Help for the African Americans

To kneel or not to kneel, that is the question?

I will never know what it is like to be a Black man … in America.

I don’t know how I would feel knowing that my nearby ancestors were slaves, traded as livestock and beaten like animals.

I cannot wrap my mind around the staggering statistics in the Black community when it comes to alcohol and drug abuse, violence, low education, unemployment, poor health care, divorce rate, etc.

The list goes on and on.

I will never know what it is like to walk down the street as a Black man knowing the stereotypes that exist.

Who is to blame?

What can be done to turn back the tide? Build more walls?

The Democrats say“more social programs” while the Republicans say,“you’re on your own, pal … it’s not my problem.”

Regardless of “who is to blame,” we cannot and must not ignore the plight of African-Americans. Smart people need to come up with smart solutions before the melting pot boils over.

Ramiro Ochoa Santa Rosa