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Household Incomes Reflect Values, Not Racism

Households

In 2018, the median income for white households was $65,777. This is substantially higher than the worldwide median household income, which in 2013 was listed as hovering around just $10,000. Ask a conservative and they'll point to this as evidence of how great and privileged it is to be an American. Ask anyone else and they'll point to white privilege and systemic advantages. No doubt, a median income of $65,000 affords a lot of opportunities. Even after accounting for taxes that siphon 25% away from the principal, an average mortgage payment of $1,100 in 2020, and an average monthly car payment of $350, there is still about $31,000 left for other expenses. It doesn't offer a lavish lifestyle, but with proper

Debunking the Poverty Causes Crime Myth

Poverty Crime

As we watch the nation continue to explode in protests/riots over the George Floyd killing by a police officer in Minneapolis and across the country, there is a narrative that goes well beyond the incident of George Floyd. The narrative says that there is a crisis of systematic racism that drives poverty. Hence, there is some implied justification for these protests/riots in a drive of some kind of perceived economic injustice. So the question that many ask: Does Poverty Cause crime? Let's put this theory to the test. In 2018 median Black household income (the level at which half of the households have higher incomes and half the lower) reached $41,511. For the same year across the U.S., it was $61,937.

Blacks Owned Other Blacks, Will They Get Reparations?

Blacks Owned Slaves

The passage of local reparations in places like Evanston, Illinois last fall, and Asheville, North Carolina more recently are worrisome on many levels, not least of which because they invite potential for inciting even further racial division. Their passage also prompts the uncomfortable but entirely legitimately requisite questions of who is responsible for black enslavement in America and therefore who is responsible for paying? A reading of the 1860 census reveals some fascinating details into the realities of slavery. While it’s universally known is that whites owned slaves in the early United States; almost universally unknown is that free blacks owned a fair number themselves. In the lead-up to the Civil War, the free population of the entire United States, which also

Legitimate Questions About The Freedom Georgia Initiative

The Freedom Georgia Initiative

Reports came out of Breitbart earlier this week that two enterprising young black women found the answer to America’s alleged failures with regard to and slaughter of the black diaspora. Previously, returning everyone on a boat to Liberia didn’t work out. In that abject failure, all of the repatriated American blacks treated the native black population of Liberia with an unmasked air of superiority and brand of oppressive colonialism. A poorly envisioned agenda is likewise taking shape. According to the Breitbart article, the community of Freedom, Georgia is emerging as a response to the endemic and systemic racism that apparently pervades American society today. Give the Fascistic Trump government a doffing of the cap for affording hunted-down black people an opportunity

African Americans, the Democratic Party’s Cannon Fodder?

African American Cannon Fodder

Have you seen a pattern recently in the American media? There seems to be an endless stream, almost every day, of African Americans getting shot by police - seemingly for no reason. Afterward, the community protests and subsequent riots ensue. It's not just one city. It's all across the country. It has been going for some time, remember Ferguson? But recently, this same story has repeated itself more regularly. It started with the George Floyd shooting by police in Minneapolis. We all saw what appeared to be horrific actions of police when trying to apprehend Floyd by placing his knee on his neck, which we were told killed him. Weeks later, the actual truth came out - see here.  We now

Blacks Should Choose Their Heroes More Carefully

Black Heros

In recent years, many Blacks have made heroes out of thugs, thieves, and thespians simply because black leaders wanted to use the notoriety of famous Blacks in the drive for improvement of black civil rights. It is a fact that such folly is dishonest, disgraceful, and dishonorable to legitimate civil rights. In recent years, non-thinking Blacks have made heroes out of thugs like George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and others who were killed while resisting arrest. It is normal for each entity—Indians, Whites, Blacks, preachers, teachers, philosophers, etc., to idolize people they look upon as their own kind. Of course, heroes are often chosen who are not heroes at all—more like zeros. I thought of this recently during the protests

The Real Party of Tolerance

Party of Tolerance

The left labeling itself as the party of tolerance is exactly like Orwell's Big Brother declaring that "war is peace," freedom is slavery," and "ignorance is strength." The left makes simple charges without proof, such as "we are the party of tolerance" or "we are the party of science. Then, right after declaring tolerance as their ethos, they run Brett Kavanaugh and his family through the mud; or, right after declaring science as the supreme guiding light, they say biological men are akin to women if they so declare and therefore need to be allowed to compete athletically against lesser equipped women. Politically, it's very smart; by deduction, it reduces conservatives to the party of intolerance and anti-science. In reality, however, their

The Smithsonian Has Major Problems With American Greatness

Smithsonian

It recently came to light that a poster in the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture, located in our nation's capital and funded by our tax dollars, visualized a series of "aspects and attitudes" around whiteness and white culture that take as much a denunciatory stance as it does an educational one. Inspired by the work of one Judith Katz from 1990, it lays out traditional traits of individual hallmarks of success and condemns them as fundamental flaws. The poster has alarmed most normal people, not least of all because it seeks to erode the very plinths upon which our magnificent nation was created and which now sustain it, if ever so precariously. It also raises more questions. If these

Black Anthem: Lift Every Voice and Sing – What Does it Really Say?

Black National Anthem

In the current cultural war going on in America, all history is called into question.  Amid a national reckoning over racial tropes in culture, historian Daniel E. Walker, author Kevin Powell, and others are calling to rethink "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem, because this is about the deep-seated legacy of slavery and white supremacy in America. The anthem would join a long line of cultural mainstays that are being rebranded via the Black Lives Matters protests - word usage, monuments, books, speech, religion (removal of a white Jesus), even foods such as Eskimo Pies and Aunt Jemima syrup among them. All links to the past must either be rewritten, replaced, or canceled via "cancel culture." The National Football League plans to

Op-Ed: America’s Child, Asks Cop, “Are You Going to Shoot Us?” Indoctrination Revealed

indoctrination black youth

I am livid! My day ran long into the wee hours of the morning, yet just before 3 am, I ran across this video and became so incensed I had to put down my thoughts immediately. A simple request. Would the adults please make their way to find a seat at the table?  Americans have spent the last ten days witnessing civil unrest across forty-plus states. Law enforcement and the National Guard have been on our streets attempting to quell an insurrection. The Federal Government even had portions of the 82nd Airborne on standby outside Washington DC as a precautionary measure in case the president had to implement his full authority to keep Americans safe. There have been billions in property damage,