I have never seen so much disrespect for a black man in authority in all of my life.
It is a damn shame that some folks have been able to get away with saying and doing whatever they like when it comes to disrespecting the black man.
It is sad how some folks whom call themselves community/political leaders, spiritual leaders and others whom say they are our brothers keeper but sit back and let mess happen without speaking out.
I read a lot of stuff local/state newspapers, blogs, facebook and I look at how people will respond to things that are not controversial but will not touch things that I feel we should be open and honest about. But then they get mad with me because I will tell it. Yep going to put it out there because people need to know. It is good for the soul.
I am not afraid to take a stand so therefore I am not afraid to walk alone. I will not walk beside scared damn folks because they are dangerous. “If You Are Scared, Say it!” and shut the hell up and get the hell out of my way.
I am reminded of a couple of quotes:
"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." – Elie Weisel
"Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular- but one must take it simply because it is right." : Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men: Voltaire. François Marie Arouet (1694-1778)
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous: Carl Sagan
"One of the world’s greatest problems is the impossibilty of any person searching for the truth on any subject when they believe they already have it." –Dave Wilbur
""If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire – ‘Here is $1,000.’ What would we call that? We would call that a bribe.
If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, ‘Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000.’ What would we call that? We would call that a bribe.
"But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe." : Janice Fine – Dollars and Sense magazine
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph: Haile Selassie