Attracted/Seperated

I am not the first African American man to be attracted to Caucasian women and I won’t be the last. This has nothing at all to do with self hatred, just preference. I am not trying to disrespect any black women at all, that is not my angle or my goal I am just trying to say that this is 2013 we are in a place now where race should not be a factor. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that he dreamed of a land where people would be judged on the content of their character and not the color of their skin. We should so passed this race CRAP, but here we are still having this discussion because of people like George Zimmerman, Paula Deen and Riley Cooper. When does this mess end? Yes I think that Khloe Kardashian, Charlize Theron, and Angelina Jolie are absolutely gorgeous and this does not make me a bad person nor does it mean I hate my own race. Why is it that when an African American woman is with a Caucasian guy the black community has nothing to say? When African American man such as myself is with a Caucasian woman the black community treats me like public enemy #1. Wouldn’t this go into the category of double standard. Please stop doing this to each other we are far too advanced for this stuff.

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Deeper Than You Realize

Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Greenwood Avenue south of Easton Street, looking north along Sand Springs Railroad tracks. Undated photo from Beryl Ford collection
Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest African American communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” until the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. The riot was one of the most devastating race riots in history and it destroyed the once thriving Greenwood community.

Within five years after the riot, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 60s. Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality. Since then, city leaders have attempted to encourage other economic development activity nearby.

Events like this are the reason why the N word is so damn hurtful and disrespectful, please pay attention Paula Deen and Riley Cooper, and to any one else who thinks that racism of any kind is no big deal.

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The N Word

Pop Culture has made every race in America believe that the word nigga is just another slang word and that it is okay for everyone no matter if you’re black, Caucasian, Latino or any other ethnic group of people to use this word. This debate over the N word has resurfaced because of the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the celebrity cook Paul Deen but I feel that it is a very necessary discussion because we as a society had got too comfortable with the whole nigga vs. nigger word. This word is never okay and I don’t care who uses it or who doesn’t uses it hell, I’m guilty of using the word myself and I am a black man but that does not give me the right to use the word so loosely especially since I know the historical meaning of this racist word. Is this the ugliest word in the English vocabulary? I don’t know. But I do know that this word when used by the wrong group of people can start some serious shit, Jay z once told Oprah that the hip hop culture has taken away the negative power that the N word use to have back in the 20th century, I don’t know if I agree with that. Let a group of Caucasian men call a group of black men a nigger and all hell will break loose. We have got to do so much better as a society and stop letting pop culture dictate to us what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, god gave us a brain we need to use it better. It is not a sin to think people, lets treat each other better for our own sake.

OLD ENEMY, NEW MASK

David Duke must be overcome with joy and Willie Lynch has to be turning cartwheels in his filthy grave. George Zimmerman killed a black young kid and got off scott free. All of klan nation must be proud. Racism is still very much alive. It just have a new face lift. Zimmerman killed a innocent kid and nothing was done about it. But if the roles were reversed Trayvon would be in a maximum security prison facing lethal injection. A place where George Zimmerman should be. The legal system for African Americans is a piece of crap. There is percentage of white folk that want to take us black folk back to the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Well let me tell you, that’s not going to happen this time. The scary part about this whole thing is that other wise rational speaking and thinking tv analyst like Dr Drew and Nancy Grace didn’t even care because of the color of Trayvon skin. In my personal opinion everyone involved with national new media is racist.
Emmett till and Medgar Evers come to mind when I think about this case, this dude is walking around as if nothing ever happened, he is free. Or is he? This murder may fall under a civil rights violation and if it does that means the Feds pick it up and a new trail begins and Zimmermans family won’t be able to cover for his fat butt anymore, you don’t screw with the federal law. This was clearly a hate crime and it goes beyond black and white because Trayvon could have been anybody’s child.

Racism

What will it take for this country to become colored blind to outward appearances and what will it take for us to become smart enough to be ignorant to ignorance, simple question complicated answer but why is it so hard to get passed it. Albert Einstein once said that two things in the world are infinite the universe and human stupidity and he wasn’t so sure about the universe. We need to start moving forward in all ways not just a few because if we don’t get it all we may as well leave everything else behind.