"Hey, more than 500 people have been murdered in Chicago this year," says one of my conservative friends. "I can't wait to see what you write about that."
Why? You didn't listen to me the last time. Are you really listening or just waiting for your own turn to complain?
"Jeez, why are you so touchy?"
I'm just tired of hearing your usual one-note analysis and solution: Black people are having too many babies out of wedlock. Hey, do you ever ask what happened to the jobs that used to enable workers to support a family? Do you ever notice how the poverty, crime, opiate addiction and out-of-wedlock birth rates are growing among poor whites, too? When are you people going to pull yourselves up by your bootstraps?
"Hey, you don't think fathers are important?"
Of course, we're important. But where are you going to find all the marriageable black men to fulfill your dream?