The following article was written recently by Black Man, Bob Herbert, of the New York Times. Modern Black Racism in America is a crippling disease of the race worse than the population’s proclivity to sickle cell anemia. It is a disease transmitted by both Black and White populations primarily fans and activists arising from the American Democrat Party.
It is a disease based on a myth buoyed by propaganda of the twistings of historic realities. It had been a vital tool in the American Democrat Party to advance its socialist progressive agendas.
Mr. Herbert’s article in the New York Times is titled: “This Raging Fire”.
”When I was a kid my Uncle Robert, for whom I was named, used to say that blacks needed to “fight on all fronts, at home and abroad.”
By that he meant that while it was critically important to fight against racial injustice and oppression, it was just as important to support, nurture and fight on behalf of one’s family and community.
Uncle Robert (my father always called him Jim — don’t ask) died many years ago, but he came to mind as I was going over the dismal information in a new report about the tragic conditions confronting a large portion of America’s black population, especially black males.
We know by now, of course, that the situation is grave. We know that more than a third of black children live in poverty; that more than 70 percent are born to unwed mothers; that by the time they reach their mid-30s, a majority of black men without a high school diploma has spent time in prison. We know all this, but no one seems to know how to turn things around. No one has been able to stop this steady plunge of young black Americans into a socioeconomic abyss.
Now comes a report from the Council of the Great City Schools that ought to grab the attention of anyone who cares about black youngsters, starting with those parents who have shortchanged their children on a scale so monstrous that it is difficult to fully grasp.
The report, titled “ Call for Change,” begins by saying that “the nation’s young black males are in a state of crisis” and describes their condition as “a national catastrophe.” It tells us that black males remain far behind their schoolmates in academic achievement and that they drop out of school at nearly twice the rate of whites.
Black children — boys and girls — are three times more likely to live in single-parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full-time or year-round employment.
In 2008, black males were imprisoned at a rate six-and-a-half times higher than white males.
The terrible economic downturn has made it more difficult than ever to douse this raging fire that is consuming the life prospects of so many young blacks, and the growing sentiment in Washington is to do even less to help any Americans in need. It is inconceivable in this atmosphere that blacks themselves will not mobilize in a major way to save these young people. I see no other alternative.
The first and most important step would be a major effort to begin knitting the black family back together. There is no way to overstate the myriad risks faced by children whose parents have effectively abandoned them. It’s the family that protects the child against ignorance and physical harm, that offers emotional security and the foundation for a strong sense of self, that enables a child to believe — truly — that wonderful things are possible.
All of that is missing in the lives of too many black children.
I wouldn’t for a moment discount the terrible toll that racial and economic injustice have taken, decade after decade, on the lives of millions of black Americans. But that is no reason to abandon one’s children or give in to the continued onslaught of those who would do you ill. One has to fight on all fronts, as my Uncle Robert said.
Black men need to be in the home, providing for their children. The community at large — including the many who have done well, who have secured a place in the middle or upper classes — needs to coalesce to provide support and assistance to those still struggling.
Dorothy Height, the longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women, who died in April at the age of 98, always insisted that blacks “have survived because of family.” And she counseled: “No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself.”
There are many people already hard at work on these matters, but leadership is needed to vastly expand and maximize those efforts. Cultural change comes hard, and takes a long time, but nothing short of a profound cultural change is essential. Let the message go out that walking down the aisle carries with it great responsibilities but can also be great fun, and watching your kid graduate with honors is a blast.
Black children can’t wait for Washington to get its act together. They don’t have time to wait for the economy to improve. They need mom and dad and the larger community to act now, to do the right thing without delay.
This is not a fight only for blacks. All allies are welcome. But the cultural imperative lies overwhelmingly with the black community itself.”
Comment: It is about time Black Man Bob Herbert and countless numbers of other Black Man “Jones or Smith or Abdullah or whatever wake up, and rise up from the oppression in which they live and over the past half century or more, have pretty much created the world in which they now sulk.
Mr. White Man isn’t too far behind in his slide into the same pit of drugs, ignorance, violence, and sociopathic disorder.
We have been living in a cultural dictatorship regarding the Black Race in America for a half a century. For 50 years nothing but glory and adulations, were allowed to be pronounced in public about things Black in America. These conditions for censorship arose from the Democrat Party for political advantage and from their allies instructors at university. Most believe these folks meant well.
Despite the programming to control the American mind, racism and the distance between the greatest division in the America cultural character, that between its white and Negro citizens, was reduced by the rise of real, not erzatz heroes from that minority in the military, in the nation’s music, and sports arenas……some beloved, most respected and honored. Their achievements were made honestly in the public arena of private enterprise.
But the Leftwing authoritarians gave America’s Blacks the welfare programs at roughly the same time destroying its family structure. The same authoritarians devised forced busings another disaster to the general American community.
Mr. Herbert refer’s to his Uncle Robert for the universal “birth rite” of so many Blacks to be raised in dependency and with dependency’s disease – hate. The enemy
Bob Herbert seems to be a fine man, a successful and responsible man. But Mr. Herbert is Black Man Robert Herbert…..an American who for whatever reason from his upbringing, is BLACK first…….I have read Mr. Herbert’s column for years…..His biases are constant racially. He writes ‘black’. His enemy was, and, I believe it still is, his country, for he was raised to “fight on all fronts, at home or abroad”……against whom? a race!
I taught in a troubled predominantly black inner city high school in 1971-2. Violence, truancy, crime, disorder overwhelmed the institution. Civilization had been compromised. Everything in disorder whether in the school or of the schools, whether in the black family or of the black family was blamed on whitey. Deception was valued far higher than honesty.
Adults were not in control. In any community, black or white, when adults no longer lead or at least feel personally responsible for their own doings and also the doings of their own family members, civilized behavior disappears.
American culture has tanked over the same fifty years. The vulgar in the community seek equal rights and equal expressions. Mankind is being made more animal. No civilization can long survive without sound “family” order.
“Black Man Bob Herbert” writes about his black community. He should be writing about the American community. The diseases are the same, but more advanced in some areas. Except for the racism distribution.
The overwhelming burden coming from institutionalized rituals of Black racism here in America, is too heavy to carry through another generation.
Overwhelmingly white America has accepted its black brothers and sisters, inner city warts an all. The disapprovals are not based on the race, but on the behavior.
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