A memorial service was held for 18 year old Joshua Franklin.
The Chesterfield teen was hit by a train Friday night near the Defense Supply Center of Richmond. His mother said he was walking along the tracks in a hurry to get home before his 10 p.m. curfew.Disingenuous White Liberal's (DWLs) have made most major United States cities virtually uninhabitable, though cities that they call home happen to be the whitest cities around.
The vigil took place near the train tracks where he died.
Hundreds of people were there. The crowd resembled a crowd at a rock concert. A testament to the impact Josh, described as a good student, a good boxer, and a fabulous friend, had on his family and friends.
"Josh came late to [boxing] practice faithfully everyday. His smile brightened up a room, and I will miss him….and when I see him I will tell him to be careful next time", said a grieving student and friend, Jada Montague.
"I was crying in school today. My nose was bleeding. I've never cried so much in my life", said student and friend, A.J. Wilson.
But 30 minutes into the emotional tribute, a vigorous verbal confrontation broke out, and escalated.
People were screaming, and running. It was complete chaos.
Police who were already there called for back-up. CBS 6 counted eight police cars. Within minutes the crowd was dispersed.
Many of Josh's friends were angry.
"His mother was there…Why would they do that?.." said Cierra Chavis.
A riot at a vigil? Something tells me Christian Lander won't be profiling Richmond in his new book on cities that Stuff White People Like (SWPL) people reside.
With that in mind, Stuff Black People Don't Like humbly asks readers to submit cities (or counties) that should be profiled on SBPDL.com. We have done a number of them (Birmingham, Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Clayton, etc.), but feel that a respected readers suggestion of compiling the "A,B,C's" of failed United States cities would be illuminating, in light of the book Lander is close to publishing.
Thanks to those wonderful images from Flickr, which show the patterns of extreme racial segregation found in EVERY United States city, one begins to understand the lie of a post-racial America developing. It never will, regardless of funds spent inculcating school children to that dream.
DWLs might believe that lie, but curiously, they seek shelter in towns like Portland, Boulder and Seattle.
Everything in America is about race. Everything. And those uninhabitable cities in America have one thing in common and white flight is a good indicator of what that correlation is and how these municipalities can be spotted.
So, which cities do we profile?