In December 1994, during a period when the city was afflicted by a spate of black-on-black youth killings, the San Francisco Examiner published one of a series of articles about African American violence. When asked for his opinion on the situation, Jomo MFusai, an employee of the Ujumia Project, a local youth agency, linked black-on-black crime “primarily to the lingering effects of racism,” according to the report. “The blame for our problems can never be on black folks,” said MFusai. “Blame those who have reneged on the promise of justice and freedom.”1
KeywordsHomicide Rate AFRICAN AMERICANS Criminal Violence Great Migration Public Defender
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