By Perly Viasmensky
I already forgot the many times that I have said that an ignorant person can be educated, but a stupid one is out of luck. Stupidity has no cure.
Now, all of a sudden, groups of people want to defunct and/or abolish police departments in the country. Can anybody imagine that?
Who is going to police the community? Who is going to protect us when opportunists start breaking into businesses and stealing everything they desire?
It would be interesting to know what will happen to the over 5,000 officers employed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Do people who want the police defunded expect them to stand on the unemployment line and apply for unemployment?
Just think for a second about a person who calls 911 to report a burglary in progress; who will assist in catchimg the criminals?
I understand that what happened in Minneapolis, Minnesota was very sad, but why take reprisals against others who had nothing to do with the tragic incident.
When someone dies, he or she deserves to be remembered regardless of the color of their skin. David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired St. Louis, Missouri police captain who became a small-town police chief was found fatally shot outside a pawn shop that was looted after protests erupted over the death of George Floyd turned violent.
Chief Dorn was found dead on the sidewalk in front of a Pawn and Jewelry store after he tried to stop the looting of the shop.
Unfortunately, protesters don’t actually care for a just cause, when the looter/thief killed Chief David Dorn, they killed one of their own, because Chief Dorn was also African-American.
Everything is now about racism. If the country is so racist against black people how can we explain all the billionaires of color in the United States?
Investor Robert F. Smith is the richest black man in the country. His net worth is $5 billion. He’s a Cornell graduate and former Goldman Sachs executive.
David Steward built his fortune running an IT service provider that counts Citi, Verizon, and the federal government as clients. His net worth is $3.5 billion.
Oprah Winfrey made a multi-million-dollar fortune from her media empire. Her net worth is $2.7 billion.
Michael Jordan used his success in basketball to build a best-selling footwear brand. His net worth is $1.9 billion.
I can’t help but to wonder who might be the evil person creating so much hate between all of us, paying for the chaos that causes death among all of us. Like putting in young people’s mind the wrong idea that black Americans don’t even have opportunities in education. That is very far from the truth.
Where are those illustrious teachers and professors that instead of brainwashing our young generation telling them there are no opportunities for them in this world of racism, failed to teach them that the first African American student graduated from Yale in 1874.
That was long before their great-grandparents were born. That was Alexander Bouchet, the first African American in the United States to earn a Ph.D. degree when he received his doctorate in physics in 1876.
Jane Matilda Bolin was the first African American woman to graduate from Yale Law School in 1931 and the first in the United States to become a judge.
Dr. Ben Carson, the genius of medicine and surgery also graduated from Yale. Great African Americans also come from Harvard University as Dr. Mildred Jefferson, former President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michele Obama, former United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.
Everybody has an opportunity in life if they really have their mind set on their education instead of street fights. Not everybody has the good luck to attend prestigious universities such as Yale and Harvard, but there are several universities in the country at which one can earn a good education and degree. One just needs to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Welfare Department, the local Police Department, even the District Attorney’s Office and count the number of African Americans working behind a desk and earning a decent salary.
The African American young citizens need to realize that the opportunities are there if they just put their mind to it. Don’t allow others with destruction in mind to brainwash you, because none of the money they put out to create a false revolution will come your way.
Those people will try to impress you with their dirty money just to use you as a checkpoint.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Perly Viasmensky