There I said it. Black people who want you to stay in violent communities want you to die a physical, spiritual and emotional death.  It’s the truth.

I received a lot of push back for my post “Black Women Think Like Black Men. Leave the Black Community Behind.” Why? Because they want you to go down with Titanic too. They don’t want to see you thrive. They want to see you struggle just like they are. Think about it. What person in their right mind would want anyone to stay in a war zone in the name of racial unity? Sick diseased crabs in the barrel do. These people think violence, suffering and dysfunction is normal. It isn’t. Question. Do you think the drug dealer selling poison in your communities gives a damn about racial unity? No. Do you think the thug gang-bangers who kill other Black people (yes, they are thugs) give two damns about racial unity? Hell no. Do you think Pookey and Peaches who sit on the corner give a damn about racial uplift? No. They want to kill you.

Approximately 30% of our children in violent communities are getting PTSD because of it. By the way, I don’t care if you wrongly call it “hood disease.” Regardless of the name it is still post-traumatic stress disorder. No wonder Black children are struggling at school. Hell, if you live in a war zone and succeeded despite the challenges you are genius and a survivor. The thing is who in their right mind would want to voluntarily put their children through that?

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report 2012, Table 17

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report 2012, Table 17

People who disagree may say well “what about violence in suburban areas.” They point to issues like domestic violence, drugs and racism? HUH? Domestic violence in violent communities is at epidemic levels. When was the last time you seen gangs kill each other over oxytocin? And racism? Racism is everywhere. I am from New York City so please miss me with that garbage.

If you can’t leave or don’t want to leave hold your politician’s accountable and demand community services. If you can leave, run, don’t walk. Let those who want to save the community save it. If you feel like you want to save the community donate to charity and save yourself.  For a list of violent crime rates by metro area click here. “Now you know and knowing is half the battle.” G.I. Joe