Exactly what is happening.
We call it the logical conclusion of what transpires in a city transforming from one based on the standards of civilization/civility/law/order white people set, to just another reminder of what Africans in America create: similar conditions to what Africans in Africa create. [‘I don’t know if people understand what is happening in Baltimore’, Washington Post, June 16, 2016]:
As a group of men tossed bills and dice against a sidewalk outside the McCulloh Homes housing project one spring afternoon, Tavon Winder confronted two onlookers to ask if they were with the police. The game was illegal. He didn’t want any problems.
He’d had enough in his life. Under the 31-year-old’s T-shirt, a scar snaked up his stomach, and beneath his pant leg, he balanced his weight on a prosthetic leg.
Both injuries were gained not from a far-off war but from a shooting on a nearby corner in West Baltimore.
“It’s rough,” said Winder, a father of two who admits to selling drugs in 2002 when he was shot. “I know a lot of brothers and friends that are gone. I almost lost my life right down at the end of the street.”
Next door to the housing project that was featured in the HBO series “The Wire” are two schools in one building: Renaissance Academy High School and Booker T.
Washington Middle School for the Arts. Those who work here say the building’s red-brick facade is a flimsy shield against a neighborhood and city all too familiar with bloodshed.
A recent survey of 209 students at the schools reveals a generation with a stark familiarity with violence. Of the youths questioned, 43 percent said they witness physical violence one to three times per week, and 40 percent knew someone with a gun. More than 37 percent said they knew someone under the age of 19 who had been killed by violence, according to the survey released in February by Promise Heights, an initiative run through the University of Maryland School of Social Work that provides support to schools and community residents.
Renaissance mourned three students this school year lost to violence: Ananias Jolley, 17, who was stabbed in a biology classroom and died a month later; Darius Bardney, 16, who was killed in an apparent accidental shooting at an apartment building; and Daniel Jackson, 17, who was shot several times less than two miles from the school.
“I don’t know if people understand what is happening in Baltimore,” Renaissance Academy Principal Nikkia Rowe said. “If you just rode around the city and took pictures of the memorials that are standing from the candlelight vigils, it would blow your mind.”
She sometimes recommends students join the military after graduating because, she said, it seems a safer option.
Rachel Donegan, program director of Promise Heights, said that it’s hard to do future planning for teenagers in general, but that the challenge is especially difficult “for kids whose future honestly doesn’t have a lot of meaning for them.”Somehow, the conditions found in this almost entirely black section of West Baltimore will be blamed on white people.
America is irredeemable.
The conditions black individuals collectively create in West Baltimore, featured in this sympathetic Washington Post piece, are exactly the reasons why segregation, Jim Crow, sundown laws, and restrictive covenants once existed: to protect white civilization and the communities white people create from Africans in America.