Sunday, October 12, 2014

Being Loved & Respected




Black people would rather be loved and respected than to improve our low income neighborhoods.

African Americans do not always think alike, or act alike, but the majority of us put too much emphasis on being respected buy other Americans.  I'm not saying we should not have a massive protest after the police have killed a Black person.  Ferguson Missouri type protest are warranted but eventually our focus should be on dramatically reducing the crime in our low income neighborhoods.

Why should the police or other Americans respect a people that won't stop the crime in their own neighborhoods? Why should other Americans respect race of people that allow 50% of their boys to drop out of high school?  Why should other Americans respect race of people that allow too many of their men to remain unemployable?

If Black people want respect, we need to love and respect ourselves and our neighborhoods.  


Marc Sims
Chicago 


Post Script
The grave of Dred Scott is in Ferguson Missouri.  He was also disrespected. 
Ferguson Protests Erupt Near Grave of Ex-Slave Dred Scott, Whose Case Helped Fuel U.S. Civil War

Friday, September 12, 2014

Does Your Boy Like School?







In the Chicago Public Schools the Black male dropout is rate 51.5%!  

Concerned citizens have to demand that every low income neighborhood school have a principal or master teacher that ensures:


  •     All students are in class every day.
  •     Every teacher has excellent class room management and teaching skills.
  •     All students are completing their homework assignments.



“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”

Frederick Douglass



Marc Sims
Chicago

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Before The Next Ferguson Mo




Before the next Ferguson Mo. type drama jumps off in another American city or suburb. We African Americans have to challenge all news and popular culture media to disseminate positive images of African American men and boys.  Also we African Americans have to ensure that all low income Black boys and teens are well behaved and can read and write at grade level. 

American citizens need to have a deep discussion on how slavery, racism, discrimination, bad public schools, the brake down of the Black family, public policy, and the crime justice system has help create and sustained the Black underclass.  Now after that is done we Americans have to challenge all news and popular culture media to disseminate positive images of low income African American men and boys.  Also we Americans have help ensure that Black boys can read and write at grade level. 

My hope is that every police office in the United States would fear political and economic retribution from an educated and organized Black community if they shoot or murder any African American.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Black male dropout rates are more than one and a half times those of white males, and when you look at the percentage of black men who graduate on time — in four years, not including those who possibly go on to get G.E.D.s, transfer to other schools or fail grades — the numbers are truly horrific. Only about half of these black men graduate on time.    

Source:   NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/opinion/charles-blow-michael-brown-and-black-men.html