This week, while surfing the web, I stumbled across a video of a young, black teen being beaten to death. There were about 50 people standing, watching, and participating in the beating, but no one called the police. Unfortunately, the teen died later as a result of the brutal beating.
So I ask, what the fuck is wrong with these people? And, by "these" people I'm referring to the young, inner-city, African Americans in Chicago that were there to witness the brutal murder. When did it become okay to kill a fellow "brotha"? When did it become okay to stand around and watch as a "brotha" is kicked, punched, and beaten to death with a 2 by 4? When did it become okay to NOT help a "brotha" out? When did it become okay to sit back and watch as a helpless child is beaten to death in broad daylight in the streets of America? When did this happen?
I'm disturbed by this: disturbed that mothers are raising their children to be hateful killers, disturbed that no one called the police to help the teen, disturbed that over 20 children have been murdered in Chicago since September, and disturbed that this is happening in America.
I don't know how to remedy the situation. I don't know what it's like to be an inner city teen dealing with violence. I have no idea what that's like. I'm thankful for that. But as a parent, I find it despicable that parents have raised these children to look the other way when violence occurs. I know that "snitches" sometimes find themselves in trouble with the trouble makers, but isn't some one's life worth that much?
When did young, African American teens become disposable? Isn't every life worth living and fighting for? I'm sure if this were a young WHITE teen, the freaking cavalry would come out and clean up the streets. I bet heads would roll, the police would be on every corner, and the freaking National Guard would be called out to make the streets safer.
But, instead, we just shake our heads in disbelief as another young, black teen is senselessly beaten to death in broad daylight as 50 young people stand and watch.
I hope Mr. Obama is aware of the state of his beloved Chicago. I hope he's man enough to do something about it. I dare him to send his children to an inner city school! I dare him! Maybe then things would change!