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Ignorance Is Bliss--- A Short Clip --- Glimpse At Black on Black Violence (1397 hits)

And the No Snitching Code that keeps it going. No Snitching or Not cooperating with the police is standard in too many (urban) communities -- but there are exceptions, say researchers who spent three years talking with kids in Philadelphia's toughest neighborhoods. ...The chance of a black man meeting a violent death in his city is greater than the chance of a U.S. soldier dying on the battlefields of Iraq.

In the spring of 2008, a year after now-Mayor Nutter and his new police commissioner moved into their offices, our research team embarked on a project to interview 150 black, Latino and white Philadelphians, male and female, delinquent and nondelinquent, ranging in age from 15 to 24 years old. We wanted to hear their views on policing, violence and crime, and what they do to stay safe on Philadelphia's streets.

We discovered that there's a crisis of trust in the City of Brotherly Love. "Stop snitching" T-shirts first popped up around 2002. The earliest versions showed images of red stop signs with the word "snitching" beneath. Another shirt featured yellow smiley faces (the '70s ones now resurrected as emoticons), but the faces had zippers instead of parenthetical mouths. But as we learned, the rules about snitching are broad and flexible.

District attorneys and the police blamed the subversive "stop snitching" subculture on the usual suspect: gangster rap's glamorization of violence. Kids coming up in Philadelphia's neighborhoods, though, tell us the politicians and the cops have it backward: Rap music's lyrics do not create truth; they are mirrors reflecting the ugly truth for the rest of the world to see. "Change the reality," one 19-year-old college freshman, born and raised in the city's notorious Badlands neighborhoods of Kensington, told us, "and then the culture changes, not the other way around."

"Stop snitching" is a community's submission to the "reality" of an entrenched drug economy that is, like it or not, one of the


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Friday, July 26th 2013 at 2:08PM
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kendrick is really good he is trying to give out a message because he knows this generation is f+cked up........

Friday, July 26th 2013 at 2:13PM
Jen Fad
Yes they are!
I'm working with the girls and women here and it's a tough nut to crack getting through.
This is what happens when we live in a culture of violence and imbalance of power.
Need I add to this the number of fatherless kids turned adults on day?
We let our children play with parenthood and wonder why they don't have respect, ( or is confused about human life when in essence, ( because they have God in them), they have the ability to create life.
Back in the day... if we even looked or said something out of place, we were corrected immediately.
Now, since what happened with Trayvon, if we don't make this right, it's really gonna get crazy up in here.
Friday, July 26th 2013 at 5:15PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
...Back in the day... if we even looked or said something out of place, we were corrected immediately."...

That's right and this is what many of our children need to learn --to respect authority figures such as their parents, responsible adults, teachers, and yes the police. Children need to know their place. Having said that, no snitching only keeps the violence going because if a criminal knows that no one is going to snitch on him... Why be afraid of getting caught?

Friday, July 26th 2013 at 8:39PM
Jen Fad
Back in the day exactly 1920's the marriage rate for so-called Black Americans was 90% under extreme discrimination and racism. Now the rate is between 30-40 %. The greatest rise of single parent homes was with the implementation of the Welfare system that many Black Women were pleased to accept as a means of financial support and accommodating a lifestyle of being a s*xual free agent.

Simply put available s*xually to many men!

Now the brothers are at fault for not using protection and some of them need to stop telling some the sistah's that they must have their seed when engaging in s*x.

Because some sistah's will be get down with the "Prego" scenario quick and will not ask to be wed but have no problem running to the so-called whiteman's social programs including child support.....

When I was single this was my biggest fear among some so-called Black America females and the Latin "chics" are off the hook with all those children they have out-of-wedlock!!!
Friday, July 26th 2013 at 9:27PM
Yaiqab Saint
But Saint how is this related to violence? ( Lol)

Friday, July 26th 2013 at 9:36PM
Jen Fad
What Saint, those sperm are violent, eh?

Friday, July 26th 2013 at 9:38PM
Jen Fad
The Violence is directly related to dysfunctional behavior in the households. As a parent or parents your ultimate duties is to provide for your children independent of government social programs, imbue love to your children, and have the father involved in the child's life if possible. Many of these boys have feminine spirits based on being raised by these single dysfunctional women that tend to make bad choices in life.

Many of these boys after being feminized by their mothers will rebel against this vibration and seek males that are more aggressive. Usually in gangs were males are able to express themselves aggressively through violence or getting paid through drug dealing.

If you took a survey of the boys that commit violent crimes or involved in "gangs" I guess that number would be from at least 70% of single headed households.

Most boys that have better father parental involvement tend to express themselves more intelligently in either academics, business, sports, arts, and other interests because the father is a stakeholder in making sure the boy is balanced and thus tipping the balance of emasculation by many black female single headed households.

No need to clarify "NOT ALL" because that tends to be the ploy used by some so-called black, west indian, native, and latino women.

Friday, July 26th 2013 at 10:01PM
Yaiqab Saint

I suspect poverty is truly the culprit where violence in urban communities are concerned so in that wise families who are welfare in inner cities get on a ride for vicious cycle of generational poverty and a way of life for years to come. Due to the lack of resources, kids get caught up into drugs and the cycle of turf violence for money.

Saturday, July 27th 2013 at 10:28AM
Jen Fad
Yep... for the most part..... there will always be exceptions so I don't jump to rapid conclusions. However I have a good sense of sizing up people by their spirits. The majority of our people have never been righteous and that is the way it's going to be until the "Righteous Kingdom" is established on EARTH>

So be a good cheer and align yourself with the "agreeables or elect".... however there is some hope for the 2/3rds children.... But you must tease-out their spirit first......
Saturday, July 27th 2013 at 12:29PM
Yaiqab Saint

You know that I don't understand you when you speak your Black Israelite jargon.~Ha!

Saturday, July 27th 2013 at 1:00PM
Jen Fad
Black ppl need to pool their resources to lift ourselves out of poverty like the Asians.

Saturday, July 27th 2013 at 1:38PM
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