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Joerell Simmons

on 22 May 2010

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Black on Black Violence Essential Question What is Maafa? What effects did the Maafa have on my family lineage and the trajectories of their lived experience? The Maafa had and still does have a major effect on my family in many different ways. My family has a hard time tracking back some of our genes because they have been lost in the history of time. Black on Black Violence Black on black violence is an enormous problem in the black community. Black on Black violence may be described as anything as a black person inflicting violent harm on to another African American person. It is a part of how blacks have responded to systematic operation of oppression and dehumanization.
Driving Question What causes black on black violence? Will black on black violence become better in time? Is black on black violence effecting the African American culture? Satistics Source: www.abanet.org/blkviol/statistics How does black on black violence effect today's society? How did maafa relate to your project topic? Maafa related to my project being as though during the time of slavery you had slaves who were traded into slavery by there own people. This could be related in many different ways. When slavery was declared illegal in the 19th century U.S laws have often been changed or have been manipulated in orders to exclude blacks from financial success indiviual freedom and public participation in the society. (R. Anderson) Black on black violence is sucking the black youth in and is also jeopardizing their lives. Quote: Rev Mickins (One day the African male will be extinct. People will go into a museum, and there it will be "here stands a black man". Benifit to the Larger Community An estimated 7.9% of black males compared to 0.7% of whites males will enter State of Federal Prison by the time they are age 20.
21.4% of black males versus 1.4% of white males will be incarcerated by age 30.
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