I think I may be the only black person in all of the blogosphere that actually found value in the broadcast and I actually enjoyed most of it.
I was not looking for any in-depth education on being black in
I found value in the broadcast because children and teens are very visual so I watched some of the broadcast with my 14 year old and we had various in-depth discussions on the segments. It was great hearing the views on the different segments from the mind of a 14 year old Christian teen in today's hellish world. Hearing her views and opinions and then having her sit and listen to mine while we “together” discussed being Black in
On the internet the discussions of the brothers, one in prison and one a well known social advocate was largely criticized because the brother in jail was dark and the more affluent, famous brother was light skinned, however as the incarcerated brother said, he is where he is because of the choices he made. By the way, in the CNN segments all the good stories were not only about fair skinned people because the single father with the 2 kids that was about to become homeless was a light skinned man!
The discussions of educational incentives were the most interesting to me because it showed that someone was taking the steps of trying something different to reach today’s youth. Whether you agree with the methods or not is not the issue, the issue is that someone cares enough to try SOMETHING!
It was quite easy for me as a parent and a black mother to take from the broadcast what I could use and discard the rest, after all isn’t that how you live your life? You capitalize upon what is beneficial for you and yours and you disregard the rest.
CNN showed us what we should already know… that black people are tenacious, resilient, long suffering, strong willed, over comers, survivors, and trailblazers! We can do ALL THINGS or we can do NOTHING! But that choice is ultimately OURS! We are not entitled to anything, or owed anything. We are not the only race of people that were used and abused and forced into slavery, but unfortunately A LOT of us are still living with a “Slave Mentality”!
In my humble opinion, I think if black
OK! That’s the end of my rant…Back to life as usual…