Monday, August 13, 2007

Head Scratcher Part IXXXIVC...

You gotta wonder what the SCLC is thinking even getting in on the Micheal Vick fiasco, let alone considering him for some award with all the far more critical (and relevant) issues facing African-Americans today. Even Cynthia Tucker the Atlanta Journal's op/ed page Sr. Editor is charging that the SCLC is out of touch with black America. After all these years something I can finally agree with her on. I'd say the NAACP is losing sight the same way. What issues should top the list of focus? IMHO, education, education, education, especially in the case of female African-Americans. The statistical data paints an ominous picture for our nations young black women. Fortunately, there are a growing list of role models. They need these organizations best efforts to avoid the list of pratfalls that create HUGE obstacles to self reliance and success, particularly teen pregnancy and staying in school.

So for the NAACP and the SCLC I say, do your supporters a favor and keep your eye on the ball. Forget Micheal Vick, and focus your efforts where they're needed most.
UPDATE: Apologies to out of town readers. I mistakenly forgot that this story is probably not front and center in all city papers. Here's one of many stories related to the issue at hand.


At 12:19 PM, August 13, 2007, Blogger Jackson said...

Wanna let us in on what the SCLC is doing or saying about Mike?

At 1:23 PM, August 13, 2007, Blogger Mother Goldstein said...

I know they were going to honor Vick, but I think those plans got canceled, probably due to all the bad press.

At 1:44 PM, August 13, 2007, Blogger Tony Alva said...

Yep, but they only just recently backed out of the deal. Locally, there was an effort to polarize the whole thing into a black/white thing, but it turns out that most folks across racial lines share equal distain for rich, spoiled, and depraved professional athletes. Go figure, right? Seems most folks feel the same way about the hollywood fucktardium that is Paris/Brittany/Lindsey circus.

I hope it doesn't wane, but I sense a grass roots revival of political accountability bubbling up. As I've mentioned with the immigration issue, bipartisan grass roots pressure killed ammesty. No matter what ones feelings are on the subject, BOTH parties got slapped by the American people.

This post was inspired by some talk radio I heard on the way in which some local black leaders and ministers were calling on the SCLC to get back to work and forget about Micheal Vick. I for one say horray.

At 3:29 PM, August 13, 2007, Blogger Mother Goldstein said...

My new favorite word is:


At 7:51 PM, August 13, 2007, Blogger Jackson said...

I guess it's all about when you choose to forget - and do it publicly.

I'm betting race and politics in ATL are, well......synonymous?

Oh yeah, where are they not?


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