BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE
To: Eric Wattree
You’ve made my point of why Blacks reject the conservative movement much more profoundly than I ever could. This is a keeper.
Reni, I can’t help but wonder where you got your statistics. Did you simply snatch them out of thin air, or were you informed by Glenn Beck and FOX News? That’s another reason that Blacks reject conservatives, by the way – you tend to lie a lot. Here are the actual facts:
Among households with a single-race black householder, the percentage that contained a family. There were 8.6 million black family households.
Among families with single-race black householders, the percentage that were married couples.
Nationally, the percentage of households with a householder who was single-race black who lived in owner-occupied homes.
Among blacks 25 and older, the proportion who had at least a high school diploma in 2009.
Percentage of blacks 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2009.
So again, Reni, I want to thank you so much for this response. I couldn’t have gotten a more powerful reinforcement of my thesis if I had gone out and purchased it. So of course, I’ll be posting it liberally (forgive the pun) on the net to see just how many Americans agree with you. I would love to see your views become a subject of national debate, because I’m sure it would open Americana’s eyes to exactly what we’re dealing with inside the GOP.
Take your contention that “74% [of Black people] don’t know who their fathers are,” for example. That’s a radical conservative gem, since according to the U.S. Census Bureau 64% of Black children are likely to be living with their father, or at the very least, 44%. So that’s a lie that ranks right up there with “death panels.”
At this point I could go into an in depth analysis of the gross dysfunction of both your motivation and thinking. Or alternatively, I could respond as “the angry Black man,” which I’m sure is what you sought. But contrary to what seems to be popular belief in your circle, MOST Black men do more thinking than they do feeling under these circumstances – that’s how we’ve managed to survive.
Most Black people were taught at an early age that in order for you to show that you’re superior to me, you’re also going to have to show that you can out think me. You see, God made birds to fly, fish to swim, and man to think. President Obama is doing a fine job of demonstrating that principle, and I’m sure he’s having a great time with it. That’s one of the reasons he’s so reviled in your circle. He constitutes a direct threat to your delusion of grandeur. But I don’t think you even realize that – at least, on a conscious level.
So I’m not going to taint what is surely to become a monument to radical conservative thought with my own commentary. I going to allow your racist and inefficient thinking to sink under the weight of its very own profound stupidity.
Sincerely yours, and with deep regards to your incredible shortsightedness,
Eric L. Wattree
Religious bigotry: It’s not that I hate everyone who doesn’t look, think, and act like me – it’s just that God does.
Eric L. Wattree is a writer, poet, and musician, born in Los Angeles. He’s a columnist for The Los Angeles Sentinel, The Black Star News in New York, and a Staff writer for Veterans Today. He’s also the author of A Message From the Hood.