Monday, January 19, 2009
Today is the day that we pay respect to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Everyone is excited because tomorrow is another big day for blacks because Obama will be sworn into office as the President of the United States. It took us to run through 43 other presidents before we got a shot at the title. I believe Obama becoming president is the best honor a civil rights activist such as MLK Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, etc could have. During the time they were fighting to make America truly a land of opportunity. The goal seemed so far away. I wish they could see how far we came.
This is a battle that is still not won. There is still inequality in America, only difference is its disguised. Are you proud to be black everyday? Do you try to better yourself not only for personal value, but to change the stereotype of our people? Do you stand up against things that you know are wrong or unfair? Or do you just take whatever comes you way and deal with it?.
I don't feel that enough blacks are proud blacks and educated on there history. If they were there wouldn't be so many black on black crimes. Our jail system wouldn't be flooded with blacks. Everytime I turn on the tv and see "Tyrone" being escorted by police in cuffs I just smh. Even the ones that make it through the struggle still don't want to escape that lifestyle. We got millionaires going to jail ( T.I., O.J, etc). If everyone took responsibility to be a positive force for out race we would be making progress more rapidly.
I wonder why do people that don't wake up and feel proud to be black EVERYDAY act like they are on MLK Jr. Bday. All of the sudden are excited Obama won and are celebrating, celebrate Black History Month. If you need a holiday or special event to be pro black then something is wrong. I don't consider Feb black history month,because I know where I came from and where I'm going 365 days a year. Coming from a deeply rooted southern family I pay homage to the ones that came and laid there life down so that I could be a success 2day. Happy bday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we are all your children.