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When Will Blacks Have Made It? Exclusive Mychal Massie

When Will Blacks Have Made It? Exclusive Mychal Massie

I find it a conundrum that America goes out of its way one month a year to recognize a race-based achievement that qualifies as historic, when the persons (read majority of blacks) demanding special recognition for said historical achievement are happiest wallowing in despair and the rejection of modernity.

I ask the question: At what point will blacks be deemed as having stepped into the present that all other Americans occupy?

Because if we are to believe Obama, the black race-mongers, and the white apologists – blacks still haven’t arrived. The late Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, in the infiniteness of her deplorable ignorance, prognosticated that it would be another 25 years before blacks were capable of entering law schools without race-based affirmative action.

What I do not understand is if blacks have it so bad and have been left so far out of the mainstream of modernity how is it that we have black billionaires? How is it that we have blacks that own major television networks and radio stations in the major media markets – and I’m not speaking about the family members of Jesse Jackson who benefited from his extortion tactics.

There is not one area of sports, employment and/or politics in America today in which blacks are not represented. They are among the highest paid in every category. Yet, despite this glaring reality, we are supposed to believe that blacks do not have the same opportunity that whites have. We are supposed to believe that blacks are disaffected and underrepresented in business, education, industry, ad nauseum.

It is not white America’s fault that blacks are disproportionately incarcerated, unemployed, or impoverished. It is a truism that if a person breaks the law they can expect to be incarcerated depending on the nature of the crime and their frequency of arrests.

FAMSU160In today’s economy, unemployed blacks should thank their homeboy president because his policies have contributed massively to the high unemployment rate. That said, it should also be understood that an absence of marketable employment skills is not the fault of whites either.

The myth that blacks have it so bad is just that pursuant to the realities of life. Americans of every skin color and ethnicity are unemployed, homeless, and subsidized by the government in some manner. The difference is that blacks are led to believe that government subsistence is tantamount to a life benefit, i.e., they deserve it because “fill in the blank.”

In the aftermath of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, and Jim Crow, the white political establishment was eager to show their desire to recompense blacks for past ills and grievances. The problem is that in their eagerness to prove same they’ve succeeded in fueling the malevolent propensity held by many blacks to punish, get even, and prey on white guilt. And it has worked. The tragedy is that it has worked to the disadvantage of many blacks. It is an alchemy of lies and white guilt that has fomented the cries of racial disaffection today.

Why should America be bathed in guilt because certain blacks make conscious decisions to live in and participate in anti-societal behavior? Why should people who achieve based on meritocracy be sent to the back of the class in order to advance blacks and women who are unqualified based on grades and requisite skills?

It is the easiest of excuses to blame the realities of life on the color of skin. And it guarantees certain political groups a plantation of votes and useful idiots when that mindset is calculated into political dogma.

But to my original point – considering that there is not one area of the American landscape today not represented by blacks, when will we be able to put an end to the racial caterwauling and screeds that blacks are being left behind and treated unfairly?

The simple answer to my question is that the racial-caterwauling will cease when it is no longer beneficial to those who make gain of same.

Blacks who wallow in despair and reject modernity should be ashamed of themselves. Opportunity in America abounds for all despite the best efforts of Obama to convince those so inclined otherwise. But it should be noted that said opportunity doesn’t come in the mail with food stamps and a welfare check. It comes from preparation, hard work, pursuing a dream, and/or wanting more from life than government housing and blaming others for what you do not have.

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61 Responses to When Will Blacks Have Made It? Exclusive Mychal Massie

  1. Sue February 27, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    There are two problems that I see with blacks realizing their potential and the opportunities that are available to all. One is the NAACP and other organizations who routinely spout bromides such as “we’ve come a long way, but we’re not there yet”. These organizations need to continue to find inequality so they can continue to receive funding. Whether it’s racial inequality, the war on poverty, women, etc., funding would stop if they admitted the problem no longer existed. So they need to concoct inequality where there is none, or lower the bar on what constitutes the inequality.

