Tag: race

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...
ODD and the Black ‘Community’
Race and Victimhood

ODD and the Black ‘Community’

The other day I received a text message that was a message being shared/forwarded from person to person and it was a warning about a series of upcoming White Supremacist group initiations which would entail the sacrificing of black boys as part of their rituals. The purported sacrificing that was to take place was to be brutal, ruthless and chillingly murderous. The warning admonished black parents to watch over their children in the coming days and not to allow them to travel alone or engage with anyone that they did not know. The warning also exhorted women to be vigilant when out in public to be sure they don't get kidnapped by rabid white supremacists.This viral warning was professed to be written by the NAACP. The NAACP released a statement on July 5, 2020 denying having author...
ESTHER KRAKUE dared to question the aims of BLM and received horrible racist abuse
Race and Victimhood

ESTHER KRAKUE dared to question the aims of BLM and received horrible racist abuse

By Esther Krakue When I first moved to the UK from Ghana with my family in my early teens, the country that welcomed me was one where multiculturalism flourished and neighbours were warm and unassuming. Your achievements were not prefaced by the colour of your skin or your place on the totem pole of identity politics. People from ethnic and racial minorities were not constantly looking over their shoulders and assuming that every social interaction was laced with disdain or racism. It was a Britain where confidence trumped victimhood. But, much to my dismay, the tone has shifted entirely, and worryingly, over the past five years. Now I, a 24-year-old black woman of West African heritage, am expected to be mortally offended if someone dares assume that my dark skin mig...
Hiding Behind The Ancestors
Deculturization, Mindset, Race and Victimhood

Hiding Behind The Ancestors

By Candice Smith Adewole FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF MAGGIE WALKER AND STAFFS OF IO OF ST LUKE AND ST LUKE PENNY SAVINGS BANK . A few days ago I had a conversation with a woman on Facebook in regards a post that depicted George Floyd standing between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. I found the post and picture to be absolutely absurd, because in no way was George Floyd a martyr. He did not deserve to die at the hands of police officers, who are sworn to serve and protect, but he is no American hero in my eyes and there are many others who feel the same way. What started off as a sarcastic, yet humorous comment about what happens when you give crayons to the wrong people led to a conversation that further opened my mind to just how deep the victimhood mentality runs, and just how muc...
Identifying the Whole with the Lowest Common Denominator
Deculturization, Mindset, Race and Victimhood

Identifying the Whole with the Lowest Common Denominator

The recent unrest and racial strife in the United States has provided insight into the world of Black Americans whose lifestyle, mindset and affiliations are not representative of what is popularly presented as 'Black American' or 'Black people'. Now, more than ever, the stark divergences in points of view about what it means to be 'black' in America are not only coming to light but are drawing deeper lines in the sand. One of example is the now trending opinion piece shared yesterday on this website called 'A Tale of Two Black Americas' While this website chooses not to do so, many Black American websites, think pieces and individuals are expressing the rift taking place in their minds between opposing arguments such as being pro or against Black Lives Matter. There are many who ide...
Don’t Let the 20th Century Taint your 21st Century Reality
Values

Don’t Let the 20th Century Taint your 21st Century Reality

I've been almost to the point of feeling rather desperate to impart this imperative upon my younger children still at home. As I have watched 2020 shenanigans and listened to its corresponding rhetoric, I realize that this is a war for the minds of the nation. The generation most effected is the younger one. Their minds are still coming into form and emotional pleas against tyranny will certainly grab their attention. I have to say that in my opinion, there is a rather inelastic group think amongst a vast majority of lower and middle class Black Americans that promotes a race ideology that has not shifted with the times. In other words, the 19th and 20th century life of the average Black person is wholly different than the life of the average 21st century Black person. Technology, co...