Eric Wright | Chicago Reader

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Re: “How about a war on the roots of violence?

@Boss Wigger, First of all I don’t know how serious I can take a comment from someone with such a low brow handle. Secondly, you are making false equivalencies that let me know that you know zero about the term hyper segregation. The Black community was forcefully segregated and this segregation has its root in the redlining of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The Black community was kept from determining its collective destiny because the communities were purposely denied mortgages and business loans. Restrictive white supremacist covenants kept blacks out of neighboring hoods, and violence was used to enforce non-black zones. These are the facts and they just scratch the surfaces. The two communities that you mention don’t share in this oppressive dynamic, so your comparison is false and academically inapplicable. Addressing the roots or urban violence calls for an examination of white supremacy and its systematic and personal manifestations that sustain substandard and socially destructive environments manufactured to keep blacks at bay. Your assertion was as white supremacist as it can get because you suggested that its blacks who are at the root of our urban carnage. As if we are just genetically predisposed to bad choices, and there is no substantiation to that B.S.

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Posted by Eric Wright on 02/17/2013 at 3:19 PM

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