been thinking for a long time about the condition of Black America, comparing it to Italian America: first arriving, Italians were considered stupid, smelly criminals. They couldn't get a job. Nobody helped them. A few were lynched, while the police watched. 20 years later, they OWNED the police. The good established businesses, while the bad established the mobs. But even the bad made sure their own were taken care of, that their kids went to good schools (where they were expected to do well), and there wasn't any trouble in the neighborhood. They ran legitimate businesses. They were bad guys, but they didn't want to be just "gangsta thugs." It IS a deviant society, committing the slow suicide of low expectations.