    The second problem is the blacks’ own opinion of other blacks. If a black achieves a higher status and income in life than other blacks, he/she is is accused of “trying to be white”. It’s not a white thing to want the best for yourself and your family, it’s a human thing. Blacks shouldn’t be deterred from succeeding just because they don’t fit the mold. They need to create a new mold, and Mychal, Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell and all the rest are living, breathing examples of what is possible.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

      sue: you’re partially correct…you’re only considered to be acting white by other blacks if you eschew their level of resentment and blame…

  2. Anne February 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    What a deep disappointing abysmal failure we find in Obama. All his promises turn out to be lies except his intentions to make a BIG CHANGE in America. His changes come Fast & Furious it seems. One of those changes we can lay at Obama’s doorstep was setting race relations back at least a couple of decades. But I think that fits in with his plan. I do believe he may just be the next LEADER to encourage mass murder/slaughter in the form of Genocide.

    I don’t like that picture and it frankly doesn’t make for good sleeping really. But all the signs appear to be falling in line. Genocide doesn’t just happen. The MESSAGE goes out to GET a particular segment of society. To Adolph Hitler it was the Jewish people, POL POT in Cambodia, Mao Ze-Dong in China, and more recently Rwanda’s between the Hutus and the Tutsis. The list is very long unfortunately with no shortage of incidents.

    ETHNIC CLEANSING seems to me to be a dirty word and cleanses no one of anything. I think the 1.4 million babies per year whose young lives are snuffed out – bloody painful deaths by abortion qualify.

    As to our future here in America, my homeland which I hardly recognize anymore – I prefer to think I have only let my political ruminations get the better of me. If so, I apologize. But sadly I don’t think I am.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

      anne: he didn’t say “big change” he said “fundamentally change”…there is a big difference between the two…

    • jacob February 26, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

      oh, poor you. your poor homeland gets takeded by the meanie black bullies and you don’t recognize it with all these mean blacks… you are so stupid i don’t understand it. how the #@$% is Obama, who, by the way, is black (oh no!) encouraging ethnic cleansing IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM!!!! remind me how many races/religeons he has killed off or even enslaved, or… even persecuted??? you clearly are stuck in 1880s america and arent used to your slaves actually having rights? and btw if ethnic cleansing sounds a tad bit dirty to you, its because it is.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie March 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

        jacob: resorting to monosomic cretinism and displaying an inability to respond cogently without stooping the verbiage of those possessing a limited lexicon I would suggest you revisit your argument…

  3. Angela Marie Lambert February 27, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    Amen, Mr. Massie! Anger and rage only see one color…fire RED and it's collateral damage of gray soot, which blocks out the LIGHT of common sense, decency and TRUTH. Blacks, as well as Whites and any other color, for that matter, need to stop looking down at the color of their skin and grumbling and look UP to the LIGHT in order to get out of the darkness!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

      angela marie lambert: OORAH…well said my friend…

  4. Gary Thomsen February 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    One of your readers mentioned Obama in the same sentence as the term race war. In any kind of war, the honorable and brave and patriotic bear the brunt of the damage. The opportunistic, the lazy and the immoral usually find a way to profit at the expense of the suffering and dying of their superiors (not superior in rank or privilege, but superior spiritually and morally). This explains why certain people will always be fomenting unrest; when not between nations, then just between residents on their own country. That explains a lot when you read, listen to or watch the daily news. When someone is in favor of war, the first question to ask is: What is in it for him/her? There is some kind of personal benefit in play. In few cases, the personal benefit is knowing that one has done the very best to help a certain group of people in some way. Usually the answer is, follow the money.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

      gary thomsen: sometimes those in favor of war myself included are driven by a desire to teach those who dare harm americans a lesson in civility that is best delivered with missiles…

  5. Marilyn February 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I keep asking myself that if the street organizer were entirely white, would the people have voted for him to be President of The United States?! The man is a disgrace to all real American blacks and whites. It’s amazing that the penniless mixed punk supposedly had a great education (no proof) and personifies yet a street organizer who doesn’t have any governing skills. He continues to divide people and make them hostile towards each other. What else can we expect from this punk who has a background that is to this day very questionable. If the punk is an American black president, I must be an Oriental Doctor named Flung Dung.

