Our kids are a bigger threat to themselves than KKK ever was By Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
This title doesn't ring true only because of the general sentiment within the Black community that the Klan waged a daily assault upon Black people during their heyday. The records documenting lynching suggest that more Black people are killed today in 2 years than were lynched during the time period from Emancipation till the end of the "Civil Rights Movement".
We have been nullied by those in the Black establishment who wish to have us focused "backward" and "outward" on the threat from White Supremacy while they evade any accountability for their modern day threats that we face and their failure to address them. In this vacuum - their partisan and ideological goals are achieved yet our community's permanent interests remain unresolved.
Final Call: Community Mourns The Death Of Derrion Albert
“His death is a call to action!” said Min. Farrakhan. “This was a special young man of righteous bearing, whom God took from us so young, but may I remind you dear beloved followers of Jesus the Christ; he too was a young man. He too was a victim of mob violence, he too was special and because he was not a wicked person, his righteous life became the redemptive power for all of humanity,” said Min. Farrakhan.
Min. Farrakhan said while some may consider Black youth “unsalvageable” and though they may appear to be lost in the eyes of some, all are redeemable, no matter how horrible they are acting at the present time.
“Whenever you get to thinking that our children are unsalvageable then death and destruction is called down upon that which you believe can never be redeemed,” said Min. Farrakhan. “How can you say that Jesus saves? Is he powerless to save our children? How can you say that he is a redeemer and then look at the condition of our people and then think that it is hopeless?”
Min. Farrakhan encouraged the clergy, school administrators and others to go after the “lost sheep” that appear to be irretrievable.
“I ask, in the name of Derrion, who among us will go after that which is lost and bring it back to us? I believe all of our people can be saved,” said Min. Farrakhan.
With all due respect, Min Farrakhan - IT MATTERS NOT WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT OUR KIDS.
The point that trumps your words is "WHAT ARE OUR KIDS BASED UPON WHAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS ALLOWED THEM TO BECOME?" The Southside of Chicago is a representation of what our present culture brings forth - IF WE ARE LEFT ALL ALONE. This is a condition that many Black people fear as it exposes the flaws in our strategy.
It is the STRATEGY that must be adjusted.