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Tagged: Black History Month

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BLM 2017 vs. Civil Rights Movement 1960’s

There are stark differences between the 1960’s and 2017. Blacks were struggling but it seemed like we (I’m black) went about solving problems in a very different way. There were differences between what an effective protest was vs. what today’s protests are. The movements had very different ‘looks’, different ‘goals’. The leaders were different, coherent, poised, articulate, and politically connected. Let’s take a look at the differences between BLM and the civil rights movement. Posturing – Showing off… Protesting to Protest…There’s no proposed goal. NOT being SHOT – is not a goal. Being BULLETPROOF implies that every cop, most cops,...

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Punting Black History Month – It’s just not the same.

Things weren’t always this way… When I was young, a long long time ago, I was just given the facts of what was going on at the time. I recently went to see a good….well GREAT movie, Hidden Figures. My 10 year old daughter came along. This movie was right up her alley. See she joined an after school STEM program for the girls at her school. And everyone came to the school to watch the girls launch rockets they built after school. Great movie, at a great time! Now lets get on to why I’m ‘punting black history month’. ...

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