“How The Great Society Harmed Blacks” by Massie:
When Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, 82 percent of blacks lived in married, two-parent households; 40 percent of blacks were small-business owners. In little more than three decades after said signing, blacks went from a legacy of Booker T. Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, to Al Sharpton, Suge Knight, Jesse Jackson and Maxine Waters.
Black accountability went out the window. It was replaced with anger, hatred of whites and a refusal to embrace modernity.
At the taping of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, gunfire and fights broke out between gangster hip-hop hoodlums Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. BET blamed the incident on a “misjudgment of select attendees,” whatever in the world that means.
But I say what it should be blamed on is the continued devolvement of a segment of our society.
This is not the image of success Robert L. Johnson, the owner and founder of BET, exampled when he founded his multi-billion dollar empire.
Johnson and others are quick to blame whites, conservative whites specifically, as the reason young blacks are disproportionately imprisoned. They blame poor graduation rates on not enough money being spent on education. They promote abortion and condoms, but they do not promote civil-propriety.
You don’t have gunfights and fisticuffs at the Country Music Awards, at the Emmy Award Presentations or even at the Pro-Wrestling Awards.
Duke Ellington and Dr. King must surely be rolling over in their graves.
John Hawkins listed Massie as the 14th most influential black Republican.