The Dysfunctional Black Community

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The Dysfunctional Black Community

dys·func·tion·al

disˈfəNG(k)SH(ə)nl/

adjective

1. not operating normally or properly

2. deviating from the norms of social behavior in a way regarded as bad


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73 Responses to The Dysfunctional Black Community

  1. The father of dead 7-year-old Amari Brown, who has 45 arrests, promotes his drug business publicly on Facebook

    “CHICAGO (WLS) — The father of 7-year-old Amari Brown spends a lot of time on Facebook; many of the photos and videos on his page appear to advertise packaged marijuana that is offered for delivery and large quantities of cash – mostly $100 bills…”

    Continue reading: VIDEO – The father of dead 7-year-old Amari Brown, who has 45 arrests, promotes his drug business publicly on Facebook: http://abc7.ws/1SebyYF

  2. “Of all the problems besetting the poor inner-city black community, none is more pressing than that of interpersonal violence and aggression. It wreaks havoc daily with the lives of community residents and increasingly spills over into downtown and residential middle-class areas. Muggings, burglaries, carjackings, and drug-related shootings, all of which may leave their victims or innocent bystanders dead, are now common enough to concern all urban and many suburban residents. The inclination to violence springs from the circumstances of life among the ghetto poor–the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, the stigma of race, the fallout from rampant drug use and drug trafficking, and the resulting alienation and lack of hope for the future… A vicious cycle has thus been formed. The hopelessness and alienation many young inner-city black men and women feel, largely as a result of endemic joblessness and persistent racism, fuels the violence they engage in. This violence serves to confirm the negative feelings many whites and some middle-class blacks harbor toward the ghetto poor, further legitimating the oppositional culture and the code of the streets in the eyes of many poor young blacks. Unless this cycle is broken, attitudes on both sides will become increasingly entrenched, and the violence, which claims victims black and white, poor and affluent, will only escalate.” Source: “The Code of the Streets”, by Elijah Anderson (May 1994) – http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/05/the-code-of-the-streets/306601/

    VIDEO – Code of the Streets with Elijah Anderson – https://youtu.be/BZHnZdx25BQ

    BOOK – “Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City”, by Elijah Anderson (2000) – http://www.amazon.com/Code-Street-Decency-Violence-Moral/dp/0393320782

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