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[–] afrikaharold ago 

to me it looks like he's tackling the issue backwards. shouldn't we try and fix the poverty trap in black neighborhoods?

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[–] binky 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

We've been trying for decades... And the sad fact is there is a culture in many black neighborhoods that prevents advancement. Someone working hard and trying to learn and improve himself is seen as a sellout and is bullied. Good luck trying to get the drug dealer downstairs to stop trying to sell to your kid, let alone move out. And if you're not in a gang you're not safe. It's possible that desegregation will solve these problems... It's also fairly certain they'll bring one or more of them into the wealthy neighborhoods with them.

One thing that would certainly, without a doubt, help is legalization of most or all drugs. It would immediately drain gangs of cash and power. While Mexican gangs can just switch over to kidnappings the US has a powerful, relatively uncorrupt federal police force. I'm not saying there aren't problems but an FBI agent is at least trained and well paid.

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[–] bixbite ago 

without a doubt, help is legalization of most or all drugs.

Fucking this. Homicide rates dropped significantly after prohibition ended. The gangsters were put out of business.

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[–] fireflydealership ago 

Is this basically reverse gentrification?