In too many of our communities violence is an accepted and understood part of everyday life. Too many of our young people have been involved in or exposed to violence. It happens on every corner, every block, every school, and touches every home. When you grow up in this environment, you become indoctrinated in violence as a way of life. You learn fast that survival means throwing a punch first or at least throwing it harder. If somebody steps to you, challenges you, insults you, or disrespects you and you don’t respond with violence, then you can come off looking weak, which is like wearing a neon sign over your head announcing you’re a victim.
Black–on–Black violence has emerged as the most significant social problem threatening the survival and quality of life among Blacks since slavery. Americans are bombarded with news reports, television documentaries, and films that describe violent behavior among Blacks.
What can we do to stop the violence? Join Wendy Wright and CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman Saturday at 1pm ET to get answers to this and other tough questions. Talk just got interesting!
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