National Urban League Report sees 'sobering statistics' on racial inequality
Another year goes by and, yet again, the National Urban League produces a report that measures the state of Black America against White folks who are the "1.0" that we should look toward for our own standing.
If there is a better claim for the presence of "Non-White White Supremacy" please tell me?
The course of events that occur upon the release of this report is that each year various Black elected officials and activists take a copy of this report to some GOVERNMENT BODY and says something to the effect of "See! We need to DO SOMETHING about this because this is unacceptable".
Rarely do we see hundreds of thousands of these reports being printed and then handed out to BLACK PEOPLE with the words "See!! We need to do something about this!! Your daily activities are aggregated here in this report". For those who are mentally defeated - such an action as I suggest would be seen as "blaming the victim".
Why is it that no one thinks to ask if the forces that have the most unchallenged influence over Black America are indeed effective after years of seeing this stagnation?
The recent report that Washington DC has an HIV epidemic or that Black people under the age of 50 have a heightened risk of heart failure IS NOT going to generate any particular ORGANIC movement within Black America to "DO SOMETHING" about these direct assaults to our longevity.
Ironically - the more OUTSOURCING of our desire to close the gap with White folks the more impotent we become as a culture in carrying forth such a task.
Skills are developed via the ownership of the challenge, the determination of the necessary behaviors to achieve the task, the dissemination of the information about the mission to the masses and then the management of the effort via constant feedback and course correction.
By hoisting the results from this annual report as a mission for the GOVERNMENT to address or even worse yet to make the case that LINGERING RACISM is the cause - the Black community is done a disservice.
I have constantly ranted about how the very worse possible circumstance for a certain prevailing order to be in is when it is ALL ALONE BY ITSELF and forced to deliver for the people who remain behind. At this point is when the failings and dysfunction of this set of thoughts are shown in their most distilled and concentrated form.
In the absence of the long time adversary to divert blame upon......those who are ideologues and are more interested in POWER than they are a FIX.....will simply point to the violation of the SOCIAL CONTRACT that the departure of the ADVERSARY has been to the interests of the people who remain, have the elected political power of their own choosing but still suffer, having not attained any of the purported benefits that were to be delivered when people they favor "run things".
At what point does serious introspection come?
Is this anything more than ideological bigotry at work which prevents such change?