In the light of current events in Milwaukee, I think it's timely to read and re-read this essay from Walter E. Williams, who is himself a black man.
Customs, traditions, moral values, and rules of etiquette are behavioral norms, transmitted mostly by example, word of mouth, and religious teachings. As such, they represent a body of wisdom distilled through the ages by experience and trial and error.
The nation’s liberals—along with the education establishment, pseudo-intellectuals, and the courts—have waged war on traditions, customs and moral values. Many people have been counseled to believe that there are no moral absolutes. Instead, what’s moral or immoral is a matter of personal convenience, personal opinion, what feels good, or what is or is not criminal.
We no longer condemn or shame self-destructive and rude behavior, such as out-of-wedlock pregnancies, dependency, cheating, and lying. We have replaced what worked with what sounds good.
The abandonment of traditional values has negatively affected the nation as a whole, but blacks have borne the greater burden. This is seen by the decline in the percentage of black two-parent families. Today, a little over 30 percent of black children live in an intact family, where as early as the late 1800s, over 70 percent did. Black illegitimacy in 1938 was 11 percent, and that for whites was 3 percent. Today, it’s respectively 73 percent and 30 percent.
It is the height of dishonesty, as far as blacks are concerned, to blame our problems on slavery, how white people behave, and racial discrimination. If those lies are not exposed, we will continue to look for external solutions when true solutions are internal. Those of us who are old enough to know better need to expose these lies.
There's more at the link. It's well worth reading in full.
I look at the behavior of the feral scum in Milwaukee, and shake my head in utter disbelief that their community can - and obviously does - allow this to continue. It certainly wouldn't continue in the area where I live. The local community, not the police, would be the first to rise up in righteous anger and stop the perpetrators in their tracks. It wouldn't be a matter of race, either. Many of our local black and hispanic populations would be the very first to reach for a baseball bat, or a gun, and stop this sort of nonsense hard and fast.
If you allow a community to degrade and deteriorate until it's no longer a community at all, but nothing more than a collection of real or imagined grievances . . . Milwaukee happens.
EDITED TO ADD: Yes, clearly it's the fault of the rich for not sharing . . .