FOOD 4 THOUGHT: WHY SO MUCH OUTRAGE OVER TREATMENT OF MUSLIMS WHEN SUCH TREATMENT HAS BEEN GOING ON AND STILL TO THIS DAY WITH BLACK PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY AFRICAN-AMERICANS

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WHY and can anyone care to answer this (especially the powers that be) or comment on this. In the last several years there has been such an outpouring from liberals to elected officials on the treatment of Muslims (and rightly so) in this country, BUT  many black people, especially African-Americans, have not been treated as they should for decades (from others and local politicians in black communities due to their inaction) and it still continues to this day, yet that seems to be the status quo and normal, just like the poor conditions in Jamaica with many black communities.

So why such preferential treatment towards one group (Muslims) but not for a group of people (African-Americans) who have been in this country since the beginning of time. If you think that is not the case, speak to any African-American and listen to their thoughts on this issue. Now I know there are many black Muslims, but I am talking about the glaring treatment of Muslims period and the treatment of non-Muslim African-Americans, who make up more of the black population in this country.

I hear our BLACK local elected officials always talking about the Muslim issue, yet rarely do I hear them talking about the AFRICAN-AMERICAN issue and the conditions in the black communities in Jamaica. Let’s face it this treatment is nothing new in this country, it has been going on since the beginning of time with African-Americans in this country, BUT now it seems there is a new flavor of the month and as usual African-Americans are being pushed to the proverbial back of the bus yet again.

Something is wrong with this picture and it is rarely brought up and a good topic for Black History Month. NOW of course I am not talking about each individuals action that they are totally responsible, that is, behavior, being responsible for your own actions and your actions dictate your course in life. I am talking about how many African-Americans are viewed by others.

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  1. “BUT BUT BUT, black people, especially African-Americans, have been treated awful for decades and it still continues to this day, ”

    I don’t get this, Joe. The first part of your statement is definitely true, but the second part? Just HOW are African-Americans’s TREATED awfully today? There’s civil rights legislation and afirmative action. There’s societal acceptance and even admiration. A black child can be President of the United State, a member of Congress and can sit on the Supreme Court and carry a gun in a police department.. So what’s missing? I submit: African-American intellectual support of the individual. When an African-Americans looks in the mirror, does he/she see a unique individual or the race as a whole? You know the answer. The African-American intellectual has his/her head on backwards. Time to rise up from this collectivist mud.

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    • You are right George, I was writing out of emotion. I had just had a conversation with a friend of mine who is black and we were talking about the whole Muslim thing and how she felt about it being black and so I just started typing from emotion. Probably need to edit some of this. I think I have been living too long in this depressing community and have become way too angry and emotional at times, sometime putting me all over the map with my feelings. When I lived in LIC, I for the most part never thought about this stuff, but then the environment there did not depress me either or make me angry, hence the whole, your environment has a big factor in your well being.

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