MEN: The African American Family Village will continue to have our discussions as normal about the plights in our family and community. The pain, suffering & frustration of racial injustice. We understand how you feel like you can't win for losing no matter how hard you try. No worries. The Village is here for YOU!
BIG Question: Is there anything humanly possible that could change our conditions? Would having real conversations with racist white people help?
I know you may wonder, how much talking must we do? Does it even help? Look at the conditions we are still in, in the 21st century?
MESSAGE FROM THE VILLAGE: Keep the faith, do not give up, keep hope alive and stay encouraged in all of your endeavors.
THE TALK - This practice is so common that the Black community has given it the derisive term, "The TALK" "driving while black or brown" "Driving while black", abbreviated as DWB, is a phrase in American English that refers to the racial profiling of African American drivers. The phrase implies that a motorist might be stopped by a police officer because of a racial bias and not because the driver has violated any traffic law.
NERVE WRECKING, This must change!
Why we must have real conversations with White People, acquaintances and neighbors, in our circle if there is to be any real healing. Could it be white people really does not seem to have a clue about the racial injustice that has been going on for centuries inflicted by their forefathers?
A while back we were watching an older movie called. "A Time To Kill" about a little eight year old black girl, rapped by two white men. The little girl's father took the law into his own hands because he knew there would be no justice for his precious child. Why do we mention this? Well towards the end of the movie, (or those who have read the book, by author, John Grisham) The father's attorney was making his closing words with the jurors. It seem the white jurors could have cared less about the little black girl, her family or her father.
The turning point, was when the attorney said, "NOW IMAGINE SHE WAS WHITE!" It was like the "white jurors," could not relate or had no care or compassion until the attorney uttered those words. We must have more discussion with the "White Race" in our circle.
There is a reason why Black Race express their frustration and anger the way that we do. Simply fed up with the nonsense. Exhausting!
Sharing is caring. We will continue the discussion in The Village Meeting with The Elders.