New York City leads the nation in the re-establishment of Jim Crow laws aimed at the disenfranchisement of Black people.
The public school system is designed to fail these kids at a young age thereby arresting their development and learning capabilities long before they enter high school. The resultant is that less Black kids enter specialized schools which can prepare them for the future and most Black kids opt out of the public school system altogether.
The next phase is the criminalization of Black youth within their communities by arresting them for minor offenses such as marijuana possession and loitering. Even on the public housing properties where they reside. More Blacks were stopped and searched by the police in the previous three years than in the fifteen years proceeding those three.
All this is almost making Giuliani’s time as the chief executive of New York look like the golden age for Black youth.