- Jan 26, 2016
My comment on the issues plaguing poor inner city families was an over generalization ? I don't think so. I think I was spot on listing the issues that affect them on a daily basis. Sure lots of inner city folks value education. In Richmond the graduation rate is 76%, the lowest in the state. That says more inner city folks don't care and or aren't able to care about education than other areas. My comments were meant more as a comparison to suburban, and or higher socio economic areas.This over-generalizes A LOT of things, but aside from that, the fact is that no one should be ok with the systemic racism and police brutality that still exists and happens (again) every single day in this country, and that’s not an exaggeration. That’s also just ONE example of modern day racism in systems of power. I honestly don’t have faith in any politician to make it better, no matter political party or who they’re in bed with. It won’t matter. Corporations and public servants all need to be held accountable when employees who are supposed to serve the public are obviously racist, brutal, or both. Period. All systems have the power to fire and charge (when necessary) the people who abuse and kill other people. They just don’t. This is what people protest, as they should. I’m done hearing the excuses. It’s not hard. Fire racists. Fire murderers. It’s really that simple. The more bs excuses there are, the more it’s clear the problems don’t affect you guys. It’s fine but try to have some perspective. Lots of these victims have only committed the crime of being black. I’m done hearing the excuses.