Sunday, November 27, 2011

Why Blacks aren't embracing the Occupy Movements

I read this article on and I had to share it. It is one of the best articles I have ever read on the subject. If you don't believe check out this little nugget...

"And despite their inclusive mission statements, major civil rights organizations and leaders appear to be selling out black America for corporate money. Beginning in the 1980s, for example, the tobacco and alcohol industries meticulously cultivated relationships with leaders of black communities. Institutions such as the NAACP, the United Negro College Fund and the Congressional Black Caucus have counted those industries as major donors — at the expense of the health of the black community."

I couldn't agree more. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Are Black Children Really Turning White?

This is a very interesting article I found on Now, granted, this is an article from our friends from across the pond, but I think the it can also apply to the US. The article is entitles "Are Black Children Really Turning White?", and is about the perceived differences between black and white parenting. The author talks about parenting in terms of blacks being more "strict" or more of the "spare the rod spoil the rod types", and whites being a lot more lenient. The article is also loosely based on this Eddie Murphy skit (if you don't like cursing don't watch the video). After you read the article do you think the threat of CPS and other social service groups hinder parenting, specifically, the ability to spank your child in public?

Now, that I am a parent I think about this a lot more than I did 3 years ago. I have had my share of spankings, and it didn't scar me for life. When I went to Holy Angels in Chicago, I remember the nuns would take students in front of class, bend them over the desk and paddle them for not doing their homework. I only had to see that once to make a lasting impression on me. I never forgot to do my homework. Never.

As a parent I do believe in spanking, Granted, I haven't had to spank my 3 year old little girl, but I have threatened her with spankings and I have given her little taps on her behind.  I also wouldn't be oppose to bringing back corporal punishment in schools, except in high school. As a kid I didn't believe in spare the rod, but as an adult I can see the wisdom in it. I don't believe in beating your kids with extension cords, or right hands to the chest. I know there can be a thin between beating and spanking, but I there is a line.

So, the question for my readers; Are black children really turning white?