After publishing my previous blog post, I ran across a story on twitter. I am drained from this nation’s negative perceptions and treatment of black men. I am frustrated with the explanations needed by society to validate black men. I am livid with the way society emasculates black men. Most of all, I am sick of society expecting black men to separate themselves from other black men, just to be treated like a low class citizen. Why must they have to DEFEND themselves against racial stereotypes to the police or employers? Society treats black men as if they have somehow failed to be a PRODUCTIVE member of society!!!
From those that are elected to govern us as a nation, to those that reside in our neighborhoods. So far, this year has proven to be one of unexplainable proportions of hatred!!! Why is a person’s skin color more relevant than their accolades? More important than their character? Why is the phrase, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” ever recited? Why take in a stray animal but walk pass a homeless person? Why assume when you can ask? Why justify hatred/racism?
Analogy: You live in a city where crime is on the rise. Keep in mind, the crime in your neighborhood and neighboring businesses do not fall into that category. Now, do you judge the entire city and just stay indoors? Or do you attend outings with friends/family, despite the crime in the city? If you would not judge an entire city due to the rise of crime, why would you judge all black men as if they are a menace to society? *let that marinate*
*videos courtesy of TMZ Sports*
Here is a letter tweeted by Michael Bennett. * courtesy of twitter* WARNING… (use of the F word and the N word are visible) https://twitter.com/mosesbread72/status/905430701595652096/photo/1
*featured image is courtesy of google search*