Yesterday’s post questioning the issue of Blacks on Black violence in Chicago, created quite a row, as some commenters pushed back against my observations. An exchange of ideas eventually resulted in the age old retorts of Black criminality being a horrible symptom of circumstance, 400 years of oppression, police abuse and institutional racism. Without skipping a beat, another chimed in with the usual lack of good schools, decent jobs or the possibility of upward mobility as being contributing factors to violence in the Black community.
Since its difficult to refute the aforementioned complaints, their responses left this observer with a mystery to be solved. If after 400 hundred years of fighting for freedom, equality and acceptance, all you have to show for the struggle is your current state of misery, why can’t Blacks see the writing on the wall? The message is clear and always has been. Blacks are not wanted in America and haven’t been since desegregation.
Its difficult to understand why Blacks and African Americans have yet to concluded, they’ll never achieve their goals in America’s racially hostile environment. The same energy it takes to wage a losing battle against centuries of racism, could be redirected to finding ways to escape it. Some Blacks and African Americans have options they’re not considering in large enough numbers.
Blacks should be considering what it would be like to resettle some place else. People in desperate situations do it all the time. America may the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but we all know that’s never been true for Black people. While it’s also true racism can be found everywhere people exist, there’s no place on earth like the United States, except for the state of Israel, where racism is so deeply woven into the nation’s consciousness. If America can’t tolerate Black people, why should Black people continue to tolerate America? For those who can, they should find a way to get out by any means necessary.
In my latest book entitled Race-Related: The Rise and Fall of the African American, great pains were taken to explain how critical it was for Blacks to start planning for the future of their bloodlines beyond the borders of America. A plan of action was laid out for those with the resources and marketable skills needed to gain entry and permanent residency in another country. I gave a detailed example of a Black family who did just that. And that Black is now living happily ever after America. It can be done. Blacks will never realize the change they seek until they get over their fear of change itself.
For those who can’t just pick up and leave the country, as most can’t, they can be more selective where they shop, vacation, attend university and live. Why would any Black student enroll at an institution with the reputation the University of Missouri had for race relations? Did they not get the memo? Was there no data base Black parents and students could refer to for a report of a college campus’ race relations before investing or borrowing thousands for a horrible educational experience. Why aren’t we reading and hearing about record numbers of applications being submitted to historically Black colleges and universities?
Bottom line: Again, in answering Rodney King’s infamous question of, “Can’t we all get along?” This observer would have to respond; not in this lifetime or the next. Sure, there may be pockets of tolerance and stories of individual success from time to time, but culturally speaking, Blacks and African American will always find themselves with the short end of the stick. As soon as Blacks accept that fact, they can start fighting to free themselves from this racial hostility and stop fighting for acceptance.