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CHICAGO—Every day Black communities are inundated with violence. Whether it’s heinous acts committed against one another, encounters with police, or simply watching television or listening to music.
Violence has almost become a subculture that Black people not only embrace, but in many ways, openly promote.
Of course, it helps to understand the root of the problem, which in an overwhelming number of Black communities—particularly in large cities—is almost always tied to abject poverty, substandard living conditions, poor or failing schools, general lack, and feelings of hopelessness and despair.
When those conditions exist, it creates a perfect storm for crime, and ultimately violence, to manifest themselves.
In recent weeks, several incidents have played out in the media where Black people seem to just snap and commit heinous acts of violence.
Are these incidents, and many others, proof that Blacks are prone to violence as the popular narrative goes? Or is there something deeper going on? >>FULL STORY