Skip to comments.Today's Great Black Dilemma
Posted on 03/11/2020 5:01:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
I was proud recently when Marc Little, chairman of my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, stood behind President Donald Trump at a White House event for Black History Month and prayed for him.
Then a parade of black liberals did their thing in the media to try to deflate and devalue this important event. Their actions help us understand why so little progress has been made after more than half a century of civil rights activism.
CNNs Keith Boykin called the black Christians grouped around the president "Uncle Toms." Chris Redd of "Saturday Night Live" called them "White House negroes." And Spike Lee mocked them, writing, "We Gonna Pray Fo' You Massa."
How can we miss the irony of black liberals, their lives dedicated to keeping blacks on the government welfare plantation, using insulting plantation imagery to attack conservative black Christians working for freedom and better lives for African Americans?
The Economist magazine last year ran an article with the headline "The black-white wealth gap is unchanged after half a century."
"(I)n 1962," the article reports, "two years before the passage of landmark civil-rights legislation ... the average wealth of white households was seven times greater than that of black households. Yet after decades of declining discrimination and the construction of a modern welfare state, that ratio remains the same."
The article fails to mention that total spending on government anti-poverty and welfare programs over these years is estimated at $20 trillion.
Why do significant gaps in wealth and income persist between black Americans and the rest of the country?
Americans recently elected a black man as their president twice.
In the elections of 2008 and 2012, Barack Obama received almost 80 million votes from white Americans.
Between 1967 and 2015, the percentage of marriages that are interracial or interethnic couples increased by five times.
Why are blacks still inclined to attribute the challenges they face to racism? Because that's all they hear from left-wing black media moguls who are in business to get a rise out of people, rather than enlighten them.
A major theme being peddled in the current Democratic presidential campaign is that wealth is evil. Candidates are tripping over one another to see who can come up with a better tax on wealthy Americans.
But is punishing wealth and achievement the answer for improving the lives of black Americans or any Americans?
According to one study, 69% of those on Forbes Magazine's list of 400 wealthiest Americans are self-made. And 20% grew up poor.
Dr. Ben Carson, now secretary of housing and urban development, rose from a Detroit ghetto; he was raised by a single mother and later became a world-renowned neurosurgeon. His story, how his mother made her sons turn off the television and read at least one book every week, should be read by every American child.
Surely, if blacks continue to buy the lie that the poor are poor because the rich are rich, 50 years from now there will still be no change in the wealth gap between black households and the rest of the country.
It's so easy to hate. It's so easy to blame others for your problems. And it's so hard to take responsibility for your life, regardless of the circumstances.
But hate, blame and mockery are the meal ticket of black liberals.
So for them, conservative black Christians standing by the president, standing at the seat of power, is a red flag. The idea that freedom, faith, family, marriage and personal responsibility are the path to the good life is the last thing they want to see legitimized.
Once, the great challenge that black Americans faced was the scourge of racism and the acts of evil white men.
Today's great challenge for blacks is to shake off the culture of the welfare plantation and the destructive rhetoric of evil black liberals who want to keep them there.
I would add the “crabs in a bucket” mentality. I single crab can easily get out but the others keep pulling it back in.
They’re uncle toms.
They don’t love and worship the OLDER white guy..biden.
My God what suckers blacks are.
If I had known when I was younger i would have been a salesman in their neighborhoods.
But then i’d probably be typing this from heaven.
Their actions help us understand why so little progress has been made after more than half a century of civil rights activism. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Of course. Its as early Civil Rights Marcher Bob Woodson says. The Civil Rights Movement is not a Civil Rights Movement. Its a movement to exploit black poor folks for money into the Movements pockets , rather than lifting the community up so they can do for themselves.
It’s time we do away with protected classes.
Star mentioned a bit of Ben Carson’s personal history - his mom made him and his brother turn off the TV and read books.
I was blessed recently to hear Ben speak at an event last month. The part of the story about Ben’s mom making him and his brother read books was one element of a larger story.
His mom worked as a domestic, with more than one client a day, often getting home after her boys had already gone to bed.
Ben said, humorously, that what his mom understood about her work was that she was “spying” on the better off families she worked for. She was observing them, learning what she considered the reasons they were successful. They worked hard, they read a lot, they did not sit for hours in front of the TV, they looked out for their health and kept good morals, they behaved respectfully to each other and to her - (and many other things Ben mentioned).
Ben further added that before his mom did that he was a lousy - D grade - student. In less than a year he was an avid reader, top of his glass and the go-to guy for students looking for help or the answers.
On racism she taught Ben that even if he entered a room 100% full of racists, he, Ben, had no problem to concern himself with, they did. His attitude about himself was the only thing that was important.
Ben did not get his attitudes from Liberals telling him that racism was his main obstacle in life. He learned from his mom that HE would be the main reason he succeeded or not. He could be anything he chose to be, if he dedicated himself to it.
‘CNNs Keith Boykin called the black Christians grouped around the president “Uncle Toms.”’
Very good response here (and I say this as one who cordially detests video as a medium of discourse): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR_sVAgmHWs
The first time because the DNC bused the same people from precinct to precinct in a massive voter fraud scheme. That, and handing out free cigarettes to bums for a RAT vote.
The second time, the RNC gave us such a horrible candidate? We just stayed home.
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