Clearly, the choice to ignore this issue lies at the feet of our government representatives. Descendants of the African slave have learned to use the meager substance provided.
We laugh and love just like everyone else. Our people have no need to fake friendships or boast of our monetary accomplishments. Those who achieve personal success do not necessarily hold pockets full of money. Instead, respect is based on how hard people have strived, even under adversity, to complete their goals.
Descendants of the African slave have no need to kiss the air beside their friends' cheeks. Or, pomp and circumstance their wealth to ensure a proper response from their friends and acquaintances.
Our enjoyment in life comes from lessons we have learned living in the shadows of this nation's society. Neighborhood numbers are growing because of the influx of our racial counterparts wanting to experience a life in a community without fear.
America has never been a whole nation. Neither can it say true democracy is metered out to all the masses.
My neighbor, a highly intelligent woman, Dr. Barbara Oden, told me of a conversation she had with an African woman while visiting her homeland. She honored our nation's black population, because every law passed by our Congressional legislators is either for us or against us.
I truly honor this African woman's insight into the workers of our government. While watching our children battle for a place in a country their ancestors built, we have failed to take notice of our unseen powers.
In constantly inventing ways to hold the black race at bay, America's minority congressional membership, has in fact, placed our nation before the needs of any ethnic group living within its borders.
So I guess we should say thank you. Fortunately for the ex-African slave's descendents, the next ethnic group to be targeted won't be us.