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Based on the steady stream of news that supports my assumption I make the case that "Rev Joseph E Lowery Blvd Is The Most Deadly Thoroughfare For Black People In Atlanta".
News of Black people being murdered either directly upon this street or at a location on a street that crosses this strip occur far too frequently.
Sadly there are more people who would be inclined to state that "I hate Black people" than they are inclined to do something about this clearly observable pattern. (This is because I dare to point out the unacceptable amount of violent crime that occurs in certain areas and dare to make the case that the very same people who are inclined to protest when the police or a "Cracker Barrel Pirate" beats up a Black woman - are largely silent as the news broadcasts yet another "Street Pirate Lynching").
Rev Joseph Lowery lead a campaign a few years ago to change the names of the streets in this section of the city. We were told that these streets that honored "Confederate Generals" contributed to the consciousness of violence and depression as the residents looked up and saw the names of their FORMER OPPRESSORS being honored. In this general area there is:
- Rev Joseph E Lowery Blvd
- Rev Joseph E Boone Blvd
- Rev Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
- Booker T Washington Way
- Mason Turner Rd
Rev Lowery got the street formerly named after Confederate General Turnery Asby .
To be clear - I am NOT proposing that these Confederate generals be put back on the street signs.
I am ONLY ask that those who sold our community on the notion that if we advocated to the Atlanta City Council for them to execute upon these name changes over these past 15 years that such an uplift in community pride would lead to less violence and a higher living standard.
Since it is true that a "Street Pirate Doesn't Give A Damn About Honoring Civil Rights Leaders" - withholding his violence committed on these honorary streets or one named after a peach tree - these series of INDIRECT (or way around the block) type solutions to mitigate the terror that reigns in too many of these communities need to be replaced by a more:
If a man dressed like this terrorized Rev Joseph E Lowery Blvd - the community would take to the street to enact their protective cover of their community: