Even worse is the guilt that these shows try to force on White Americans, as if we are somehow to blame for (as example)the 24 percent unemployment rate amoungst young black men (age 16-29) that have dropped out of high school. If you look at the kinds of jobs that Illegal Aliens take when they come to America, it becomes clear that White Americans are not to blame for this high unemployment rate in this segment of Black America. If people like Al Sharpton and Roland Martin have a gripe it is rightfully with A) politicians and government refusing to enforce our Immigration Laws, B) Corporate American, the National Chamber of Commerce and those (including President Barack Obama) that push the Pro Illegal Alien Amnesty Agenda. Or, be fresh and different and admit you have no one to blame for yourself for being unemployed. Hello, white, black or purple, your chances of having a GOOD JOB are slim and none when you drop out of High School, so shut up and go wash those cars...rims anyone?
How is it the fault of White America that 70 percent of children born into the Black Community are born to single mothers. Why is it the White Community's fault that AIDS has reached epidemic proportions within the female population in Black America? Doesn't that say more about the values being taught in the Black Community, or the lack thereof. Not trying to be harsh here, but where is the sense of personal responsibility for your own actions? Can we say rubbers, or the pill?
Do you think only black people know poverty, know what it is like to have two, even three strikes against you when you are born into the world. Is it fair to blame the White Community for bad choices made by individual members within the Black Community? Al Sharpton grew up in the projects, but he did not get pulled into dealing drugs, talked into joining a gang. No one MAKES YOU DEAL DRUGS, MAKES YOU HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX, MAKES YOU BUY A GUN. Look at President Obama and stop making excuses for your own life choices.
I voted for Obama, but that vote did not include rubber stamping a Black America Agenda in the media, and in Washington DC. Voted for change, voted for a hope that INCLUDED ALL AMERICANS, not just those in the Black Community. I did not vote for Obama to have him force a Socialist Agenda through Congress, and down our throats. Liberals, the Black Community and our Unions need to wake up from their drunken celebrations...yes, Obama won, but he and the Democratic Congress are treading on very thin ice, and the financial stability of our nation for the next century hangs in the balance. Now is not the time for Black America to force through an agenda filled with what they feel is their just due for a slavery that ended 140 years ago. Now is not the time to force Black History down the throats of White America...to be perfectly honest, many of us just do not want to hear about it, have our own issues and troubles to deal with.
If CNN, Roland Martin and the Black Community feel the need to make a show all about being Black in America, air it on the Black Entertainment Network, publish the story in Essense Magazine, but don't waste prime time for days on end shoving your story down the throats of the rest of America. Seriously, do you really think most Americans want to be forced day after day to watch Black Programming in Prime Time because we have our first Black President? Is it really fair that we suddenly have an overly large representative amount of news on and about Black People on all the networks? Sure some will want to remind me that it is Black History Month...do we have a White History Month, or a Latin Month, or a Japanese month celebrated each and every year here in America?
Foro those that will want to jump up and down screaming about the Legacy of Slavery, I would suggest you accept the fact that Slavery is NOT unique to just the Black Community, though they would have us believe it to be so.
WHEN EUROPEANS WERE SLAVES: RESEARCH SUGGESTS WHITE SLAVERY WAS MUCH MORE COMMON THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study suggests that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780 – a far greater number than had ever been estimated before.
In a new book, Robert Davis, professor of history at Ohio State University, developed a unique methodology to calculate the number of white Christians who were enslaved along Africa’s Barbary Coast, arriving at much higher slave population estimates than any previous studies had found.
Most other accounts of slavery along the Barbary coast didn’t try to estimate the number of slaves, or only looked at the number of slaves in particular cities, Davis said. Most previously estimated slave counts have thus tended to be in the thousands, or at most in the tens of thousands. Davis, by contrast, has calculated that between 1 million and 1.25 million European Christians were captured and forced to work in North Africa from the 16th to 18th centuries.