Associated Baptist Press: NAACP head tells black Baptists civil-rights struggle not over
No surprise here folks. The leader of the NAACP, standing in the FAILED CITY OF DETROIT which has a government lead by people who are favorable to him, takes the podium and tells the masses of ideological soul mates that POVERTY, POOR SCHOOLS and CRIMINALITY is unfairly heaped upon Black people and that his organization will continue to FIGHT until "Black people are made '1.0' compared to the reference of perfection - WHITE FOLKS.
None of this comes as any surprise to me. The "fight" metaphor is all that the desperate group known as the "Black Establishment" have left. Despite the fact that they now control all of the key institutions where Black people live in our highest concentrations - their hammering skills afford them only one channel - the 'Struggle Milieu'.
Sit back and think about this. When you control the economic policies of the area. You control the schools. You control the police forces. Your social ideology is in line with what is prevailing on the street. WITH EVERYTHING AT THE POINT OF COLLAPSE - WHAT DO YOU DO?
The answer is NOT dictated by what those in POWER do!!! They are going to always SHIFT THE BLAME ELSEWHERE. Let me be clear. I am not mad at the NAACP, the Democrats or any other leader that has power over the Black community. They can only ever do what the general public who keeps electing them or allows them to come on the stage as a "community organizer".
Thus I must blame the Black Community for being enablers to this present situation. This same community enables the sliding scale of GOALS that these establishment figures make use of as their carrot, keeping Black folks STRUGGLING.
As a person who grew up in a large, Northern city I am fully aware about the promises of "when we get into power, as people who care about you and your interests....... THINGS ARE GOING TO BE DIFFERENT". As a community we are more smitten by INCREASED HEAD COUNT IN THE PLACE more than we are in actually holding these figures accountable to deliver. But this isn't even the key problem.
The key problem is that none of these people's WORLD VIEW that they leverage to form their expectations of the GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS, SOCIAL RELATIONS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE is ever taken to task and INSPECTED in the wake of its FAILURE once it is the presiding ethos in the land that they control.
Thus our community is not driving EFFECTIVE RESULTS. We are functionally insuring the GROWTH IN POWER of this IDEOLOGY. Once again "We Are Winning While We Are Losing At The Same Time!!".
A SEPARATION OF POWERS
It is clear that our people suffer from the fusion between RACIAL OBJECTIVES and POLITICAL/IDEOLOGICAL agenda items. This ideology is never going to be placed on trial as it needs to because so much of the ESTABLISHMENT who's voices are needed to conduct such a trial are embedded operatives steeped within this ideological movement.
This ideology comes from a time when indeed there were "boots upon our necks" as a people. This same ideology fails to achieve the intended results, however, when OUR PEOPLE ARE IN POWER OVER THESE INSTITUTIONS THAT USE TO OPPRESS US. This is why in response to the grossly failing schools.......there is talk of a MASSIVE PROTEST ABOUT FAILED URBAN EDUCATION.
Think about it - when YOU voted for the School Board President, the school board member representing your area, the mayor, the governor and even the President of the United States that now presides over your schools - WHO ARE YOU PROTESTING AGAIN? And is it your goal to KICK THEM OUT OF OFFICE IF YOUR SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO FAIL?
FROM A "PROTEST MILIEU" TO A "MANAGEMENT MILIEU"
The phenomenon speaks of a need to change course. It is clear that many of these people who are in power have no clue on how to MANAGE toward a specific end. Worse yet they are of the mind of WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY at a time when they need to marshal the forces OF THE COMMUNITY to be the primary vehicles in support of their own goals.
Ultimately it is the BLACK COMMUNITY, seeking CHANGE who is going to have to DETACH from this leadership that they feel a de facto comfort with and instead work toward EFFECTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF OUR PRIMARY INTERESTS.
Who do you think will fight most doggedly against such TRANSPARENCY but these same operatives who's POWER is threatened?
Countries, upon their founding suffer from the same issues - the presiding forces are unwilling to accept TRANSPARENCY because their interests reside in their own retention of POWER rather than what is in the best interests of the masses.
Thus it is the BLACK COMMUNITY who is doing everything necessary to remain as we are.
DETROIT (ABP) -- Despite President Obama's election, African Americans still have a long way to go before achieving racial equality, NAACP head Benjamin Jealous told a group of black Baptists meeting in Detroit.
"We're not the National Association for the Advancement of a Colored Person," Jealous, said June 25 at the 104th annual session of the National Baptist Convention Congress of Christian Education, "Until all of them are OK, we'll be fighting hard." Jealous' remarks were reported in the Detroit Free Press.
Jealous, the youngest president in the history of the 100-year-old civil-rights organization called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said despite the historic inauguration of America's first African-American president, "to be honest, not much has changed" for many people of color.
He said many in the United States still suffer from extreme poverty, racial profiling, poor schools, and a criminal justice system that he said unfairly targets minorities. While praising Obama as a role model, Jealous said the fight for freedom is far from over.
About 40,000 Baptists attended the June 22-26 gathering to study hot-button issues like AIDS in the church, pastors' compensation and women in the pulpit. The June gathering is the primary training event for the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., America's oldest and largest African-American religious convention with an estimated membership of 7.5 million, and one of several annual gatherings the group schedules throughout the year.
The convention's main annual session is scheduled Sept. 7-11 in Memphis, Tenn. Business items will include electing a new president to replace William Shaw, pastor of White Rock Baptist Church in Philadelphia, who has held the post since 1999.
One of two candidates vying for the presidency is Henry Lyons, a former president who served nearly five years after he was convicted of swindling more than $5.2 million from the organization's corporate partners in 1999.
Lyons will face Julius Scruggs, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., currently the convention's vice president at large, in the race for a five-year term.