Race confusion runs amok in America as the disconnect between individuals expands even within easily identified racial and ethnic groups.
BlackParentSpeaks has never been an advocate of segregation or integration as defined and designed by White folk. BlackParentSpeaks does — and always has — supported ‘Black Power’.
Life was so much simpler when BlackParentSpeaks was a youngster. Folk were either Black or White. In other words, if a person was NOT ‘accepted’ as White by ‘White America’, that person was ‘considered’ and identified as Black or a ‘person of color’.
Clearly, I recall some of the multiple discomforts of public school integration here in Portland, Oregon during the 1950s. Prior to that time, my childhood world was both loving and racially embracing and ‘Black’ schools were inviting and nurturing and educationally fun.
As a third-grader, BlackParentSpeaks was legally forced to ‘integrate’ to a ‘White’ school — namely, Irvington Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Although the ‘change’ was without question traumatic for me as a child, it exposed BlackParentSpeaks to up-close and in-my-face racism. I was hurled into the ‘belly of the beast’ — White racism.
Today, having been both a victim and a survivor of racism — America’s White racism, has ‘helped’ in qualifying BlackParentSpeaks as a ‘truthful’ expert on White folk and racism.
Racism is the greatest impediment to ‘true’ Black success. And, racism is the greatest impediment to White salvation. No matter the color or ethnicity of a person, money and material hoarding and possessions do not equate to success nor does such equate to a person’s salvation.
Racism, poverty, homelessness and sub-par housing issues, hunger, health issues and health problems, school and library failures, unemployment and underemployment, gouging and usury, disconnects, selfishness and greed and the ‘rich get richer’ allowances, disrespect and a wanton lack of self-respect, arrogance and a ‘me and mine’ mindset, are some of the many ‘domestic’ plagues facing local jurisdictions and this nation.
All questions have answers and all problems have solutions.
Remember Food for ‘Black’ thought:
(a) If you want to die, go to a hospital.
(b) It is often wiser to be proactive as opposed to reactive. However, it is sometimes better to do and/or say something than to go away and wish later that you had done or said something.
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(d) It is NOT okay for adults to whip or beat children. Adults should be creative, loving, and patient when motivating and interacting with children. An adult should never verbally or physically abuse a child.
(e) Pick an opportune moment this week and turn off and put out-of-sight your phone for a minimum of 5 to 7 hours. If you are able to do this, you may experience a true sense of relief and accomplishment afterwards.
‘Don’t forget our reparations’.
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