It starts with a mother and father in the home engaged in the lives of their children.
I agree 100% although that's a broad statement that applies to everyone. Self reliance and self responsibility. It is also the duty of every BLACK mother and father to educate their children on the history of this country and the black man's history and struggle in this country. To not do so leaves their child unequipped to deal with a racist society like America.
There will never be enough money for schools and counselors to take the place of involved parents.
Who implied that?
I believe I read 70% of Chicago inner city school students live in a single parent home, usually the mother.
And can you provide a link that says the murder victims are all from single parent homes? Or the people who've been apprehended as the murderers? Or are you racially stereotyping?
Zod, not only do we need to think about the people who perpetuate crimes, but there are also victims. Hadiya Pendleton who was a part of Obama's re-inauguration ceremony was shot and killed in the street. It had nothing to do with how many parents were living in her home (she has 2). It had nothing to do with "personal responsibility", she was walking down the street. Your post is nice, but it really doesn't address how we make the streets SAFER for people WHO DONT COMMIT CRIMES. This is why I say economic empowerment, OWNERSHIP, self reliance, youth programs to keep kids off the streets, are important to this beyond just stereotyping the black family structure.