Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What Shall I Tell My Children?

What do I tell my children, who are black about America, do I tell them that the America Flag is bloody with innocent lives. Do I tell them the truth? or do I tell them the lies that white people have been telling Black Children for centuries? Do I tell them the lie, that in America, They can become anything they choose or do I tell the truth, that in America, immigrants who come to this country from anywhere in the world will always be ahead of you, no matter what you do because you are Black?

Do I tell them that Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and former President Barack Obama are a false flag? Our children are told to be like them yet, they probably will never be like them. In reality, they can't be like them.

Do I tell them 38% of Black Children in America 4.2 million are born into poverty and live and die in poverty regardless of any actions they take in life?

Do I tell them that most Black children will more likely attend segregated, inferior under-resourced schools with the worst teachers and that they will receive sub-par educations launching them onto the path of social failure?

Do I tell them that the average 17-year-old Black student in America has the reading and math scores of the average 13-year-old white student?

Do I tell them that white high school dropouts have the same chance of employment as a Black college student and that a white felon has the same chance of employment as a black person, who has never been convicted of a crime?

Do I tell them that Black men and women with the same qualification degrees, credential and skills will earn substantially less than white men and women doing the same work, that the same earning gap prevalent during Jim Crow in the 1950s is the same earning gap that exists today in 2017? 

Do I tell them that Black men are mostly to be incarcerated for the same offenses for which many white men are exonerated and their incarcerated record will systematically destroy their chances for a successful like and meaningful fatherhood as well as their employment and financial future? Do I tell them that while Black men constitute about 13% of the United States population, Blacks comprise about 50% of the United States prison population?

Do I  tell them that if white household stopped increasing their wealth today? If Black household continued increasing our wealth at the current rate, it would take 228 years for Blacks household to catch up to white household wealth.

Do I tell them that even if they work 10 times harder than white children, they will always be considered Black and inferior to white children by white people?

Do I tell them that United States president Donald Trump recently call violent, racist Nazi's, skinheads, Ku Klux
Klan members and White supremacist very fine people and a short time later, he called hard working generous, peaceful, protesting most Black football son of bitches?

Now tell me what do I tell my children and grandchildren about the bloody flag and America.
Rev Edward Pinkney