War at Home

“Think global, act local.” Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.

War

The first thing you may think about when you hear the word war is maybe WWII or the recent one, the War on Terrorism. Is war really the answer to solving problems everywhere? I mean across the globe right now people are at war. The Mafia is at war, the Bloods and the Crips are at war. I mean, there is just violence everywhere! 

This global issue which is relevant, is widely known to Americans as just an over seas conflict when in reality its here in our cities and neighborhoods. Gang violence is the cause of 10,000 American deaths each year and the numbers keep rising. In an ABC documentary  a total number of 410 people were killed in the streets of Chicago. That’s a large number in just one month. 

Gang violence is everywhere and the youth are the ones that are dragged into this life style by huge influences from off the streets they were raised on to even their favorite rapper. Gang violence is not heard about to much on the nations news, mostly through TV shows or documentaries. The fact that people kill one another for no complete reason is wrong. 

In the black community gang members will kill you over anything like a simple facebook post directed towards someone, or even just looking there way. I’ve grown up in a bad neighborhood and still reside there till this day. Its hard trying to succeed when the neighborhood is trying to hold you back and stop you in any way. With hard work and dedication it is possible to get out of the loop hole of violence and be something. 

The only real way to slow gang violence down is to educate these kids in this dangerous communities and show them that is there is more to life than pulling a glock out and ending someones life. 

This local issue is a problem and should receive more attention than it does now. 

Stop the Violence.

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