As I mentioned in the other thread this issue is bigger than myself or some fool's attempt to try and misrepresent the TRUE state of the Black condition.
So you run like a girl to post another thread, hoping for an audience of cheerleaders, because you're making no headway in the 'Mutts like me' shows Obama's racial comfort' thread. Don't try to act like you're all of a sudden brand new, self-righteous, philanthropic, and innocent by creating a new thread. Stop hiding behind the lies.
If this topic were truly bigger than you--if you were honestly interested in intelligent discussion, then what's your reason for acting the fool in the 'Mutts like me' shows Obama's racial comfort' thread? Let's annex the purpose for your creating this new thread and see where it all began--four pages of foolishness:http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/3821037184/p/7
Starting this new thread is all about your own selfish sense of redemption after being made a fool of in the previous thread. Everybody and their mama knows blacks have a long way to go. I've already stated time and time again the 400 year head start whites have had over blacks in addition to the 143 years after slavery blacks have faught for civil rights. Add to the fact that we're also only 12% of the population and it's easy to see why many blacks are behind and still struggling. BUT
to ignore the progress blacks have made, to ignore the successes of a growing population of educated blacks and pretend like no progress has been made at all by focusing only on the bottom ten percent
of lowerclass blacks is foolish. To ignore the resentfulness and hostility one group of blacks, the lower class, has for another group of blacks, the middle to upper middle class, which breeds more anti-intellectualism and complacency, is foolish. To ignore the fact that many blacks have admittedly held themselves back despite the opportunities given them is foolish. There has always been a population of blacks that will destroy their own neighborhoods no matter how much you help them. Even Dr. Anderson alluded to the fact: ".....do something we've never been allowed to do or never been bright enough to do in some senses."
Even when you try to build something in a 'black neighborhood', hoodrats destroy their surroundings. Dr. Anderson preaches a good sermon but the vast majority of what he says I've already talked about on this discussion board and others for years. Dr. Anderson has said nothing any different than what Bill Cosby has said--he's just more expansive, clear and concise about institutional and systematic racism. The only difference is Bill Cosby tried to instill a since of ownership of our shortcomings, whereas, Dr. Anderson places all the blame on whites. Obviously, institutional and systematic racism has a large role to play in the predicament many blacks are in today but when and where do black people begin to take ownership and empower themselves?
While it may be true that everyone isn't or doesn't have to be university material, black people can STILL go to community colleges and trade schools where they can major in a profession where they can many times make just as much money, if not more, than blacks that have graduated from four year institutions. But you know what the problem is? Jealousy and enviousness.
the bottom line is this: WHAT KIND OF SOLLUTIONS DID DR. ANDERSON OFFER THE AUDIENCE HE WAS PREACHING TO? I watched all six YouTube videos. Dr. Anderson didn't offer offer one single solution in six YouTube videos.
In fact, all he did was paint a glim picture of gloom and doom for black people. All I heard was how hispanics are planning on knocking us black down another notch, which is true--you can see it all around. But that doesn't detract away from the fact that Dr. Anderson still offered no solutions in those six videos.
Dr. Anderson didn't offer any solutions because he knows if he starts preaching about education and empowerment many black people are going to tune him out.
Negroes keep talking about saving black communities but you have to think seriously for a moment. Who the hell wants to live in houses white people left behind eons ago? We have to build our own
communities and in order to do so we have to expand, move out from those decrepid, formerly white homes and establish homes, neighborhoods, for our own
. But you listen to people like Dr. Anderson and he will make it sound like anyone who is black that seeks to live in better homes is running away and "acting white." There is no group
of black people that has been successful if that group was made of unprepaired individuals.
I don't give a damn how much you preach about saving 'the black community'. Dr. Anderson shed those fake ass tears about the blacks in the nineth ward district after Hurricane Katrina like they were some helpless victims. But what he either didn't want to mention or didn't know was that many of those black people in the nineth ward grew up running away from education and opportunity. Many of those negroes WANTED To hustle each other or the system, which is why many of them were in the predicament they were in BEFORE Katrina hit, and which was why they were left to be VULNERABLE during and after Katrina. Remember the 504 boys? Remember Master P? Yeah, that's what the nineth ward district is all about. EMBRACING POVERTY. Master P and the 504 boys pimped their own community and got the fuck out as soon as they made enough cash to sustain themselves. And they wuz supposed to be DOWN wit da HOOD. Ya HURD meh? Fucking nonsense.
Tell me how you can reverse 400 years of slavery and another 143 years of institutional and systematic racism after the ending of slavery in less than a fraction of the time? In six YouTube videos I didn't hear one damn solution from Dr. Anderson except this:"We gotta get in our churches and find out how we can own some things!!"
You sure as hell can't save the black community or empower blacks by re-creating, re-hashing the SAME statistics that keep pointing to what black people don't
have and what they can't
achieve. See--that's the distinct problem I have with people that keep saying "BLACK PEOPLE AIN'T GOT NOTHING" but no one is stepping up to the plate and offering any kind of comprehensive solutions. You can be a catalyst for fear
all you want by quoting facts and figures that point to what black people don't
have. I want to hear about how black people can empower themselves. I tired of hearing that one 'truth' about black people not having anything. I want to hear the whole truth
about what's really happening
to black people. Forget about the disparities between whites and blacks. There is a disparity growing between the black middle class and lower class. that's
what the hell you need to be focused on. Instead of preaching about how it's wrong to want to be successful black people need to be preaching about how they can empower themselves and each other through education. Destroy this anti-intellectualism bullshit and encourage blacks to educate themselves. That has always been our BEST weapon against institutional and systematic racism--period.