Absolutely the most well-articulated assessment of the racial issues that confront the United States than anything I have yet to see.
What courage, and intellect, it took to it took objectively lay out the REAL ISSUES THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED!!!
“The Baltimore Sun” is definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper,
So this a magnificently written assessment of the situation in USA that comes as something of a surprise.
The Black Dilemma
“For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment.
The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites.
The hypothesis to be tested:
Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?
The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization.
The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements.
Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors.
America has struggled with racial discord ever since.
Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up.
They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted.
They created the Freedman’s Bureau,
passed civil rights laws,
tried to build the Great Society,
declared War on Poverty,
ordered race preferences,
built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.
Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable.
They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration.
They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents.
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They put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice-versa.
They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless hand wringing to close the achievement gap.
To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race.
They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to Celebrate Diversity! and Say No to Racism.
Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.
Some thought that what W.E.B. DuBois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people.
A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of.
There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists.
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But ten percent is not enough.
For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability.
That is what is missing.
Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them.
Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and the vast majority of black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence.
And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment.
Across the generations and across the country,
as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles,
Cincinnati, and now Ferguson,
rioting and looting are just one racial incident away.
The white elite would tell us that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder.
We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, and more opportunities.
But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed,
No matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president.
Some argue its a problem of culture, as if culture creates peoples behavior instead of the other way around.
Others blame white privilege.
But since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India,
people who are not white, not rich, and not connected have quietly succeeded.
While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black youths are committing half the country’s violent crime.
Which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it that has nothing to do with poverty.
The experiment has failed.
Not because of white culture, or white privilege, or white racism.
The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into an un-fixable and crime-ridden mess.
*They do not want to change their culture or society and expect others to tolerate their violence and amoral behavior.
They have become socially incompatible with other races by their own design, not because of the racism of others – but by their own hatred of non-blacks.*
Our leaders don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment.
*They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them.
They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints,
and the blind racial solidarity,
the bottomless pit of grievances,
the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.*
The elites explain everything with racism, and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.”—
“You can’t legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government doesn’t first take from somebody else.
When half of the people get the idea that they don’t have to work because the other half is going to take care of them.
And when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,
that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
The Baltimore Sun
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SNOPES.COM SAYS: ( I KNOW CONSIDER THE SOURCE)
In June 2015, a controversial opinion piece entitled “The Black Dilemma” was circulated online along with an attribution to the Baltimore Sun.
Although many online postings of the below-displayed piece in June 2015 claimed that it had been recently published in Baltimore Sun, the newspaper denied this.
The missive has actually been circulating on the internet since at least September 2014
when it was published under the title “Ten Percent Is Not Enough” on the American Renaissance blog, which Southern Poverty Law Center has described as espousing white supremacist and racist ideologies.
The American Renaissance posting was originally attributed to Anthony Bryan;
But that name was stripped from versions shared via internet forums, Craigslist postings, and comments sections of several race-related articles.
Several different authorial names have been attached to the piece, including “John S. Mosby” (a Confederate cavalry officer), “Edmund Hughes,” and “Ian Duncan,”
but the article didn’t truly go viral until after the Baltimore Sun attribution was tacked on.
DAWG SAYS: THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD BELIEVE THIS CAME FROM OR APPROVED BY THE BALTIMORE SUN
In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a Michigan man’s arrest for a crime he did not commit.
On a Thursday afternoon in January, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was in his office at an automotive supply company when he got a call from the Detroit Police Department telling him to come to the station to be arrested.
He thought at first that it was a prank.
An hour later, when he pulled into his driveway in a quiet subdivision in Farmington Hills, Mich., a police car pulled up behind, blocking him in.
Two officers got out and handcuffed Mr. Williams on his front lawn, in front of his wife and two young daughters, who were distraught.
The police wouldn’t say why he was being arrested, only showing him a piece of paper with his photo and the words “felony warrant” and “larceny.”
