Sunday, July 21, 2013

Presidential Remarks on The Zimmerman Verdict

          I am not a fan of Barrack Obama but it has nothing to do with his race.  
          It has to do with his policies which I think are doing damage to us and 
          our country.  It has to do with his public statements which some times 
          are contradictory and other times apparently untrue.

          However, I think that in his recent speech in response to the George 
          Zimmerman trial verdict, he raised a valid point.  That point being: 
          Young black men are looked upon with fear and suspicion.  

          As I have stated, I feel that is a correct observation.  

          I hope that he really recognizes that is a problem and was not just 
          something ginned-up by his speech writers to make political points.  
          If this is a truly held conviction of his, I pray that he is seeking ways to 
          alleviate those fears and suspicions, but he can not do it alone.  

          To resolve this fear and suspicion engendered by young black men and 
          maybe even by blacks in general will need the help of all of us.  To that 
          end, I would like to make some suggestion to get us started.

                    To: President Barrack Obama

          Stop the blame game, don’t automatically assume that all actions 
          taken by individuals, businesses, and organizations are racially 
          motivated but may very well be based on observed behavior of the 
          offended party.

          Seriously consider the cause of that fear and suspension.  Could it 
          be because of observed actions or past experience with that group.

         Direct your energy and speeches to encouraging changes to the actions 
          that cause fear and suspension in others.

                    To: Civil Rights Professionals  
         See above suggestions to the President.

                    To: News Media
         Do some real investigative reporting.  Find out what is really going on; 
          find out what really happened.  Then report it accurately without political 
          or social bias.  You might just turn up some facts about something that 
          could be used to help solve the problems.

                    To: Black Celebrities and Professionals: 
         Whether you are involved in Sports, Music, Movies, Television, 
          Science, Medicine, Politics, or Industry, use your influence to redirect 
          the minds of the young away from the Thug Mentality and toward 
          Responsibility and Civility

         When someone like Bill Cosby or Dr. Allen West steps forward and 
          offers some advice, do not criticize and belittle them, but get behind 
          them and lend your support to their efforts.

                    To: Black Young Men (and Women)   
         Lose the thug actions and attitudes and join the mainline society.

                    To: The White Community:   
         Evaluate your own attitudes and actions.  Are you sending some subtle 
          hints to the black community that you consider them less of a human 
          being than you? 

          Get involved is your communities, schools, and local relief organizations.  
          You might just make some friends from a differ culture.

I am sure there is much more to be said, but this should do to get some discussion started.
Your comments are welcomed.

1 comment:

  1. The fear reflex to those of another culture is not uncommon, especially if you feel you may be at a disadvantage in the situation. I have seen such a reaction in Rapid City, South Dakota in regards to Native Americans, in Los Angeles, California in regards to Asians, in Camden, New Jersey in regards the young white toughs gathered on the street corners, in Huntsville, Alabama in regards to Hispanics. It is not always a reaction of a racist white to a black person.


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