What’s the fu­ture like for black kids?

South Florida Times - - OPINION - Al.Cal­loway715@gmail.com

What I know to be a great se­cret through­out black Amer­ica is a de­fin­i­tive plan for the fu­ture of our young peo­ple. We don’t hear from voices that are able to rise above non­sense and other noises with ques­tions, in­for­ma­tion and ideas about to­mor­row’s world. Day to day sur­vival mode sucks so much vi­tal­ity that tends to numb the mind and spirit and only hope is left, and it’s with­out a foun­da­tion.

It seems to me, like love, hope has to be based on re­al­ity; and what is that but an­guish for most of black Amer­ica. Since Amer­i­can eu­geni­cists, i.e. Dix­iecrats, Lib­er­als and Con­ser­va­tives -- Amer­ica’s white na­tion­al­ists – de­cided to de­stroy black fam­i­lies to fur­ther con­trol and dec­i­mate black pop­u­la­tions through­out the coun­try, black fe­male heads of house­holds dom­i­nate and black men and boys ei­ther die young or lan­guish in jails and prisons or on a short leash of pa­role.

No mat­ter what num­ber of suc­cess sto­ries mass me­dia out­lets por­tray of black boys raised by their moth­ers, over­whelm­ing numbers of black boys suf­fer greatly with­out fa­thers and pos­i­tive men in neigh­bor­hoods. Suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ties are fam­ily ori­en­tated, where men raise boys and pro­vide safety and sta­bil­ity. Chil­dren have to con­stantly learn and im­prove. They must be chal­lenged and have suc­cesses and fail­ures. Chil­dren need to be awed by the arts, sci­ence, sports and travel.

Too many res­i­dents of poor and near poor in­ner cities, es­pe­cially, have sur­vived in­cred­i­bly hard times. Many will tell of hunger, some of home­less­ness and oth­ers of hard work in the fields and very lit­tle ed­u­ca­tion. There were f ew, if any, books, mag­a­zines or news­pa­pers to be had. So many grew up be­hind in school and could never catch up. And there were those that could only go to school sea­son­ally, af­ter crops were in.

Dur­ing the same pe­riod, pub­lic school ad­min­is­tra­tors gut­ted in­ner city schools, most of which are still to­tally or nearly seg­re­gated, of re­sources in­clud­ing re­pairs. Funds went to seg­re­gated white or near white schools and new schools in mostly white sub­ur­ban neigh­bor­hoods. Re­sponses from black com­mu­ni­ties were lame and pri­mar­ily af­ter the fact. (Black politi­cos have a pen­chant for play­ing the pol­i­tics of con­tain­ment when the pol­i­tics of ac­cess should be played.)

Now here’s what I think we had bet­ter un­der­stand: White na­tion­al­ist Amer­ica – the true Amer­i­can ma­jor­ity – is hop­ing that black Amer­ica will f all into the abyss! We have been given Judas goats as lead­ers that have led us to the precipice, now all we have to do is fall in and their trou­bles are over. The abyss is dark­ness, ig­no­rance, no fu­ture. White Amer­ica will not have to com­pete with the peo­ple of melanin, who have the power of do­min­ion, how­ever dor­mant, per­haps even for­got­ten.

Con­tin­u­ing to fo­cus on leg­is­la­tion and fur­ther tus­sling with Amer­i­can le­gal­ity is a fruit­less pur­suit as a main thrust for lib­er­a­tion. No, black Amer­ica’s ma­jor fo­cus has to be on the de­vel­op­ment of our next gen­er­a­tion. Do not be per­suaded or fooled by Ne­groes pa­raded be­fore you and I with smooth sound­ing il­log­i­cal rhetoric. Do not get conned into for­sak­ing our most valu­able re­source be­cause down­town in­ter­ests con­trol what too many so-called lead­ers say and don’t say.

If we, the beau­ti­ful peo­ple of all shades of black and to the light­est brown, block out ev­ery­thing else as an­cil­lary and give our com­bined phys­i­cal, men­tal and spir­i­tual en­er­gies to cre­at­ing a way out of no way for our kids, I be­lieve that Cre­ation will open a por­tal of de­liv­er­ance for them. And our global prow­ess in all the arts, en­ter­tain­ment and sports will be over­taken by an awak­ened peo­ple of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy. Pray for trans­for­ma­tion! From the book “Spir­its Re­bel­lious” by the great poet Kahlil Gibran,

“The true light is that which em­anates from within man, and re­veals the se­crets of the heart to the soul, mak­ing it happy and con­tented with life. Truth is like the stars; it does not ap­pear ex­cept from be­hind ob­scu­rity of the night. Truth is like all beau­ti­ful things in the world; it does not dis­close its de­sir­abil­ity ex­cept to those who first feel the in­flu­ence of false­hood.” Con­tact Us 954.356.9360 • 2701 W Oak­land Park Blvd, Suite 320 • Oak­land Park, FL 33311 • www.SFLTimes.com


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