Thursday, November 15, 2007

Life is both simple and complex

I was listening to the Michael Baisden Show today (Soul 106.3 in the Chicagoland area) and he mentioned that that network news would not be covering the march on the U.S. Department of Justice on November 16.
This march is in protest of the continual injustices incurred by African Americans. Hangman Nooses are popping up everywhere--this is the impetus along with the Jena LA debacle where high school kids hung a noose from a tree on the school property. The tree--which has since been cut down--was considered by many students at the school to be an "All Whites" tree. Some black students challenged this fact by patronizing the tree one day and there goes the fight.
Where do children get these racist ideas? Their parents. Where do parents get these ideas? Their social group.
If enough people in their neck of the woods act out with racist violence and behavior and it is tolerated it will continue and be perpetuated.
So tomorrow's march is important to Blacks.
After the march, however, a plan to empower the Black community should be instituted.
Business plans should be in hand and SBA support available. If Blacks could own their own business and hire people in their community--many of these problems would cease to exist. Working people with money in their pockets are happy people who are most likely going to go along with whatever plan the powers-that-be present.
No money, no power, no peace--it is as simple and complex as that.
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