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T.D. Jakes On Michael Brown: Racial Profiling Puts Black Men ‘On The Endangered List’

Source: Stephanie Samuel / Christian Post

Texas Megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes blamed racial profiling for the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, saying America is far from being a post-racial society and that racial profiling is putting black men “on the endangered list,” in a blog published on Huffington Post.com.

In the essay posted Tuesday morning, Jakes wrote “We are a far cry from the post-racial, peace and love society envisioned by ’60s idealists or the melting pot that our forefathers portended.”

He argued that cities like Ferguson are still being governed with race-related tactics such racial profiling.

“Although legislation was put forth to end this heinous exercise, the state of Missouri’s own 2013 statistics show the disproportionate execution of ‘just-us’ Ferguson-style: Of the 5,384 police stops, 686 were white, while 4,632 were black. Of 611 searches, 47 were white, 562 were black. Of 521 arrests, 36 were white, 483 were black,” he wrote.

He also noted that “According to U.S. News and World Report, African-Americans in Ferguson, are not only stopped more often, they are also searched and arrested more than whites, even though the data show that whites are more likely to be caught with contraband if searched. In short, whites were stopped for actual suspicious behavior, whereas black were routinely stopped for racially motivated reasons.

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  • barbaralee12

    T.D. Jakes needs to be careful after all he is a GOP man and it’s his party that keeps blacks down.Education,jobs, healthcare and food stamps.

  • Shaela

    Really, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ church have do many things for the people and the community. They have dug many many wells in Africa. They are to many for me to count, yet still not enough. He has a prison ministry for people who have just come out of prison called the Tory Program. When they graduate some of them receive brand new houses. He can not build them all a house but some do receive them. Not all of them need brand new houses, they need other things. He has jobs that hire these individuals and he ministers to their soul as well. He employs many people at his church and the school that he has built and opened. His children ministry has grew so much that it is time to tear down the youth sanctuary and build a larger church for them, and the process is taking place now. His church is mostly African American, but all races are welcomed and they are there as well. The youth pastor is Hispanic. There are also Caucasian pastors, Pastor Bonney Moon. Everyone enjoys worshiping together at this church and all work toward common goals.

    There are classes for young women and old alike that encourage furthering your education and they graduate from this program. He build in an African American community and has revitalized the area and is continuing to look for new opportunities to do more. He built a bridge from the parking lot across the street to his church so that families did not have to cross the busy road. He employed members to direct traffic and also has police there to help control traffic.

    He preaches and encourage his members to make better choices in their lives. To do the tough things necessary in order to raise up out of your situation. No one can do everything for someone who do not want to put in any effort their-self, but for those that are willing to do so, there is much to be gained.

    There is a nursery for children when attending this church. There are so many children programs through out the year for them that I can not list them all. Look up the Brick House Ministry and you will find the youths there. The culture at this church is so rich. The children have churches from Africa and other places come worship with them and sometimes the main service as well. New members go threw orientation. Just to much to list. Come see and be blessed.

    There is a beauty shop that addresses the needs of the homeless. Clothes drives and food drives are held. School supplies were just recently given to children and they were fixed up for school. etc.etc.etc

    This does not even cover what he does in his own down time. He responds to many situations in life when people call him. He is there for anyone if time is not already committed or he has to spend time with family due to his responsibility as a pastor. He has priorities there as well. I do not see how he does so many things at one time. Not to mention he has his own business office where he employs people as well.

  • Shaela

    Really, Bishop T.D. Jakes and the Potter’s House church do many things for people and their communities. They have dug many many wells in Africa. They are to many for me to count, yet still not enough. He has a prison ministry for people who have just come out of prison called the Tory Program. When they graduate some of them receive brand new houses. He can not build them all a house but some do receive them. Not all of them need brand new houses, they need other things. He has jobs that hire these individuals and he ministers to their soul as well. He employs many people at his church and the school that he has built and opened. His children ministry has grew so much that it is time to tear down the youth sanctuary and build a larger church for them, and the process is taking place now. His church is mostly African American, but all races are welcomed and they are there as well. The youth pastor is Hispanic. Caucasian pastors, Pastor Bonney Moon leads the Single Ministry. Everyone enjoys worshiping together at this church and all work toward common goals. Pastor Rodney Derrick is awesome at dealing with families who have lost loved ones as the bereavement department is spiritually and lovingly there for members.

    There are classes for young women and old alike that encourage furthering your education and they graduate from this program. He build in an African American community and has revitalized the area and is continuing to look for new opportunities to do more. He built a bridge from the parking lot across the street to his church so that families did not have to cross the busy road. He employed members to direct traffic and also has police there to help control traffic.

    He preaches and encourage his members to make better choices in their lives. To do the tough things necessary in order to raise up out of your situation. No one can do everything for someone who do not want to put in any effort their-self, but for those that are willing to do so, there is much to be gained.

    There is a nursery for children when attending this church. There are so many children programs through out the year for them that I can not list them all. Look up the Brick House Ministry and you will find the youths there. The culture at this church is so rich. The children have churches from Africa and other places come worship with them and sometimes the main service as well. New members go threw orientation. Just to much to list. Come see and be blessed.

    There is a beauty shop that addresses the needs of the homeless. Clothes drives and food drives are held. School supplies were just recently given to children and they were fixed up for school. etc.etc.etc

    This does not even cover what he does in his own down time. He responds to many situations in life when people call him. He is there for anyone if time is not already committed or he has to spend time with family due to his responsibility as a pastor. He has priorities there as well. I do not see how he does so many things at one time. Not to mention he has his own business office where he employs people as well. He sends buses of people to vote and encourage that they do so. I do not understand why the church do not become a voting place really. : ) They show up in droves.

    He is doing what he can do offset issues, but if it the things that Barbaralee12 suggest are keeping blacks down, she should see what he in fact does before claiming that he keeps blacks down. He does not. He is only one man, and for one man he has done much, and continuing to do so. Bishop is wealthy from his own books and media. He does not need to hold anyone down. He is always preaching and showing us ways to do better and for those who step out and listen it is there for them. He is not God, rather he is just trying to do the work of the One that sent him. No pastor is called to do everything as some have special callings, to do certain things, but Bishop tries his best to do what he can and what has been given to him by God and that is all that can be asked for.

    I just thought of some more things but it is late and I thing you all get the point. Be Blessed!

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