Bill O'Reilly is no stranger to controversy when it comes to offending people, and this past Monday night was no exception!

During his nightly program, he blamed African-American men for the high crime rate in America.

What I find so interesting is that when these discussions or debates are made, very seldom does the conversation address the root of the problem, what circumstances are sustaining the problem and what solutions can be used to solve the problem! People are so quick to point the finger without truly trying to understand what happened to these families and our communities.

O'Reilly called the situation in Chicago a holocaust! It's a holocaust because there are no jobs, a poor educational system and fatherless homes. Girls who are babies themselves are having babies! This is not only happening in Chicago, it is happening all across this country.

Right here in Buffalo, we now have a 14-year-old boy who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy, and now he will be tried as an adult for second degree murder. These boys are products of their environment, and whether we want to believe it or not, the behavior that they display is normal to them because that is all they see and know. They apparently do not have the guidance needed to steer them in a more positive direction. The system has failed these families and our communities.