I have always said a black man can’t do what they do and if one choose to, then be willing to pay the price. Curmilus Butch Dancy II September 27, 2018
Damn shame that no black man is exempt from what is going on today as it relates to police interactions with black males that lead to injury and/or death.
Mad Now! Not!
I was mad dating back to the late 80’s when I got actively engaged in Community Activism and found very few folk in the community speaking out publicly against injustice.
I have been speaking out all these years so I get excited just watching folk that should have been excited back then, get excited now.
Damn shame when videos capture things but then they are twisted to justify right and wrong. But the final answer should be right at the end of the day.
At-risk Black Males
I remember attending and speaking out at school board and other meetings where it was being said young black males were At-risk. I said ALL BLACK MEN were AT-RISK!
In Tyler Shields’ photographs the traditional victim of violent race-related injustice turns aggressor. For Shields, it’s a powerful and symbolic role reversal.
There he hangs, just feet above the water.
The white, hooded figure whose body is limp and lifeless resembles a uniformed member of the Klu Klux Klan. As he hangs, a black man securely holds the opposite end of the rope. Is he the culprit or the savior? We do not know. (Source: Read more)
Okay we have the President of These United States that has been disrespected beginning before he was sworn in, Ferguson case with Michael Brown being murdered and allowed to lay in the street for hours with his body exposed along with Bill Cosby and several women coming forward after numerous years saying he sexually assaulted them and more on the black man in the news. Some say it is a black man thing. Some say justice is not being served and that we the black man are an endangered species. Well if you believe this is true, how do you suggest we deal with it? Or can we deal with it or just wait for the next black man to become the next target? Folks it do not have to be a famous black man who encounter this stuff but black men from all walks of life can be the next suspect.
Well my thing as a black man has always been is to not allow what they say and do to you be the truth but does it really matter. Look at the President, it does not matter what he says or does, they will never respect him.
The Michael Brown case, it was one thing for the officer to murder him but to not even cover his body while lying there in the street is another thing.
Bill Cosby, I don’t know what to say about this because he ain’t saying anything so I am only getting one side. Well I hope it is not true.
One thing I have said over and over again is that since I have been actively engaged in politics is that when I leave home that a red flag goes up and that I will not allow money, sex and drugs to be on my agenda because I know “they” want to get something on me. “They” ain’t just white folks either because we have some black folks who have a problem with the black man being vocal.
I remember some years ago when the saying was black males in the school system were at-risk. I said all black males are at-risk. Endangered? Whatever?
So again I ask, how do you suggest we deal with it? Or can we deal with it or just wait for the next black man to become the next target?
But black youth and black men, you must stay clean so that if “they” come after you, you can live with knowing that you have not done anything wrong no matter what “they” try to do to you. You don’t have to sell your soul because you have to live with a lie knowing that you did something and you have to try to hide it. Just do the right thing and stand up for righteousness because you will be able to sleep at night knowing that you tried to do the very best that you could however life comes with consequences and choices but make the right choices and let the chip fall where they lay. It is a hard pill to swallow when folks accuse you of something but I have found peace knowing that I know that what they accuse me of was not true and “they” will have to live with “their” lie.