Baltimore won’t see better days until parents stop raising criminals
Nov 07, 2019 at 3:25 PM
In a recent column, Dan Rodricks tells of the fantasy that overcame him while stopped for a red light on West Baltimore’s N. Fulton Avenue (“Dan Rodricks: Baltimore’s vacants remain symbols of failure and future,” Nov. 1). Four brick rowhouses had once been grand but now are very far from grand: “There’s nothing there but ghosts.” Essentially, Mr. Rodricks is wondering why these four homes cannot be restored to what they had once been.
Rising from all the noxious muck is possible. But it’s unlikely as long as parents in the city continue to raise criminals, for whom nothing is more important than having a gun within easy reach. Every day, those responsible for raising kids must demonstrate in their own lives compassion and courage, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility and respect. Work on it, and one day the noxious muck will be gone.