What tickles me is how folk make it appear that folk can’t work on more than one thing at a time. To say that, “current waste of time and distractions about statues, and who owned slaves 200 years ago” tickles the hell out of me.” Waste of who time? Distractions from what?
Obviously in NC the Republican General Assembly must knew this day was coming because the made it a law that if someone wanted to remove statues they would have to go through the NCGA.
What tickles me is that the young generation is the one in the movement so therefore that tell me that the movement is going to continue to go downward instead the lead coming from the top the older adults.
The following is tickles me as well, “Maybe the Michigan Chronicle has not noticed that there are a lot of successful black people in prominent positions in America, because some of us have chosen to focus on performance and productive opportunities, rather than on the past.”
I know personally countless black people across the state of NC but not limited to who are in prominent positions in America that focus on performance and productive opportunities while also still fighting for equality and mess that works against black folk and poor white folk. If it was not for these folk we would be going backward because if they allowed the past to be forgotten, folk would not know what 45 and the other racist are talking about when they say they want to make America Great Again. And locally it is written on a statue that need to come down talking about preserving the southern ideas. Really?
All I ask is that when it comes to statues that folk tell the whole story and stop telling half-truths. When folk acknowledge the whole truths about the statue the purpose of why they were erected and etc., then folk who have made it be they black, white and other ought to be on the side of right.
Since I have been actively engaged in the struggle dating back to the late 80’s, I have worked on many things with folk that I say are focused on performance and productivity as it relates to race relations and more.
I am a proud Democrat and a proud Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP. I don’t agree with all Democrats but I agree with the Democratic platform. I am so glad to know that black folk were of the Republican Party back then but history tell me the parties reversed and today folk act as if the Democratic Party created all of the mess we have today.
Funny how some folk can talk about the past when it is convenient for them but when other folk talk about the past oh it is such a bad thing.
They say it to me too, Dr. Ben Carson, because just like you, I refuse to embrace the backward thinking of today’s black identity politics.
Since the Michigan Chronicle, a historically black Detroit-based newspaper, thinks Dr. Ben Carson is a “house Negro”, then I must be one also. Because that’s one of the names you get called by other black people when you are a success at something, and you do not buy into “black group think”, or act and say what they want you to say. (Herman Cain)