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