It’s easy to dismiss the concept of Tru Colors Brewing without much thought. But you’d be doing a disservice to what seems like a worthwhile effort to me.
We featured the story last week of George Taylor and his idea to recruit the leaders of gangs in the Wilmington area to work together to start a brewery in the community.
The way Taylor saw it, something needed to be done. And simply arresting and incarcerating people without trying to look at the big picture issue of why people would join gangs in the first place was not working.
Taylor is risking a lot on this venture. Yes, his business could fail for many reasons. The community may not support or feel comfortable with the idea of taking part of this project. The gang members themselves still have ties to a community that has been proven dangerous and deadly.
Still, judging by the people our news team spoke with last week, I perceive a sincere effort on the part of these men to make a change in their life and a difference in our community.
So, you don’t have to support it. But if George Taylor gets his way, you most definitely will benefit from it.
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