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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    it is to bad the Jackson and Farrakhan do not use their influence to help these people

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    more cops in rough neighborhoods would elicit charges of racism from the reverend and the minister
    True, but the question was what changes can be made to help those neighborhoods, not what changes can be made that Jackson and Farrakhan would approve of.
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    thank you

    sincerely, one of the first changes that could aid the situation is to shut up both the righteous reverend and mild minister

    self help is always a good start when one is unhappy

    but those who engage in trying to better themselves within our most suffering communities are often accused of selling out

    way too many of our unhappiest neighbors and friends drop out of school, involve themselves in gangs, drugs and criminal activity, and get their girlfriends pregnant when they have no intention of sticking around

    tragic

    it's pretty hard to fix anything when such suicidal lifestyle choices are being made by so many

    obama is uniquely positioned to talk to these kids

    i've always felt he should have made a much higher priority of the question you and i ask

    and his message could be a lot clearer and less mixed

    in my opinion

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    CHICAGO - The funeral of a Chicago teen who was beaten to death on his way home from school drew civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Saturday, both calling for an end to youth violence. <snip.>

    Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teen's funeral - Crime & courts- msnbc.com

    My first thought was, "Free air-time for the good Rev. "

    My second thought was, "Oh great. This is going to be interesting to see how this is somehow all my fault. " But I digress.

    I read the article and my next thought was, "And just HOW do you propose to make these neighborhoods safe?" Demonize, rather than glorify, the gangsta mentality adopted in their communities? Censor rap? Vigilante style door to door clean-up? Require parental participation in the development of their off-spring. (Yeah, right. Would that even be a good idea in the given circumstances? I think it's the parent's fault to begin with.)

    This notion of saving the children in these war zone neighborhoods is a very noble cause. But, I know both Jackson and Farrakan will be chasing Sharpton's coat-tails at another photo-op next week and this will be all but forgotten.

    I wonder what changes should be made in our African American brother's neighborhoods that would make a noticable impact and improvement on the safety of their blessed children? And how could those changes be made?

    This is a dire need and it can't be scapegoated any longer if these communities ever hope to have any sense of security in their homes. It is something they can only remedy themselves. No "government program" or entitlement is gonna fix this.

    Does anyone have any positive ideas what we can do to help these people who need help? Any ideas on what they could do for themselves?

    We will be measured by our weakest. These people need our help. But what can we do?





    P.S. *** As a sidenote. Would YOU want to send your children to Chicago to participate in the Olympics?
    Its something they can only remedy themselves? History shows us otherwise people will act appallingly if left to their own devices in rundown and poverty stricken areas.

    People forget we are all decended from rapists and murderers.You need a consistent social system before you can expect peaceful suburbs.You cant just say there is a community when there isnt.
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    I got all excited when I misread the topic as "Jackson, Farrakhan beaten at teenís funeral..."
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by submarinepainter View Post
    it is to bad the Jackson and Farrakhan do not use their influence to help these people
    No that pair of miscreant bufoons only know how to behave lke ghools in a unguarded graveyard and a chance to get their useless mugs in the media.
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Its something they can only remedy themselves? History shows us otherwise people will act appallingly if left to their own devices in rundown and poverty stricken areas.

    People forget we are all decended from rapists and murderers.You need a consistent social system before you can expect peaceful suburbs.You cant just say there is a community when there isnt.
    Good points. So, what do you suggest? Who can fix this? How?

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Good points. So, what do you suggest? Who can fix this? How?
    Well unforunately only a government led empowerment of the young people. There still will be lost generations however, its too late for the adults.Getting children into a educational and a loving environment as soon as possible even though it will be state led (which will be economically unsound and slow) should give children a chance above their useless parent.
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    I don't know how many times now I've glanced at the title of this thread and thought: "Jackson, Farrakhan beaten at teenís funeral"...eh?

    cool.

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Well unforunately only a government led empowerment of the young people. There still will be lost generations however, its too late for the adults.Getting children into a educational and a loving environment as soon as possible even though it will be state led (which will be economically unsound and slow) should give children a chance above their useless parent.
    I am not so sure that government entitlements and social welfare isn't actually a part of the problem. Would that not be like pouring gasoline on a fire?

    I am of the opinion that personal responsibility coupled with community co-hesiveness, would serve the war-zone inhabitants better. For, until a community, or that is to say a collective mass living in close proximity, stands up for itself and says "enough" and takes personal responsibility, rather than subsidies, will it ever be able to sweep their own streets.

    But if it takes martial law, so be it. It's better than the alternative I suppose.

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