As I check my daily messages and news stories that are sent to me by my melanated Family I see video after video and story after story of the brutalization of Black Men, Women and Children and I can’t help but to ask the question, why? And not only do I see this continued pattern of brutality here in the U.S. but I see it happening globally as well. I see it in South Africa, Jerusalem, London, France, Congo, Somalia, Italy, Brazil and the list goes on and on. Now we are definitely a loving and forgiving people, there is no doubt about that. We have shown our loyalty to those who have continuously shown their pure, unadulterated hatred for us. We show our love to others and they thank us with acts of violence against our communities and the people in them. We show our loyalty to others and they return the favor by murdering us and spitting on our graves. And we are stunned to the point that all we can do is ask why?
A question was presented years ago concerning the Jews and why they are hated so much all around the world. I believe the response was, “yes why are the Jews hated so much? What have they done to make people hate them so much because people don’t usually just hate a group of people for nothing.” And so I think that we as black people need to ask ourselves that question now. Not, why do other races brutalize us like they do, but rather, what are we doing or not doing to make other races brutalize us the way that they do? I can give a few answers right off the top to that question. First we don’t fight. MalcolmX said to be kind, respectful, intelligent but if someone puts their hands on you then send them to the cemetery. We are quick to do that with one another but that’s where it stops, and that is the major problem. We should not be doing any of that with one another, we should be saving it for others who choose to do us harm. Secondly we have watered down versions of men. Black Men are not protecting Black Women in the manner in which a man is supposed to protect a woman, especially when she is being attacked. I see too many cases where men stand by with phones in their hands while Black Women are being attacked. Whereas a Black Man will kill me for the most trivial reason, he will stand by as a White, Asian, Arab or Indian Man physically assaults a Black Woman right in front of him. That with the added fact that there is a deliberate push to feminize Black Men, and force feed the Black Community the gay agenda attempting to align that with the Black Movement.
We are going to have to come to the realization that part of the blame lies with us in how we are being treated by others. The fact of the matter is that it is a very cruel world and when people don’t fight back or stand up for themselves then they get taken advantage of. No one is going to feel sorry for us or have a change of heart and say ‘leave the blacks alone, they’ve had it rough already.’ No they aren’t going to do that and the reason why is that most are jealous and envious of us to begin with. They attack us because they feel that in some way we are a threat to them. However we must fight back, to send a clear message that as much of a loving people that we are, we will not be taken advantage of. The bully will look at you differently once he loses some teeth and he won’t be so quick to bully when he knows that you’ll fight back. Unification is key, there is a power in numbers.