Why, why, why did it take a journalist from Kenya making speeches in the area for Lewis Diuguid to say what needed to be said 13 years ago when my wife and I first came to the Kansas City area (10/4, Opinion, “Young blacks must focus on rules, education”)?
Bill Cosby said essentially the same thing. The “community” didn’t like it. As I remember it, Diuguid didn’t like it.
Peter Makori said the black teens were loud “ruffians,” that this reflects poorly on their parents and the communities that raised them and so on.
As this has been patently obvious for many years, I believe The Star’s Editorial Board could help by encouraging parents and communities to be more aware of their children and their activities at all times.
Schools can only help parents raise their children.