Do you know what happened to the "Silver Dollar" bar. I went looking for it about five years ago. No luck! It was an unbelievable bar. I know the owner got rich simply by selling off the silver dollars. LOL<quoted text>
The point I'm making is that true strength doesn't come from blaming white people all the time. it comes from recognizing our own stake in something. Understanding failures of the past and not repeating them is important. You cannot perfect something if you don't correct it. Today, many black people don't correct, or are not willing to correct what is wrong. Passing blame all the time is old. That just makes it easy for some to set back and do nothing.
I recall living in San Francisco's Fillmore district some years back. The Fillmore used to be a thriving black community and jazz mecca before gentrification and the city's decision in the 1960's to tear down much of the area. Today, there are still blacks there, but you might be hard pressed to find a brother willing to pick up a paint brush and go over a building. One day some guy saw a group of Mexican laborers doing the work and he went after them with a bullhorn. He didn't own the building, but he saw this as an affront on the community.
All of this talk about community and the past doesn't mean anything when men are not even willing to improve what they already have.
By the way, how do you explain the fact that Fillmore was a thriving Black community prior to gentrification?:)