A black anti-revival leader denounced the pervasiveness of racial identity in the country’s culture and urged Americans to achieve a “post-racial” state by encouraging a return to two-parent black families.
At an event sponsored in early November by Liberty Classical Academy, Minnesota-based TakeCharge chairman Kendall Qualls addressed the issue of “Envisioning a Post-Racial America” and moving the nation beyond its laser target. current on racial identity.
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Qualls, who regularly speaks out against critical race theory, observed that on the day of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., he was five years old, and “at that time nearly 80 percent of the children blacks were born in two years. parental families “:
In my lifetime, we have seen the black community go from 80% two-parent families to 80% fatherless households, without a national initiative to turn the tide. If the black American family were a spotted owl or a gray wolf, it would be on the endangered species list. There would be a national campaign to save the black family. There would be galas, advertisements, bumper stickers… My friends, what happened in the black community is nothing less than cultural genocide, and it is the cause of 90 for percent of the problems we face in our communities. Not the mystical systemic racism. This is not the dream Martin Luther King had in mind, and it has been a nightmare for the children. born at this time. We have been used as political pawns for 50 years and it ends tonight.
There is hope for our country AND for our people in a post-racial America. But to get there, we need a new narrative for the black community – a TOTALLY different narrative than the one the left is promoting. We need a plan for a better future. WATCH: https://t.co/xdN3zQbYK7
– TakeCharge (@TakeChargeMN) 23 November 2021
The black leader remarked to his audience that as Americans today are “bombarded with messages, the country is teeming with white supremacy, systemic racism,” the truth is that “we are actually living in the darkest days. less racist in the history of our country: “
But if you listen exclusively to the news media, the entertainment industry, and what I like to call the university industrial complex, you would never know the real truth. That this is the least racist period in the history of our country in one of the least racist countries in the world. So having lived in the Jim Crow South, my parents and grandparents would have loved to have grown up in the America where I grew up.
Qualls explained that even within his own family of origin, there is a great contrast in the lives of his children and those of his wife and in those of some of his siblings:
My children are the only ones who grew up with a mother and a father at home. Half of their cousins never finished high school. None went to college. Half of my nephews have been incarcerated. My nieces are mothers of children, never having been married. So how do you explain these differences? Has systemic racism been mainstreamed into American society? Or was it something else? Well, here you have two tales from the same family, the same skin color, yet the disparities are quite wide.
Qualls said that when he grew up first in Harlem in New York and then in a trailer park in Oklahoma, where he was often referred to as “ghetto kid” and “trailer trash,” he was motivated. to get an education, which he called “the great equalizer”.
Eventually, he began a career in marketing in the healthcare industry, where, at age 36, he became responsible for a budget of $ 94 million.
“Believe me, I tell people all the time, I’m not a great person,” Qualls told his audience. “I live in an exceptional country. And I serve an exceptional God. A story like mine can happen … only in America, but it has happened to millions of people in this country.
Is our country guilty of systemic racism? While we recognize the existence of racist people in the country, we reject the idea that the United States is a racist country. The belief that America is structured to undermine the lives of black Americans will hold us back.https: //t.co/upuTY0i1Ki pic.twitter.com/EtVaAK9pvT
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He said his experience is a vivid example of how America has changed:
I know what systemic racism is. My parents and grandparents lived with systemic racism. I do not have. During my life… I received help from people, personally and professionally, who were not like me. I got help from black and white people, rich and poor, men and women, all across the country. They helped by the kindness of their hearts. How can I find out? Because I had nothing to give them… Americans regularly help people who are trying to improve their lot in life, and they don’t racially filter that.
“If you look for racism in this country, you will find it,” Qualls said. “But if you are looking for an opportunity, you will find it 100 times.”
He invited his audience to observe that many black Americans born in the country are “blinded by tears of anger, mistrust and incomprehension”, unlike black Americans who immigrated legally to the United States from the Caribbean islands. and African nations such as Nigeria.
“They earn a lot more than native-born black Americans,” Qualls explained. “They reach higher levels of education. And they are living the American dream that civil rights leaders wanted for us. “
“Many of these new citizens came to the country with intact families, which helped them succeed and integrate,” he added. “But another reason they’ve been successful is that they haven’t been brainwashed by years of anti-white, anti-American, anti-capitalist hatred.”
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Qualls urged black Americans to “come to terms with the sins of our nation, restore two-parent families, rebuild our culture, and join other Americans around the table of prosperity as fellow citizens of this great country.” .
He recommended that black Americans begin this transformation by “harnessing the strength of our cultural roots of black culture, which is tied to our Christian faith”:
Forgiveness is the cornerstone of Christianity. Just as God grants us forgiveness in Christ, we are called to forgive others. As we take steps to forgive our country for the sins of slavery, the Jim Crow laws, and many other forms of bigotry that have followed, the heavy burden of bitterness, anger and resentment will be lifted. our shoulders. Our eyes will be open to see clearly the way forward, allowing us to focus on what is best for our future and that of our children.
“I want to be clear: forgiving is an act of strength, not weakness,” said Qualls.
“We cannot continue as a healthy nation, thinking that we live in two separate Americas and pitting groups of people against each other,” he said. “It’s unsustainable, and it’s not American.”
“We must unite with renewed hope in our future,” he said, “returning to core values of trust that can see us through a post-racial America, core values and behaviors that have stood the test of time, which include responsibility, strong work ethic, pride in one’s nation, faith, two-parent families, and a top-notch education that allows anyone, and yes, I mean no no matter who, to make their dreams come true.