Posts Tagged ‘ African American ’

My Feelings After Reading Books by Black Intellectuals (via Marcie Writes)

Another follow-up. As Marcie points out–white people are suspect as purveyors of black history, so I will defer to her to tell you directly her views of life in the history books–

My Feelings After Reading Books by Black Intellectuals It is truly an honor to read the works of Frederick Douglass and Ida B. Wells.  Carter G. Woodson is my favorite.  Ok, that’s the extent of my reading for now.  However, these people have left a huge impression on me, and I feel compelled to share what I know with youngsters.  Those coming behind me who are totally ignorant about their Black history. My challenge: What is the best way to present this message to them? I know it would make a differ … Read More

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Black People in Black History (via Marcie Writes)

Follow-up to previous ReBlog from Marcie Writes–

Black People in Black History I have been engrossed in reading books on African American History.  REALLY ENGROSSED.  From these readings, I have discovered that black history accounts told by black people are  most accurate. While this may seem obvious, one would be amazed at how much we read about black history that is written by white people that is not true but we wouldn’t know it was NOT true because we never read books by black authors to know otherwise. I wonder if whi … Read More

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Some History Never Changes (via Marcie Writes)

Trying out the new “Reblog” properties on WordPress.com! Reposting a post I like from Marcie Writes–

Some History Never Changes I have been indulging in African American history books, and feel more empowered by what I’m learning.  I am also disgusted about the fact that there has been little change in the treatment of black people since slavery. Yes, there are more freedoms, but we are not totally free. And, the only thing that has changed since being released from bondage is the WAY blacks are being controlled. I won’t get into a long story right now.  I’ll save that for … Read More

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Why Americans Think (Wrongly) Immigration Hurts the Economy – Newsweek.com

Immigration is a divisive issue for Americans. Both legal and illegal worry people when the economy turns down. Of course those who enter our country illegally are much easier to vilify. They are not really criminals–but they are not here legitimately either.

These facts make the issue one that is ripe for exploitation by people and groups who want to manipulate people.

This Newsweek article:  Why Americans Think Immigration Hurts the Economy – Newsweek.com points out that immigration overall has a positive effect on our economy but lists several reasons why people do not see it that way.

One of the reasons is the outcry in the media about criminals entering our country illegally, poor women and children coming here to soak up all of our free services and depriving citizens of access because of it or women having babies here to make it easier for them to stay as parents of a US citizen, and not paying taxes because they aren’t earning money legally.Stop the Invasion

First off, the people who enter or stay in our country without permission are not criminals until they defy a criminal statute. And while many do break laws with fraudulent documentation, driving without a license, and failing to file income taxes they do pay taxes. They pay taxes because they work for companies who automatically take out the taxes and send them to the tax collecting agencies of the State and Federal governments. And they pay sales tax and their money goes to pay property taxes whether for their own homes or through paying rent to landlords.

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