Wordsworth: Almost 50 years of Welfare are their reparations. This is why the U.N. is useless. This narrative that police officers are out their hunting and murdering black men has got to stop. BLM and other groups lump in every black person who has died in connection with a police encounter, regardless of what the real story is, as inspired by racism. There is no evidence that any of the deaths were caused by a racist cop. We are losing our freedoms in this country because of attitudes like that; already college students at Yale support amending or even repealing the First Amendment, the Democratic Party seems intent on getting rid of the Second and the Fourth and any city where an unfortunate death occurs finds itself under siege for days or weeks. If Black Lives Matter, they can start at home. Black families can start emphasizing education and taking advantage of the opportunity for free public education; we can end this racist nonsense about how black kids can only learn from black teachers; we can stop indoctrinating black kids with the notion that they are perpetual victims that will never be able to improve their circumstances. We can teach them that responsible citizens are all part of the social contract that includes not burdening society with caring for out-of-wedlock children, not rejecting education as acting white and not deciding that their skin color means that they don't have to obey the law. Slavery ended 150 years ago. Not a single black American in this country today has been legally held as a slave in the United States. If they are impoverished, it's because a large number of them made choices that have kept them impoverished; if they are incarcerated, it's because a large number of them have committed crimes; if they are killed, it's predominately at the hands of people who look like them.