It seems the NAACP has tried to take the old civil rights fight and apply them to this era. As a Fogey I can understand an inability to let go of the past. But this is worst. The NAACP is attempting to apply the directives of the pre-1970 Civil Right fight onto today’s supposed problem with school desegregation. They do this and of course send the message that Black children do not have the ability to learn whilst sitting next to other Black children. That waking up at some ungodly hour, taking a bus out of town to sit next to white children will somehow help their child do better. It is a silly idea and ignores to true problem with in our community. The NAACP should be focusing on making sure the teachers in our schools are up to par, they need to try to influence parents to be more involved, create programs to support these children and first and foremost recognize it starts at home not with busing. They must stop promoting the idea that Black kids can’t learn simple because they are sitting with Black kids, stop placing responsibility outward.
It is sad we have excluded ourselves from the sustainable communities discussion. Through out much of our history we lived in self sustained communities practicing what they now call organic farming. Imagine how lower our crime rates would be, and how much more efficient our schools would be if you took greater control in what we do and produce in our communities. It is time to remove the government from the equation and get back to controlling our own destines.
Geechee Chef Charlotte Jenkins is putting back a cookbook of her favorite recipes. Support her and your culture by buying this book and cooking its recipes.
Great article on the need for Blacks to start our own businesses. Traditionally we had no choice but engage in trade due highly discriminatory practices by the white own businesses and a discriminatory government. We should return to those values of self reliance.