Sunday, May 27, 2007
THE MORAL CONTRACK WITH BLACK AMERICA
Good After noon folks. I was watching the Tony Brown show this morning (channel 32 in dc). I was interested by some of the things this cat ( Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr)was saying about reform in black america. Now this dude is Preacher which one strike against him, but hes also a republican which is another strike against him but he was saying some things that made sense.
Now I dont care for republicans much because I feel like they think thier above the rules they insist everyone else follow and when I see a black republican I am usually annoyed after listening them even briefly. Anyway black reblicans are humans too and although I aint feeling the repblicans if any black indiviual republican or demonocrat has something progressive to say or are trying to do I am willing to listen. Although I agreed with much of what he was saying I found him extremely annoying especially when he started talking about George Bush.
However he did propose something very interesting ideas including called the moral contract with black america. Most of the points made in this document I agree with. I do not agree with his naming it " the moral contract with black america" however. Although I may agree in spirit with such a contract the name should be changed to something more positive I thnk the implication that could be taking from such a name is that black people are immoral and that is a message that is not acceptable to put out thier. The name may or not be and I can take it or leave it what I cant take is any implication that all or most blacks are immoral.
Lastly as one of his points he mentions school vouchers and creation of charter schools. I am against school vouchers and charter schools if they take money and resources away from the public schools. If they dont take from the public schools then I am all for the creation of them. Either way the african american communty needs to make education an urgent priority. The black church needs to put as much focus and attention into doing for education what it does for music, the excellence the black church produces in the areas of music should be matched in education. Anyway below is a copy of the contract. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Also I dont agree with them focusing on prohibiting same sex marraige I think thats a non issue.
" Marriage: Focus on prohibiting same-sex marriage.
• Wealth creation: Private Social Security investment accounts and encouraging homeownership.
• Education: School vouchers, charter schools and boosting black enrollment in higher education.
• Prison reform: Including a "Second Chance Act," reentry programs and laws restoring the rights of felons.
• Africa: Intervention in Sudan and penalties against corporations that explore for oil in the region.
• Healthcare overhaul: Including programs to cover the poor."
Source: Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr., Hope Christian Church, College Park, Md.
Los Angeles Times