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Friday, October 13, 2006

 

UH Daily Cougar Columnist Lashic Patterson 'Slavery Destroyed the Black Family' (No way -- Democrat Socialist Programs did)

I'm sure that UH Daily Cougar columnist Lashic Mondrell Patterson was well intentioned to blame the current state of the Black Family on a bunch of "white guys," but I believe that she got mixed up on the correct bunch of "white guys" to blame, and although they are not southern slave owners, they still do see the US Black population as still being part of a liberal plantation of intellectual slavery. White liberal politicians.

In her tripe today, "Children need present parents," Patterson raves about Jonetta Rose Barras' book "Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl?" Pointing out that "only 35 percent of black children in the United States live with their biological parents. Sixty percent of all black children live in homes where fathers are absent, and only 47 percent of black households are headed by married couples."

Hmm. What caused this?

Some, like Edward Franklin Frazier and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, as Patterson states say that the Black family "was destroyed by slavery, where many family units of African descent were split up, enslaved and sold separately." But slavery ended 141 years ago, and you would think that the Black family would have been able to find each other following slavery and carry on.

And that's just what they did. Blacks are a tough people man. Jonathan David Lightfoot wrote in his essay "The Strength of the Black Family," that "the Black family in America has overcome many trials and tribulations. It took strong individuals to withstand the horrors of the Middle Passage from Africa to the Americas, which often lasted more than two months. The subhuman treatment they received at the hands of their European captors required strong bodies, willful minds, and determined spirits to survive."

And yet the Black Family still survives.

Yes, slavery was an was an abomination, but it did not cause the breakup of the Black Family, and I would argue that slavery actually strenghtened the state of the Black Family. During Reconstruction and beyond, the Black Family depended on one another to survive. They branched out in all different professions, and to the different parts of the country. They invented, they pioneered, they helped make America, all the while being persecuted because of their race.

And yet the Black Family still survives.

I recall seeing a PBS special several years back heralding the achievements of the Black Family, and showing these beautiful Black Neigborhoods in Washington DC and New York, and how in many ways they surpased White communities. From what I gathered the 1920s to the 1950s were around the peak of that era, until they turned into a Skid Row.

What caused the decline? Liberal government, and their handouts.

Liberal government relieved Black men from their responsibilities as breadwinners when liberals stepped in with their welfare programs. In fact, Black women were discouraged from having a man in the house in order to receive their entitlements, but, they were not discouraged from having further babies in order to receive higher monthly payments. Black men weren't even given a chance to fend for their families. Some did, and we get those 35 percent of children that live with their biological parents.

How many Black peoples lives have been ruined because of liberal programs? How many Black people are dependent on liberal programs just to survive? And it's designed to be that way folks by White Liberals, whom many Black people are bound to vote for for fear of losing their meager handouts.

How many times have I condemned Jesse Jackson for not conveying a message of hope and self determination to his own Black People. All we hear from the Black apologists is "stand behind me, I'll protect you from being discriminated from that evil white man."

Black apologists are just as guilty as white liberals for holding Blacks down and destroying the Black Family, all so that they can keep their power. Do the Black apologists ever express individuality? No. They want a group. Do they ever express responsibility? No. They need a dependent voting group dependent on liberal democrats.

I know Bill Cosby has been sounding off about the state of the Black Family, and how it needs desperate attention. You won't read about that hope, because Lashic Patterson refuses to believe in Black individuality and self determination.

Screw the Godless libs!

Comments:
This is one of the most on point posts you have ever put on this blog. Thank you for speaking the truth.
 
I am always looking out for my peeps.
 
Volume 72, Issue 21, Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Opinion

Unity needed to promote self-love

Lashic Patterson
Opinion Columnist

Wednesday, Maya Angelou delivered a speech on campus that played a role in achieving unity among all races. While this was a wonderful event, we have to wonder if this will ever happen again.

The unity that is truly needed to jump-start greater unity is black unity -- the coming together of people of African descent.

A. Asadullah Samad of the Los Angeles Sentinel said black communities lost the "legends of our 20th century legacy and culture," such as Johnnie Cochran, Rosa Parks, Ossie Davis, Coretta Scott King and John Johnson. With the loss of this leadership, the question of unity among blacks has come to the surface. Some believe unity exists among blacks, while others doubt it for various reasons.

Those who describe a breakdown in black unity believe blacks are more divided in today's times in comparison to the past. Others believe that blacks has never been unified.

