posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 05:04 PM
Really? What are we teaching people today that confirms your statement. And don't say MLK or Malcom X. Go back in history.
I cant honestly say. The last time I was in school the had just started intergration which didnt much matter in our distrect because blacks and whites
went to the same dinky assed school to begain with. You said to go back before american history so Ill give it a shot
Hannibel the dude that almost kicked Romes ass.
Shaka the guy that united the Zulus
Solomen, wasnt he black?
Thats all I can think of now but I am not much on history
I think I see where you are coming from but if you think there are not enough black role models out there shouldnt YOU be reshearching to find them?
And even more importantly shouldnt YOU be striving to be a role model yourself? Dont take this wrong I am not being sarcastic or trying to say this is
all of yalls fault because its not, but till more Blacks step up to bat and BECOME the role models than your fighting a losing battle.
In a way I can identfy with what you are saying I grew up in on of the most poverty stricken areas in america. Half the houses in our county back then
didnt even have electricty, black or white. But we have managed to turn things around, which it is hard to keep our childrens minds in school when
they see the meth labs making money hand over foot, but we try, black and white.
I lied about my age and joined the army at 16 and seen horrors that even today I stlll can not talk about and have worked my ass off, sometimes two
jobs at a time, to put my kids through collage.
There life is much better, one is a major player at orcale and another owns two businesses and their children will have it good. This is the ONLY
answer that I know of. Some of us black and white have made some of us have not. Life is not always fair and sometimes you have to make your luck.