Saturday, November 17, 2007
Let's Stop Being A Noosense In Detroit by Akindele Akinyemi
Do we have racial issues in Michigan and here in Metro Detroit? Not really. Why? Because like I have always said from day one, racism is alive because people keep it alive.
I can travel anywhere in Metro Detroit and be accepted. For those who continue to live back in Jim Crow days I simply ignore them. I have white friends all over Metro Detroit and I can get along with them better than some of my black friends because I hear my black friends using so many racial epithets against whites it is not funny. I had to drop some of them.
And yes, I even worship with white folks in church. God does not see color. In fact, I was invited to a Lutheran church and I ACTUALLY enjoyed the service. No hooping and hollering, no crying, no dancing in the aisles, no foaming at the mouth, no reading one verse from the Bible and then talking about my wife, my children and the social ills of the community. I also visited another church called Zion Christian Church in Troy and they have an awesome ministry.
Anyway, how many days did we hear on TV about the so-called Jena 6? And then black people from all over the country descended down in Louisiana and cried foul.
Recently, we have a similar incident here at Central Michigan University where a noose was found. Black people protested and demonstrated how this type of "ignorance" will not be tolerated.
This is my friends is what we call social justice. I call it socialism justice.
I do not touch anything that deals with social justice on any level. Here is the reason why.
Let's go back to the Central Michigan University incident. yes, whoever did this is stupid. But when are those students going to demonstrate and protest about black kids failing at Central Michigan, black kids smoking weed at Central Michigan and what about protesting against those on the yard who spend their time playing spades all day in the student union building when they should be in class.
I remember when I was attending Eastern Michigan University I had a roommate and two suite mates. The suitemates were white and my roommate was black. The suitemates had been drinking kegs of beer all night while my roommate had been smoking weed down the hall. Mid-terms were the next morning. The two white suitemates got up and took their mid-term exams while my roommate went out to Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor to buy the new pair of Air Jordans and missed taking his mid-term exams.
My point? When are black student leadership going to take on tackling the issues that are affecting black students from taking personal responsibility on our campuses? What about the constant disrespect on college campuses (HBCU or white campuses) when we do not speak to one another in passing? The constant use of calling our women bitches and hoes and the increase of homosexual activity in both HBCUs and white college campuses among black students. The Americans College and University system is the most liberal system in the world and they are teaching our children foolishness like no other before.
Black churches and parents promote HBCU tours but forget to teach them morality, the importance of education and how not to get caught up in negative activity. Black Greek Organizations, as a whole, have the power to transform our college campuses into powerhouses but have fallen short. I love my brothers and sisters in the Black Greek System (yes I love me some DSTs..no offense to other sororities..I love y'all too) but you have to realize you have the power to make change other then feed the homeless and party.
We can sit and talk about nooses all day long and how racist Metro Detroit is but again we never talk about blacks practicing racism and discrimination against each other. The Boule, Links and Jack and Jill are a prime example of the elite group separating themselves from the poor and powerless.
The decline of the City of Detroit has taken root since Black Power took it over. We are still suffering at the hands of failed liberal policies. Now 50% of our population cannot read and write as well as comprehend information. However, if you listen to someone like State Representative George Cushingberry you would actually think that the problems in Detroit are from racist public policy coming out of Lansing.
This is so untrue and so false.
I disagree that conservative policies are the core reason why all urban areas in Michigan continues to suffer. If you want to take a look your racism is coming straight from liberals in unions and other radical groups that have played on the fear and emotions of the black community.
We are a "noosence" to our own community. We lynch each other in the streets, at home when we beat our women, when our women turns to lesbianism and our men turn to being gay, our children attending failing public schools and educational leadership in those schools are afraid to fight when it comes to moral values.
Detroit is not on the decline because of racism. It's on the decline because prayer has been removed from the schools, the Bible is not taught as literature (even though you can do this legally), and parents stop raising children. I never hear any Democrat in Michigan talk about families and personal responsibility when it comes to revitalizing our economic engines in Michigan. They always tie in their family policies with government.
Here's the deal. Name one thing the government has done that is right in Michigan? In the United States? This is why I am NOT for Universal Health Care.
The domestic violence and terrorism is taking place in schools like Inkster High School, Kettering H.S. in Detroit and Highland Park H.S. where students are not there to learn but to cuss out teachers, intimidate educator leadership and scare off substitute teachers in the building. These are the Children of Cain and cannot be saved ans will perish at the Hands of the Lord.
We talk about the so-called Driving While Black crap but why did you get pulled over in the first place? Expired tags? Speeding in a residential zone? Reckless driving while listening to your garbage in the car? We created driving while black because of the lack of our own personal responsibility.
Just like high insurance rates in Detroit. Yes, they are high. Is it because of racism? Nope. It is because we CARJACK one another.
I am SO AGAINST what the House Detroit Delegation in Lansing did to fund more money for Detroit Public Schools. That taxpayers money that will never reach the classroom. And where does charters come into play? DPS do not need more money, they need Jesus.
So before we blame white racism for the downfall of Detroit let's blame black ignorance and discrimination for our downfall first. If you think white people are supposed to owe us something think again. They owe us nothing. So put your hand back in your pocket and for once stop relying on government to take care of your children, head start programs to raise your babies, and failing public schools to babysit your hard head and rebellious children. People need to take control of their own destiny. We cry about a noose and cry foul but we never talk about the lynching that takes place in our community. It's easy for these irrelevant civil rights groups and Black Student Organizations to protest against white people but will not protest against black people who contribute to the madness in our community. Take a look in the mirror and see yourself first.
Let's stop being a "noosense" to our community and perhaps we can earn some respect.