I’m browsing through the cable channels this morning when I just happened to catch a glimpse on CSPAN-2 from the National Urban League Annual Conference held on July 28th. Congresswoman Maxine Waters was spewing ignorance faster than I could retain it!
I believe I heard Maxine say something to the effect that black men put all their money in the banking system but never get a dime in return. She then said something to the effect that Black men could take down the entire banking system in a day if they wanted to! What? Was she suggesting armed robbery, boycot, or what? Was this a story I may have missed in the media?
I sat there listening to this panel of black Americans addressing a packed house on a plethora of topics. Jesse Jackson was on the panel and advised that Blacks accel in sports because the playing field is level, rules are in place, and referee’s are fair. He then went on to say that the streets of America were different and that the system is unfair! He commented that the recent Stimulus money was specifically targeted so that blacks did not get the money. Wow!
Seriously, was this reported anywhere? There was enough racism and ignorance spewed to make me very angry and upset as an American. Freedom is colorblind yet these Black leaders tend to ignore the basic premise of individual responsibility, accountability, and self-support. Several of them commented that the Federal Government needs to do more which received a resounding applause from the audience. Can you imagine the media storm if these discussions took place at a Tea Party conference?
I would encourage someone to find this panel discussion and critique it for a future show on the awesome “Conservative Minority” segment on KMBZ's 980 Live with Darla Jaye each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.