Mindset

Slavery As the Scapegoat for the Black Community
Race and Victimhood

Slavery As the Scapegoat for the Black Community

"Turning back to the “legacy of slavery” as an explanation of social problems in black American communities today, anyone who was serious about the truth — as distinguished from talking points — would want to check out the facts. Were children raised with only one parent as common at any time during the first 100 years after slavery as in the first 30 years after the great expansion of the welfare state in the 1960s? As of 1960, 22 percent of black children were raised with only one parent, usually the mother. Thirty years later, two-thirds of black children were being raised without a father present. What about ghetto riots, crimes in general and murder in particular? What about low levels of labor force participation and high levels of welfare dependency? None of ...
Where Christian Cooper Went Wrong
Psychology, Race and Victimhood

Where Christian Cooper Went Wrong

I watched the video, read the CNN article, I pulled Mr. Cooper's Facebook post with 32k emoticon impressions and thousands of comments. In regards to the black man who a white woman called the cops on in the dog park in NYC I saw that the vast majority of comments represented were:1) morally outraged woke white folks, and2) traumatized angry, recently 'Ahmauded' black and POC folks. They were glad she was fired and felt outrage at the way she treated her dog during the incident. The minority of comments raised a few questions about Mr. Cooper's comment made to her prior calling the police. Since I am already well familiar with the majority opinion and commentary, I wanted to address the questions raised by the minority by adding my thoughts: It's a lone woman and h...
Liberalism Leads to the Slaughterhouse
Mindset

Liberalism Leads to the Slaughterhouse

I loved this commentary on one of my posts, I had to share , with permission.The beauty of right here and now is that despite the intense pressure to go with the flow of dysfunctional denial, more and more of us are willing to examine the root cause of disparity of outcomes and acknowledge that the train has long fallen off the tracks for a great swath of the collective and the culprit is not racism 3.0 but culture... the many aspects of Black culture that allows us to point at others while ignoring the very glaring issues such as lack of focus on progress, broken families, crime, and insistence on acquiring luxury items when our net worth is in the dumps..There are solutions but they require humility.
A Good Catch Phrase Stops Thinking for 50 Years
Race and Victimhood

A Good Catch Phrase Stops Thinking for 50 Years

I've been thinking more deeply about slavery, well-meaningness, radical Left ideology, progress and our children, I find myself examining the many ways in which the well-meaning have created or hindered meaningful progress..As it relates to legacy and history and how the well-meaning and the not- so- well-meaning describe and teach it, it is becoming clearer everyday that in order for our children to understand their inalienable right to freedom, they must be able to receive and filter information from the perspective that they are indeed ALREADY FREE..It is those with ulterior motives who practice and trade in mental and emotional slavery which holds generations in bondage, to this day, by limiting truth, painting reality with broad strokes of manufactured emotionalism sound bytes,...
Demagogues Target the Unthinking
Education

Demagogues Target the Unthinking

I am reminded of the current Joe Biden public admission..To Black folks who may not have had the opportunity to think about political affiliation differently, I say:. #blacklivesmatter,Is your religion.Whites are racist,Is your belief.But you give your voteto a White #Biden,(unquestioningly)Who sternly admonishesyou that, "If you have a problemFiguring out whether toVote for me or Trump,Well then You ain't Black!"And you fall in line,And check that box.It's no wonder they takethe Black voteFor granted.Please make it make sense!
Thomas Sowell on the Dissolution of the Black Family
Deculturization

Thomas Sowell on the Dissolution of the Black Family

https://youtu.be/eMDXSNNptGI Thomas Sowell addresses the dissolution of the Black family and the welfare state. What I find fascinating is that the same decline happened in England when the welfare state was introduced. I am reminded of the other video clips I posted today with Mia Love and #CandaceOwens speaking about the importance of having Father figures. In a world that tells young women to be free and loose and then get an abortion (see my previous post about the planned parenthood tweet about the #summerofsex) there has to be a voice speaking about consequences and personal responsibility. It seems as if the radical left cares more about supporting parents who say their 5 year old boy thinks he is a girl than about the fact that nearly 80% of black ch...
Ayaan Hirsi Ali “I Am Not A Victim”
Culture, Mindset

Ayaan Hirsi Ali “I Am Not A Victim”

https://youtu.be/CFUCIWot6xc If you know her life story, you can deeply appreciate her view on Western "Intersectionality" as taking advantage of White Guilt to perpetually push the victimhood narrative from privileged youth. Ms. Ali is an incredibly beautiful human being who could easily and truthfully claim victim status because she has seen more in life (which is constantly threatened by radical Islamists requiring 24/7 bodyguards) than 99.5% of privileged American feminists and social "warriors". She is so very insightful and inspiring! And to be honest, I admire how soft spoken and polite she is. I would love for young women to see such poise when speaking passionately about topics that matter to her. No need to scream and yell to get the point across.Truly, she humbles me....
Identity Politics
Mindset

Identity Politics

https://youtu.be/wdkGvs_5VtI IDENTIFY POLITICS I really enjoyed this Wall Street Journal video that brought together black liberals and conservatives to calmly discuss issues. On the question of PC or Identity, I really appreciated the notion of missing CHARACTER because I am seeing many individuals control narratives by controlling overwhelming emotions. Emotions are a beautiful gift given to human beings. Intellect and the ability to reason is also a great and very necessary gift of humanity. However, our 'feelings' about an issue does make our perceptions 100% infallible. I'm thinking about my children and how they share with me how often YouTubers of their generation lead with their 'issues' and their platforms are often marinating in their 'identity' crises. I am tempted...