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Black America and Their 'Overseers'

Updated on May 7, 2012

The following comment was posted in a recently published Hub referencing race and social pathology:

" .... 'White' America created this situation to begin with - and now - are pissed with the results!"


If white America gets credit for historically creating the situation we see in some segments of black life today, then I contend that credit for prolonging the situation currently being witnessed must go to present-day white and black liberal, elite overseers rooted in the modern day plantation of the Democratic Party. And now, this black American is pissed with the results! It is also my contention that the Civil Rights movement is effectively over, and that the Civil Rights battle has been fought and won.


Strangely enough, blacks are the only racial group in America that chronically seems to be in need of being led by 'leaders' when in reality the last thing black people need are 'leaders', i.e., poverty-pimp preachers and radical community activists, who themselves, are personally lacking in areas of moral and intellectual standards - standards desperately needed in black life today.

Blacks do not need 'leaders' of the political ilk. They do need leadership of the parental ilk, as in, stable, two-parent type families whose goal it is to protect, to nurture, to build and develop the character and conscience of their children through examples in responsible living and conduct.


The mainstream media elite, would have us believe that shady characters and politicians, from the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) - the so-called Civil Rights establishment - are the 'protectors of blacks'. They are not! Last checked, the U.S. Constitution guarantees and protects our civil rights - not community-activist rabble rousers. Sadly, black people are being exploited by the media for ratings, by the community-activist rabble rousers for self-aggrandizement and their own agenda, and by the CBC for political self-preservation.


None of the above liberal, elite overseers are interested in helping blacks in any way, shape or form. In fact, to the community activist-rabble rousers and the CBC, the more black dysfunction and chaos the better - since keeping black people needy, dependent, and forever riled up, and distracted from doing the things that can actually work toward self improvement - enable "the leaders" to be in front of the camera while lining their own pockets from corporate shakedowns. The claim that because of race - as opposed to behavior - blacks cannot get adequate healthcare, education and job opportunities - while being in danger of "walking the street while black" - today in 2012 is patently false. It is therefore time for black Americans to categorically put an end to such falsehoods, right along with the insidious cancers of black bigotry, black crime, black generational dysfunction, black excuses, and ultimately, black shame.


In light of decades of damage inflicted onto just about every segment of American culture due to unchecked liberalism, bringing stability and honor into inner cities will not be easy. But stable and vibrant black communities all across America can be restored and achieved by those blacks who are motivated with dogged determination to free itself from all vestiges of this modern-day plantation. Whether or not blacks have the individual and collective will to change their social, moral and political ways is anybody's guess at this point in time.


As the saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant and blacks in inner cities must vigilantly shine the spotlight on community activist-rabble rousers, while shunning their hateful, useless rhetoric. By staying the course, and by purposefully passing down to their children positive values consisting of personal responsibility and accountability, academic excellence and moral standards, inner city stability and progress can be achieved, thereby exponentially yielding law-abiding, productive, successful individuals and families.


Google and read Larry Elder's Personal Pledge 32 - for behaviors that actually lead to self improvement and advancement in life - behaviors that the plantation overseers rarely address.

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    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'm glad you liked my hub article, Curtis. Thanks!

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      Curtis 

      3 years ago

      Absolutely brilliant!

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you, TRUTH.... Glad to see another voice of clarity around here.

    • A Little TRUTH profile image

      A Little TRUTH 

      5 years ago

      Very insightful article to get people thinking and taking positive action.

      Yes, two-parent families are very important, even better if one of them can stay home with the children. And especially don’t allow them to be raised by the TV!

      You are right, the elite overseers are keeping black people needy, dependent, forever riled up, and distracted from doing the things that can actually work toward self-improvement; but also take the word “black” out and the statement is still just as correct. In general, the black elite are used to do the above to blacks and the white elite are used to do it to whites, and you could fill in other colors or persuasions.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you, billd01603! I appreciate your kindness and vote of confidence.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you, Conservative Lady! I hope this hub will be read and shared by many and boldly put into action.

      Lynne

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you, Suburban Poet! You and I are most certainly on the sme page.

      Lynne

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Hi Will,

      Better you found this hub later than never, right? Thanks for stopping by and for sharing...

