Everyone always asks, “What can be done about the crime rate in our city.” Well that is not always hard to answer if you are looking around and see what is not being done to decrease the crime in New Orleans. Murders are being committed each and every day but the police do not have any public assistance.
The news media would rather report a black man holding up a corner store and getting caught, for $50.00 instead of reporting that white man that is stealing thousands of dollars from the U.S. Government and sending it to some offshore bank under a numbered account that cannot be traced back to the owner.
We see the Republicans protecting the big money boys and giving them tax breaks, but never doing anything for the little guy. Anyone that thinks the little black man is controlling the drug trade is crazy. The little guys get all the jail time and get shown on the television for the world to see, but the man with the Brooks Brothers suit will never be seen on television. Yet that person is the one that is making millions of dollars on the youth of this country and is causing them to kill each other. Just as adverse publicity stopped K-Mart from selling ammunition for guns, complaining about the reporting of certain types of news to the advertisers on certain news programs will stop them from reporting all of the black on black killings that are happening. True enough, these crimes are happening, but reporting each and every one is not getting the job done. Something has to be done that stops glorifying every killing that happens.
When there were enough complaints to WWL television regarding the stories they were putting on WWLTV.COM that they stopped posting all the bad stories about blacks on their internet site. They also stopped posting the comments that had racial overtones, and there were hundreds. From my way of thinking, when you rile one segment of the general public up because of the bad publicity it causes dessension, and people get hurt.
There is power is telling the advertisers that you are going to start a drive against purchasing their products. They are not dumb, big corporations sink millions in their advertisements and they expect a return on their money. If along comes a group of people and start bad mouthing them because a television station is airing bad things about them and cutting into their bottom line, they don’t like it. So the station that is airing bad news get’s black listed and the advertiser pulls his ads, both sides are losing money, so what do you think the TV station does. You’re right, they stop bad mouthing the blacks.
Really, what needs to be done is for blacks to protest heavily against the education system. Our school system basically is set up in such a way that black students are on the low end of the totem pole. White students are getting better instruction and the schools are placed in areas where black student cannot attend them because their neighborhoods are located far away from the better schools and are better financed.
Some schools are trying to do better by imposing dress codes and other things that teach black children to have pride in themselves. These schools are few and far between. The educators at most schools don’t truly care, they go to the schools each morning and put in their eight hours, then return home and think that they have done a fine job but all they have done is sit and watch our children fall through the cracks. Truly the system has taken away their power. The students dictate what the teacher can and can’t do.
Children go back on the streets and follow what they see the older men and women doing. The boys and girls have no regard for what they do or say. Boys use every sort of language in front of girls and women. Women think boys and men look good wearing their pants down below their buttocks, which is a custom that started in prisons where men do not have belts to hold their pants up, so they slip down and their underwear are showing. The word for wearing your pants in this manner is called “SAGGIN”, now if you reversed this spelling you get the true meaning of the word, “NIGGAS”. It is not my intention to write in a disrespectful manner, but calling a spade a spade is truthful.
It is no wonder that most the the young men cannot find gainful employment. They get out of school before completing high school and they have what you may say, they have no class. They don’t even have the drive to at least get a GED. Teachers are afraid to be firm with their students for fear of retaliation from them or the parents. Parents are saying that their children are not capable of doing or don’t do the things that the teachers say they are doing. “That is my little angel.”
One last item, the law says in no uncertain terms that you can have no control over your children. Your child will blatantly look you in the face and tell you that if you touch them they will call the police on you. Parents are afraid to punish their children. The way the internet put information in front of our children, they know all of the ins and outs of controlling their parents.
We have gotten in this position because all of the do gooders and coddlers have introduced laws that will not let you punish you child. They say that you are abusing the child. When I was young children got spanked and their ears got pulled and if they used bad words their mouths got washed out with soap, but no one heard of this thing called “TIME OUT”, time out was when you talked back to your parents or to your teacher and you found yourself looking up from the floor. I don’t ever recall any child ever being beat to the point where they had to go to a hospital or doctor. And very seldom did you hear of a child going to a youth detention center. There was one for blacks and one for whites, but I for one don’t know of any kid from my neighborhood going to one, and our neighborhood ran the gambit.
Forgive me for jumping from one subject to another but this is my blog and my subtitle is I write about any and everything that crosses my mind, which flashes back and forth at a moments notice. Thank you for reading…….