It is open season on Black folk and the sad part is Black folk are silent.
Rocky Mount is proof of open season on Black folk just look at the Rocky Mount Telegram Newspaper, WHIG-TV via TV and Facebook page, Community Council Facebook page, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Facebook page, Keith Harris Rocky Mount Retired Fire Chief and some other individuals pages.
Some folk don’t want to admit they benefit from white privilege which may be by default. White folk can be vocal speaking out on issues without fear of retaliation. Black are scared to speak out due to retaliation on the job, retaliation against their children in the school system and in the community.
I have never been afraid to speak out and refuse to be silent. I joined Black Workers For Justice in the late 80’s where I worked with black, white and other folk. I joined the Democratic Party in the early 80’s. I joined the NAACP in 1992 so I could be a voice for the people. Of course the NAACP is a makeup of black, white and others as well.
It is sad that it is open season on Black folk and Black folk are just allowing it to happen and not saying anything. I look at the Black church, Black Fraternities, Black Sororities and Black folk who are retired and they are silent to what is going on. They say they are about the youth but the youth don’t see them standing for anything so what kind of hope are they giving them.
It is a damn shame that a few Black folk speak out so they feel that they can do and say anything to and about Black folk and it is okay. It is like the silent Black folk is validating what they are saying because they keep saying and doing mess since the majority of Black folk isn’t saying anything.
I am trying to figure out how in the hell is speaking out against racists makes me a racist and the one creating the divide? Well if that be the case, count me as guilty because I am going to speak up and speak out and ignore the ignant Black folk who team up with the racists and talk about Black folk who are fighting them daily.
Well may be open season on some Black folk today but could be you tomorrow.