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100 Years of Advancement

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The NAACP celebrates 100 years of existence today.

Lemme say that again…

The NAACP celebrates 100 years of existence today. One hundred years of unwavering dedication to the same cause, and they haven’t run out of work yet.
This is a f*cked up country.

Some will argue that advancement is an ongoing process, and that we should never stop striving to reach higher goals. I totally agree, but the NAACP was organized specifically to help a group of people overcome a crippling handicap. I think we definitely have gotten more mobility, but we’re still not at 100%. And that’s a terrible shame, that after 10 solid decades of work, we’re still not at a place where the NAACP is no longer a necessity.

Let’s look at it like this: The country was founded in 1776 (right?), that’s 233……::checks calculator:: …..yeah, 233 years ago. This organization has been around almost half as long as the nation itself. That’s pretty stinkin old. Lotsa time for advancement. This statistic itself is a screaming testament to the fact that we’ve got major adversity blocking our come-uppage.

And some of it a LOT of it is ourselves.

We need to do some self-evaluation and make moves on our own. We have to be determined to advance ourselves if we are to dig out of this deep rut we were thrown into over 400 years ago. While we’ve made major headway climbing, some of us ( ::cough::Lil Wayne::cough:: ) are DIGGING!

I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but if I can make somebody say “man, I never thought of it that way. I’ma go help me a nig… a brotha out today!” then we really can do this.

The 21st century is already nearly 10% over. Let’s not make it another hundred years before we “get there.”

Presidentially yours,

Thomas

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Written by TomDaBomb2u

February 13, 2009 at 3:57 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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