    • Carl Fuglein February 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      Marilyn – well put. I’ve often asked the question – why identify one’s self as black if half white? If you listen to him – it’s the black population that always seems to be underprivileged. If so, I’d be the first to point out – hey, I’m half white!

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

        carl fuglein: it dismays me that we are getting hung up on his mixed ethnicity…many years ago I read a study and later spoke w/ the author of same…he was a psychologist who studied how children of mixed ethnicities view themselves…I absolutely loathe obama but I refuse to indite and humiliate people of mixed ethnicities because they view themselves as asian juxtaposed to white, as black juxtaposed to korean, black juxtaposed to white…truth be told when it comes to blacks of mixed heritage identifying themselves as black same has at it basis jim crow…we stoop to the level of those we condemn when we make comments such as that…

        • Carl Fuglein August 16, 2013 at 1:07 am #

          Mychal – I’m not all that hung up on his ethnicity, I don’t really care what color he is because he’s such a bad president. I guess my point is that I believe he’s dissing his white ancestors. If I were mixed, I’d embrace both races. I’m half German, 3/8 Scottish and 1/8 English. I embrace all my ancestors and identify with them all. I don’t say I’m just German.

          • Mychal Massie
            Mychal Massie August 16, 2013 at 11:50 am #

            carl fuglein: point made…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      marilyn: first of all he was not penniless…far from same…secondly I’m growing weary of talk of his being fully one thing or another…such talk is not germane to discussion and borders on being unseemly…it also sets my blog up as being as a racist site that I support…I do not condone nor support that type of reasoning and again strongly state it has no place in discussions here…

    • jacob February 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

      i have no fricking idea what you just said but you called the president a ‘penniless mixed punk’ which is pretty darn racist and how is his background questionable? you only say that because he is black and has Islamic african family. if you actually want to then look it up, you can find proof of 100% of his american upbringing and hard work that led to him becoming a politician.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie March 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

        jacob: yours is a barmecidal argument…

  6. Ben February 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I think part of the problem is that black “leaders” are empowering the ghetto crowd and implying that they have not been given enough of a “leg up”. Until a new group of black leaders are looked to, like Mychal Massie, Dr. Carson, Thomas Sowell, etc., and there are too many to mention, there will be no emancipation. Our fuehrer, the community agitator, is one of the biggest problems blacks, and all decent people, have.

    • Pamela Arnold February 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      Hi Ben!
      I have found quite a few adjectives of my own when I speak of “the being”. But just had to say, I loved your definition “community agitator”. Hope you don’t mind if I borrow it ocassinally. :-) And if the other half of the population would ever wake up and realize this fraud is not truly black, maybe they wouldn’t be so ignorant as to say, “hey, gotta vote for my brother”. Voting for or against a skin color, just shows their stupidity and why they should not vote.
      ~Take Care~

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

        pamela arnold: who are we to say who is truly black or any other ethnicity…identify people as american but we but none of are truly any ethnicity…so please stop that line of reasoning…we do harm to those who are innocent and push them toward feelings of inadequacy based on confusion…I cannot abide that…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      ben: I can tell taht I do not want to be a black leader and I know Tommy Sowell shares my sentiments…if I am compelled to be a leader it will be as an American leader…your comment reflects the schism that tears at the fabric of our nation…racial assignations and racial partisanship…think bigger than segregated identification of those we myopically believe should lead based on color of their skin…that is as prejudice as those blaming misfortune on color of skin…even if not intended to be…

