RACISM & INJUSTICE still play a heavy role in our society. Our experience is no doubt different than other races. When we are told, "you all are just too sensitive", or "just get over it", or "we are not like our forefathers or grandparents" or "we didn't do anything to you guys" or "I'm not responsible, I wasn't even born in those times" or "I'm not racist, I have black friends" or go back to AFRICA (not a bad idea!).
The people who are telling us this, still benefit from Black People’s struggle. We would love to" just get over it". It doesn't seem to be as easy that. It has been over 400 years of racial injustice that has caused African Americans a great deal of hardship.
The powers that be has made it very difficult and almost impossible for us to sustain ourselves, not to mention there is over two million people incarcerated in the US. The majority being black people. So please stop telling us that racism does not exist. There are more people locked up in the prison system in the US alone, than all of the countries around the world put together. The message is clear. The world sees and is watching.
There is a reason why there are centuries of news reports, documentaries and movies informing their audience that racism is alive and well, not just in the US but around the world.
RACISM IS REAL!
We can no longer ignore this fact. FAMILY! Let us do better in networking with members of our community in order to grow and empower ourselves in the midst of systemic injustice and racism.
Why does racism still exist?
Do you feel that it's getting getting any better or worse?
Why so hateful, what do you really gain from this unwelcome behavior?
It's deeper than skin color. What does your heart and spirit say to you about real peace? White people there is a lot of work that needs to be done in the broken places in your own community as well. It is clear how you truly feel about Black People. Family to Family, consider own your children, there is a ripple affect and your children are feeling it and learning the painful truth about America's Black History not the stories taught in your school books.
We Can't Recover From This History Until We Deal With It
White Families do you realize some of the members of your family are feeling the embarrassment and shame of their own race, even some of the adults are experiencing the disbelief of the actions from your forefathers worldwide. When we have open conversations with white families members and acquaintance in our circle. We were amazed to learn about how much they did not know, yet thought they knew about Black People since they did not have the same struggle or trials and tribulations. Most white people are taught that they are superior and now finding out that is not the case, not true.
How can we as a HUMAN RACE change this? Can we change it? It seems like anyone who tries, well you know how that usually turns out. Family we will prevail! Before we move forward let's continue the conversation on how Black People, are thought of as being lazy. How would you feel if every time you build something for your family and your community, only to be destroyed by bullies who hate you without a real cause and because of the color of your skin and get away with it with no repercussions? Please Refer To The Black Wall Street of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This problem happens over and over again. It's disheartening, discouraging and
exhausting to say the least. For the record, it is not in our nature as "Black People" to destroy our families, homes and communities.
If you, (you know who you are), really want to understand us, our black race, our culture, and not just our arts, entertainment and sports. We are a Family first. We are Fathers, Mothers & Children. WE LOVE OUR FAMILY, JUST LIKE YOU LOVE YOUR FAMILY!
AS A PEOPLE, WE WERE STRIPED OF OUR IDENTITIES
• GOD - HOWEVER, We Never Lost Our Faith
On the CIVIL RIGHTS MEMORIAL are inscribed the names of individuals who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom during the modern Civil Rights Movement - 1954 to 1968. The martyrs include activists who were targeted for death because of their civil rights work; random victims of vigilantes determined to halt the movement; and individuals who, in the sacrifice of their own lives, brought new awareness to the struggle. The chronology below briefly describes their lives. More information is available at the Civil Rights Memorial Center.
Inspired and led by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, more than a million Black men gathered in Washington, D.C. to declare their right to justice to atone for their failure as men and to accept responsibility as the family head. On that day, Monday, October 16, 1995 there was a sea of Black men, many who stood for 10 hours or more sharing, learning, listening, fasting, hugging, crying, laughing, and praying.
The day produced a spirit of brotherhood, love, and unity like never before experienced among Black men in America. All creeds and classes were present: Christians, Muslims, Hebrews, Agnostics, nationalists, pan-Africanists, civil rights organizations, fraternal organizations, rich, poor, celebrities and people from nearly every organization, profession and walk of life were present. It was a day of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility.
The Million Man March was one of the most historic organizing and mobilizing events in the history of Black people in the United States,” said Chicago-based Dr. Conrad Worrill, who was a main organizer of the March and the current president emeritus of the National United Black Front. Fathers & Sons if you want to read the full article to be inspired by this AMAZING Event of Atonement. YES YOU DO MATTER!
Is It Fair To Our Families or Our Community?
Sure small improvements here and there. However, if there were real changes in our society we would not be having this exhausting conversation today.
In the early 1600s, more than a century after the arrival of Europeans to America, demand for "unpaid labor " to work plantations made slave-trading a profitable business. Here we are in the 21st Century, over 400 years later. What has changed? Different disguises. The transatlantic slave trade was an oceanic trade in African men, women, and children which lasted from the mid-sixteenth century until the 1860s. European traders loaded African captives at dozens of points on the African coast, from Senegambia to Angola and round the Cape to Mozambique. The great majority of captives were collected from West and Central Africa and from Angola. Learn more, Very disturbing and unbelievable that not much has changed. How long?
White parents can you imagine your children in chains like this? Treated worse than animals because of the color of their skin. How would you feel? As a Black parent, it hurts deeply. Knowing our history and seeing these images, makes it hard for us to "Just get over it"
During work and outside of it, slaves suffered physical abuse, since the government allowed it. Treatment was usually harsher on large plantations, which were often managed by overseers and owned by absentee slaveholders and slave owners.
The treatment of slaves in the United States were punished by whipping, shackling, hanging, beating, burning, mutilation, branding, rape, and imprisonment were common.
Suffering Pure Hatred, racism, injustice day after day, year after year, decade after decade, century after century. Generation After Generation. Wow! When you say it like that. 2020 YA'LL!
Our Women- Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Aunties, Cousins and
Friends of the Village suffered right along with their Men.
YES! REPARATION is needed to amend all of the a wrong that has been done to AFRICAN AMERICANS. Let me say, there is NO WAY monetary gain can help with everything, such as deeply rooted generational hurt, pain, injustice and etc.. HOWEVER, I certainly believe reparation will help with the healing process.
CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT
Reparation means: the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.
I WISH THEY WOULD STOP MAKING THOSE SLAVE MOVIES...
Prior to documentaries, real life movies, news media, social media and other outlets were made available to the world. America was seen as the land of the free. That's partly true. That just doesn't apply to African Americans, never has.
The hurt, pain and frustration of "Black People" still facing on a daily basis, sufferings inflicted by white people. Here we are in the 21st Century still talking about RACISM, and having this overwhelming, unbelievable, tired conversation. What is wrong with that scenario?
Is It That Hard To Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated?
Perhaps that is the reason why the USA is in such turmoil as a Nation. It has wronged a PEOPLE. Sure we have all made mistakes, that's a given, it's called life experiences, human nature. But to constantly hurt people, day after day, decade after decade, century after century. There is nothing human about that. We should all pray. REPENT! There is a shift in the UNIVERSE! We will discuss more in The Village.
We are suppose to learn from our mistakes, not behave as though you are entitled, and the world owes you something ie., because of the color of your skin, financial status, degrees, pedigree and so on. This does not just apply to just white people. It applies to everyone. Try being a HUMAN BEING. Make a positive difference. Be Blessed and Be a Blessing!