Fast Vs. Far – Hosam Talks MLK

Continuing with Black History Month,  we share Hosam Haggag’s Straight Talk With Hosam video series. This week he shares “Fast vs FAR,” regarding the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. View, watch, share!



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  1. No Question Dr. King was a visionary, talented and smart man. Because of that I think he would cringe at what he would see today.

    Jason Riley, whom I was pleased to hear and meet Tue night, tells about the huge advancement black Americans were making up until the Great Society took over. From

    “The irony is that black history in the first half of the 20th century is a history of tremendous progress despite overwhelming odds. During a period of legal discrimination and violent hostility to their advancement, blacks managed to make unprecedented gains that have never been repeated. Black poverty fell to 47% from 87% between 1940 and 1960—before the implementation of Great Society programs that receive so much credit for poverty reduction. The percentage of black white-collar workers quadrupled between 1940 and 1970—before the implementation of affirmative-action policies that supposedly produced today’s black middle class.”

    “In New York City, the earnings of black workers tripled between 1940 and 1950, and over the next decade the city saw a 55% increase in the number of black lawyers, a 56% increase in the number of black doctors and a 125% increase in the number of black teachers, according to political scientist Michael Javen Fortner’s new book, “Black Silent Majority.” The number of black nurses, accountants and engineers grew at an even faster clip over the same period. “There are signs that the Negro has begun to develop a large, strong middle class,” wrote Time magazine in 1953.”

    When the govt stepped in and created identity politics to take advantage of a voting block these types of gains disappeared. I have to believe that was the main reason Jason Riley wrote the book “Please Stop Helping Us”. His talk Tuesday night can be seen here:

    Before the govt took over black neighborhoods were relatively safe, they were learning in school, and the black family was relatively intact. Mr Riley says “Black nuclear families used to be the norm. Now they are the exception. Jim Crow did less damage to the black family than well-intentioned Great Society programs that discouraged work and marriage and promised more government checks for having more children.”

    Dr King dreamed of a time we judge a person by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Now we have federal laws that require we look at the color of their skin first. I do not believe he would count it as progress when we have black ‘leaders’ like BLM that protest violently if a person said All Lives Matter. I believe they took the microphone from Bernie Sanders for saying that.

    We owe Dr. King an apology.

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