Many critics are pointing their finger at President Obama for failing to address various issues in the Black community, but that's not his job. The Black community is going to have to stop sitting around waiting for a Messiah to solve our problems. Itís the Black communityís responsibility to address Black issues, no one elseís. We are adults and the second largest consumer group in America, so we donít need anybody to help us turn our community around. We have more than enough resources to do the job ourselves.
Now, that isnít to say that we shouldnít continue to fight to get our piece of Americaís pie, but the only way that even that can be accomplish is to change our way of thinking. Our primary problem is, weíve allowed self-serving poverty pimps to convince us that instead of becoming actively engaged in addressing our own issues, we need them to come to our rescue and twist political arms.
Thatís exactly what we donít need. We donít need one voice speaking for millions; we need millions speaking with one voice. But their motive is obvious. Spokesman-n-Chief for the Black community is one of the best paying gigs in town. But adults donít need that. Only children wait around for their daddies to get home to handle their problems. Adults handle their own business through mature and responsible action, and that includes taking the time to vote.