For Unemployed Black Americans, Martin Luther King's 'Dream'

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For Unemployed Black Americans, Martin Luther King's 'Dream'

Postby plwk » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:15 am

Fifty years after the "dream" of racial equality invoked by Martin Luther King
at the March on Washington, the reality is that African-Americans
still suffer the most unemployment.

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: For Unemployed Black Americans, Martin Luther King's 'Dr

Postby LG2V » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:04 pm

I wish such honest, hardworking people the best in finding employment. May all workers only meet with fairness, and may diversity prosper in the workplace. May all beings be healthy, happy, respected, and valued.

President Jacob Zuma attends Black Business Summit, 6 Sept 2011 by GovernmentZA, on Flickr

The Business Case for Gender Diversity by World Economic Forum, on Flickr

2012 The DLSE's Growing Arsenal: What Every Employer Needs to Know - Los Angeles by CMCP_Photo_Album, on Flickr

African Aurora Business Network by Ikando Volunteers, on Flickr

AF8E1593 by US Department of Labor, on Flickr

Diversity Leadership Forum by Asia Society, on Flickr

Diversity Task Force Hearing, May 10, 2013 by CA Dept of Insurance, on Flickr

2009 Women of Color STEM Conference by RDECOM, on Flickr

Dinner of Hope by amberlynnlane, on Flickr

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Re: For Unemployed Black Americans, Martin Luther King's 'Dr

Postby Virgo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:06 pm

Yeah, ALL PEOPLE, that is the real dream.

Black, white, asian, whatever...


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Re: For Unemployed Black Americans, Martin Luther King's 'Dr

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:32 pm

Dream on.

The reality depends on causes and conditions. Discrimination, unfairness, prejudice, etc., are not new, and not limited to black Americans. Good people have worked hard and sacrificed their lives to fight injustice for many generations, but the problems still exist in different forms, or in different places.

That's just the way that samsāra works. Even the gods are not free from envy and malice.

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“Lord! All living beings wish to be free from anger and ill-will. They do not want to quarrel or to be ill-treated, but pray instead for happiness, security, peace and freedom. Yet they are not free from danger and suffering. What is the cause of this situation?”
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Re: For Unemployed Black Americans, Martin Luther King's 'Dr

Postby SarathW » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:18 am

I have seen a similar program in TV in regards to blacks in South Africa.
Now it seems blacks are killing blacks!
What has happened to Mandela’s dream?

Mana is a latent defilement of all humans. Every country, human discriminate other human in one form or another.
This discrimination first start in the family. Parents discriminate their children for their sex and skills or intelligence.
Then the children are discriminate in the schools by teachers and peer groups. (Bulling, religion etc.)

These children grow up as adults and join work force and discriminate again by work mates and employers.
So they pass their anger to other people.
I think the racial discrimination is the peak of all discriminations.

The first reaction of human contact is discrimination.
First thing we do when we meet a person is to evaluate the person according to our past prejudices.
Mana is the least understood by many Buddhist as well. Mana will be fully eradicated by only attaining Arahnatship.

Meanwhile we should exercise our mindfulness towards this curable cancer in human mind.


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