Saturday, March 20, 2004

  Terrorism Crime or War:

In 1993, Terrorists bombed the World Trade Center. Six people were killed. Television was knocked off the air. We responded with a trial that revealed deep sources in terrorist cells. 8 years later the Terrorists killed 3000 Americans. On Sept 12 2001 I woke up to the smell of the WTC burning. These were not the first attacks on Americans. This article, Death to America, has a list. Terrorist don't say, hey this potential victim is black and has been oppressed like us and so we will spare them, white, black, rich, poor are all victims of terrorism.

The 8 years between the WTC attacks, terrorism was fought with law enforcement. Law enforcement doesn't get the job done. Law enforcement can't keep crack out of our neighborhoods, nor can it keep out terrorist.

Kerrry and the Europeans believe in law enforcement, Bush believes in war. On this issue alone I will do my best to give Bush 4 more years. I am unwilling to allow thugs to destroy civilization through murder.

Of course people try to say Iraq wasn't a legitimate target in the war on terrorism. Well Saddam encouraged suicide terrorism by training and paying Palestinian and other terrorist. And as Black Americans who were freed from Slavery by a bloody war, we should understand sometime freedom must come from outside. Not everyone was able to get free using the underground railroad. 25 million people are now free, and if you think their lives are not significantly better than in Saddam days then you are ignorant of the hell the Iraqis lived in.

If only Clinton had the courage to act in Rwanda.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Wealth passes down from generation to generation. The main reason African Americans are currently worse off than whites, according to Shapiro, is that today's African Americans inherited less wealth from their parents than today's whites did. It is not hard to see why: The generation of African Americans now passed away accumulated less wealth because discrimination in their day kept most of them poor and denied them opportunities other Americans enjoyed.

The disparity in wealth not only persists, it mushrooms. Without a cushion of inherited wealth, emergencies hit harder, and people who have no nest egg have to let opportunities pass by. Because of the wealth deficit, African Americans find themselves more vulnerable to shocks and less able to capitalize on breaks than whites with the same income. So the next generation will inherit less, too. The wealth gap will not close anytime soon.

On this topic I also recommend. Being Black and Living in the Red

  Only Black By Accident ?

This blogger takes a look at Colin Powel and Condoleeza Rice and the lack of respect they garner in the black community.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

  Interesting Poll Results from NAACP:

NAACP Poll : Which presidential candidate do you think can best lead the nation? 21% Said Bush

Hear are the comments.

More NAACP Polls.
  Not Voting IS NOT THE ANSWER : We are already giving the country to the republicans but we are getting nothing in return.

Low black voter turnout helped GOP

Low black voter turnout helped Republicans take surprisingly easy victories in key Southern states, say political observers, who suggest Democratic overtures to blacks may have been too little, too late.

Black voter drives by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Clinton on the final weekend before Florida's gubernatorial election failed to keep Gov. Jeb Bush from winning another term.
In Georgia, where the county with the most blacks saw 13,000 fewer voters than four years earlier, Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes and Sen. Max Cleland both lost to lesser-known Republicans.
The GOP also wrested control of the governor's office in South Carolina and was locked in a tight race for the top job in Alabama, too. And the Republicans held on to four open Southern seats in the Senate.
''How can this happen?'' asked University of Georgia political scientist Charles Bullock. ''One of two ways: Either, one, blacks didn't turn out. Or, two, blacks were voting Republican. I think blacks not turning out is more likely.''
Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who was defeated in this year's Democratic primary in Georgia, said Tuesday's ''stunning general election debacle'' shows that the Democrats failed to value their traditional black base.
''While the national pundits postulate on the reasons why minority voters didn't turn out, minority voters themselves know the truth,'' she said. ''For generations, the Democratic Party has taken the minority vote for granted.''
McKinney said black voters delivered victories for both Barnes and Cleland in their last elections, ''but these two stunning victories failed to see sufficient returns for blacks in Georgia.''

Monday, March 15, 2004

  The Black Vote in 2000: PDF LINK

Blacks contributed 18.9 percent of Gore's vote in 2000, up from the 17.1 percent they contributed when Clinton was re-elected in 1996.

1 in 5 of Gore's vote was from Black Americans. Without the Black vote there would be no democratic party. But name 1 thing they have given us in the last 20 years. Do we get lower interest loans to make up for widespread documented housing discrimination. Please post tell me one thing they have given us.

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