'African American's are again taking a back seat. Now the Dream is being given
to Illegal Immigrants. It is time to turn the tide back to African American's.
They were here first...' - danaslc | 8:03 a.m. Jan. 13, 2012 While
we should never ignore the challenges our black American brothers and sisters
face, we must also acknowledge that America needs to do better for many, many
minorities. But claiming they were 'here first?' I agree
that decendants of slavery into America had no CHOICE in coming to this
country. But the 'first' people in America...? Were
Native Americans. My point, is that unless you are over 50% Native
American we are ALL 'immigrants.' While immigration reform is
needed, many of our grandparents and great-grandparents came to this
country... from another country. For example, I, was
born in Hawaii. We, didn't even need to go OVER to America. They, came to us.
African American's are again taking a back seat. Now the Dream is being given to
Illegal Immigrants. It is time to turn the tide back to African American's. They
were here first and their ancestors did not come here freely they were forced
here to become slaves. It used to be that most of the stories you would read
when it came to race was the African American and their plight in major cites
were crime and drugs were constantly being fought. Now the plight is the illegal
immigrant. African American's for the last 10 years have now taken a back seat.
This is truly sad. It is good to see an article at last about African
American's. Keeping the Dream alive needs to be kept in the limelight for our
African American citizens. I feel they have been forgotten in the push to allow
other nations in.
Dr. King was a great American hero. We should never forget the peaceful way he
encouraged people to challenge deeply-entrenched hatred and fear. We managed a
difficult transition without great turmoil and violence. Dr. King should be
remembered and honored, and his words treasured.
"Keeping 'the dream' alive in SLC." - Title **'Education
is key to easing poverty' - Deseret News editorial - 08/23/09 And
yet: **'Utah Legislature: Lawmaker proposes ending affirmative
action in higher education' - By Josh Smith - DSNews - 02/12/10
"Rep. Curtis Oda, R-Clearfield, is proposing legislation that would forbid
state agencies, contractors, universities and colleges from providing preference
based on race or sex." While: **'Study: African
Americans Paid Significantly Less Than Whites' - By Boyce Watkins, PhD - Aug 3rd
2010 **'Study: Gay Men Offered Fewer Job Interviews' - By Winston
Gieseke - The Advocate - 10/04/11 "According to a study
published today in the American Journal of Sociology, men whose resumes indicate
that theyre gay are 40% less likely to be called in for job interviews,
especially in the south or Midwest." People try to claim
'discrimination' in regards to affirmative action... all the while
it is a provable fact that minorities typically make around 30% LESS THAN the
income... of their caucasan counter parts. When
confronted with the FACT of the income reduction of minorities...the rhetoric,
falls short. Keep the dream, alive.