Thursday, October 1, 2009
If a Black Man kills another Black Man in the "hood" and there is no Video, Does anyone see it?
I swore to myself that I was not going to write about this, but.... well, damn it to hell, it just kept calling me.
The kid that got beat to death in Chicago was a very, very bad thing.
But the 30 school age kids that have died in Chicago this past year is also a very, very bad thing.
All the kids that have died in Baltimore, DC, Philly, New York and Atlanta can also be considered a very, very bad thing.
Did I happen to mention that all of these kids I have mentioned were BLACK KIDS?
So what makes Derion's death more important than all the others?
Derion's death was caught on video. Somebody taped it and sent the film in.
So again, what makes Derion's death more important than all the others?
A white man had to put it on the national media.
It was not a "tragedy" until a white man decided to talk about it.
This is what pisses me the hell off.
There are thousands of Derion's every year in the Black community, but no one cares. The Black Community doesn't even care.
But the minute a White man starts to care, now everybody is blogging and crying about this one death like it is a first.
How many memorials are dedicated to young Black Men every week in some Black neighborhood?
How many will be today?
This problem has been going on in our communities ever since... well ever since.
This is nothing new.
Where has all the outrage been?
Where have all the activists been?
Where have all the preachers been?
It takes a white run news outlet to tell us that our shit is fucked up?
All of a sudden it is a problem because a White man says it is?
I have been blogging about shit like this for the past 2 years.
Sometimes I think that my people are the slowest people in America.
We (some of us)accept bullshit like it is the norm. We accept the "music" that is being played everyday all day on radio stations as if it is cool to glorify negativity.
We accept the fact that our neighborhoods are the most run down of all the neighborhoods in every city in America as if that is how it is supposed to be.
We are cool with our Children dropping out of school and going to prison like that is how it has always been and that is how it will always be.
We love motherfuckers like R Kelly and defend his bitch-ass when ever somebody White says anything about him.
We defend stupid ass niggas like Plaxico Burress for doing stupid shit that we know in our hearts is dead ass wrong.
We allow Preachers and Ministers to rape us every Sunday with "tidings of good news", by giving them total access to our wallets and minds while most of them are the most crooked ass crooked bastards around.
We allow Politricksters to lie to us about "change" only to see that not a damn thing changes except the numbers in their bank account.
I could go on and on.... But what would be the point?
We have conformed so much just to be accepted here in our "adopted" homeland that we have forgotten who the hell we are.
I guess you can't forget something that you never knew.
Maybe that is the problem.....
Anyways back on topic....
It ain't like my lil 'ole blog is going to be featured on CNN or MSNBC. And most definitely not Fixed Noise.(Fox News for all you out there that I lost with that)
No White man is going to read my thoughts and do an expose about the feelings of Dirty Red.
So if I stand in a crowded room and scream until my lungs are sore, if there are no White People in the room, will anyone hear me?