The violence that occurred in Baltimore recently is not unique. It has happened many times before and will likely happen again when a black man is killed while accused of committing a crime.
This is not a black versus white issue. It is, instead, endemic of what causes the violence that ensues.
Following the Baltimore violence, a noted psychologist stated on TV that the violence by young blacks is more about their anger caused by their frustration -- meaning if you look at their situations, they have no hope and no answer to what lies in front of them.
These unfortunate men have no self-esteem. They can only see their future based on dependency on government in whatever form that takes. How can anyone believe that they have the opportunity to rise above their current stature when they have to depend on government for what comes next?
So how do we solve the problem?
While I am personally not qualified to answer that question, it does not take a genius to understand that more government entitlement programs will only perpetuate the current poor conditions. Government anti-poverty programs never have -- and never will -- solve this problem. President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" has proven to be a failure. There are more poor people today than when he started the program.
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