  7. Sarah Miller February 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Well said, Sir. The one thing I would add is a question as to why our US Congress has to have a BLACK CAUCAS? Is there a WHITE CAUCAS? A JEWISH CAUCAS? An HISPANIC CAUCAS? An ORIENTAL CAUCAS? The list could be endless. Black History Month sends me over the edge. I think MUSLIM history month will be next. probably starting next year, or even this year. When did we stop being AMERICANS? I am of Irish, Welsh, German, Dutch decent, but I don’t recall anyone celebrating it or anyone asking about my ancestors and I am 71 years old. No handouts for my group.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      sarah miller: actually some of those you reference caucus as a group based on ethnicity…but your point is taken…just make sure your reasons for believing same are honorable…

    • jacob February 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

      what would be wrong with a muslim history month? Islam preaches peace, charity, and love. I agree that everybody should get recognition for their heritage, not just blacks. and BTW, congress has a white supremacist caucus. its called the tea party.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie March 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

        jacob: we witness their islam’s idea of peace love and happiness every time they reference Israel…not to mention watching their actions around the world…

  8. Pamela Arnold February 26, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Ahhhh, the blame game. Or, what I call, The Obama, Liberal, Leftist Agenda, to divide us as Americans. Yes, him and his little minions thrive on this imaginary “race war”. I have to admit, I have learned a lot through Black History Month, as we were not taught about most of these people even during my time in school. (Yeah, going back here a ways!) But I do think a few times a year, we should have something called National History Month that teaches or refreshes our memories of all Americans that have been significantly great contributors to our American society, and humainty. We have had Inventors, Scientist, Poets, Music Composers, Athletes, Astronauts, etc., of all colors. All whom deserve special recognition. I believe if people had the opportunity to learn that all races are equal, and the only people that are underachievers, or uneducated, has been by their own individual choice, and not by “white people” being the oppressors, not only would their knowledge base/intellect increase, but they wouldn’t fall for Obama’s crapola, and hearing the liberals spew “racisim”, as if it were a disease spread by those “bow-tyin white boys”. If I had the room to list each and every American that have made great strides towards humanitarian work, I bet “all” colors would be equal, if not greater, in minorities. We are, as always through this administration, filled with packs, and packs of lies. And until we can get all colors made more aware and knowledgeable, they, the liberals, will continue on with their lies of oppression.

  9. Denise February 26, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    BRAVO ! really enjoyed reading this article and the responses from the readers … I truly believe that people who actually care and want positive results for our society, bring everyone together and make no excuses, you either pull yourself up by the bootstraps or you fail …. you either work for a living or you starve, that is what makes the difference between the self sufficient and those who whine. BTW, Self-pity apologists wrap themselves in a cloak of ignorance and feel best when treating “less fortunates” like humane society pets all in the guise of making themselves feel superior.

  10. SunnyVee February 26, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Mychal, you have hit another one out of the park. This time it’s a Grand Slam home run. I think those who have struggled to get ahead, and I give you Dr. Benjamin Carson as an example, are shining examples of what a determined individual can achieve, no matter their race, ethnicity or gender. He says his mother, who had a third grade education, pushed him. Contrast this with the generational “gimme, gimme, gimme” problem created by one Lyndon Baines Johnson and his Great Society. In this case, blacks quickly learned the welfare system and how having babies would get even more money. Work was unheard of and to be avoided, when you could get “free money” and housing. And no matter that there were multiple fathers and no nuclear family.

    Then there is the guilt forced on whites by blacks because of slavery. Yet none of us living, and even our parent’s and grandparent’s generations, had a thing to do with it. But still, “we had to pay for the sins of slavery”, even though as Gary said below, it was blacks in Africa selling other blacks into slavery. And yes, whites were guilty of “owning” them, and it was wrong, but it was all way before our time.

    To a lesser degree, we have created the same situation with women. Giving them equal rights was the correct thing to do. But we made a monster of this group, too. And there are plenty of harridans (your favorite word, and oh so descriptive!) out there still demanding more and more for women, who have for years been treated equally and fairly and have “made it” ahead of others whether they deserved it or not.

    Anyone who has worked in corporate America knows the problems created by quotas and hiring unqualified women or blacks or other minorities just to meet government criteria. It left managers and co-workers having to work twice as hard to pull up the slack and accepting less than acceptable performance. And there was no way to get rid of them, unlike a real (that is, non-quota) non-performing employee.

    If you think about it, there are other groups out there who could demand retribution of this scale, and I offer the American Indian and Japanese-Americans interred unfairly in camps during WWII as examples. Yet what did our goverment do? In the case of the American Indians, it put them on dismal reservations and made their lives living hell. And there was no real justice for those interred in camps, to my knowledge. Yet there is not a massive voice for these groups demanding rights like the black activists or women’s groups of today.

    This is a self-inflicted wound, and instead of doing the right thing, and we have done that, then letting it heal, the scab is continually picked off by the activists, the left media plays it for all it’s worth, and we continue to drown in the self-made cesspool of diviseness.

    Thank you for your stellar article!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:10 am #

      sunnyvee: slavery was immoral but it was not illegal like it or not…that said america unlike the sudan, liberia, the middle east, and other african nations had the good sense and decency to abolish slavery and end jim crow…it is a truism that you cannot move forward while trying to live in the past…

      • SunnyVee February 27, 2013 at 9:49 am #

        You are so right! Dwelling in the past is worse than the chains of slavery!

        • Mychal Massie
          Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

          sunnyvee: ideological imprisonment is mentally debilitating…

  11. Jane Horton-Leasman February 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    When I have nothing else to watch on Saturday night on TV I turn to MSNBC, "Locked Up..Raw", and it is terrifying to see the numbers of Blacks, Northern Mexico Hispanics, and no-brained whites locked up for whatever their criminal activity. There is a proclivity of Blacks and Hispanics and the anger that these people take back to the streets when they are released is really frightening! The whites seem to be stupid, smart ass, uneducated. And the Hispanics just plain cruel. However, there are very (potentially) bright Blacks…who just feel deserted by family and society. The older inmates talk about the new young ones coming in and how there is dangerously no hope for them. I really feel sorry for these young people who have had no guidance and our prison systems don't seem to be training them for any brighter future. It is time to come down on the parents (if you can find the Fathers)…women, who should be giving their Sons a direction which will make them a better person than themselves and the life they have lived. I think it is time to start working on putting more energy in to changing the mindset of young Black women, as their Sons do have potential. Quit handing out a "check" for every baby they have, and make them have job training. And, if they don't give proper care to their children there should be an environment like "Father Flanagan's Boys Town", where these children could have an opportunity to have a life outside of the horrible home environments and communities which exist. As for the Hispanics, they don't even have a love of their Mothers, muchless society. These are dangerous people. Young Black men need more paternal attention whether it be from their family, or the "community". And, most of the whites seem to just be stupid followers.

    • Elda Maria Orozco-Delgado February 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      When you describe each and everyone by race and their problems,either education,economic or social standards,you generalize all into a one group.Criminals are in JAIL because a crimen commited,there can be many excusesd can be use to play the game. But keep in mind that every RACE or NATIONALITY have different CULTURE,even when SOME share a common or similar language, NOT TO BE CONFUSE. Unfortunately those of us that came from Spanish language country been LABEL HISPANICS…sometimes LATIN,which actually covers others country in that frame, perhaps a little more sofisticated. I founded that in many cases the general opinion comes to play when people of little or non intellectual background make staments without any or poor acknowledge of the different cultures…YES HISPANICS or BLACKS..IT IS A TITLE..BUT NOT THE REAL STORY and BACKGROUND of EACH INDIVIDUAL TO BE JUDGE BY ANTIONALITY OR COLOR…SOCIAL STANDARDS are a TITLE that can purchase with money…EVEN CRIMINALS DO and get RISE to HIGHTEST PLACES in GOVERNMENT…THATS WHAT MONEY DOES!

