African Americans under 30
Message to My Young African American Brothers and Sisters Under the Age of 30.
There has been a lot of so -called discontent that may be rumbling around African American
The First African American President is the result of a group of young people who put that work in when they were our age, people such as our parents, young people such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mrs. Rosa Parks, just to name a few. These young people were not even considered to be in main stream America, what they wanted at the time was to have civil rights as an American, they wanted to be considered Americans with equal rights as their white counterparts.
It now is our time. The Poor Peoples Movement is now our struggle. The Economic situation has become a problem for most of mid America, yes of course, when they sneeze we catch pneumonia, but in reality no one is coming to save us, our Hoods (and lets stop calling it “hoods” these are our homes where our mothers and grandmothers live and go to church) our communities are for us to support, and grow. The Obama Administration (Obama as a President) is fighting with the economic powers that be to loosen the grip around the neck of the average wage earner American. And they are not willing to let go. Economic Self interest should be combined and fight for economic equality across the board (think Occupy Wall Street). But they do not specifically address our issues, (inner city schools, profit prison farms of minorities, drugs, violence, etc. you know the deal).
The situation that we want, we must focus our energies on, (occupy 125th st, occupy Crenshaw
PS. Individuals who want immediate change within their own lives, must first change their thinking. I have and continue to use this technique myself.