Al D Jul 13, 2016
It is said that a picture says a thousand words ( metaphorically speaking). I look at this picture and I see a sea of African/Black folk who are of a different class than that of most today. I see folks well dressed and well groomed, responsible folks, respectful and concerned folks, folks with dignity and high standards and high expectations,folks with principle and dignity but most of all I see folks who stand in solidarity for a common cause from a time that has past. I don't see that in most of the African/Black folk of today, at least not enough of it to make a difference.. You might even say that this is a picture of The Other African/Black America...




I share your thoughts about a non-violent powerful, meaningful and effective approach to addressing the issues that plaque our society today but I'm afraid that most folks aren't just there yet. I believe that if folks are going to act out their anger in the streets then take to where it's going to effect the person or persons you have issue with.. I could never wrap my head around folks destroying their own communities..Probably because they know they might get shot and ain't nobody up for dying no time soon..There has been a great deal of progress made during the sixties and seventy's but it appears as though we are going in reverse. Folks today haven't had to deal with any real type of suffrage. Oh they see racism, discrimination and police brutality but for the most part there are a great deal more doors open for them and opportunities that we didn't have in the sixties. We had to fight for what they are now the recipients of but have no appreciation for. Maybe, just maybe they finally get it and understand that nothing is a given.. You have to fight and fight hard for what you want and once you get it, you have to fight to keep it...Thanks for the post.. Just my take on things today...