a war on young black men, but it is BY young black men!!!
Current situation, Freddie Gray, I doubt his death had to do with his race and more likely had to do with cops wanting to have control over someone. 3 of the 6 police charged were also black.
The streets filled with riots, mostly, young black people. Most did not do the educated thing. They did not do the legal thing. No they chose to rob and hurt people!
We live in a time where college is available for everyone, jobs are available, homes out of ghettos are available, yet young black men in many areas seem to think that it is not their responsibility to do anything for themselves. They want to be treated fairly, but then go riot a CVS. They are hurting themselves. I don't understand it.
Can a black person please answer something for me? If these young black men want to be treated fairly, why are there so many who seem to care more about being thugs, gang members, and overall law breakers?
Don't get me wrong GM, I know the majority of black people aren't like that, just as the majority of white people aren't racist, but I don't understand how someone can say they want to be treated fairly as they drag items out of a store in the middle of a riot. Some police are power happy. They do it to many white people also. My local police beat a white guy into a coma, and it only made local news. It took 6 months for the police to be fired and charges weren't even filed. Young black men in low income neighborhoods are easy targets because many are already breaking laws.