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Juan Williams: O'Reilly and Trayvon cry for help, Mr. President



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“The statistics are overwhelming,” O’Reilly said. “Here is the headline: Young black men commit homicides at a rate ten times greater than whites and Hispanics combined.” And the root cause of the problem, O’Reilly said, is “the disintegration of the African-American family.”

It is hard for O’Reilly to make this point and get young black men or civil rights leaders to listen.

When a white conservative raises the issue of black men and crime, especially after the overwhelming white Republican support for a verdict that gave no justice to the black family of a murdered teen, a lot of people are going to see it as trying to shift the focus to problems in the black community. They also dismiss it as an attempt to distract black people from their outrage over recent events.



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That is why O’Reilly is exactly right to point to the black man with the highest level of credibility in black America since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – President Obama – and challenge that man to deliver the message to black America that it is time to focus on fixing the black family and helping young black men get on the road to success.

Bill Cosby, the famous comic entertainer, has a lot of credibility in black America. He has tried to deliver the message that there is map for young black men to find success. I wrote a book about Cosby’s epic effort, it's called ‘ENOUGH: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America – and What We Can Do About It.”

But no one has the chance to deliver that message as powerfully as President Obama can right now. He is in a unique historical position, with a singular pulpit from which to speak and act to do something incredible to help young black men benefit from the opportunities in our great country.



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Here is what he should say clearly. The road to success is plain as day.

1. Stay in school and graduate from the highest level of school – but absolutely, no excuses, graduate from high school.

2. Take a job and hold it, no matter what job, no matter if your friends put you down for ‘flipping burgers.’ Use the job to get experience, make contacts with business people, and build a resume.

3. Marry after you have finished your education and while you have a job.

And the final step is important for you and for the future of your family and your community:

4. Don’t have children until you are 21-years-old and married.

Imagine if President Obama repeated that message over and over, ignoring the phonies who want to focus only on “systemic” racism as the reason for high rates of poverty, involvement with crime, and incarceration among black men.

Imagine if the president delivered that message despite attempted to intimidate him by civil rights leaders like Rev. Jesse Jackson who said the president deserved to be castrated for calling for black men to be good fathers.

Imagine if he decided to deliver that message and by-passed the so-called ‘racial experts’ and academics who prefer to look at America’s troubled racial history – slavery and legal segregation.

The answer is the president could make a difference in millions of lives and build a legacy on par with Dr. King.


Obama is the only person who can relay this message. He has the moral authority to deliver the blueprint for African Americans. Dammit, I've been hoping he would be this sort of leader. Juan Williams understands how black America is being exploited by the Jackson's and Sharptons.

CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!!!

Obamas approval would shoot to 70% if he lead the way Juan Williams is laying out.








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ApexTiger
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It would be a great message, but how many would listen?

the Youth in question despise being told what to do






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Placebeaux
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I like Bill Cosby and Rev Manning's view of the problem.





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especially after the overwhelming white Republican support for a verdict that gave no justice to the black family

White Hispanics
White republicans

As a modifier white seems to be on the upswing






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Obamas approval would shoot to 70%


Slow down there, gunpowder






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olddawg26
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Black people are funny and loud.





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Although I agree with the article..this is sad:

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especially after the overwhelming white Republican support for a verdict that gave no justice to the black family of a murdered teen,


wow.






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1. Stay in school and graduate from the highest level of school – but absolutely, no excuses, graduate from high school.

2. Take a job and hold it, no matter what job, no matter if your friends put you down for ‘flipping burgers.’ Use the job to get experience, make contacts with business people, and build a resume.

3. Marry after you have finished your education and while you have a job.

4. Don’t have children until you are 21-years-old and married.




I'll add number 5:

5. Don't abandon your wife and kids. They need you to raise them. They need you to break the cycle of poverty.






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Obamas approval would shoot to 70% if he lead the way Juan Williams is laying out.



no way he could get to 70% approval.






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Black people are funny and loud.

i find entertainment value in them.






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Slow down there, gunpowder


I'm telling you this country is waiting and begging for him to lead on this issue. He could tie it to more relaxed drug laws and the waste of money spent on incarcerations. If I was his campaign/ policy advisor he would be in churches and school settings all the time pounding this message.






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no way he could get to 70% approval.


Maybe not, but the president could win my support again



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no way he could get to 70% approval.


Bull shite. I said after Obama was elected that he was the man most capable of turning the spiraling death of the family unit around.

Had he made moves as Williams suggested, he'd reach that mark.






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History would put him on par with MLK.

Some blacks would resent him but that would only make him more popular among the rest of us.






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but the president could win my support again

After Benghazi and the IRS targeting fiasco he can never hope to have me in his corner. Especially just by wording mindless rhetoric.
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He could tie it to more relaxed drug laws and the waste of money spent on incarcerations.

There are just as many people who would oppose such actions as favor them.






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Obamas approval would shoot to 70% if he lead the way Juan Williams is laying out.


Tough to do when he'd be an Uncle Tom after saying all that.






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oklahogjr
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Bull shite. I said after Obama was elected that he was the man most capable of turning the spiraling death of the family unit around.


We don't understand why the family unit is falling apart I doubt we could fix it.

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Had he made moves as Williams suggested, he'd reach that mark.


But that's the polar opposite of everything he's done from what i've seen. That didn't have nearly enough divisive rhetoric for an obama speech.






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5. Don't abandon your wife and kids.
That would be one tough pill to swallow.






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GeauxxxTigers23
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After Benghazi and the IRS targeting fiasco he can never hope to have me in his corner. Especially just by wording mindless rhetoric.


He wouldn't have me in his corner. But the first Black president who received 98% of the black vote is probably the only one who could make any meaningful headway.






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But that's the polar opposite of everything he's done from what i've seen. That didn't have nearly enough divisive rhetoric for an obama speech.


He will never be a president of significance if he doesn't challenge the status quo.






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