Blacks have been march­ing against vi­o­lence in their com­mu­ni­ties a long time

Chicago Sun-Times - - OPINION -

Re­gard­ing a July 7 let­ter in the Sun­Times ac­cus­ing the Black com­mu­nity of not be­ing out­raged at the vi­o­lence in our com­mu­nity: Yes, we’re out­raged and have peace marches on a weekly ba­sis. We have groups such as R.A.G.E., M.A.S.K., Vi­o­lence In­ter­rupters and St. Sabina events with Fa­ther Michael Pfleger, to name just a few.

These events usu­ally are pub­li­cized, so it’s a won­der that the writer would have such a con­vo­luted view of what’s hap­pen­ing in our ar­eas. We are liv­ing the so­lu­tion but could sure use help, in the form of re­sources that could be al­lo­cated for men­tal health, so­cial ser­vices, job readi­ness, men­tor­ship and other pro­grams.

So, yes, we are en­raged and will con­tinue to en­gage as best as we can. But we can­not do it alone. Nor­man Lit­tle­john, Ken­wood

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