Battle Creek Urban League: You Can Help
A recent published story shed light on the latest black homicide rates in Michigan. The state ended up with the third-highest black homicide rate in the country.
"You can ask 'is there anything I can do?'" Wallace said, encouraging people to ask entities like the Urban League how they can help.
Among the root causes, Wallace says, of such a high black homicide rate is the perception that a person won't be able to be successful because they perceive their situations and environments to be insurmountable. That, she says, leads to a sense of hopelessness.
"With hopelessness, you almost develop the attitude 'it doesn't matter anyway,'" Wallace said. "But...when you have people who support you to do well, it can make a difference."
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