What’s wrong with y’all?

18Feb09

Take a look at this video of African-American high-school students fighting at a recent basketball game in Alabama:

Why can’t we and our children get along? We’re not saying that other communities don’t experience similar episodes, but we don’t have time to waste on foolishness. We have so much work to do — like educating our children, instilling core values, building self-esteem and self- and racial pride, losing weight, saving for retirement, planting vegetables, saving our homes, ridding our community of HIV/AIDS and heart disease, identifying ways to support Africa, rehabilitating all the Black men in jail, and pulling our brothers and sisters out of poverty. Do we really have time to fight over a basketball game?

Let’s get our egos and tempers in check, pull up our pants, and get to the business at hand.

Speak your peace.



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