When George Washington Carver gave a commencement address to Selma University on May 27, 1942, he read the poem, “Equipment” by Edgar A. Guest. When I first came across this poem, I decided it was the perfect mantra for my inner city, black and Latino second grade students. I had them memorize it, recite it for the school, and I used the verses often in teaching. When a child came to me and said something was too difficult, I quoted the poem’s opening lines: “Figure it out for yourself, my lad. You’ve got all that the greatest of men have had.” Is that the message being passed on to minority students today? We all know the answer is a resounding “no.”
Last year, a controversy erupted over Virginia schools’ plan to grade black and Latino students with a lower standard than that of white and Asian students, a true demonstration of liberal racism. In fact, Asian students were to be graded even tougher than white students. You can learn more about this lunacy here, in case you missed it. We can thank liberals for the historic and bigoted idea that blacks and Latinos are incapable of rising to a challenge. Of course, the more they are indoctrinated by liberals, the less capable any student will become. While “No Child Left Behind” wasn’t the most successful idea conservatives have come up with, the liberal plan was not to catch students up to the standard, but rather to move the finish line closer so that students were convinced of their inferiority.
Liberals have given us, Planned Parenthood, started by a woman who hoped to extinguish the black American population; low educational standards that tell minorities they cannot compete in this world; and a horrible job market to boot. Liberals don’t want blacks holding any values either. Since it was discovered that black Californians overwhelmingly voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, liberals have launched a massive campaign to sensitize the black community to gay lifestyles.
Black liberals especially carry the torch for their own demise. The president ran his campaign on the idea that most of us are too stupid or ill-equipped to compete. It wasn’t the sort of mantra George Washington Carver espoused, but Barack Obama might just be right. If black liberals are committed to the progressive mantra of black inferiority, then they really do need a liberal savior. How long will it take them to realize one doesn’t exist.
I ask myself what George Washington Carver would say about black liberalism’s defeatist mantra. If he saw the overwhelming opportunities that every American citizen has today, regardless of race, I wonder would he think we were blessed or simply victims of racism and bias? Considering Carver built his first lab from old fruit jars and bottles he found in the trashcans of the Tuskegee Institute, he might offer a further bit of wisdom from his favorite poem:
You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go,
How much you will study the truth to know.
God has equipped you for life, but He
Lets you decide what you want to be.
Time is really running out. Black liberals must stop teaching their children this tired mantra of victimhood and start embracing challenge and responsibility. Abandoning this liberal psychosis is not just a good idea, it is necessary for the very survival of the black community, not to mention, the entire nation.
Senate Democrats and a few useless Republicans are pushing an immigration bill that could bring 33 million illegal immigrants into the workforce. It is suicide for every black community that still exists in the west and probably for communities all over the nation. What will happen when people who were willing to work for two dollars an hour under the table are able to compete for higher paying jobs? This is the competition that will be entering the workforce if this bill passes. If black liberals are still sitting on the sideline saying that the government owes them something or that life isn’t fair, they will be left behind.
This black liberal psychosis has been on my mind for quite some time. I have listened to black liberal journalists demonize successful and brilliant black Americans like Condoleeza Rice and Ben Carson, but praise low class and hate-filled figures like Jamie Foxx. I watched this week as the president himself congratulated a black, gay NBA player for contributing to the liberal gay sensitivity program. It made me realize something. Black liberals are the true Uncle Toms, the people who insist black Americans are inferior and the ones who want to demoralize us. The black community must remove itself from this suicidal liberal influence if it is to survive.