« on: May 08, 2007, 07:19:03 PM »
Again I agree with your overall argument, but it really just comes down to overall competency. He meets with Jesse JAckson, Al Sharpton, Gregory (Last name slips my mind right now) not on regualr basis, but he does meet with them. Now does he actually meet with the President of NAACP, Not sure. Have we as constituency held him accountable for ANY of his transgressions??? No
We deserve a lot and we need a lot more to get us to where we need to be, but more importantly we need to help ourselves. I teach my students and educate them on whatever they need to do an assignment for the day in my class, and then I say if you need help I am here. Some will come to me and say I do not get this others will say put the work down in front of me and say help me. I ask with what, they say the whole thing with no starting point. NOw they never try but they want me to help them.
I use this example because this is how we as AA's are we want help, but we are not helping ourselves first. We can blame any and everybody and we would most likely be right, but depending on anybody to assist us and improve our currrent condition is assinine. We MUST help ourselves.
Lastly, it is my opinion that this article was done more so in a positive light to show that it is not the color of one's skin and that we are definitely not inferior to white folks. We are as intelligent and can be just as educated. If you are taking this article as a negative in which they are NOT comparing them to solely american blacks, but to ALL minorities period then you would need to look inside yourself and think why is that. This article was not made to MAKE us be crabs in the bucket again. Thats just all some people know what to do.
Can we please stop trying to pull one another down?