The Civil Rights March Anniversary: My True Response!

Fifty years ago, when the Civil Rights movement took place, I wasn’t even a drop in the world.  Its impact would have gargantuan impact on the African American community.  There were Black, white, men, women, young and old that were in attendance and for those who participated; the legacy of that day probably impacted them in more ways that anyone born after 1963 could ever imagine.  A young Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech would literally become a vision and prophecy of the America to come.

Today, because of that movement, we have our nation’s first African American presidents, Black billionaires, corporate CEO’s, A Black Attorney General, and other African Americans ranking in various areas of Law Enforcement, mayors, entrepreneurs, et al.  We have been making a lot of strides.

However, with all of this success; today, it seems that we are losing ground at times.

During the eighties and nineties, there seemed to be a generation and cultural gap within our culture.  Many from the Civil Rights generation seemed to turn their backs on the hard issues that impacted African American during this time: Aids, crack, increase in OOW births, high Black male incarceration, and murder, etc.

There are still too many African American men incarcerated.  Too many young Black women having children without being married.  Too many African Americans unemployed; and the college divide between young Black men and young Black women; is not narrowing.  Young Black women are graduating with more college degrees than the men–some say this is contributing to far too many Black women being left single and alone because they can’t find a compatible mate.

Does marching help any longer?

I don’t think it does.

The Civil Rights movement literally was powerful because of its high Utopian ideals mixed with strategic politics that was well executed.

But the harshness of today’s realities provoke much thought about the effectiveness of such a movement to solve many of the problems that are present today, including poverty.

The Civil Rights Movement is most definitely a legacy in Black history and American history.  What it holds for our future…is another matter.

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9 comments on “The Civil Rights March Anniversary: My True Response!

  1. Adeen says:

    I think we have came a long way from 1963 but we have a long way to go. However I do think that Black Americans should have never integrated with White AmeriKKKlan. White AmeriKKKlan is part of the problem and they are our enemies aka oppressors. You don’t integrate with your enemies! Malcolm X was right when he said that integration doesn’t work.

    Because of the effects of integration and adopting the ways of the White devils:
    Many Black men are either in jail, refuse to date Black females or are homosexual

    Much of the Black Youth looks up to destructive role models such as Shitty Minaj, Lil Gayne, etc

    70% of Black children are born out of wedlock.

    98% of Blacks work for Whites and don’t own their own businesses.

    Blacks are 13% of the population yet commit 50% of the crimes.

    Many Black kids are held back by the public school system and don’t graduate.

    Blacks don’t value marriage, God or education anymore.

    41% of Black women have never been married and the same can be said for Black men.

    I can go on and on about this but I do believe integration doesn’t work. We need to separate from Whites and build our own communities and rely on our strength and sense of self worth. We don’t need White people at all. Whites need us, that is why they sent us here from Africa to help build this country! Honestly I believe in separate but equal because truth is, Martin Luther King’s Dream was never realized and will never be realized. They will always treat us like shit!

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    • truthangel07 says:

      Yes, Ma’am, Adeen.

      This is very true.

      Someone once told me that when you get too close to toxic waste; you get contaminated. And that is what has happened to Black people.

      White people are a sick race–just look at the type of things they do when they get caught?

      They have no moral excuse in the world to point fingers at us. None whatsoever.

      However, I do thank God that young Black people are waking up!

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  2. I really feel the need–as always–to say a little something about this so-called March on Washington. Well, actually about the civil rights movement.

    My father told me a long time ago that the biggest downfall in the Black community has been white religion and integration. The civil rights movement was going to happen rather or not Black people marched or not. It was about the breakdown of the Black family structure and the losing of the Black dollar or better yet, the gaining of the Black dollar. They NEVER give us one thing except a bottle to suck on and wave after wave of self-hatred.

    The march on Washington happened before I was born, but it happened in the city in which I was raised. That city didn’t change not one bit after that march,and no other city changed at all either. In fact, what it did was make us think something had changed and that was just the beginning of more disappointment and hurt for Black hearts.

    I’ll leave you with this, and you may ask yourself, what does this have to do with the march on Washington? Well, it shows an attitude before, during and after the march.

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