Thousands Rally For Self-Improvement

It appears that alternative universes in fact do exist. Experts have determined that the following news item, describing last Saturday’s “Justice For All” rally in Washington D.C., is from another dimension. Well, it may not be our universe, but at least some people in some reality are moving in the right direction (see  here for our world’s version of the events):

Washington (AP) – In a great display of unity, thousands of black marchers joined a rally in Washington with calls to stop blaming others for the conditions under which many African-Americans live.

Speaking in the cold afternoon air, passing the microphone like a baton, one speaker after another urged the crowd to accept that internal cultural sources may account for many of the problems of the black community.

Mothers and fathers declared it time to acknowledge that crime rates are too high in too many black communities. “It is not surprising that the increased police presence required in high crime areas leads to confrontations that might turn out badly,” said one demonstrator.

“I’ve never seen anything so beautiful,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, sensing the desire of the crowd to state the truth about the black underclass after decades of denial and to commit to gaining the knowledge, skills, and habits necessary for African-Americans to fully participate in the prosperity of the nation.

The march in D.C. was one of many that took place across the nation. Under the slogan “National Day of Humility,” rallies were also held in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bloomington, Ind., and Lexington, Ky., among other places.

In D.C., as well as other cities, police declared the rallies peaceful with no arrests.

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