I find nothing strange about the fact that many of the problems in the black community are based on the history of racism in this country. Many people would like to believe that racism is no longer a factor in America. But if this is true what happened to eliminate it so completely?
If the white community truly wanted black people to share as complete equals in the American dream then why is the American history peppered with so many instances of black people fighting so hard to be recognized as human instead of being considered slaves just a step or two above cattle? If the white community wanted black people to be equals in this society we wouldn’t have to fight for our civil rights or for an end to segregation or for an end to discrimination? Just because someone manages to get a law passed saying that it’s wrong doesn’t mean people don’t use loop holes and slight of hand, statistics, and/or legalese to continue their activities designed to limit the opportunities available for black people.
My articles are not intended to claim that all black people in jail are innocent or that there is no such thing as a black criminal. If I’ve given anyone that impression I apologize because I’m clearly not doing a very good job with my communications to everyone. I ask everyone to please help me by pointing to the passages that are likely to fuel this misunderstanding.
What my articles are intended to say is that the problems in the black community throughout western culture are directly rooted to the fact that there are people who will do whatever they can to keep black people in a continuous condition of subjugation. The black community suffers from an economic malaise inflicted upon us by others who are way too willing to exercise their murky influence. If white people did not work so hard to define what it is to be black in America, then it is less likely that black people would fall into their deception. Black people are not creating or transporting the drugs that are being distributed in our communities. Black people are not manufacturing the guns that end up in our communities. Black people don’t make or distribute the alcohol that permeates the black community. The schools that America has provided for the black community are inferior. Members of the black community are less likely to get the support necessary to obtain a quality education. Consequently, black people are less likely to get the big money jobs and are extremely fortunate to obtain a descent job at all. The wealth other communities enjoy from the appreciation of home values doesn’t happen for many black communities.
These factors and a number of others are like the perfect manmade storm that has developed over the black community in order to ravage it. In this storm, many blacks have turned to preying on their neighbors in order to get what they need to survive and/or to get what they want for status. If black people did not suffer from these psychological, economic, and social attacks while constantly being bombarded with various messages saying you are the thief, you are the thug, you are less, you are nothing, you are not worthy, and etcetera, then things are much more likely to be different for us.
While black on black crime is awful and should be eliminated, it is not the subject of my blog at this time. Maybe later, when more people take the assault being committed against the black community more seriously and more people are fighting this injustice, I’ll focus more of my attention to this issue. However, I must add the fact that I firmly believe that stopping the assault by the white community on the black community would be the key to curbing the black on black crime phenomenon as well. The fact that impressionable blacks with idle hands and minds are trying to become the black caricature they saw in a Hollywood movie or on a video in cable television is disgusting. The fact that black people have been manipulated into being ashamed of being proud members of the black community is revolting. But people who wish to pretend that the white community isn’t actively participating in the destruction of the black community is truly gruesome. The people who need statistics and examples and court cases and verifications in order to prove what is happening before their very eyes are obviously in denial and are part of the problem.
And the fact that so many black people are culpable in this destruction is a very heartbreaking and miserable condition. It’s troubling to see so many of our black people turn their back on the black community. Black celebrities are notorious for distancing themselves from their racial clan. There are a great number of black middle class people who work hard to distance themselves from their racial peers while embracing a more generic middle class lifestyle. With rare exception, once good money is being made black people have to move outside of the black community and abandoning those less fortunate to their lot.
Regardless of the general conditions of the black community there is pride in being a descendent of Africa. We must do a better job of remembering this fact and spreading this message across our community and reinforcing the message with our actions and not just with words. Africa’s history isn’t taught in the school curriculum developed by the generic American but white dominated, corporate culture. This is another subtle message that being black isn’t anything to be proud of. But without our connection to our community we truly will become a generic assimilation of a people without history and regulated to the bottom of American culture. The assault on the black community must stop.