Sorry Dr. Carson, the GOP is not the beginning of fixing black communities. They don’t have a clue on how to even begin to set things up properly. I am sure you know this more than me. Some establishment Republicans will be angry with me because of this post but I mean every word in it.
The GOP fails at reaching the black community and offering solutions because they don’t force themselves to CARE. I believe it’s on the black community to change its own approach before GOP even thinks about meddling.
I don’t care how it started because its beginning will have microscopic to do with its conclusion.
Slavery, segregation, welfare, drug laws, incarceration, racism, I do not apologize when reminding the adults in the room that nobody cares. Not the landlord, the electric company, the bank, nope….not even other blacks.
Yep. The black community is keeping victimhood on a ventilator. It’s the “woe” in “woe is me” more than it chooses to be the “me.” Slavery is gone in this country, but they’re managing to keep its spirit alive. One need only looks to Ferguson, Baltimore, or Brooklyn to see the most intensely committed revolts with not a slave owner in sight.
Frederick Douglass, an iconic figure who I admire so much, understood that the proper role of government was to protect individual rights and guarantee equality before the law, not to dispense favors to this group or that. For example, in his famous April 1865 speech, “What the Black Man Wants,” Douglass declared,
“The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us. . . . I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! If the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!”
With all due respect Dr. Carson, a large percentage of our black leaders have neglected them on communities, education, children, and their health. The government cannot be your care taker from cradle to grave. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been GIVEN to programs geared for impoverished and marginalized blacks over the decades with very little to show for it.
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ~ George Washington Carver (yeah, you guessed it…black guy.)
There comes a time when you have to take personal accountability and responsibility for your actions, words and deeds but then the question is “who teaches it?”
Fathers are the most important piece of the childhood puzzle missing in the Black Community. They’re the model for masculinity. They’re the earner who provides the slack a mother needs to mother. They’ve always been the champion of a family’s struggle, and the hero of its sons. They show what a man’s supposed to do to daughters. They show what a man’s supposed to be to sons.
What do we have today? Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown are martyrs for #BlackLivesMatter “fight” against brutality? Al Sharpton is your fearless leader? We see criminals defended and looters supported.
We see corrupt politician leeches put on pedestals and giving our youth permission to destroy private businesses as their own “space.” You want to argue with teachers that hit your kids back, or administrators that don’t have the patience (who can blame them?) to deal with uncivilized children who are being educated FOR FREE by taxpayer dollars. It’s EVERYONE’S fault but yours when your kids don’t know how to operate in society because slavery, right?
Others are to blame because your brothers can’t find a job but have IPhones and jewelry because racism, right? Someone has to pay for your lack of maternal preparation because of Jim Crow, right?
Accountability for your own actions is the key. Once you see there is a problem and not only does it hurt your and your family but your neighborhood surroundings, only then can change happen.
Support me, curse me, threaten me…I don’t care. So long as my family and I choose to live amongst you, I can’t have you robbing, shooting, and throwing these neighborhoods to the trash can.