Thursday, November 03, 2005

Don't Claim Racism

In reading through the recent idiocy of Maryland politics, I remembered a great commentary on the subject of racism by columnist Richard O. Jones. It took a few minutes to find it, but I really wanted to share this once again with my readers:
If we enter the real word knowing full well that racism exists, is it wise to drawn negative attention to ourselves by spewing racism, hatred and lawlessness plus allowing our Black children to look like thugs, which o­nly compound their social hardship? When the final count is in annually for imprisonment and Blacks are consistently number o­ne, can we claim racism when the life of crime was the chosen career of many?
An excellent article by a fellow black man, trying to explain what seems so difficult for so many people to understand these days. Just because you are black and don't have everything you want for your life, that does not entitle any of us to government handouts or special treatment. Each person must take responsibility for their own life and situation, and must work to better themself. Don't wait for someone else to do it for you.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pops said...

My, my, my -- it sure is nice to know you were actually listening to your old Pops all those years. Or at least a few of them...

11/03/2005 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pops,

Considering comments I've read in the Million Man thread here, I'd have to say you did a fine job. Count me among the impressed.

11/04/2005 9:15 AM  

Blogger Pops said...

Thank you, sir. He's a good man, and I'm quite proud of him.

11/04/2005 9:51 AM  

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