Challenges for Black People

The frank conversation needed in the black community.

President Barack Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us “a nation of cowards” because we were unwilling to have a “national conversation” about race. The truth of the matter is there’s been more than a half-century of conversations about race. We do not need more. Instead, black people need to have frank conversations among ourselves, no matter how uncomfortable and embarrassing the topics may be.

  • simus1

    The nondifferences between “slave mentality” and “socialism” would be a good place to start.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    Those who claim we need a “national conversation” really mean that one viewpoint should be expressed and everyone else should listen. Not so much a conversation, then, but a lecture.

  • chuck_2012

    this difficult conversation will never happen. There is still a lot more money to heap upon blacks.

  • If I may be permitted to suppose something fantastic: suppose white people were taken away via transporter a la Star Trek leaving the US with only racial minorities regarded as non-white. Would black Americans’ problems disappear? No. They would take their frustrations out on middle-class blacks and then move on to other groups. Those groups would not take anything laying down.

    The conversation should have happened ages ago.

    • Exile1981

      Even if BLM got its way and 5 states became 100% black only and every white left and every black in the US moved in. Ecen assuming that all the infrastructure was left behind.

      How long would it be before said infrastructure collapsed? I predict days at most… possibly hours. Power plants, water treatment plants etc require CONSTANT monitoring by skilled operators. These plants would shut down or fail very quickly if left in unskilled hands.

      • Bingo.

        In areas where education is seen as treachery, an illiterate man is a king.

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    • Alain

      Based on the LA riots the answer is no. The blacks would attack any other group that actually worked, not only whites. That by the way includes blacks also.

  • Daviddowntown

    ” One example comes to mind. In 1988, at the request of residents, black Muslims began to patrol Mayfair Mansions, a drug-infested, gang-ridden, unsafe Washington, D.C., housing project ( The gangs and drug lords left. The Nation of Islam sentinels were not deterred by the wishes of politicians and the American Civil Liberties Union. They didn’t feel obliged to give kid glove treatment to criminals.”
    I would expect more from Mr Williams. Not a word about absentee fathers.

  • FactsWillOut

    “I dindu nuffin” is not a conversation.

  • mauser 98

    Larry Klayman has sued President Obama, the founders of Black Lives Matter, Al
    Sharpton, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and former US Attorney
    General Eric Holder for inciting a race war that led to the fatal
    Dallas police shootings.