Saturday, May 02, 2015

"he went up into a mountain" - JFK Assassination and African American Plights

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JFK Assassination and African American Plights

One shocking fact about African Americans is that some of them have disappeared from the mainstream of the society rather mysteriously.

1.5 Million Missing Black Men 
For every 100 black women not in jail, there are only 83 black men. The remaining men – 1.5 million of them – are, in a sense, missing.
17 missing black men for every 100 black women“Missing” men
Among cities with sizable black populations, the largest single gap is in Ferguson, Mo.
40 missing black men for every 100 black women
North Charleston, S.C., has a gap larger than 75 percent of cities.
25 missing black men for every 100 black women
This gap – driven mostly by incarceration and early deaths – barely exists among whites.
1 missing white man for every 100 white women
Figures are for non-incarcerated adults who are 25 to 54.

In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo. — hundreds of thousands more are missing.
They are missing, largely because of early deaths or because they are behind bars. Remarkably, black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million, according to an Upshot analysis. For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, there are only 83 black men. Among whites, the equivalent number is 99, nearly parity.

This state of existence of African Americans is truly horrible.  But evil force that has caused this state must be rooted deeply in the US society.

But what President took an opposite stance to the African American issue?
Why Blacks Loved John F. Kennedy

His brief presidency didn't introduce any new civil rights laws, but JFK appointed African Americans to high positions and acknowledged Latino concerns.

BY: RICHARD PRINCEPosted: Nov. 19 2013 9:27 PM

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, it's easy for some to dismiss his brief presidency, as conservative commentator Brit Hume did on "Fox News Sunday." Hume, a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel, said of Kennedy on Sunday, "despite the thinness of the record . . . he has been the subject of the most successful public relations campaign in political history. . . . it is a legend bordering, I think, on myth." But Kennedy's ties with blacks and Latinos were no myth during those tumultuous years when the civil rights movement was gaining steam and African Americans, particularly, were seeking allies in the White House. Black journalists, some of whom were in the trenches covering the movement of which they were necessarily a part, shared in that hope. 
"Even though he would leave no new civil rights laws as his legacy," Simeon Booker, the retired longtime correspondent for Ebony and Jet magazines, wrote this year in his autobiography, "Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement," "JFK nevertheless captured the heart of black America, becoming the best-loved chief executive in history. 
"Applauded for appointing Negroes to high offices, Kennedy went even further, breaking down many racial barriers in informal ways. He probably hosted more blacks at White House events than had ever entered the mansion in all previous administrations combined. His appointment of top black leaders including the NAACP's top lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, whom he named to the federal bench, for awhile had some blacks wondering if the new president was actually trying to stall the civil rights movement by a brain drain of its key resources. . . .

Then-Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy with delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in 1960.


As long as truth of the assassination of JFK is not revealed, plights of African Americans would continue, if other African Americans should become US President.

The largest reason for the assassination of JFK could be his intention to help support improvement of the social status of African Americans.  It might have been a risky strategy.  With votes from African Americas John F. Kennedy would win elections more easily, but many European Americans might come to hate JFK even only for this reason.  And especially, some elite white Americans who would not otherwise try to remove JFK might be determined to kill JFK for the racial matter.

The racial matter is always dangerous, since Christ Jesus had a difficult conversation with a Samaritan woman though there seem to have been no big differences between Israelites and Samaritans to us.

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Mat 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
Mat 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.