Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Being a black kid in a Wisconsin school district

Daily Kos: Wisconsin School District Suspends Black Teenagers for Celebrating While Black

"It's a sad indictment of the reality faced by young black kids in America and especially in American schools."

Notice the contrast in the article.  What is right for white kids to do is wrong for blacks to do the same thing - unless they are on the same team that the whites are on.  Among blacks kids the three-pointer sign becomes the sign of gang banging.  The community in this town is 95% white, whose citizens helped moved the incident past a positive act to one of suspicious activity among three black boys.  "Jesus wept" as Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that is still in the weeping stage.  

America is a country slow to learn wisdom, tolerance, understanding, and common decency among Americans.  Of course America does not like to be told that she is not wise, tolerant, understanding, and that she lacks much common decency, but that is only a sign of immaturity on the part of a child that, for example, grew up too fast left to itself.  Positively, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen (yet).  It is life-sustaining to look beyond faults to needs that the wise pray earnestly for.

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