You keep talking about white people as though they still have Black people in chains, but I'm saying that the chains are those that constrict the minds of many Black people. That's why so many are still stuck.
Oh, I know, but many people lose focus because they concentrate so much on who hates them and get off track because of it. They're only playing into the hands of those who choose to do nothing about their dreams.
You want to play the victim game--I'm telling you that white folks have convinced many Black people they are exactly what is assumed by them, but they're not calling us the N-word--now Black people think it's ok to use it.
Who's fault is it?
You really don't understand me--but it's very clear.
What I'm saying is that the racism of the past is not the tactics whites use. It's like how soldiers are trained to use psychological warfare against and enemy. Instead of your arch enemy attacking you; he uses the power of suggestion: "you're inferior, stupid, lack self-control, are violent...
And what could you do to change the situation?
You identified yourself as the "token Negro" but you also have the power to impact change, yet you choose to act as though you're powerless.
This is what I'm talking about.
You're talking about institutionalized racism.
What you see happening in many Black communities is a direct result of self-deprivation. Who makes Black people take drugs? Who makes Black people keep having kids without being married--yet crying POVERTY! Really? Who is making some Black...
In my honest opinion, Black people give white people too much credit. White people aren't doing anything to Black people today: they just watch as the effects of psychological warfare act out in Black people--placed in the minds of African slaves hundreds of years ago.
Yes, I've done this.
The first time was in second grade. I stood up for a little girl in my class who was being picked on. And I was shy myself. Don't know where the gumption came, but it came and I let the bully have it.
Can we just be real today?
Many of you are in college and you're busy at work on your future careers. However, some of you are still trying to figure out what your path should be.
However, there are those rare people who just seem to be extremely driven, focused and determined to achieve...
Chuck D was so embarrassed by Flava Flav's behavior on that show and in general, he publically apologized to fans. I never watched it, but I loved Public Enemy back in the day. They've never had an equal in my opinion.