This disturbing trend is alarming. The solutions, however, are within African-Americans as well as within the police force and within the Justice Dept. African-Americans have made significant changes in the US. Their contributions, both in the building of America through slavery and the continuing financial efforts/contributions to science, entertainment, education, sports, and popular culture is to be respected.
A major positive change in the system should come about when more African Americans return to the universities to take on first, second, third degrees, which includes a Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD in order to take leading roles in decision making. Making the attempt to create positive relationships with the police and among our family members via public and private conduct/behavior is crucial.
Being at the right place at the right time will help. Dress code, politeness, proper social etiquette will add to a new face-lift for African Americans to be respected. Male parents should endeavor to return to the family center in order to contribute to the decorum in raising black male teenagers.