His wife, Melissa, asked where he was being taken. “Google it,” she recalls an officer replying.
The police drove Mr. Williams to a detention center.
He had his mug shot, fingerprints and DNA taken, and was held overnight.
Around noon on Friday, two detectives took him to an interrogation room and placed three pieces of paper on the table, face down.
“When’s the last time you went to a Shinola store?”
one of the detectives asked, in Mr. Williams’s recollection.
hinola is an upscale boutique that sells watches, bicycles and leather goods in the trendy Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.
Mr. Williams said he and his wife had checked it out when the store first opened in 2014……..
Mark Zuckerberg just became $7.2 billion poorer after a flurry of companies pulled advertising from Facebook Inc.‘s network.
Shares of the social media company fell 8.3% on Friday.
The most in three months, after Unilever, one of the world’s largest advertisers, joined other brands in boycotting ads on the social network.
Unilever said it would stop spending money with Facebook’s properties this year.
FIRMS BOYCOTT FACEBOOK ADS IN PROTEST
The share-price drop eliminated $56 billion from Facebook’s market value and pushed Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $82.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
That also moved the Facebook chief executive officer down one notch to fourth place, overtaken by Louis Vuitton boss Bernard Arnault, who was elevated to one of the world’s three richest people along with Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
Disgraced FBI director James Comeyto teach ethics at Virginia college
James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.
Comey has been by turns castigated and lionized by both Democrats and Republicans.
He was overseeing high-stakes FBI investigations that overshadowed the election campaigns of Trump and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in 2016.
“Ethical leaders lead by seeing above the short term, above the urgent or the partisan, and with a higher loyalty to lasting values, most importantly the truth.“
Comey said in a statement released by the college, the country’s second oldest.
JAMES COMEY TEACHING ETHICS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
Comey graduated from William & Mary in 1984 with a double major in chemistry and religion, and will teach for a full academic year beginning this fall.
The school’s president, Taylor Reveley, praised his “abiding commitment to ethical behavior” in a statement.
Trump fired him last May, citing a memorandum by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Rosenstein criticized Comey for his handling of the criminal investigation into Clinton’s use of an unauthorized private email server while U.S. secretary of state.
At the time, Comey was also overseeing a counterintelligence investigation into possible Russian government efforts to influence the U.S. election and whether Russian officials had inappropriate contacts with Trump campaign officials.
Trump has also been highly critical of that investigation, calling it a “witch hunt” against him. Comey has pointed to such comments as the real reason he was fired.
Comey’s firing forced Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller, another former FBI director, as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, which is ongoing.
Mueller has since charged four people who worked for Trump’s campaign or in his White House for lying to the FBI and money laundering.
Clinton has said she partly blames Comey for her loss to Trump in the 2016 election.
Comey oversaw the investigation into the mishandling of classified government secrets by her and her staff on the email server kept in her New York home.
In July 2016, four months before the presidential election, Comey made a public announcement closing the investigation, in breach of usual FBI practices, a step he said was necessary to maintain public faith in the investigation’s integrity.
He said Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in handling classified information and that there was evidence they may have unknowingly broken laws but recommended against prosecution.
DAWG SAYS: LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT,
THE GUY WHO SAID HILLARY DID HAVE CLASSIFIED MATERIAL ON HER PRIVATE SERVER BUT DID NOT CHARGE HER.
THE GUY WHO LEAKED CLASSIFIED MATERIALS TO REPORTERS BECAUSE OF AN AGENDA.
THE GUY WHO MADE POLITICAL DECISIONS ON WHETHER TO FILE OR NOT FILE CASES.
THE GUY WHO LEFT THE FBI IN DISARRAY BECAUSE INVESTIGATIONS WERE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED.
THE GUY WHO HAD AGENTS GOING TO FISA JUDGES WITH FALSE INFORMATION FOR WARRANTS ON POLITICAL CANDIDATES
IS THE GUY WHO IS TEACHING ETHICS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS.