Black People : “Is This Generation of African-American Baby Boomers Getting Soft?

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  1. IFE

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    “Is This Generation of African-American Baby Boomers Getting Soft?

    The youngest Baby Boomer turned fifty-one this year and the African-American variety seems to be unraveling. Especially, in the South. There was a time when we abhorred anything that looked, smelled, and sounded like racism. Our forefathers witnessed families being pulled out of their homes and lynched in trees. They were around when traffic stops equated to swift incarcerations prior to the protections from Miranda Rights and illegal searches. When Black people died “mysteriously”, their communities bonded together, meeting in homes, schools, and churches to form a unified front bent on finding out the truth. Now, it seems like African-American “Baby Boomers” have gone soft. The “boom” has gone.


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    IMO, as a BBII generation, I believe many of us have became soft and tired.
    Until, Trump is elected. The Baby Boomers know when we must take action and protest like during the CRM, that, unfortunately, our kids did not appreciate.

    We had to step aside for Gen X to lead. Only to discover they no longer respected or required leadership. Thus, not accomplishing much for their communities, IMO.











    Boomers I or The Baby Boomers
    Born: 1946-1954
Coming of Age: 1963-1972

    Boomers II or Generation Jones
    Born: 1955-1965
Coming of Age: 1973-1983
     
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    Black Lives Matter and Civil Rights movements confront generation gap

    Morehouse senior Parker Williams says there is a generation gap between the Black Lives Matter movement and the Civil Rights era.
    These organizers fill a gap left by Atlanta’s famous Civil Rights era elders such as former Mayor and Ambassador Andrew Young, who thinks the current generation isn’t making a real sacrifice.
    “I knew I was gonna get beat up when I confronted the police, but they know they’re gonna get away with it,” Young, 84, said recently. “It’s a cheap shot.”


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    To members of the Black Lives Matter movement, the tactics of the NAACP and other civil rights groups have proven to be no match for today's problems.
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    Why the gap between old and new black civil rights activists is widening


    .......as civil rights veteran Andrew Young stepped in to provide some encouragement – not to activists, but to police officers.

    “Those are some unlovable little brats out there,” the 84-year-old former Atlanta mayor and U.S. ambassador said of protesters at a recent pep talk at a police precinct. “They’re showing off. And not even with a clear message.


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    As waves of protesters gathered in Atlanta night after night to condemn the fatal police shootings of African American men, civil rights veteran Andrew Young
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    :11100:we now got somebody who will whip the soft out they behinds....
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    I think you may be a Boomer, James.
    don is a WAKE UP shout out to all Blacks. WAKE UP! Stay awake.
    Don won't be whipping nobody.
     
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    I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it’s hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter.

    The baby boomers who drove the success of the civil rights movement want to get behind Black Lives Matter, but the group’s confrontational and divisive tactics make it difficult.

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      I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it’s hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter.

      I support BLM's cause, but not its approach.
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      Aug 24, 2015 ... I support BLM's cause, but not its approach. ... have run for president and led political campaigns — but BLM has welcomed neither. ... BLM activists“respect the leaders of another day, but they are not going to bow down to them. ... baby boomers and millennials must overcome their differences and pair the ...
     
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    boom? boom boom, boom boom boom boom boom...:slobber:
     
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    I don't know what this means. You don't need to explain.
    Did you protest, get involved, during the CRM?
     
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    registered black people to vote (harder than it sounds), marched, fought po po, drank pluck, smoked joint, listened to miles and coltrane...
    all the usual stuff
     
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