60 Second Thought of The Day
Why is injustice more valuable to America than providing Justice to Blacks in America?
This morning while pursuing the Huffington Post looking for something that would engage my 60 second thought on a day that
winter’s cold has finally arrived in my neighborhood. I came across an read Marian Wright Edelman’s thought-provoking essay “Why are guns more valuable than children in America?”. She spoke of America’s love for the rights of
gun-owners other the sacrificed lives of children aged five and under killed by those weapons of immediate destruction. Marian even indicated that 30 more preschoolers were killed by guns in America than law enforcement officers last year. The evidence is
clear that in 2015 more pre-schoolers will be killed than law enforcement officers this year as well. The article was fair in it’s assessment that something needs to be done by legislators in Congress to put an end to this senseless, needless violence
done by those weapons of immediate destruction.
However, that article provoked another mental thought for me this morning it aroused in my mind this question?
Why is injustice towards Black Americans more valuable than providing justice, real
justice to Blacks in America?
Oh, it’s easy to answer “racism” that is the most simple response to this question. Those white people simply hate and revere blacks in America. They always have and they always have. Hell, those bastards
stole us off our lands in Africa, hell they is even talk that blacks were already here in America and those evil white people not only stole our lands they killed our brothers and enslaved the strongest of us. This sixty second thought isn’t going to
redress or address either of those scenarios.
This thought is simple going to ask the question and simply wonder why since the emancipation of our ancestors in 1865. Why has America done so much to impede justice being applied to every black citizen
in this nation? Oh, some will say the assassination of Old Abe sat back the plans to provide the impetus to secure those rights promised by the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of the Constitution. In someways this could be explained since his predecessor Andrew
Johnson was not a true friend of the abolitionists who fought for blacks securing freedom prior to as well as after the Civil War. Yet, Reconstruction was implemented during his Presidency and there indeed were magnanimous plans put in place in those southern
states to bring true freedom to newly freed slaves. During those years overt racism could indeed answer the question posed by my thought this morning. Yet, why wouldn’t it have been easier through just to allow let freedom ring after the most heinous
battle this nation had ever encountered?
Why was it necessary once Blacks were unlocked from the bonds of slavery to continue to impede the full implementation of equal rights and true justice to each and every one of our ancestors. I mean why even
have judicial considerations for Plessey vs. Ferguson? Why even have a segregated united armed forces up until 1947? Why separate the races in federal workplaces when prior to that edict it had been shown that either race had shown no problem with that workplace
condition prior to Wilson’s change in direction? Why did our own Government allow the destruction of Black Wall Street in Greenwood, Oklahoma to go unpunished not only at the time of the actual incident but even up to this very day? Why was it even any
reason for dead black bodies to hang on trees like strange fruits as Billie Holliday sang so eloquently? Why was no white man in the south ever convicted of killing a black person even when the heinous acts were done in public view for all to view and admire
their acts of hate? Why were ghettoes allowed to flourish in the so-called greatest economic nation the world had ever known? Why did 4 little black girls get blown to smithereens simply because they attended a church that stood for justice? Why did the federal
government not step in an reinstitute all the monies that were stolen from newly freed blacks who had placed their funds in the Freedman Banks? When in the early 1970’s when the Central Intelligence Agency need funds to create havoc worldwide why didn’t
anyone in the room say hell no when they decided to flood guns and drugs into America’s cities to get the cash necessary to engage in mischief worldwide? Why did no one say to Ollie North, Reagan’s chief architect of a misguided policy “you
have lost your freaking mind” if you think you can flood the streets of Black America with drugs to pay to arm your little rebellion in Central America? Why is it to this day that some blacks in our communities feel that it’s best to ignore our
conditions rather than confronting them? Why when law enforcement bullets riddled black bodies our communities strikes straight to the streets crying injustice but when our own brothers and sisters riddle bodies similar to those taken by the bad police officers
our community sits in silent acceptance of those acts? Why can Americans black or white view monitors of visual information on a daily basis and see the destruction caused by America’s own weapons of immediate destruction and act as if those destructive
actions won’t have some casual effect back on our own streets? Why do we rush too movie theaters across the nation as our communities implode around us to see stellar destruction but our community members won’t give that same enthusiastic response
or support to rebuilding, building, or growing construction of real time living?
The question of why injustice is so easily attained is that justice takes the union of two forces aligning for a common magnificent objective. It seems that never in the
history of America has that alignment of objectives between the races been aligned. From either side when blacks needed the full force of the might of the US Government to attain a full measure of justice, real justice it was not there to answer the call.
Can we simply answer our dilemma with “it’s whitey fault” you know that normal racist response?. You see in many instances blacks have been called to support there own and in many of those instances those calls have gone unanswered. Brothers
and sisters for real justice, I mean absolute justice the call for action must be answered as it was in Montgomery, Alabama, or Greenwood, Mississippi, or Selma, Alabama, or the Mall in Washington DC as it was in 63, 95, and 15. Those calls must be answered
ten-fold and the response must elicit actions from both sides not just one side. If you have the attitude that it is “whitey’s fault” then do something about it build up, link up and make a significant difference in the lives of those around
you. If you feel that this world is more than about the color of someone’s skin but the content of his or her’s character then do something about it build up, link up and make a significant difference in the lives of those around you. See something
familiar? Yes, same action but different feelings internally but the same actions aligned for the common good of people living around you.