“Get Over Your Blackness:” Rev. Jesse Peterson’s 5 Things Black People Can Do To Succeed (Despite Obama)
No you’re not experiencing déjà vu, the reality is yet another one of the (arguably) most hated black men in America has taken it upon himself to educate “his people” on what they need to do to better themselves. Like Don Lemon, the controversial Rev. Jesse Peterson has outlined a list of things the African American community should be doing, except the twist is he’s pegging this list as an answer to Obama’s shortcomings as President.
Citing Tavis Smiley’s assertion that “When the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category,” Rev. Peterson allegedly seeks to encourage African Americans, writing on the site Human Events: “For blacks who are fed up with false hope, here are five things they can do to succeed (despite Obama).”
Those five things (some abbreviated) are as follows:
1. Seek God first (not necessarily in church). To put God first means you pray quietly every morning and read Scripture so you can develop a mind that will, “Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”—Matthew 6:33
2. Get married and don’t have kids out of wedlock. The high illegitimacy rate among blacks is a relatively new trend. As late as 1950, black women were more likely to be married than white women, and only 9 percent of black families with children were headed by a single parent. Today the black out-of-wedlock birth rate is an alarming 72 percent!
Black men must stop making babies out of wedlock. Black women need to stop being promiscuous. As Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector has noted, “Illegitimacy is a major factor in America’s crime problem. Lack of married parents, rather than race or poverty, is the principle factor in the crime rate.”
3. Get over your blackness. After the assassination of Dr. King in 1968, the civil rights movement was co-opted by the Socialist wing of the Democratic Party. So-called ‘leaders’ like Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and Al Sharpton, with the aid of the media, convinced blacks that color trumps character. While their ‘leaders’ have profited, the average black is wallowing in despair.
These black ‘leaders’ promote racism, welfare, and public education for the masses, while their kids attend the finest private schools and get great jobs. I often wonder why blacks don’t question how these people became so successful if there is so much “systemic racism”? The hatred that most blacks harbor toward whites is impeding their spiritual and economic growth.
4. Get an education. The Obama Administration is working to kill the implementation of Louisiana’s tuition voucher program as they did in Washington D.C. These programs provide low-income families with the financial resources to enroll their children in the school of their choice. More black parents should support school choice or home school!
5. Work hard and start a business. The Obama administration is blocking opportunities and jobs. One example is the administration’s delay in approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The $7 billion pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast, creating thousands of jobs. Blacks should be flocking to states like Texas and North Dakota to seek out these jobs.
In the 1930’s and 40’s blacks had thriving businesses. Blacks need to become entrepreneurs again.
So what do you say? Is the Rev. just hating on Obama or does he make some good points?