Race
"I have a dream that my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."~ MLK Jr. This famous quote is as powerful now as it was when it was issued. This is where Americans of the left & right believe we are now or should be, where character counts -- and is expected. “There is a class of race problem solvers whom make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public….some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs…they don’t want the patient to get well.” Booker T. Washington. Unfortunately, BTW was right then and it continues. Race in this country has now become an industry unto itself, even though the American people think it is about time that we are a post-racial society. Furthering racism however is necessary for the race industry (Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev Jeremiah Wright, Rev Al Sharpton, the National of Islam, the New Black Panther Party, etc) to survive. Which means if racism were ever to be eliminated, the industry and the people whose livelihood depends on it, would no longer be needed. And so it is kept alive, long after it's purpose has faded into history. Therefore, the racism industry is now a bigger problem than the racism issue itself. People on both sides, left and right, agree that racism and discrimination are unacceptable in America. To say or think that only one political group (the right) is to blame is inaccurate, irresponsible and/or ignorant. To say so purposely and knowingly is reprehensible. Unfortunately, political ideologies have also attached themselves to this industry in an attempt to secure votes. The Left ( Marxist, radical and lunatic liberals who control the President and the Democrat party) today, and their media counterparts, lead this reprehensible effort with their daily barrage of viscous and inaccurate racist attacks on the right. The Left has been brilliantly successful with this strategy. This success is extremely ironic when you realize that the legacy of racism in this country belongs to the Democrat party. • Democrats legacy of Racism. • How Republicans Thwarted Democrat racism. • Why only Democrats and liberals should feel white guilt? Below you will see both sides clearly. Let's begin right now to talk honestly about race, about character and about racial progress in this country for a change. Opportunity exists for everyone, equally, and has for the last 60 years. That is at least two generations. In that context, read the debate below on, what should no longer be, the issue of race.

What Is Ex-President Obama’s Message to Black Americans?

1/25/17
by Jason L. Riley,
from The Wall Street Journal,
1/24/17:

While in the White House, he sometimes spoke the truth and sometimes made excuses.

Barack Obama won 95% of the black vote in 2008 and 93% in 2012. Over two terms his approval rating among all voters averaged just 47.9%. Among blacks, however, support for Mr. Obama remained stratospheric—around 90% for almost his entire presidency. Regardless of why Mr. Obama enjoyed that level of support or whether he deserved it based on his performance, the reality is that black Americans continue to hold the former president in the highest regard. For the foreseeable future, his viewpoints are likely to hold tremendous sway in the black community, particularly on issues of racial inequality. And it will be interesting to see where and how Mr. Obama chooses to weigh in on these matters now that he’s no longer in office and forced to choose between doing what is right and doing what is politically expedient. Mr. Obama spent most of his presidency doing what Democrats have long done to secure the black vote, which is to paint blacks as victims of white racism in one form or another and call for more government intervention to address racial gaps in everything from employment to education to incarceration rates. To his credit, though, Mr. Obama did occasionally depart from this script. Some of his most powerful comments on race were directed at other blacks and focused on personal responsibility. “Keep setting an example for what it means to be a man,” Mr. Obama advised graduates of historically black Morehouse College in a 2013 commencement address. “Be the best husband to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner. Be the best father you can be to your children. Because nothing is more important.” The president went on to praise the “heroic single mom” and “wonderful grandparents” who raised him, but said he never got over not having his father around while growing up. “I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present but involved,” he said. “And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father was not for my mother and me. I want to break that cycle where a father is not at home—where a father is not helping to raise that son or daughter.” During a Washington town hall in 2014, Mr. Obama spoke about the self-defeating cultural attitudes that pervade black ghettos. “Sometimes African-Americans, in communities where I’ve worked, there’s been the notion of ‘acting white’—which sometimes is overstated, but there’s an element of truth to it,” he said before offering some examples. “If boys are reading too much, then, well, why are you doing that? Or why are you speaking so properly? And the notion that there’s some authentic way of being black, that if you’re going to be black you have to act a certain way and wear a certain kind of clothes—that has to go. Because there are a whole bunch of different ways for African-American men to be authentic.” Which leads to the question: Which Barack Obama will we encounter in his postpresidency? Will it be the one who insisted in 2004 that there is no black America and no white America—just the United States of America? Or will it be the one who subsequently embraced Al Sharpton, the country’s poster child for racial division? Will it be the one who only wants to talk about Chicago’s policing, or will he also talk about Chicago’s crime rates?

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