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:06 am #

        elda maria orozco-delgado: the bottom line is that if we are americans the basic planks of your argument would be rendered irrelevant… it can be argued there would still be those with the means (read money) to avoid the harsher aspects of certain crimes but we wouldn’t be subjected to the cries of those who are able to use color of skin as a club to have their own way…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      jane horton-leasman: I disagree with the supposition from which your comments stem…I spent 13 years as president of a non-profit ministry doing prison ministry…the organization ministered in 43 state, federal, county facilities in this country and canada…you are guilty of painting with a broad brush those you observe on television but have had no interaction with…that said the problem with today’s prisons is that they are not instruments of punishment…they are learning centers for criminals to refine their criminal proclivities and take advantage of education and health opportunities they can get in the street…the job of prisons is to provide an atmosphere designed to have offenders see the error of their ways and make it their business to never return…for many today prison, even though a controlled environment provides a better lifestyle than they have on the streets…

  12. Polina Maire February 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    And as it is rather obvious that "the homeboy" from the WH is just as lazy as those who know nothing of hard work, nor want to know and prefer to work hard at thievery, muggings and other criminal activities instead! "The homeboy" had it handed to him on a platter without hard work as well…..

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:21 am #

      polina maire: I agree w/ you…I hope you are recovering from your harsh winter…

  13. Gary February 26, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Based on what I have learned outside of class, as it wasn’t and more than likely still isn’t taught or even mentioned in any level of education, Black History in America started when black Africans rounded up, chained, and loaded other black Africans onto ships to send as slaves to American shores..But really got going when Blacks were allowed(out of need) to fight for their own freedom.. and at the end of the Civil War were elected to Congress, in a fairly good sized number..And as I have learned were MOSTLY all Republicans..and at the time many were hunted down as were White Republicans and killed in what ever fashion was handy(mostly hanging) by the Democrat infested and backed KKK!!!
    And for the most part contrary to the POPULAR belief, The DEMOCRAT PARTY has been the one with their “foot on the throat” of the blacks…YET, they, “The Underprivileged”

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      gary: your points are correct but you omitted that the ashanti and dahomey african tribes which are modern day benin and ghana hunted and captured other africans and sold them to muslims who in turn sold them to traders coming here…

      • Gary February 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

        You are right again Mychal, I guess that must be the Obama muslim connection!!!

        • Mychal Massie
          Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

          gary: OI firmly there is a connection…

  14. Elda Maria Orozco-Delgado February 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    I agreed with George Backer, Mychal like always, have very well describe in every angle what is going wrong in in America..Thanks Mychal!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      elda maria orozco-delgado: thk you my friend…I enjoy reading your comments…

  15. Wynona Burgstiner February 26, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    In 1974 while the guilt trip instituted by the politically correct liberals where espousing that blacks were too stupid and too poor to achieve on the same level as others our schools were turned into a pool of turmoil where children were assigned schools so far away from their neighborhoods that what was called at that time white flight occurred. As an economic choice I had to leave me son in public school. I was fortunate enough to meet at that time 2 of the most amazing teachers my son had in his early years of school. Both of those women were black women with souls attuned to children. One of those women told me on an occasion where I had been called to his class because of bad behavior that the one thing she had learned in the 20+ years of teaching that children are basically lazy and selfish. As she explained what she meant I found that I wholeheartedly agreed with her. We had a long discussion about the forced integration and disruption of the school district and how it was going to affect the kids. Her concern was the dumbing down of the kids both black and white. The directives to teachers of all races from administration was to pass the kids even if they did not meet the requirements of their grade level. Her concern was that good teachers would leave and parents of both races would pull their children from public schools and only the poorest kids would be left with bad teachers and a loss of education. By 1990 she was proven right, thankfully she had retired by then and did not have to teach any longer. We have glossed over the lack of discipline and education for political correctness. I was shocked recently to discover that neither of my youngest grandchildren knew who The Father of our country was. One told me Ronald Reagan and another Thomas Jefferson. Their lack of knowledge about the founding of this country was appalling, some of the answers to my questions left me saddened. I gave both of them books that I asked them to read and report back to me what they thought after reading them, they both have told me that they had never been told that the early settlers came seeking religious freedom and almost nothing about black freedmen who achieved amazing lives before the civil war and later after the war. What happened to those brave people and what happened that many of us have not pushed to have these things learned by all children in school from the earliest days. Is there hope that we can turn this around.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      wynona burgstiner: thk you for sharing your personal insights and experiences…

