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     The tragic death of honor student Derrion Albert on the streets of Chicago this week has brought the teen violence of Chicago, and other places, to the front pages. While the President was voicably involved in the “racism” that occurred toward his friend, Prof. Gates, a few months ago, he has been noticeably quiet on the inner city violence that took this young man’s life.

     Derrion Albert was a bright young man, an honor student, with a promising future. From the cellphone videos of the attack, it appears that Derrion may have been attempting to be a good samaritan as he came upon a brawl. A huge piece of wood was the murder weapon here, and all but one of the suspects have been arrested.

      At Derrion’s funeral yesterday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan were both in attendance. Both men extolled the need to address the violence amomg the nation’s youth.

      The White House has said that the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education will travel to Chicago to meet with school officials to discuss the issues. Surprisingly, the “Safe School” czar, Kevin Jennings, is not a part of the discussions.

      The death of Derrion Albert should be more than a teachable moment. It should bring out true and valuable discussions that could lead to solutions for this senseless situation. How does someone like Charles Payne or Juan Williams grow up in the same type of inner city situation and emerge as successful people? For his family, this should not be photo ops for our politicians, but a move toward addressing the problems that led to their loss.

From AfroConservative:

In the wake of Derrion Albert’s death, I find myself increasingly disillusioned by the current state of Black America. While African Americans comprise 13.5 percent of the population, 43 percent of all murder victims in 2007 were African America. Of the 43 percent who were murdered, 93.1 percent were killed by African Americans.

Was it always like this? The answer is Unequivocally: NO.

The disproportionate crime rates, illegitimacy rates, divorce rates, drugs abuse, and disproportionate incarceration rates didn’t begin until liberals took over the Black Community in the 60s.

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