Okay. I was motivated, by what was implied in another thread that we talk about 'da white mane' way too much with regard to the problems/issues we find ourselves in. So, lets start with (but not limited to) 6 "pressing issues", such as: "Unemployment rate Incarceration rate High School Drop-out Rate Fatherless homes Spread of STD's Murder/violence" Or, more. If some were to ask, "Are there serious problems in the black community"? In the affirmative, I or whomever could answer "yes" then we can roll out and that will be the end of it. Because no one (at least here on Destee.com) would disagree about how problematic those categories (to name a few) are in relation to our community. So lets talk about them (or any other issues one would like to bring to the fore). I'd like to put forth some questions regarding these pressing issues: Why do we find ourselves on the high-end of these negative categories (disproportionately, if we are to believe that statistical data)? If it's a moral issue, then what happened? NOTE: Let's keep yt out of it. If ever there was a time we weren't nearly as 'morally corrupt' as we appear to be today, how did we get to this point? Was it an instant change? Was it gradual? REMINDER: Let's keep yt out of it. If the 'family unit' was tight at any time in ourstory, then why did we 'loosen' up to virtually becoming 'untied'? For those who care to participate, lets not approach this like a multi-step math problem where at the end we get the answer wrong and leave at that, as if that was all that is needed. It is not helping us to merely state that the problem is wrong. So lets attempt to go a step or more further as to how and why we got it wrong. Again: Let's keep .... out of it.