I think personally the black community needs more restraint and more foot to ass...just my observation. We need the strong leading the weak, not the other way around. People looking up to rappers, moviestars and such...just plain blows my mind.
But there comes a point where people have to be held accountable for their own actions, I don't care how much government help you give. And we need to realize you cannot save everybody. Some people are just made to destroy themselves. I could care less about the person who does drugs, as opposed to the person born addicted...I could care less about the person drives drunk...as opposed to the victim of that..
I just have no tolerance for folks making excuses of any kind. Most of my teachers were white...and I can say honestly they were pretty good to me. Conversely, I had some black teachers that were "difficult". But I was not placated, or anything like that..simply told of the expectations...met and exceeded them. Period.
Life is a zero sum game, some winners, **** load of losers...it's always going to be that way. No one in this world owes you anything is how I was raised, you want something you have to earn it, and you let nothing stand in your way, you may change tactic but never your goals.
Being black may make things harder, but it's no excuse.
He who has no fire, cannot warm others. And I've always been pippin hot.