A recent article informs us that black men are not fairing well in our society. I was just recently in conversation with my mother dealing with a topic very similar to this. She told me about how growing up during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era black folks of varied socio-economic status lived in the same communities. She talked about how integration paved the way for middle class/affluent blacks to leave those close-knit black communities for greater opportunities. This left behind a black under class in mostly urban centers. What also happened in this black middle class exodus was a weakening of traditional black institutions that were autonomous from the dominant culture. Anyways…this article gives much food for thought for those of us who are engaged in inner city work or ministry.
ht: Max (when are you going to start a blog man!)