  16. George Baker February 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Mychal said it so well there is not much that can be added. I would have to say that the drop out rate for black kids in school or the number of unwed black girls have abortions or kids with no father figure is not the fault of whites. The opprotunities are there but they are to lazy or to programmed to just sit like liberal pets, to be fed and sheltered.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      george baker: I agree with you but we cannot omit the part ignorance plays…I am convinced that many times that which is viewed as laziness is in reality inculcated fear of stepping from under the umbrella of their known comfort zones…when the only association you have with white people is on television or with the court system it is easy to see the inculcated cultural roadblocks that are set up…

  17. Elaine W. February 26, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    Well said, Mychal.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      elaine w: thk you my friend…

  18. Freda Faulkner February 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Good article.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      freda faulkner: thk you much…

  19. Michael Cook February 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    You know what, I have asked the exact same question. I work at what is considered by some, a luxury car dealer, located in a predominately "black" neighborhood. Most of the customers I see are" black". The average car in this dealership costs in the mid-$40,000 range. But still blacks have not "over-come." What am I missing?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      michael cook: you make my point…thks for sharing…

  20. renee February 26, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    Who would have thought nearly 20 years ago just how racially polarized our society would become under the disappointing leadership of Barack Obama, whom liberal America initially portrayed as the “great racial healer” prior to his so-called “historical” presidential win? There isn’t anything more devastating than coming to the provable conclusion that despite the technological advancements in which we’ve accomplished within a span of 30 years, blacks are still lagging behind primarily because of “white guilt”.

    White guilt since the Civil Rights Movement has produced a generation of unmotivated & morally corrupt group of black men & women who seem to take pride in arrogance and low self esteem. With the aid of the pernicious “Affirmative Action” programs, a large number of minorites & especially women have taken advatage of delving into arenas once dominated by white men, who to this very day, despite the never ending wrath of feminism, continue to fully utilize their inherent intellect and knowledge into developing the most innovative ideas imaginable!

    On the other hand, highly intelligent & educated Individuals such as Dr. Benjamin Carson, Herman Cain, Walter Williams & Thomas Sowell are sadly diminished as “Uncle Toms” due to their unconventional & anti-liberal personas. These men are hardly ever welcomed on Fox News with the possible exception of Sean Hannity, to debate non-“black” issues of the day in the same manner as their very unsophisticated but colorful, “unintellectual” constituents such as “Dr.” Lamont Hill, Michael Eric Dyson & Cornel West! Heaven only knows why these men continue to generate so much fanfare by both their white & black liberal fan base.

    They are only a fraction of the notorious race baiting liberal Democrat antagonizers consisting of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Tavis Smiley, Maxene Waters, Ben Jealous, Donna Brazille, Soledad O’Brien, Jullianne Malveaux, Roland Martin, Juan Williams & Jehmu Greene who continue the endless cycle of encouraging millions of blacks into viewing themselves as perennial victims of “white” racism! Never mind the fact that it has been the soul crippling policies of liberal Democrats which have kept most blacks underprivileged for nearly 5 decades!

    While some of these individuals have taken advantage in obtaining degrees from some form of higher learning within accredited college institutions which has eventually afforded them the opportunities of engaging in the American dream, they take such delight in preventing most blacks from achieving pretty much the same goals for fear of competion! That’s right. This is the mentality of liberalism. It’s a diobolical set of rules which sets most minorities up for failure by encouraging them to engage in immorality, poverty and debauchery! So when these clowns come on televison to gripe about racism & how “whitey’ is still trying to hold back the black race, it’s just a ruse. It’s the same game plan in which Obama utilizes to generate the confidence of his mindless followers who simply don’t any better.