      Lynne

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      billd01603 

      5 years ago from Worcester

      Voted Awesome and up! Thanks for having the courage to say this

    • Conservative Lady profile image

      Sheila 

      5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Patriette, This is such a needed hub - you have done a great service by sharing this information. Voted Up and shared!

    • The Suburban Poet profile image

      Mark Lecuona 

      5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      This is a very well written and powerful hub. It certainly provides the necessary encouragement for ANYONE to take their destiny into their own hands. Far too many AMERICANS complain and expect hand-outs and this infects all races in my view. You see life from the perspective of a mature adult and I admire your courage to speak out as you do.

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      WillStarr 

      5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      How did I mess this gem?

      Wow!

      Voted way up and shared!

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you for such a generous compliment, bmcoll3278...

    • bmcoll3278 profile image

      bmcoll3278 

      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      One of the best and most accurate hubs ever written

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      To Patriette: Larry Elder has discussed this matter so eloquently. Mr. Elder contended that many of our leaders contribute to the malaise of our communities. Every Saturday without fail, there is a park near my apartment complex, Rev. Sharpton was discussing the current unemployment situation in our communities, such as Harlem, NY(where I am from), he always shout, "No justice, no peace." What are the workable solutions to unemployment is what he should be proposing! Mindless protests never accomplished anything but one must strategize regarding solutions for economic empowerment. Many people want to be rescued by others; however, they must learn to empower themselves through education and smart work.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      feenix, maybe you can listen to Larry's show on the Internet?

    • feenix profile image

      feenix 

      6 years ago

      Hi, Skarlet,

      Larry Elder is one of the reasons I can hardly wait to move back to Southern California. I cannot pick up his show here in NYC.

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      Skarlet 

      6 years ago from California

      Great hub Patriette.

      Voted up. It takes courage and honesty to speak against the grain. To a great extent people in general are very comfortable blaming someone, or something for their problems. When we take responsibility for ourselves we set ourselves free.

      P.S. I really like Larry Elder too.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      GM, one thing that should be pointed out is that too often blacks are not the "passive victims" of victimhood. Statistical studies reveal blacks as, more often than not, the aggressors of violent crimimnal acts against other races.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      GM, thank you for contributing your thoughtful point of view. It is spot on!

    • gmwilliams profile image

      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Paulette, this is an extremely concise and well analyzed hub. Many Black people in America today are in the victim mode. They seem to blame everyone for their dire predictament except themselves. Yes, racism is a given but that should be the impetus for being smart, educated, and successful. They need to change their mindset from being passive victims to being proactive participators in their lives. Thank you, Paulette for elucidating my sentiments.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Ditto that, feenix...

    • feenix profile image

      feenix 

      6 years ago

      Patriette,

      You are so right concerning the black "notables from academia" not being able to hold a candle to the likes of Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and Condi Rice.

      And not only are those "notables" empty suits, they are blacks who are trapped in a time warp from the late 1960s and 1970s.

      Every time I hear one of the them speak, I start thinking about such "notables" of the past as Huey Newton, Angela Davis and the Soledad Brothers.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Absolutely, feenix! In addition to those factions you've mentioned, we could easily include those 'notables' from academia, i.e., Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West, Marc Lamont Hill, et al, who really are nothing more than empty suit, pseudo intellectual agitators. Do these 'scholars' even come close to the intellectual stature of, let's say... a Thomas Sowell, a Walter Williams or a Condi Rice?

    • feenix profile image

      feenix 

      6 years ago

      Hello, Patriette,

      This is a powerful hub. Very powerful, and one of the best ones I have ever read on HubPages.

      You effectively pointed out that, today, blacks' worst enemies are themselves and all of their "unneeded leaders."

      Actually, what could be described as the downfall of black America began happening during the period of 1955 to the 1960s. And I saw that beginning of the end with my own eyes.

      You see, from the end of slavery to 1955, black society succeeded at vastly improving its status by leaps and bounds, and by pulling itself up by its own bootstraps. And as a result, that society ended up making one of the greatest comebacks in history.

