Skip to comments.Some personal thoughts at the end of Black History Month
Posted on 02/29/2004 5:33:33 AM PST by Warrior Nurse
Yesterday while purusing through the televison channels I came across a program on CSPAN called Focusing on the Black Family which was hosted by Tavis Smiley. I was curious to see what this was going to be about since it had some of the most notable black intellectuals that were particpants. Obviously I knew that most of these people on the panel were going to be black liberals but I wanted to watch to see if they would really address what is really wrong in the black community. Some did like Marva Collins a giant in the education of black children. The graduates from her school have been accepted into the bests schools in this country, not because of skin color but because of academic excellence.
What disturbed me the most was the Bush bashing that occured from time to time by different panel members. This gathering was conducted in Miami near for the liberal ground zero of election 2000. Julia Hare a motivational speaker took her swipe at the President by blaming him for all the ills and plight of black Americans. Shelia Jackson Lee was there and since she is a member of congress she got in her shots. The most disturbing was Dr Eric Michael Dyson from the University of Pennsylvania. This man has several Ph.D's and has the sense of a grapefruit. Here is a man that has pulled himself out of the most dire circumstances though hard work and determination, published many books and is hailed in academia as a great thinker. This man goes and talks about how white supremacy is still keeping black people down. He even blasted his own employer the University of Pennsylvania. Someone should tell the good doctor to wake up stop hanging with the Gangsta Rappers and step into the real world. This learned man condemmed the system by which he himself has gained success. He also said that the White House was full of anti-intellectuals and the President was dumb. Well now that is typical liberal speak and we know that Dr. Rice is a member of MENSA and the President along with the Sec of State have their respective MBA's.
Anti-intellecutal?! Hardly, what I saw was the practice of Intellectual Apartheid amongst these thinkers. There was not one notable black conservative on the panel. For all the talk about equality there was no chance for equality of thought no intellectual diversity. All of these successful people have gotten to where they are by espousing conservative princples of hard work, education and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. This is what Booker T Washington and Frederick Douglas espoused for the race. All I was looking for was some truth which came out at times. Perhaps the island of hope in that entire morass was Dr Ben Carson the noted Pediatric Neurosurgeon. He said that the Jews both conservative and liberal can argue an issue be diametricly opposed but they will come together in areas that have a direct impact upon their communities.
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In our schools, January is devoted to the worship of Martin Luther King. February is Black History Month. April is another month devoted to King worship. And December is most notable (according to the media) for Kwanzaa.
There are admirable people of all races in our history.
I would say that all conservatives can be proud of Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, and Congressman Watts to name just a few. In fact, Sowell is probably the leading conservative thinker alive today since the passing of Kirk.
Is Black History Month aboused by leftists? Sure, but what isn't.
By the way they did talk about all the black men in prison but not one peep about the black on black crime that got them there. Of the 800,000 men that are in prison most are there b/c of black on black crime or black on white crime. On that issue they all were quieter than a hooker in church!
Huh? Sorry but they are part of our society. The key is to get all Americans to assimilate into a civil and responsible society.
I guess the libs are setting up a dynasty of MLK worship.
After seeing that I went into the den and cleaned my armor.
They're going to hold their "conventions" in black colleges so "racist whitey" doesn't get the money?
I observerd none there that were friends of "these United States".
Honestly, I don't know of any Italian who would have been happy to have been spotted 20 points, based on their Italian-ness, so they could get into Harvard or Yale or any other big or little Ivy school.
It would have been considered a tremendous insult. Pride, -not the kind that 'precedeth a fall', but the deeply rooted kind that knows what is bestowed must be merited- is in very short supply in the communities that grab fast that 20-point spot.
Huh? All people have something to be proud off. Why denigrate black history just to justify your unhappiness about black history month? I personally think black history month is not much more than liberal feel good, make whitey feel guilty nonsense, but your tone sounds awfully idiotic.
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