    This philosophy is best illustrated through the notrious presence of P. Diddy, who witihn a few years ago was riding high in the entertainment field while courting then publicity prostitute, JLO! Diddy as you recall, entered a nightclub with his fawning enterouge in tow including one, MC Shyne who later regretted associating himself with Mr. Diddy. Diddy the dedicated liberal who surrounds himself with a handful of uneducated street hoods,decided to showcase his powerful weight amidst a crowded nightclub until a ruckus ensued. Amidst the fracas, gunshots were hurled. JLO then decided to make her official exit after she & Diddy were arrested, only to be later acquitted of any wrong doing. Meanwhile, an unknown but up & coming rapper named “Shyne” who under Diddy’s careful guidance made the hideous mistake of trusting the mogul who eventually let him take the rap for the incident! Diddy walked away a free man, while being celebrated by his adoring fans & the media. Shyne on the other hand, who is virtually unknown today, despite his affiliation with P. Diddy, was later deported & sentenced to 9 years behind bars all because he made the foolish mistake of not educating himself and placing all of his trust behind a self absorbed, liberal-minded celebrity who never had his best interest at heart!

    • Star February 26, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      Oh, brutal… remembering that incident and then the “cover up”. P Diddy is a “star” now – and never shuts his mouth – literally. J-Lo with her obnoxious baby singing voice is another one – a “star”. All kiss the behind of their “savior” B.O. And B.O. seems only to care about being “popular” and courting more “stars”. Sorry, if I sound bitter, but I am.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 26, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      renee: your observations are spot on…it is also worth noting that many stellar conservatives of color receive no mention whatsoever…because to do would fracture the prism of inequality so many blacks are led to believe they suffer under…

    • rubee February 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      Renee and Mychal:

      Your candid statements are eye opening. What We, the People, need are “the voices in the wilderness” to be heard, to open ears, eyes, and minds. We will grow in educating, taking our lessons from the past moving away from the “victimizing” of any culture. I pray for the day that as time moves forward, we, all Americans, will be able to put this victimization and racial feud behind and move forward and create the climate celebrating diversity and building upon the intellect, talents, creativity of all.

      I believed in Martin Luther King’s “I had a Dream” despite being called many unkind names because of being “white”. Time to go beyond all this .. we are the people not we are the color. Eventually may our whispers become a roar.

      May I take the liberty to add one more name to your list of highly intelligent and educated “voices”: Stacy M. Swimp: “Contagious Transformation”/Project 21 and president of the Frederick Douglas Society.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

        rubee: I applaud everything you have said…I do however have cause for objection pursuant to how stacey handled the George Zimmerman defense of himself when he was attacked by trayvon martin…

    • Jewlz February 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

      So who is responsible for the group of morally corrupt white men & women who seem to take pride in arrogance and low self esteem? Or this just a black thing?

      And you really think white men have “inherent intellect and knowledge”?..I guess we should be thankful that those AA programs didn’t burden our supreme leaders too much and they were able to keep leading everyone into the 21st century. People say racist things and don’t even realize it. We are lost.

      And just because Dr. Hill or Dr. West may have a different take on things doesn’t make them unintellectual as you stated.

      Also, your long story about diddy and shyne failed to mention one important fact. Shyne was the one shooting in the club, not diddy. That’s why shyne went to prison! makes sense right? Never let facts get in the way of a good rant I guess.

      Mychal. I agree with some of your takes but you just seem to sit and nod and never check these fools who say ignorant things/

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie February 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

        jewiz: my job is not to police…discussion is permitted and encouraged…that which offends me personally or that which is untoward I address…that said Renee’s position pursuant to combs and shyne was not w/out merit even if the players were not identified corrected as to involvement…

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