empowering the black community in the US

“Racism” is used (much as “anti-Semitism” is used with Jews) to get black folks to queue up and march in lock-step with the ideology of perpetual victimhood.  All that ails black people in the US is due to systemic racism, and so-called white privilege, and black folks are virtually powerless to effect any change.  Not so.  Blacks have tremendous power in the US.  For example, when they turn out to vote, the party of their choice (the Democrats) wins in elections both local and national.  When blacks stay home on election day and choose not to vote, the Democrat Party suffers election losses.

We wonder if Martin Luther King, Jr. would approve of this disastrous failed social experiment of the past 50+ years in the US that has so devastated the black community, destroyed black families and wasted so many lives and human potential – the shameful, terrible waste/loss of so much human potential.  Character, the content of one’s character was important to Dr. King.  Today, we urgently need people of personal integrity and character strength to step up and work to end the perpetuation of this failed experiment.

What can we do?

How can this situation ever be changed if we do not abandon/reject the failed approaches and policies of the past 50 years?!

(By the way, by all meaningful metrics, black Americans fared worse under the policies of Obama than under the policies of other presidents.  He may have been adored by black voters, but Obama did not do anything positive for them.)

Here are some practical steps that individual blacks can and ought take to end this continuing cycle of failure and despair in their communities.

Take personal responsibility for your life.  No more gangsta-rap, drug culture.  No more self-destructive behavior.  Stop buying into this perpetual victimhood mindset.  Blacks: do demand the corrupt political party – that you keep in power with your biannual votes in each and every election cycle –  actually do something substantive to help you to help yourselves instead of keeping you locked into lifelong government dependency.  Stay in school.  Don’t do drugs.  Reject the criminal lifestyle.  Leave the plantation of government welfare dependency.  Get married and form stable families (fathers are so desperately needed in the home).

Sure, doing these may not be easy given the hellish inner city environments that so many blacks live in here in the US.  But, seriously, there is no other way to break the chains of this destructive cycle.  As more black folks get on board, the change will gather momentum and things will improve.  But, if folks do not get off their asses and make a start, then things will never change and all the complaining (and marching and protesting) about it will do no good.

Get it through your head

Before you dead

Don’t be a fool

Stay in school

As Pastor Jonathan Gentry so passionately laments: “When will black people change?  When?!“; we must ask, what is preventing you from making the personal effort to change, to live more constructively and responsibly?

Our feature image was photographed last July at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.



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  1. This is a very polarizing subject and one that many will not discuss. I just wanted to touch on the topic of absentee fathers. I believe we need to make nuclear families (mom, dad, and children living together) cool again regardless of race. I know young married couples that would rather have a dog, cat, car or a new TV rather than raise a child. Some would rather have the best technology on the market in their plastic boxes (cell phones, computers, etc.) than raise a child. I also know parents who both work and simply “do not have time” to raise a child. Also, in the west, adults do not seem to have to “grow up” and take on responsibilities as fast as they used to and can remain in a “child-like” state until well into their 40s, or longer. Unfortunately, the socio-economic demands we now have grown accustomed to do not readily allow for the traditional nuclear family the west once enjoyed.

    1. Aye, good points you make. To change the society would require a large number of individuals to reassess their values and make appropriate changes to their priorities.

      The problem (and that is what it is, a problem) of fatherless families is especially acute in the black community in the US. Around 70 per cent or more of black children do not have a father in the home. Compare that to the 1950s, when 80 to 90 per cent of black children had both biological parents in the home. Fatherless children are much more prone to problematic patterns of behavior, many of which are self-destructive over the long term.

      1. “Around 70 per cent or more of black children do not have a father in the home. Compare that to the 1950s, when 80 to 90 per cent of black children had both biological parents in the home.”

        The math doesn’t lie! Thanks for the statistics.

      2. We cannot cite a source for the 1950s figures, but we have heard them mentioned on air more than once. For the current epidemic of fatherlessness in the US black community, a simple Internet search will turn up various sources. As well, the local news here in San Francisco from time to time has human interest type stories that tell of young inner city blacks growing up without a father in the home benefitting from high school sports coaches that mentor them.

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