According to Webster: “nat·u·ral,” (in context) adj. Present in or produced by nature.
Black people (irregardless), of where their motivation comes from, they are standing up and heralding their grievances to the world.
Accordingly, (at least in my opinion), America is listening and responding to their plight.
Question: What is black America’s plight?
On January 1, 1863, then President Abraham Lincoln did by Presidential Proclamation, i.e., “Executive Order,” ..sign the Emancipation Proclamation as an explicit goal of America’s Civil War to abolish slavery.
Consequently, black people have been as free to pursue the freedom and opportunities guaranteed by the Constitution as any other color of Homo sapien “in America” for one hundred and fifty-two years now, come January 1, 2015, and/or, 17 days from this posting.
Nevertheless, as with “any species” on this planet, with the possible exception of (ants and bees), there are those within the black community that simply refused to comply with the standards of society or the flow of life.
A quick lesson in semantics…
According to Webster: “can’t,” (in context). Cannot.
According to Webster: “can·not,” (in context) The negative form of can.
According to Webster: “neg·a·tive,” (in context) adj. Having no positive features.
Oprah Winfrey, (via her own bootstraps), created an empire worth in excess of $1 billion.
The current individual living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington D.C., is a black person.
Thus, at least in my humble opinion, the only problem with America’s have-nots, (regardless of the color of their skin), is not the color of their skin, but rather the information imparted to them by their parents.
Tell a child, any child, any color, that he or she must face adversity because of the attributes provided him or her by God, and that child will in fact be at a disadvantage. Not because of the color of his or her skin, but because of the misinformation provided in his or her formative years.
(U.S. Army riflemen).
When I was in the U.S. Army, I was (trained) to use a rifle and I was (trained) to believe that one day I might have to shoot someone with that rifle, or be shot myself.
A thought to ponder; What if the “change” our government implemented in their policies and in their rhetoric was love and brotherhood, instead of hate and fear?
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow