On my last post about the New Yorker magazine's cover of Big O and his wife, my man Sully over at Sulls Blog wrote a comment that I feel the need to respond to. Sulls Blog is a great blog. It is one of my favorites. I read it often. I don't always comment, because I read so many blogs, but I am a frequent visitor to his site. I suggest that my loyal readers check him out. (Check my side bar. I still cannot link anything.)
He asked in his comment if I was biased in my writing or if I was just too young to know some things.
Well, as usual Sully I agree with you. I am biased in my writing. I will explain in in a minute.
I am also too young to know some of the things you know. (All that can be remedied by me catching up on my history, but that is a different subject.) However I am not as young as I used to be, but I am not as old as I am going to get either.
So in response to your first observation, I am biased in my writing.
I write about stuff that either concerns me or anything that is on my mind at the time.
Most of the stuff that concerns me are race relations in my country and how we (me, Black Men and Black Women) are portrayed in my country.
And most of the time we are portrayed negatively.
That bothers me. A lot.
So in that area I am a bit biased.
I honestly believe what the constitution says about all men being created equal. I believe that all people should have the same rights and freedoms. But as you know the constitution was written by a bunch of bigoted white men that did not have anybody that did not look like them thoughts and feelings in mind when they wrote those famous words.
So I am Biased.
I admit that is not a good thing however.
But in my own defense, I am willing and I do listen to other's opinions. I value other people's thoughts and views. I don't care if you agree with me or not. We can have an intelligent debate about whatever it is we might disagree on. Besides that is how you learn.
The only way to get past the f^%cked up race relations here in the good ole US of A is positive dialogue between the different ethnic groups. No judging, no stereotypes, just honest dialogue.
So Sully I value your opinion.
I will try to work on my biased views.
But I can only see the world I live in through my eyes.