>>There must be SOME way of getting messages like this out among Black groups....there MUST be.<<
Yes, there is a way. Just as Reagan went over the heads of Congress and spoke directly to the people to get his significant tax cuts enacted, someday a Republican President of the United States (not a candidate—the MSM will crucify a Republican candidate who tries this) will need to take the lead.
Lloyd Marcus’s best point is that the MSM refuses to publicize the achievements of conservative black Americans. Only the President can overcome that roadblock, and even he or she will struggle, but that’s what has to be done.
What should be the message delivered though? I’m not sure, but speaking directly to the mothers in the black population could be a good start. I suspect that, in the center cities, there isn’t a single mother who doesn’t justifiably fear for the lives of her children; not how their lives will turn out, but for their very lives.
“Are you sick of going to bed every night, or to work on a night shift, not knowing whether your child/children will be alive when you wake up or return from work in the morning?” That could be the attention grabber, the question that gets their attention.
After that, it’s education, and salesmanship. They’ve all answered “Yes!” to the first question. Next they need to hear information that has them nodding their heads throughout. “Are you married?,” “Would your life be better if your family was intact?,” “Are you on welfare?,” “Does welfare discourage you from working, or from achieving an intact family?,” etc.
Then explain how federal policies have worked against them for years. Leave the Democrats out of it. Just explain that welfare policies have destroyed the black family, etc. At this point, bring in the Thomas Sowell’s and Lloyd Marcus’s of the the world, so they can see that black people holding such thoughts actually exist. Don’t label them Republican; just let them share the platform of ideas. The MSM will have little choice but to cover black leaders standing with the President directly addressing the black mothers of America.
Next, propose policy changes and link their purpose directly to the betterment of the black family in America. Through all of this, the MSM will fight back, but they will have no choice but to cover it. A Republican President has to go over the heads of the MSM and directly to the black family, and particularly to the mothers of those families. If the mothers are convinced, they will begin to teach the children.
And it wouldn’t be a bad idea for that President to advocate for legalization of marijuana at the same time, since the drug wars are responsible for so many of those mothers’ children’s deaths. A Republican President advocating legalization would also be impossible for the MSM to ignore, but the message should be linked directly to saving the lives of the children of those black mothers.
On balance it’s likely that the black fathers are a lost cause; far too many of them are just indoctrinated children who’ve graduated to lives of dealing dope, robbery, gang life and jail. The key lies in reaching the mothers of black children and only a President will be able to pull it off. Unfortunately, President Obama could have easily been that President, but instead he chose to divide, consigning black mothers to more of the same despair they’re dealt with for decades already.
Kudos! You are a common sense thinker and you focus on solutions. Excellent!
What I see as your strongest point is the focus on direct communication with mothers (and I would add grandmothers). Generally, they really DO want what is best for these children.
Thank you for a positive, results-oriented post.