      But then, along came such things as the MLK-led Civil Rights Movement and "War on Poverty," which mostly only served to influence a great many blacks to view themselves as "victims" who cannot survive and advance unless they are extended helping hands by government and "kind-hearted white liberals."

      As you stated in your article, in so many words, it is high time that blacks turned their backs to such factions as the Democrat Party, NAACP, National Urban League, "African-American leaders" and the Congressional Black Caucus.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      wba108, thank you for taking the time to read my Hub and for leaving such a kind and supportive comment. Btw, I am Christian. Yes, wisdom begins with understanding that we are accountable to Him.

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      wba108@yahoo.com 

      6 years ago from upstate, NY

      Brilliant! I love this Hub, your ideas are all sound and were expressed with precision and clarity! Voted up and awesome!

      "Blacks do not need 'leaders' of the political ilk. They do need leadership of the parental ilk, as in, stable, two-parent type families whose goal it is to protect, to nurture, to build and develop the character and conscience of their children through examples in responsible living and conduct."

      I don't know if your a christian person but this statement has the wisdom of God in it!

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Rodric, you are a breath of fresh air! Thanks for the support, good buddy...

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      Rodric Anthony Johnson 

      6 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      I just voted this up when I saw your name and gave it all the accolades ahead of reading it. The first few paragraphs gave me that good old rival feeling!

      I did read of course and I cannot help but agree with you. Parental leadership in the home is paramount in leading all people to better living. We as Blacks do not need leaders to look up to, but leaders to coach us to look to ourselves and see to our own problems.

      A hand out is constant, but a hand up is infrequent in our societies. I cannot say that I blame the Liberals for all that is wrong. I think it runs deeper than the parties.

      I do think that the political philosophy of many of those politicians adds to the social ills that we face--I say we but I cannot honestly include myself. I do not look to any of the so-called Black Leaders for anything.

      I look to leaders of whatever race for support, not direction. I look to religious leaders for direction if I cannot work it out on my own with God.

      What I am so arrogantly saying is, if more people would do the same in the Black communities, they would be getting somewhere. Honestly, I see it happening in my circle of friends.

      My friends are who saved me from be a victim.

      I am not always conscious that my friends are Black because that is not our focus. I very respectful of my friends and admire them. Some are young enterprising people who stand firm on their own and know when to seek assistance from family and others. Some are Black, some are White and all are smart and industrious.

      I am glad that I have so many minority friends with goals. I forget sometimes that we have Al Sharptons and Jessie Jacksons that stir the pot because my circle is not hear the stove where the turmoil is boiling.

      I suppose I could be self-righteous and claim all the Blacks who are in the pot are idiots. The only reason I am not in the pot with them is because I joined a predominantly White church with mostly Conservative ideas and traditional values taught.

      I supposed I just checked myself.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thanks, Wesley... I couldn't agree with you more!  An on-going, decades old problem for blacks is the stifling and self-limiting herd mentality that keeps 90% of blacks on the Democratic plantation. Those free thinking blacks who want no part of the plantation, are often demonized as race traitors with horribly abusive language and name calling hurled at them. This kind of thinking makes others fearful of having their own individual thoughts without the group's approval, making it all the more difficult for free thought and diversity of opinion to flourish. But,

      we press on....

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      Wesley Meacham 

      6 years ago from Wuhan, China

      I greatly enjoyed reading this. I highly value independent thought. Which is something that I feel is lacking in society today. The old rhetoric I feel is divisive causes many white people to become apathetic while generating distrust among black people. It keeps us separated rather than helping to bring us together. I voted you up and will share this as well.

    • Patriette profile imageAUTHOR

      Patriette 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Robert, thank you for sharing this Hub and for your vote of confidence. And I just know you and your brother are making a big difference with the spirit of service you bring to the community that you serve. Keep up the good work, friend!

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      Robert Erich 

      6 years ago from California

      Patriette, this is an INCREDIBLE article and I am sharing it with my followers purely out of its awesomeness. My brother and I work in an inner-city community in Michigan and it is incredibly difficult finding the balance of handouts and motivation. I believe you have summed it up perfectly - we need some better role models. I pray that I can become one of those and that many other people strive to do the same.

      Thanks for writing. Voted up and shared!

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