Two questions that attempt to grasp a set of facts that are a world apart.
What Have You Done To Help Black People?
This is by far the most popular question asked by politically active Black people to "disqualify" their ideological adversaries.
Since there is no VALUATION dimension to the question - those who:
- Hand out $2,000 grants from government taxation into the hands of individuals
- Formed the longest soup line in history in North Philly
- Gather together Black business professionals to offer free seminars to aspiring Black business owners
- Those who help Blacks because they believe them to be too incompetent to help themselves if left all alone
- Those who help Blacks because they know that this dependency will bring the same loyalty and pattern forming as the squirrel at the back door that awaits its daily feeding of peanuts thrown out by the homeowner
- The horse owner who expresses great love for his beast, caring for it as it was his romantic partner yet never, ever, never assuming that this beast has the equal intellect or should be afforded the same accord as a human being.
- Or lastly - those who, in helping "The Least of These", are themselves drawn closer to their God who sees them as a great provider. As such he works to expand the evidence of his grace by doubling his soup line ever year.
- Their negotiating adversary is no longer proximate and thus the transactor of inferiority is on his own
- The negotiating adversary, though nearby, refuses to value the damaged state of the said victim and ignores the claims of his being a "racist" that will surely follow
- A new generation of conscious individuals WITHIN the ranks of those who had executed the victimization strategy make note of the damage that it has done and they refuse to participate in such graft
Fail to demand COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT at your own peril.