A friend of mine in Chicago posted this on his Facebook page. We will simply identify him as Concerned Chicago Dad. He makes some points that will make a lot of people uncomfortable. Read it and share your thoughts.
Many people are requesting that the president come home and address the violence that has griped our city. People are asking him to come to Chicago to make a speech to talk about Black kids killing Black kids. They have even gone so far as to start a petition to ask for this. My question is What do you expect him to do? I know many people who believed that the election of the 1st black president would magically change the mind set of our young people and give them hope. I guest that didn’t work out to well. Even if he does come and addresses the violence will it really change anything? STOP I’ll answer that question. NO ! It is not his responsibility to raise a generation of children when the community has failed them. People are asking the police to start to stop and frisk individuals randomly. Are you serious? How long before you all start complaining about police brutality. When you have to depend on your oppressors to maintain your community they will not respect you or treat you fairly. I want the president in Washington getting the jobs bill signed. There is a direct connection to high crime and high unemployment. Unemployment among Black kids 15-24 is 80 %. Who is doing the killing? Young people between the ages of 15 -24. DUH. People have said that our young people see no future, have no hope. What have we given them to hope for. I know, INTEGRATION. If your smart, talented, have the right look, and lucky, O yeah and don’t get shot you can integrate into white society. We have failed to develop any viable businesses in our communities. we have failed to educate our kids about themselves and our rich history. We have failed to bring them up in healthy households with 2 parents. We have failed to prepare them for the pitfalls that the enemy has set up. We have failed to direct them into any trades or fields other than athletics or entertainment. We have failed to give them a strong spiritual base, and now we ask what’s wrong with them? As a people we have enough money and influence to make this happen but we are not willing to do this on a large scale. Maybe instead of building big churches that are empty 5 days a week maybe we would have better served the communities to build programs that would have built up the people. That’s just a suggestion. A job with a livable wage gives people pride and hope. Until we learn to develop this in the community we will always be on our knees begging. the Bible says where there is no vision the people perish. What is the vision of Black America? Where do you see us in 10-20 years? We have not had a vision since April 4,1968. We have gone straight downhill every since. During segregation we at least had our own businesses. We must get back to taking care of ourselves. Those who have must get into the business of bringing someone up and teaching them how to stand. We have to get to work. the fairy is not coming and sprinkling magic fairy dust on us to get us to stop the violence and start loving each other. Time to lift each other up.