Water is wet. The sky is blue. So do something for yourselves.<quoted text>
Pete, that wasn't the point of what I was saying. I know blacks have mismanaged Detroit for decades. My family has lived in Detroit since 1939. My great grandfather lost his thriving record shop in Detroit's black bottom area in the '68 riots. I'm very well aware of the moral condition of blacks. My point was that skin color nor political affiliation is a guarantee of ethics, transparency, and honesty. Spin it all you want. You know I'm correct.
There's no spin in that. Nobody is paving my way either.
When I go down to CAY in the probate section, I have to go to three windows to complete a simple form. Then I go to a completely different area and pay my $150. All the while I watch people waltz around criscrossing each other. It looks like a Carlie Chaplin slow motion video. Blacks have run this system for 30 years. I see no whites in the picture. I can't dictate a change. I'm lucky to get a court date with Judge Freddie Burton Jr. This process is repeated everywhere in city administration.
My daughter is 16 and goes down to work in the soup kitchen with her church group. She's doing it for the experience, not out of altruistic expression. She is getting educated too. The people are violent in line over getting an extra biscuit. Neither she nor I nor her church group have any power over the behavior of blacks. Your race has to change. If it doesn't, you are destined to live in poverty and be scorned by the world as being something lesser. If the potential really is there, I say show it and live up to it. Don't hide it. Now is the time.