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Time for You to Address Violence in Black Communities, Mr. Obama

AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 6:50 PM
Personally I'd say white America has a hell of a lot of the blame—the Great Society, anyone?—but black America has to fix its own problems. Is that fair? Hell no, but welcome to Earth. You're not responsible for tidal waves or plagues, either, but you still have to cope with them. Saying "natural disasters are nobody's fault" accomplishes nothing.

Dear Mr. Obama,

This week Hadiya Pendleton was shot and murdered in Chicago just days after performing with high school marching band at your second inauguration.

She was a majorette in addition to playing volleyball and being an honor student at King College Prep High School.

My plea to you is you attend her funeral.

My plea is that after the funeral you address the entire nation in prime time and discuss an epidemic that's eroding our nation and destroying millions of dreams.

That is the real epidemic of violence in black communities

There is no better example than your hometown of Chicago or Chi-Raq as many locals have begun to call...

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