In an episode of Sharp Talk, Rev. Al Sharpton mentioned a romanticized version of black unity that existed in the 1960s and 1970s. He also touched upon the tension and physical violence among black leaders.

Lenora Fulani, who described this tension in her writings, said, "Pro-integrationist civil rights leaders denounced black nationalists like Malcolm X as ‘hate mongers' … (and) nationalists, in turn, attacked the integrationists for their ‘naive' commitment to non-violent tactics." She said cultural nationalists and revolutionary nationalists, both of whose majority were black, were attacking and killing each other over who were the real nationalists.

Some people believe that more black unity existed in the past because of segregation and the need for blacks to gain equality, liberty and a voice in politics. With the admission of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, more blacks began to focus on individual agendas rather than on ones that affected everyone in the community.

Differences of religion, sexual orientation, political ideologies, socio-economic backgrounds and educational backgrounds allow for some people of African ancestry to believe that because they cannot come into agreement on becoming a singular group, they must not come together at all.

When we have black representation in Democratic, Republican and Independent parties, different agendas of blacks can be expressed and put into action without one ignoring the other. Once blacks can work side by side regardless of their political parties, everyone can work to make policies to help the greater good of every human.

Self-hatred among some people of African descent has caused factions to be created where mindsets are solely based on physical and cultural differences. This self-hatred has contributed to the destruction of unity.

Author, political commentator and talk show host Tavis Smiley wrote The Covenant with Black America, and has made efforts to get this book in the hands of people in all socio-economic positions to put to rest to the ills that plague blacks and to encourage this unity.

The coming together of different black organizations or religious groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Nation of Islam, which first took place in 1994, is still happening each year.

These groups help show that without black unity within each community in the United States, we cannot begin to unite all races.

Without self-love and respect disharmony will continue to exist.
 
Volume 72, Issue 21, Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Opinion

Unity needed to promote self-love

Lashic Patterson
Opinion Columnist

Wednesday, Maya Angelou delivered a speech on campus that played a role in achieving unity among all races. While this was a wonderful event, we have to wonder if this will ever happen again.

The unity that is truly needed to jump-start greater unity is black unity -- the coming together of people of African descent.

A. Asadullah Samad of the Los Angeles Sentinel said black communities lost the "legends of our 20th century legacy and culture," such as Johnnie Cochran, Rosa Parks, Ossie Davis, Coretta Scott King and John Johnson. With the loss of this leadership, the question of unity among blacks has come to the surface. Some believe unity exists among blacks, while others doubt it for various reasons.

Those who describe a breakdown in black unity believe blacks are more divided in today's times in comparison to the past. Others believe that blacks has never been unified.

In an episode of Sharp Talk, Rev. Al Sharpton mentioned a romanticized version of black unity that existed in the 1960s and 1970s. He also touched upon the tension and physical violence among black leaders.

Lenora Fulani, who described this tension in her writings, said, "Pro-integrationist civil rights leaders denounced black nationalists like Malcolm X as ‘hate mongers' … (and) nationalists, in turn, attacked the integrationists for their ‘naive' commitment to non-violent tactics." She said cultural nationalists and revolutionary nationalists, both of whose majority were black, were attacking and killing each other over who were the real nationalists.

Some people believe that more black unity existed in the past because of segregation and the need for blacks to gain equality, liberty and a voice in politics. With the admission of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, more blacks began to focus on individual agendas rather than on ones that affected everyone in the community.

Differences of religion, sexual orientation, political ideologies, socio-economic backgrounds and educational backgrounds allow for some people of African ancestry to believe that because they cannot come into agreement on becoming a singular group, they must not come together at all.

When we have black representation in Democratic, Republican and Independent parties, different agendas of blacks can be expressed and put into action without one ignoring the other. Once blacks can work side by side regardless of their political parties, everyone can work to make policies to help the greater good of every human.

Self-hatred among some people of African descent has caused factions to be created where mindsets are solely based on physical and cultural differences. This self-hatred has contributed to the destruction of unity.

Author, political commentator and talk show host Tavis Smiley wrote The Covenant with Black America, and has made efforts to get this book in the hands of people in all socio-economic positions to put to rest to the ills that plague blacks and to encourage this unity.

The coming together of different black organizations or religious groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Nation of Islam, which first took place in 1994, is still happening each year.

These groups help show that without black unity within each community in the United States, we cannot begin to unite all races.

Without self-love and respect disharmony will continue to exist.
 
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