Letj wrote, in part
Conspiracy theories run rampant in black communities. Where have you been? Can you blame them?
I've been right here. And I've seen and heard it, just as you have. And I take every opportunity to challenge the conspiracy theory whackos every chance I get. And i wouldn't vote for a candidate who surrounded himself with them. Those who just nod their heads (whether sitting in a pew or not) only contribute to the problem. It's condescending and insulting to blacks in the extreme to assume that logic won't work with "them." "They" are "us".
It breaks my heart that as a nation we sit back and watch young black men die, black babies abandoned in foster care and we do nothing while we spend billions in Iraq. Would we be so casual if the same was happening on a large scale in white America? I think we all know the answer. I believe I am my brother's keeper.
"It" is happening on a large scale in what you call "white America" (and what Rev Wright calls the "U S of KKK A"). More white kids than black ones giving their lives in Iraq. More white people in poverty than black.
To anyone who wants to be his brother's keeper, I would recommend this:
-- While "keeping him," don't "keep him down" by hobbling him with low expectations and enforced dependency on others.
-- Be a do-gooder with your own resources, not those taken from other people. It's only charity if it is given freely.