My heart is heavy after watching the news on the tragic death of Derrion Albert who was killed leaving school last week. 4 young black men killed another Derrion, a honor roll student, who was at the wrong place and the wrong time. A young lady caught it on her cell phone video camera and sent it to police.
This is sad on many fronts. One, is how so many young black men have no love for themselves and each other. And without that, they have regard for life any more. Two, how so many people watched and didn’t intervene to stop it. Three, how with so many black boys getting in gangs and the like, how the black church and family has utterly failed at raising our children.
We, as an African-American community, don’t have to worry about whites and others doing harm to us when we do it readily to ourselves.