Friday, November 23, 2007

Issues in the black community

I feel WE need to address certain things in our community as a whole like the murder rate, dropout rate, teen pregnancy, education, and family before we address things like don Imus or someone posting racist literature on the internet. I'm not saying that those things are not a problem but in the grand scheme of things that’s not that important compared to our families getting stronger and our children getting a good education. I work with DHS (department of human Services) and I see a lot of situations in our community that need to be addressed immediately. I see some people upset at Don Imus and the kkk, an then turn a blind eye to the drug dealing and murders on their own block. We seriously can't be mad at that situation and not at the 323 black on black murders in the city of Philadelphia thus far this year. Or 11 murders on one Saturday in July... It’s a problem when I have been to way more funerals than graduations... We need to look in the mirror and check ourselves first and stop looking for excuses and playing the blame game.... If all our ancestors could come into our neighborhoods right now would they be proud?????

Nuclear Power???

With an impending war with Iran looming in the future, I often wonder why? Well in recent news reports America feels that Iran shouldn't have a nuclear program. Iran is considered a terrorist state, which is a threat to international security if it developed nuclear power. On the other hand, Iran insist that its nuclear program is necessary for its growing population and technology. Also Iran wants to alter its sources of energy. Iran believes it's their lawful right have energy for nonviolent purposes. I believe that any country that wants to have nuclear energy for peaceful purposes should be allowed to. Who is to say who can have it and who can't? I feel the only answer is that if certain countries can't have it nobody should. This would eliminate many problems with countries worrying about who has nukes and who doesn't. I'm all for nuclear energy for peaceful purposes but I'm totally against nuclear weapons. They are created for one purpose and thats to kill people, thats it. Not to mention, if a country did launch a nuclear weapon there would be mass casualties especially innocent civilians. Nuclear energy for every country or none at all for any country!!!!!!!!