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Advice Of A Common Man.

Updated on May 28, 2015

It's also a cry in the wilderness.

Crime in black, now African American, communities, has spiked beyond normalcy. It was too high to be acceptable in any civilized society; it was more than a disgrace to those belonging to that group of people or race.

All that has grown from the proliferation of illegal drugs, whose use have become so prevalent in those neighborhoods; and so, a small dispute or confrontation got unnecessary attention, and could turn into a firestorm, with people shooting and killing each other for no good reason at all.

It has also stemmed from the subculture that has developed in those places, like pop music, such as "Rap" and queer art forms, to replace or even displace normal, basic education that the States provided.

That has transformed many black enclaves into uncivilized, treacherous "jungle" habitats that were ruled by gangsters and drug dealers, whose authority and power went beyond the authorities of government on all levels, federal, state and local.

Every little dispute would be escalated to meet with the harsh realities that those"subcultures" deemed "rightful" solutions to problems; and the use of weapons, like guns and knives, became the only alternative as a result, because they (weapons) were also common.

Drugs, drugs, drugs were the root cause that underlay the rift between civil and Police authorities, on one hand, and ordinary citizens, on the other, in several cities in the United States, and if that issue was not properly dealt with, matters would even get worse in the future.

What African Americans should realize was that drugs offered temporary satisfaction; and that graduating High school and following up in a college or a University was the best thing to happen to any family, who followed the rules set out by legal and elected organizations, who were responsible for the upkeep and peaceful conditions of those communities.

Those organizations owed accountability to them, as members of those communities, and it was for them to take those authorities to task, when something went wrong, instead of taking the law into their own hands.

Killing each other was (and is) murder, and it must stop forthwith.

That would be the advice of a common man to his fellow African Americans.



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      owurakwasip 2 years ago

      Thank you so much, Ericdierker. You seem to be a faithful fan of mine. Your comments are always welcome.

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      owurakwasip 2 years ago

      Thank you so much, Ericdierker. You seem to be a faithful fan of mine. Your comments are always welcome.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A very interesting article and point of view. These issues sure are not easy but personal responsibility seems like the right place to start.