Terrorism: The Not-So-New Normal

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Now that the Americans who were shocked at the possibility of being shot in their neighborhoods has gotten a taste of how lots of people of color live, will anything change? Probably not.  The celebration of the capture of the bomber and the great job done by law enforcement closed that chapter, until the next time.  Meanwhile, drive-by shootings, armed robberies, and police corruption all keep happening in community after community, and the other America is just relieved it’s all happening on the other side of town.

Exactly one week after the marathon bombers struck in Boston,  just blocks away from the president’s Chicago residence, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in a backyard.

The mother of Cornelius German said she was waiting to pick him up on Monday night on a nearby street corner but he never arrived.  Then she saw a lot of police cars race by.

“I saw a police officer. He said a little kid got shot. Somehow, I knew it was my baby. I went back there. I saw my baby on the ground in the grass. I saw his gym shoes and his jacket.”

Unimaginable for most…normal for too many.

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6 thoughts on “Terrorism: The Not-So-New Normal

  1. If you think Don`s story is impossible…, a month-back my daughter in law basically easily made $7007 putting in 10 hours a week in their apartment and the’re roomate’s ex-wife`s neighbour did this for 4 months and got a cheque for more than $7007 in their spare time on their labtop. follow the guidelines on this web-site, http://www.sea12.com

  2. upto I looked at the check saying $9413, I didnt believe …that…my father in law had been actualy taking home money in there spare time online.. there sisters neighbour haz done this 4 only 22 months and just repaid the dept on their villa and got a brand new Fiat Panda. read more at, FAB33.COM_only

  3. Let’s not forget that early on, it was reported that a dark-skinned male was the culprit. Thank God it wasn’t…..imagine the furor if it had been!!!

  4. Pingback: Terror and How People of Color Live Every Day | TheJusticeTeam

  5. On the newspaper blog in my hometown one comment said as they long as they do it each other in the ‘hood, the blogger could care less. Now that Boston’s over, it’s business as usual.

  6. Thank you, Mr. Joyner, for this article. I live in Boston, and in the week of the bombing, there were at least 11 shootings in the neighborhood where people of color live, and not one media outlet reported these shootings. But terrorist activity doesn’t just exist in our streets, they exist in our homes as well. Domestic Violence is rampant in our communities, but not much is spoken against it. Please continue to keep us informed, and keep up the good work.

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