Black People : How was the civil rights movement a grassroots effort

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If the churches were not so wrapped up in the tax break they will loose if they don't stay out of politics. More could be done in the Black Community. Political influence and the unity we seek can be discussed and formed all over the United States.

    During slavery they didn't want us gathering or speaking in such a manner in church. Today the money has that hold on the congregation. Those Billions we spend could be redirected into the churches could become the grass root again.

    You all have witnessed or know how the authorities harass Blacks when there are two or more of use gathering or together. They don't do that to Asians or the Eastern Indians. Growing up we could hang long on the corner meeting, congregating, crooning and singing.

    What should we do?

    Start more community based organizations that don't have funding or can't take funding because it is not controlled or regulated under a non-profit controlled organization. If the 501c is used to organize then they loose the tax exempt and funding.The worst that can happen to a church is they have to pay taxes on the income they take in from the congregation. Then that is all they are getting anyway.

    Catch 22 dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.
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    :11100:well we did smoke a lot of grass. we always picked out the roots and seeds first.
     
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    Do you think this is why the civil rights struggle was outwitted, circumvented, not working and written as weak as it today?

     
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    IMO the CRM sold out to 'black capitalism'.
     
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    Perhaps a combination of both. It's difficult to emphasize organizational discipline to youth when the Elder leadership is stoned out and getting wasted at fundraisers and community forums.
     
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    know your history -- the movement was never a grass roots effort. This bogus movement was a construct of the socialist party/
     
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    I am not up to date on all of the acronyms. What is IMO and CRM. Thanks
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They were not all stoned I believe just settled for small concessions.

    Sometimes that is all you get in a situation.
    In this case I would care to believe maybe they knew any gain is a gain.

    Future generations like ourselves in this time and on such a platform and arena
    such as we experience today could / would complete the dream.
     
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    I agree but some were stoned out. I know that up close and personal, which is why I had to leave some folks alone. As far as your initial question is concerned, Dr. King and others attempted to organize Black workers. Black students organized BSU's not only on university campuses but high schools as well. Community service groups organized pre schools and free breakfast programs. The list goes on. Today, this is what the Black church is dealing with.

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/01/24/6-reasons-young-black-people-are-leaving-the-church/6/
     
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    The grass roots of the movement was getting from the back of the bus and train and possibly being treated with the respect we are still needing as a people. The grass root were my mother refusing to settle cleaning hotel rooms for the rest of her life. The struggle was allowing Black bus drivers people who wanted to do that an opportunity.
    it was to halt the police brutality, the right to vote, the justice system needed to change, along with education and the system was challenged. Point to one thing today our generation has accomplished to better the process that can be changed. We do a lot of reading, say a few speeches and nothing changes. do offer a history without some kind of future to drive for more history. Because the next second is gone and all that is is history.

    To term it all as socialist movement is like a Republican saying that the blacks are democrats and we will never support anything that involves that party. As true as that is it is not acceptable. we are in society and we are attempting to get along. So it involves be social. we pay taxes and that is a social construct. if you could provide more I would appreciate it. Labeled boxes ending with IST / ISM on them is limiting.

    Please expound on the bogus aspect please. I may not know how bogus it was. I can and would like to know the truth.

    populist
    constructionist etc...
     
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