Looking back on the L.A riots, and the reactions to the Rodey King trials, it is clear to see that the black community, although reffered to as a minority, showed an amazing amount of rage, and power. Expressing decades of pent up rage against the imperial white man. I was contemplating the events, when I relaized, that all of these petty issues facing the black community, and all of the major ones, such a sdrugs, alchohol abuse, and Black on Black killing, which I refer to as 'Genocide' ( It really is a shame), that if we were to put the kind of effort into our recovery, and healing of those issues, that we did in the riots, that our community could really make an even better change for ourselves. Can some one please tell me why we don't do it? Why we shoot at each other, but not at government buildings? Why we hate eacher, and ourselves? Th issues that the black community has been faced with, are the same ones as those from he 60's, and 80's and 90's. Police abuseing authority, poverty, war on drugs. What is the deal? Where is the Black power thatwe once held to be such a strong belief, or way of life. We used to rally, and have our fists in the air, a strong revolutionary image, a people of extreme love for one anotjer, yet fully capable of fighting for what is right? Why has our community abandoned such stances?