Friday, February 20, 2009
Nation of cowards
The new and first African American attorney general said in reference to the New York Post racist cartoon that America is a nation of cowards. Of course the news media and others attacked him for those words but perhaps he is right. Let's face it. The police have not really endeared themselves in the African American community. Rodney King, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell and others come to mind. It's sad that this ugliness is still alive and well in America. It's also stupid. No one had anything to do with the color of their skin (at birth). Of course those same White people who spout racism spend millions of dollars yearly to get brown, risking skin cancer, but claim that people of color are inferior. Inferior to what? It's sad that some people think this way and it's equally sad that African Americans do not realize their own power. Think about it. You must be worth something great if one group of people tries so hard to keep another group of people down. Stop the put downs, the hatred, the stupidity. So much energy going into the negative. Enough already.