A Fundamental Misunderstanding in the Black Community

D-Source 10/10/2016

I am Black/African American. It appears that there is a fundamental disagreement between myself and many Black People on what the core problems within the Black Community are. Many view the problem as Racism and I view the core problems as our own Poor Morality, Misplaced Values and Poor Ethical Behavior, which gets me in a lot of trouble. However, I am the type to call it the way I see it. While there are certainly Systemic Racial problems in this nation that result in unequal justice, disproportionate poverty, poor schools, Racial Profiling, Mass Incarceration and other problems that create barriers for Black People to succeed; In my humble opinion, Racism is not the core of the majority of the misery Black People experience in the US.

Our moral fabric in this nation, including the Black Community, is weak; therefore, everything we build upon it is weak and crumbling. And now, we need to fix that foundation. However, it is very difficult to fix a foundation while it has a building sitting on it. It will take a lot of work and everyone will have to take their share of the responsibility for the situations we find ourselves in, these days.

The fundamental solution to the overwhelming majority of the misery that Black People in particular suffer, in my humble opinion, based on the years of research, studies, surveys and the documented success our organization, Unlimited Education, has had in turning whole communities around, I believe that Morals, Values and Ethics Education is the core problem and the core solution to most every social and economic challenge we face in the entire world, especially in the Black Community.

In my view, the problem is as follows:

A young man, whose morality is weak, decides to stick his ‘Pecker’ where ever he wants and a young girl, whose morality is also weak, decides to open her legs for him. Then, she becomes pregnant and he runs the opposite direction. She is forced to put her plans to go to College on hold and then makes the immoral decision to move a Drug Dealer into her home, because she needs financial help and because his Bad Boy persona is kind of hot. Now, her son is being mentored by a Drug Dealer. Her new boyfriend begins selling drugs out of the house and then goes to Prison for it. She loses her son, for a while, but manages to get him back.

But, now, the son, who has spent his life being mentored and reared by a Drug Dealer and various temporary parents in the Foster Care System, grows up angry and takes on the morality of his parents, who have taught him that he is oppressed, the system is against him, that this is a racist society. So, this young man, who is now a teenager, sees no hope. He sees no point in going to college, getting a job or trying to work within the system, which he views as the enemy.

So, he joins a gang and begins selling mind numbing drugs to the other black people in his community, perpetuating the madness in his own people. He sells to the pregnant girl, who morally, shouldn’t have opened her legs to some jerk and ends up birthing a crack baby; he sells to the guy with 6 kids, who, morally, he shouldn’t have created, because he is an unfit father. Now he becomes an addict and can’t pay his child support. And then, because someone was selling drugs on this young man’s corner, he makes the immoral decision to improve his street cred by killing his Black Brother and one stray bullet accidentally hits a young girl playing Hop Scotch, ending her life. So, her parents are beside themselves with grief and so is her angry older brother, who decides to get revenge. So now, this murdering teen goes to Prison, as his mother is financially devastated trying to pay an Attorney to keep him out of prison, and he becomes a daddy while in Prison, because he had sex with a crack head for a rock, who ends up pregnant.

The guy he killed has kids who will grow up without a father, his girl friend, now has to make ends meet, alone. His brothers and sisters and parents are beside themselves with grief and his dad ends up turning to the bottle and becomes an alcoholic, out of pain and grief. He loses his job, there is a divorce and their home gets foreclosed on. The property values go down in the neighborhood because of the gang violence and drugs, so the wealth of the community takes a nose dive. Mrs. Johnson can’t refinance her house and fix the raggedy back porch and Mr. Jones wants to move, but can’t sell his house.

White People, who want to help, see the solution as locking up all the Drug Dealers and ‘Gang Bangers’, which, on the surface, sounds perfectly reasonable. But the result is Racial Profiling and Mass Incarceration. The Mayor, Police Chief, the City Councilman and even the Senator for this Black Community should all be Black, but they are all White, because the Black People in this community have been taught their votes don’t count and the system is rigged and racist and against them, so they don’t participate in the political system. So, they get angry and burn down their neighborhood to protest the recent Police Brutality that resulted from the Police Department being run by people who don’t understand the community.

Now, the elderly lady on the corner can’t get her prescriptions filled unless she can get all the way across town, because they burned down the Drug Store. Sally, with the three kids, use to work there and now she’s unemployed. She has to go on Welfare and get Food Stamps. The kid’s father is locked up.

I could go on and on and on….

This is the type of dysfunction that perpetuates the misery exponentially throughout the Black Community. The results are self genocide to the tune of 4 to 6,000 Black Men killed by Black Men, unproductivity, lost wages, severe property damage, mind damage, poverty, teen pregnancy, fatherless children, crime, violence, drugs, low property values and run down communities, poor education, grief, pain and suffering on a massive scale. All self perpetuated. And Racism is at the core of none of this.

Now, one can argue that this all stems from the social and economic conditions that result from hundreds of years of social engineering, brainwashing and oppression and blah, blah, blah…. Yes, I get it. We have studied it all. But in the end, we have to take responsibility for our own bad behaviors, today. What was done to us in the past, is no excuse for the bad behaviors we engage in, today. And White People/Caucasians can’t fix it. We have to take responsibility and fix it ourselves. Their solution is to simply lock up the bad guys. But we see how that solution has worked. It has simply perpetuated more problems.

So, we can continue to finger point at a systematically racist system; but the overwhelming majority of the misery Black People suffer, is of our own doing….

D-Source (Philosophy)

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