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Thursday, April 05, 2018

 

MLK And BTW Disappointed With Their Heirs


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Heir: a person inheriting and continuing the legacy of a predecessor.
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Roanoke Times, 4-4-2018, Pg W&N 1, 2: Data back up poll:
Little Progress on Civil Rights
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Roanoke Times, 4-1-2018, Pg W&N 1, 4: Blacks largely left out in high-paying jobs.
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One might proffer that there has been huge progress in ‘civil rights’ in the past 50-years.
However, there are indeed ongoing issues with racial tensions and quality of life for many.
Much of these short-fall issues can be attributed to three causes:
·        The preponderance of children born to single women head-of-household who are trapped in a life of dependence.
·        The rejection of education by a significant percentage of youths whose associates demean education and those who study.
·        The recent 8-year dismal job opportunities, especially for black-youths.
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In-addition-to these success-inhibiting issues there has been major erosion in race-relations during the past 8-years.  Instead of providing positive leadership within their communities, numerous black leaders have instead stoked the flames of divisiveness, racial unrest and class conflict.
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The key to improving black lives is Not BLM!  The key is Education and Jobs!
The good new news for 2018 is that Black unemployment rate lowest ever recorded at 6.8% (an unacceptable number still twice the current average).  With job success will come improved quality-of-life and upward mobility (ie: the Jeffersons – Moving on Up).
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However, the higher-paying jobs require a dedication to education and knowledge and skill development.  This requires a positive focus on education starting in grade-school; for many, a major shift in the paradigm of school-2-college or tech-school instead of school-2-jail.
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WSJ:  Martin Luther King: ‘We Can’t Keep On Blaming the White Man’
Fifty years after his death, many pay lip service to his ideals, but far too few are following his example.
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These people were well described back in 1911 in the writings and lectures by:
Booker T. Washington, BTW, founder of Tuskegee University.
“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
(p. 118,  My Larger Education BTW  1911) - See more at:
http://americanvision.org/5276/booker-t-washington-on-black-victimhood.
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MLK Day 2018 - A Dream Inprocess
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