"You can get pissed off about it but what pisses me off more is when Raheem kills Tyrone and it's business as usual. Twenty-three Black people got shot in Chicago this past weekend and five died. Yet...everybody is focused on the White man who killed one over yonder in the Midwest. That right there is the stuff that pisses me off. They killing each other left and right down in New Orleans too. You only know about it if you read the Picayune and, truth be told, you tend to start skipping over those stories because they are in the paper far too often. Same old same old. Black kid kills other Black kid or two or three of them. 'Cept they are not kids by that point. They are hardened criminals who are just trying to figure out how to survive in the world they live in and are restricted to by economics and society. And people, no matter what color they are, are going to steer clear of them and the section of the cities they are restricted to live in by economics and when they are seen in other areas, they stand out. You know you see them and you know you steer clear. Doesn't make it right per se...but hey...we're all just trying to survive. I gave my children and my nieces and nephews some of the same warnings everyone else gives their children and told them who to stay away from and where to stay away from. You can't make people value what you value. People got their own way of being and you rarely know the rules unless you were raised that way too so yeah...Well, that's my take on it now let me go. I have some work to do so get off my phone. I Love you."
Is this something only an Elder can say in private? Thoughts?