Heres a story about one of my kids.... She was little about 4.... We were shopping and a lady was sweet and smiled and gave her a little wave. My daughter turned to me and said "That brown lady waved at me" very pleased with herself because she was waved at by an adult. The lady looked at me kind of like "What did she call me?" I smiled and said "She has never been taught any of the words for different races. I am sorry if what she said offended you." I wasnt really sorry and didnt sound apologetic, neither did I sound arrogant nor antagonistic. The lady chuckled and said that was what she thought she said and that she had never been called "brown" before.
Both of my sons have had same situations happen in their little lives. We talk about shades in our house - and when we all stand near each other, no 2 of us are the same color. My littlest laments that he isnt brown....I have had him wail that he isnt brown, just totally upset. Now, granted this was after a missed nap and if there had been a conversation about a poodle, I am sure he would have wailed and lamented that he wasnt a poodle....
I was born in 1970....I grew up on School House Rock. Its how I learned how a bill becomes law....How I learned the preamble to the Constitution.....How I THOUGHT we were a melting pot.
Look, I get that its in the Democrats' best interest to keep as many people in poverty as they can - to make them think that their only Salvation is through the Government - and I dont think they care what color they are.... But dont people in poverty get tired of it? Really? In this month dedicated for Black History, do those that tout it really LEARN IT?
Hey Holder - Hey Al - Hey you upstanding citizen, Jesse Jackson - Have you read Booker T. Washington lately? Have you? Well, this chick has - I even quote him to my kids - the man was brilliant - not Thomas Jefferson brilliant, but more than Pearls Brilliant:
** If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams.
** The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race.
** Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
** We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
Long ago I realize that being a Victim is a miserable place to be....To get your self-worth, your "feel-goods" depended on whether someone noticed you, did something for you, cooed and soothed you.
Happiness is a CHOICE. It is not dependent on outward circumstances but inward disposition. Forgiveness runs a parallel race. I forgive not because it frees the offender, but because it frees me. I refuse to let someone determine how I feel. I refuse to let someone have that much power over me.
Our new Attorney General called Americans COWARDS. Dont be confused. His comments were not in any way meant to bring 2 "colors" together. His comments were to incite Black and to guilt White. His position may be a little loftier, but he plays the same game as Al Sharpton. To keep himself in his "position" he continues to hold others down.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
Of course, according to Booker T. Washington, Al's position is in the ditch.
I am done with guilt. Let guilt go a long time ago... I try my hardest to judge a man according to his character and not the color of his skin (MLK) How about Holder, you start to read and practice a little Booker T and MLK? Think this Country might be better for it? Or could it mean that you would be out of a job.....
I contend that the biggest fear of men like Holder, Sharpton, Jackson isnt "The Man", its that those they OPPRESS (and dont be fooled, they do oppress) will realize THEY hold the power and not these men....Thats a revolution I would LOVE to see....and would even throw in with.....