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Expectation of Justice: Getting Your Just Deserves

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Getting It Right With Dr Boles

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Does “expectations”  direct the implementation of justice? Definitions offered for “expectation” include: a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future; to do or be someone or something in another ones point of view; a belief about what might happen in the future; and something that is supposed to happen. The word expectation comes from Latin with a translation of "an awaiting." Motivators inspire great expectations,having you think that something good will come your way."Fear" can cause a responsible individual to teach a dependent child to “never expect, never assume, never ask, never demand. Just let it be. If it’s meant to be, it will happen." Always advising the child to keep expectations low so the risk of  disappointed is low.  

In the United States of America, I have interacted with Black American groups who allocate " fear” as a means of survival in this country and teach “submissiveness”, "passivity", "apathy" and "blindness" to social injustices. Such advisors tell young Black men to be careful in “white” neighborhoods with much attention paid to what is appropriate dress, hair style and demeanor. Such precautions certainly saved the lives of some young Black people in the 1950s, 1960s and into the 1970s, however, since the 1990s, young Black people resist the “meekness” teachings and this rebellion has done at least two things: 1. Caused breakdown in communications and trust between prominent Black community leaders such as ministers, athletic coaches and some parents; and 2. Enraged some factions of white America who are willing to administer extreme force to “put the Black American back in his place”.