On Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:07:16 PM UTC-7, Higgs Boson wrote:
This is not about greeting cards and merchandise, though it is true that Mo
thers, Fathers, Grandparents, dogs, cats, etc. Days are "invented by stores
to sell merchandise" ...and restaurants to beef up customers.
This came across to me as a sly slap at Black families. Didn't ANYBODY pic
k up on the vile aspersions cast on Black families? They are more likely t
o be poor; more likely to have male members arrested and imprisoned far mor
e than whites for the same offense; more often headed by a female; more oft
en have children attending underserved schools w/o the best teachers, and o
n & on.
Maybe they have bigger worries than buying greeting cards for a commercial
You seem surprised that those that responded are as dumb as a sack of
But even you missed the point.
To have a family, a real family - you need a father. And in any given
black household, what you will usually not find is - a father (or -
Hence the idea that "Father's Day" in the African American community is
a strange concept.
Hey, don't shoot the messenger. Go look up the numbers for yourself.
On Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:26:58 -0400, Bill Cosby <"Bill.Cosby"@We cant
blame white people any.longer> wrote:
There is a sizeable portion of the black american community where the
father is not in evidence, and a growing portion of the American white
community where the same is true. There is also a very sizeable
American Black community where the fother is VERY present, and
contributes significantly to the family dynamic, and the welfare and
education of his children.
Sadly there is a smaller and smaller part of the white community where
this is true.
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