"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Are Black People Being Shortchanged?
I haven't put my sidebar back up yet or got my blog back to the way it originally looked yet. Some parts of it are on a USB and I haven't found it yet. I couldn't tranfer my followers over to the new blog because it wouldn't let me. Nevertheless, I am still working on it and will get it back to normal hopefully by this weekend.
While out shopping, I noticed that our streets are being repaired in different parts of my city and in other cities. It is about time and long overdue. Lord knows the streets are in need of some serious repair. In addition, I was sick and tired of driving over chuckholes and rugged roads. Furthermore,riding over bumpy roads and potholes everywhere I went made me feel like I was riding in a horse and buggy instead of a car. Anyway I am glad that we're finally getting our roads repaired. Nevertheless, can someone tell me where are the Black people at?
It appears that the stimulus money for the jobs has gone out but I haven't seen one black face working on any of those jobs repairing the streets. Nope, not one! I've seen plenty of black people in unemployment lines but none working on those type of jobs. There is a union hall not too far from me, I saw black men standing around there too. Why are none of our black men working on those construction jobs that were suppose to reach into our black community as well? Yup, we were suppose to be included in on the stimulus package jobs.
There are plenty of black men looking for a job. In fact, quite a few have mentioned to me that they were trying to find a job. There was a stimulus job application site set up last year something that struck me as odd was the fact that not one black man was in that long line that went a couple of blocks around the corner. Therefore, I came home and made a few telephone calls and had others to make some telephone calls to pass the word around that they were taking application for stimulus jobs. No one black that I talked to that day was aware of it. No announcement had been made on the radio or local news or in the local newspaper regarding it. However, another strange incident occurred later on that evening. They finally announced it on the radio but it was too late.
Apparently, black businesses have noticed that blacks are being left out in a sense or they are being shortchanged. If it was an application to spend time in prison, blacks would have been given top priority consideration, but when it comes to jobs as always they are the last ones hired and first ones fired. Moreover, the stimulus job package is beginning to resemble the "New Deal". Blacks were excluded from the "New Deal" too. Overall, Blacks are being shortchanged with the stimulus job package.
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Questions From A Black Woman's Journey
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?