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We Have Done Well, However We CAN do Better

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Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice all have one thing in common. They are the proof that black people can and have made a difference.
But in all of our doing well, some just refuse to get out of the slave mentality. They insist the white man “owes” them something so fail to do anything but complain.
Maybe I am naïve because my family never told me there were limits because of my color. They told me I would have to work harder, but that goes for women, Jews, Hispanics, American Indians and anybody else the European white male wants to persuade are beneath them.
What would happen if all the above people finally said, “ENOUGH!!!?” Dr Phil says you teach people how to treat you. Have the actions of a few black men and women who have chosen crime and insurrection as a way of life lulled the black race into thinking that those people reflect who we are? I would hope not, but I fear that is what far too many think in their heart.
Jesse Jackson did a speech on Sesame Street in 1971 called I am Somebody! We would do well to remember it. In it he says,”I may have made mistakes, but I am somebody.” Harriet Tubman said, "If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more."
Marting Luther Kings said once, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
This is where the black race is today. Some want to finally throw off the chains, but others keep telling them they are there and will never be gone. It is insulting to the blood of those who died to give the black race freedom. It is a slap in their face to say that we are less than, or worse, act less than.
So my brother and sister. Will you stand for freedom or put yourself in chains?
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