Black people are also to blame for Black problems
To the editor:
Usually I would not respond to someone who makes incorrect statements and/or assertions but in the case of Mr. Fisher I will make an exception.
First of all I use the term “Blacks” for that is the term most Blacks seem to use, even the Black radicals such as BLM (Black Lives Matter) and also the media station BET (Black Entertainment Television). You might wish to address BLM’s co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, a Black woman, who reassured an old communist that she understands that the goal is to destroy freedom: “we’re trained Marxists.” She and Alicia Garza, another co-founder of BLM, both share extreme racist views. I am sure she can give you some insight of real and not presumed racism.
You are misinformed or simply ignorant in your assertion that Blacks in the Civil War only fought in one engagement and in that battle all died. Yes, approximately half of the 54th Massachussetts Regimen died in the battle at Fort Wagner. But the Blacks fought in other battles as well including: Port Hudson, Louisiana; Island Mound, Missouri; The battle of New Market Heights, Virginia. There were others but I think my point has been made.
You seem also to be misinformed on slavery. The Blacks were not the only slaves brought to the American colonies. The Irish, too, were sold into slavery in the Caribbean as well as the New World colonies by the English. From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. (https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-irish-slave-trade-the-forgotten-white-slaves/31076 )
And sir, Blacks were not only slaves owned by whites. Quite a few Blacks in fact owned slaves. One particular case stands out to me. A black man in a Boston court of law, before the Civil War, argued to retain his Black slave. The Black owner won his case. Might that for the owner be “Black privilege”?
And yes, there are a disproportional number of Blacks in jails. Is that attributable to racism or the environment and the community examples the children are raised in? Even many of the Black educators make the point that to raise a child in a home without a father and surrounded by a number of misfits as they exit their homes is not an atmosphere presenting good examples. It is not to say that this only applies to Blacks but their numbers in those environs are commensurate with their numbers in jails serving time for murder, often after killing other Blacks; robbery; assaults, etc. If you really want to know the facts perhaps you might trace the negative pattern of Black life since the time their churches and the presence of fathers in the home began to recede into a lawless invitation, — coincidentally about the time when the Civil Rights Act was passed and downhill from there.
Please do not take what I say out of context. I never said that Black Americans live in fear. What I did say was, “There can be found, if voiced, the extreme fear of being murdered in the womb.”
Diane L. Logan