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

Striker11 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 9:29 AM
Because government is a leading cause of the epidemic violence in black communities. Economic policies promoting out-of-wedlock births and absentee fathers, a poor education system lacking meaningful accountability, economic policies that discourage job development and employment opportunities, a law enforcement and justice system that all too often fails to protect the innocent, a lack of meaningful gun-use reform, a lack of meaningful solutions addressing the problems created by deep-seated institutionalized racism lead to the need for government to do something so the good citizens of the community can actually do something.

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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