posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 11:20 AM
A young black man of 15 who's parents were both professional; Mom worked in a large H.R. department and Dad was a chemist for an oil company came
over one day and asked to speak with me. We sat on the back porch and I could tell he was troubled and rather upset. Kid said he had a problem at
school..I knew he was making very good grades and had never heard he was having problems so I asked, "What's up"?
He was having trouble with a group of black kids who continually harassed him about wanting to be White....Every time he received an award or was
recognized for doing well on a test or science project he was attacked verbally. "Hey, you think you special, huh, you think you gonna get a job for
some cracker company; fool"? He made it sound really bad and to be honest I had never considered that type of harassment...
My response was, " youth is not easy especially if others of your age want to bring you down to their level. You know better than to believe their
stupid comments because all you have to do is look at Mom and Dad, your house, clothes and life style. When I went to my first reunion ( 20 year high
school ) it was funny that many of the ones who thought they were cool and had it all figured out in high school just did not have a very good life,
if measured by material things".
I told him the best revenge will be when he has his first high school reunion and has made something of himself while the ones who want you to be like
them will probably not even show up; no money, dead, jail, whatever?
The young man went on to get a Civil Engineering Degree and the last I heard from his parents he was employed, married with 2 kids....Did I have
something to do with his sucess...No not really but it made him think there are others on his side who wanted him to suceed besides Mom (who was a
real fire bran) and Dad.
When young and you see people with money and things you think you want or need it is easy to slip into the trap of gang banger cool...regardless of
Some in the black community, for whatever reason, are trapped in a welfare state and a culture of being something other than Black if they try to
succeed in education. Racism amongst blacks against blacks is every bit as bad and destructive as some red neck you read or hear opening their pie
I have heard some blame a form of tribalism because they don't have any other answer yet tribalism can effect all races...any where in the world.
Myself I blame idiots, regardless of their color who can not see what type of future they are creating for themselves, families or children..
Like it or not money is power. When you go to work for some employer they indirectly tell you what type of car, clothes, house, food, and life style
you will have by the amount of money they pay you for your labor.
If I am a company do I hire someone who has a proven track record of success/education and will be an asset or someone who thinks they deserve a job
because they are alive? Life is tough enough without starting down the wrong path because, sometimes you can get so far down a side track the main
road can never be found again.
Natural selection is alive and well but not always recognized for what it is.