Solve violence in city
I watched Asa Hutchinson’s presentation of his “task force” that’s gonna solve the violence problem. I looked in vain for black folks in Asa’s group of speakers. Chief Buckner was at a funeral. That accounts for one. No other black folks were in the line of speakers and none visible in the audience.
At 77 with a decent memory, I recall the school integration mess. The black folks were informed by the whites in power what they were going to get, what to expect from whom. They were given to know if we wanted you black folks’ opinion, wishes, needs, or anything else, we’d have asked for it, so keep in your place and don’t get “uppity.”
And we’ve been in court ever since. Want several more years of being in court because the chamber and the caudillo and his echo chamber in charge are doing it all over again? Keep up the present approach to the violence problem among black folks and you’ll get it. Until you ask for their help, cooperation and full participation, you are barking up the wrong tree. Without it, you haven’t a ghost of a chance.
Get off your damned high horse, swallow your pride and ask for their help. Attitude from both sides is the key. KARL HANSEN Hensley