Saturday, January 12, 2008

Jared Adams on social justice

The truth is black males, especially young ones, have a harder time finding good working situations. We need to find ways to motivate young black males to face the challenges and obstacles in their way. The situation can only get worse if something is not done. Not everybody can be Michael Jordan.

These words of wisdom from the schmuck who inadvertently fired into Harmony Road Music School and hit Christopher Rodriguez, most likely paralyzing this young boy for life.

I've known plenty of black males who found ways of motivating themselves to face the challenges and obstacles in their way. It took strong family support and it also took individual strength. Isn't it borderline racist to say that young black males are the ones who need special help because they can't do it on their own?

I don't want to hear cries about social justice. Social justice means that a 10-year-old kid can take a piano lesson at four in the afternoon without worrying about a bullet in his gut.


Craig said...

I see. Jared Adams had the opportunity and energy to go get a gun and rob a gas station but did not have the same drive and energy to go get a job. Social justice indeed.

Thomas said...

Jared Adams should pay Chris Rodriguez's medical bills, as well as physical therapy, equipment, and home improvements needed to accommodate Chris's condition. If he refuses, his wages should be garnished.