I wrote a post the other day about the "Compton Cookout" that was thrown by a White Frat on a college campus.
Basically my post was about how can we as Black People get mad at the others for degrading us, when some of us degrade ourselves.
This is the second post I wrote this past month about respecting ourselves.
Well some of the comments I received concerning this kinda surprised me. I appreciate everyone that takes the time out of their already busy schedules to read my thoughts. I really do. I have said before how I learn from everyone that bothers to comment here. I grow from every comment I receive whether it is agreeing with my point of view or not.
But I still felt the need to write another post about this dead horse.
I do not understand how in the hell Black People can make excuses for behavior that they know is wrong ass wrong.
It is like some of us have problems with anyone talking out in public about shit that we see everyday in our communities. We all talk about this shit when we are in the comforts of people we know. But as soon as someone opens their mouth around any body that is not like us, then there is a problem.
I know that Black People are not the only ones that read this blog. I have White People that I work with that read this and talk to me about what I write.
I am not ashamed to talk about what I know is foolish behavior around White People. I do not try to sweep under the rug all the bullshit I see every damn day.
I do not care if other cultures have aspects of their culture that are negative. I only can talk about what I see is negative with my culture.
I also realize that not all my people are fucked up.
There are a lot of us that are doing the right things according to what is right in American Culture. And whether I want to admit it or not, as long as we call ourselves Americans, we have to abide by American
White People made
make all the rules here and in order to survive here we have to learn and abide by the rules that are in place.
Now if the great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln would have survived that bullet that was fired at close range into the back of his head and he would have had the chance to do what he was planning on doing before that bullet was fired into the back of his head (at close range), and all the Blacks were sent to Liberia,(that is in Africa, for those that do not know) because as he said, and I quote, "As long as the White Man and the Black Man share the same space, there will be hostilities between the two", then shit might have been different.
It might have been cool for Black People to kill each other over colors,shoes and jewerly.
It might have been accepted to disrespect our women by calling them out of their names.
'Pimping ain't easy' could have possibly been made the Country's slogan.
There might have been a law passed that said that every Black Man had to spend part of their early 20's and 30's in jail.
It could have been acceptable to get 10 different women pregnant at the same time and then move on to the 11th with no regard for the other 10.
It could have been written into the Constitution that education was not needed as long as money was being made by any means necessary.
It could have been added to the rule book that it doesn't matter how you present yourself in public. As long as you are Black you could curse as loud as you want, wear your pants with your draws showing, or better yet draws would be banned. Just let it all hang out.
We could have ratified the all Black congress to pass a law that made sports mandatory. I mean the "Black" sports, football and basketball. Anything "White" would be banned and punishable by jail. That would include speaking proper English, education and working.
But this is America, and we all claim to be proud of being American.
So where is it written that if even ONE Black person does all these things here, that some how it is OK?
Now I know that there are some
white people in this country that do not want to show the masses that we are just like them. They don't want the world to see us in stable two parent homes. They don't want to acknowledge that most of us care about education, our kids and our women. That shit cannot and will not be brought to the public. The only thing that matters to them is that we stay divided against each other. They want us to appear to be lawless animals so that it can be justified why we are treated the way we are.
I understand all this.
We know what is acceptable and what is not. We know that SOME (not all) of us are fucked up. We know this. But we try to smile and hide it whenever company is over.
There is no excuse for illiterate behavior.
Not Nan One.
If even ONE Black Person is photographed doing ignorant shit, then whoever witnesses that shit needs to say something.
I do not care if the others are around when I feel like displaying my displeasure with some of the shit that has been miscatagorized as my "culture".
I have too much pride in myself and my ancestors to stay quiet. So if somebody thinks I need to tone it down and not talk around the others, then I do believe that ain't gonna happen.
I will make no excuses for BULLSHIT.
In my humble opinion that is a sign of being weak and a coward.
It is easier to talk around like minded folk, but it takes some grande huevos to talk that same shit outside of your comfort zone.
And my huevos are growing by the hour.