The solution to black on black crime is simple. Jobs. Good decent jobs with a future. So long as there is high unemployment there will be crime. If young black men had opportunities then they would have no incentive to commit crime.
There is a real sense among blacks that they are not included in…
How many times have you heard a child bellow to a parent (in the effort to avoid being punished): “I didn’t do it! He [or she] did it!!!”? And to actually engage in this desperate tactic even in situations where their culpability was transparent? If you’re like the rest of us, probably more times than you can recall. In fact, as a child, it’s altogether possible that—impulsively—you may have done this yourself.
Sadly, such guileless efforts at deceit are sufficiently common in youngsters as to make them seem almost innocent. Still, such an unfortunate tendency is one we may never completely outgrow. And such prevarication is certainly not one of our more endearing traits. It’s hardly exemplary behavior to try to escape blame or criticism by (shamelessly) “passing the buck.” And projecting our mistakes, or misdeeds, onto others represents a psychological defense that, while it may protect our ego, typically creates far more problems than it solves.