So the media has been filled with various issues if police brutality and the past few years have consisted of great levels of wrongful activity demonstrated from Law Enforcement officials. This behavior of course has caused a high uprise of hate in prodominately black communities worldwide.
I am still in search of the unity.
Let me dig slightly deep for a moment.
At some point in history...lets go way back. We were taught to hate ourselves. It was placed into our mental concept that something was wrong with our black skin and kinky hair. Of course we marched and we fought and great Civil Rights leaders went beyond measures that often ended in death to prove that we, that us...the people...of color had just as much right as any other human being. So these protests and marches on America led to freedom and equal rights from sea to shining sea.
Now jump ahead in time. How much respect have we shown ourselves for all of the things our ancestors fought for?
None. Instead females would rather post videos of twerking and see who can have the most baby daddies rather than get out and obtain an education and make something out of themselves. Nope. Instead the men in our society would rather spend more time proving to the next and I quote, "real nigga"...just how much of a "real nigga" he is by any means of violence and disrespect. You see it has already been installed deep in the blood line that he should hate himself and so therefore he sees no value in himself or the next black individual. So what is it to kill for him? Nothing.
The word nigger is defined as an ignorant person. So when they say, I'm a "real nigger" then they are simply saying, "Im real ignorant and I can show you".
So we are slowly decreasing our own self value and worth to the eye of the opposite race.
So now....when the police or any other race sees fit to assist us in wiping out our own race, we feel a level of anger. We are angry that other races are taking out our black men. We are angry that our black men are not being treated as human beings and with a level of respect all the while putting bullets to our own and screaming Im a real nigger?!
We hear the young black men yell constantly that they dont care about taking a life.
So now these same people have watched us for years...destroy eachother carelessly in song lyrics, in music videos, in books and now they have decided to join in because they feel that if you dont care about your own life then why should we?! Change needs to happen. We got to show that black lives matter to us first and not just show it when a white man pulls a trigger.
Nothing is ever right about violence whether its at the hand of a white man or a black man.
I fear that we only march for attention from the media.
I fear that we march because its all we think or know to do.
I fear we march because we honestly are lost souls looking to still fit into a society that we never originally belonged in the first place.
I fear that if we dont stop using riots and more violence as a way to solve this issue...that we will never get anywhere.
Lets fight back by educating ourselves. Lets fight back by obtaining better jobs and displaying a level of respect in the way we dress and carry ourselves.
A change is greatly needed in Black America. Violent behavior is not the answer. Change was won during the Civil Rights with peaceful acts.
Change starts with us changing how we present ourselves in Black America.
Lets stop showing the world that all black people know how to do is kill and harm people. Its more to us than what we show.
Otherwise....we will slowly find ourselves slipping backwards and remaining a slave within our minds. The chains are no longer visible around your ankles and necks...now they are tightly bound about your mind. Breaking them represents true freedom...freedom from the hate within yourselves.
Its that inner hate that gives energy to the opposite race to see nothing wrong with taking the life of another "real nigger" as the streets call them.
Its time for a change.
Change wont happen until we start loving ourselves and forgiving our upbringing.
This could go so much deeper because violent behavior is taught early in age. In school years...kids cheer you on for violent behavior...it builds a bad rep and name on the streets for you therefore making you feel invincible and later invisible to the real world because they dont want your violent behavior around them. Henceforth confusing you because you have been brainwashed that being violent is cool so its all you know and are accustomed to so the police relate to what they assume you are accustomed to.
Again...its time to change these views.
If you can't save yourself...then create a change in the future generation that shows this black skin we wear is not cursed but blessed and well capable of doing greater than we give ourselves credit for.
We still trying to overcome...but sadly its ourselves we must overcome first and then the world will follow. The respect needs to be rebuilt in society for us and it starts with us promoting it from the inside then outward.