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August 20, 2013

A final word on Trayvon Martin.
This piece could be called    “The Creation and Destruction of Trayvon Martin.”    For decades,  various political and Black leaders have promoted programs presumably designed to advance Blacks in society.   The most notable has been “Affirmative Action,”   which conveys the not-so-subtle message  that two groups dominate American society:  group 1,  tyrannical superior White people  (“superior/inferior” refer to intelligence, ability, and ambition);   and,  group 2,   persecuted inferior Black people.    The young Black male is led to believe  that he needs laws and restrictions against White people,  along with  special favors for himself,  in order to get a job,  get into college, or to succeed at anything.
Furthermore, since White people are domineering and immoral,   anything created or advocated by Whites is off-limits:  the U.S. Constitution, property rights, individual rights, capitalism and business,    English literature, art, music, philosophy, history…–most of what is called    “Western Civilization.”   To many young  Blacks, for example,  studying academic subjects like science, literature, or geography is    “acting white.”    It is thus that thousands of students with great potential are  robbed of much of what makes life worth living.   What is left for young Black males to aspire to?    Sports, entertainment fields,  and crime.    Since few people of any race succeed in sports or entertainment…
Looking for causes of the failure of young Blacks in society (Statistics abound about the greater percentage of young Blacks in prison versus other races, for example.),   some politicians  and Black writers and preachers have two answers:   A.  It is a great mystery.    B.   It is diabolical White people.     (Google: “Black teens’ attitudes,” “causes of Black male failure,” “Black attitudes toward education,” and literally hundreds of articles on these themes.)  It is, of course,  never racist programs like Affirmative Action that stifle  self-esteem, education, and personal achievement.
The plight of  young Trayvons has little to do with the attitude of Whites toward Blacks;   it has much to do, however,  with   the presumption of Black inferiority by politicians and Black leaders.  Their political actions and incessant  harangue that Blacks are victims becomes like the disease of an epidemic that infects many of these young men and leaves them  uneducated,  violent,  and full of hate.
Trayvon Martin was doomed long before he ran into George Zimmerman.

This piece could be called    “The Creation and Destruction of Trayvon Martin.”    For decades,  various political and Black leaders have promoted programs presumably designed to advance Blacks in society.   The most notable has been “Affirmative Action,”   which conveys the not-so-subtle message  that two groups dominate American society:  group 1,  tyrannical superior White people  (“superior/inferior” refer to intelligence, ability, and ambition);   and,  group 2,   persecuted inferior Black people.    The young Black male is led to believe  that he needs laws and restrictions against White people,  along with  special favors for himself,  in order to get a job,  get into college, or to succeed at anything.

Furthermore, since White people are domineering and immoral,   anything created or advocated by Whites is off-limits:  the U.S. Constitution, property rights, individual rights, capitalism and business,    English literature, art, music, philosophy, history…–most of what is called    “Western Civilization.”   To many young  Blacks, for example,  studying academic subjects like science, literature, or geography is    “acting white.”    It is thus that thousands of students with great potential are  robbed of much of what makes life worth living.   What is left for young Black males to aspire to?    Sports, entertainment fields,  and crime.    Since few people of any race succeed in sports or entertainment…

Looking for causes of the failure of young Blacks in society (Statistics abound about the greater percentage of young Blacks in prison versus other races, for example.),   some politicians  and Black writers and preachers have two answers:   A.  It is a great mystery.    B.   It is diabolical White people.     (Google: “Black teens’ attitudes,” “causes of Black male failure,” “Black attitudes toward education,” and literally hundreds of articles on these themes.)  It is, of course,  never racist programs like Affirmative Action that stifle  self-esteem, education, and personal achievement.

The plight of  young Trayvons has little to do with the attitude of Whites toward Blacks;   it has much to do, however,  with   the presumption of Black inferiority by politicians and Black leaders.  Their political actions and incessant  harangue that Blacks are victims becomes like the disease of an epidemic that infects many of these young men and leaves them  uneducated,  violent,  and full of hate.

Trayvon Martin was doomed long before he ran into George Zimmerman.

--August,  2013

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