Sunday, June 21, 2020

No, Black Americans Don't Burn Down Their Own Neighborhoods

First of all, a neighborhood is the people in it, the homes they live in and the human connection that bring people together, it is not the large corporate stores and businesses that pull money out of the community.

So can we please stop using the narrative that Black Americans burn down their own neighborhood when they get mad. It's really a paternalistic, dismissive, oversimplified way to justify our own apathy towards social problems we don't feel impacted by.
Being a generally decent human requires us to listen and learn before judging and reacting.

Here is an article on CBS Local that shows where some of the damage is coming from.

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