i know im wrong for this

Discussion in 'Black Men - Fathers - Brothers - Sons' started by conflict, Jul 4, 2009.

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    conflict Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i know im wrong for thinking this way but: whenever i hear about somebody, especially a young brother, getting killed, the first thing i wonder is "was he into the streets?" like it makes a difference. am i a cold person? am i conditioned to think that every time a brother is killed its becaue he lived a lifestyle that perpetuated it? or is it the reality that we live in today. comments please
     
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    on the one hand, i think the same thoughts.
    on the other hand, everybody is somebody's baby.
     
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    It's 50:50. Many times there are innocent bystanders who just get in the way


















     
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    Before I comment, let me ask: What do you think when you hear about a young white man getting killed?
     
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    Not wrong at all, nor does this thinking make you a cold person, in my opinion...

    when you think of the percentages of our young getting killed? just know enough that it is not always at the hands of another Brother, or Sister...(ie:Cop killings, and yes unfortunatley by way of cops that look just like him, or her,,, random fire, innocent by standers, drunk drivers..etc However?.. the streets? really are Deathrow...
     
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    Not every young brother is out there that has been killed
    many have been just victims of some kinda foul play or being in the wrong place at the wrong time
     
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    I Guess We've Both Been Conditioned

    Either that or desensitized. We've come to accept that young black men die violently. I know I try to look for justification by asking if he was in the streets as well. If I had more time I'd explore that a little further. But that is interesting that even within our community we don't have that outrage for the loss of human life that we should.
     
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    All the above...your not cold
     
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    Honestly, when a white guy gets shot I always wonder if the shooter, the victim, or both were intoxicated. I think it's harmless as long as we don't prejudge until we actually know what happened.
     
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