Save Me Joe Louis (Flashback)

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We been dropping knowledge. save-me-joe-louis-save-me

Obama and November 4th

As a Blackman stereotypes are commonplace, I remember being treated different because the way I talked. Some people said I was trying to be white because I used words most blacks don’t and enjoyed other things besides 2pac and gold chains (love dookie ropes though). My father was a great man he instilled in me a thirst for knowledge, he told me the most dangerous man is an educated man. I think my father carried the beliefs of great men of before him like MLK, Kennedy, W.E.B. Dubois, men who used there minds to create change. I think the political system is straight bullshit but Obama has shown me something I never thought I would see. Its not all the promises to middle class America that got me or the fact that he is part black, what got me is himself. Here stands the future of America a man with multiple backgrounds, a man of color who articulates himself very well, and a good father. But wait, in the black culture we don’t take care of our kids! We don’t speak well! We lack intelligence!

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I use to think one man cannot create change……………………….maybe I was wrong.

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I never voted before but today I will cast my vote for Obama, and not because a rapper or athlete said so I’m doing it for my sons.

 

“Save me, Joe Louis. Save me.”

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Some people look at Joe Louis as a “Uncle Tom”, I totally disagree! He was not rude, abrasive and ultra black like Jack Johnson, Joe Louis was more powerful as a symbol to not just blacks but all races. Joe held the title for over 11 years more than any one before him, at a time when blacks felt weak Joe made us feel strong. Peep this,

“More than twenty-five years ago, one of the southern states adopted a new method of capital punishment. Poison gas supplanted the gallows. In its earliest stages, a microphone was placed inside the sealed death chamber so that scientific observers might hear the words of the dying prisoner to judge how the human reacted in this novel situation.

The first victim was a young Negro. As the pellet dropped into the container, and the gas curled upward, through the microphone came these words: “Save me, Joe Louis. Save me, Joe Louis. Save me, Joe Louis…”

That excerpt is from the book “Why We Can’t Wait” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Joe Louis was more than a boxer to some, he was Hope.