There are so many great accomplishments by blacks I wonder why all the negativity.
by Rick Lowe
I've recently started re-reading Dr. Walter Williams, Race and Economics: How much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination? and as he points out "…As a group,black Americans include many of the world's richest and most famous personalties…" "…However, if one listens to spokesmen for civil rights organizations, self-anointed black leaders, and various politicians, one would get a different impression about blacks."
In other words, through all the adversity faced, just a couple generations ago, in the scheme of things, black Americans are extremely successful.
The following chart, copied from Chapter One (Blacks Today and Yesterday) makes their accomplishments quite clear:
I believe a similar analogy can be drawn here at home.
I also believe sometimes our so-called leaders - political that is - need to focus on the positive gains of Bahamians. They did it, not through hand outs and re-distribution, but through grit and determination.
What's your take?