(ThyBlackMan.com) In a system that is designed to oppress and destroy young black men in this country, black parents particularly black fathers should be heavily involved in teaching their sons these 10 things.
1. Don’t be a slave for The Corporate Plantation, teach him how to be an entrepreneur and king of his own castle – Corporate America has a notorious reputation for perpectuating racial discrimination against black people, particularly black men to exclude them from the economic system.
2. There are more easier career opportunities than being another ordinary athlete or rapper – In fact, it’s far more easier to be an attorney than an athlete. Most careers in the pros are very short.
3. Be a strong proud masculine black man – The powers-that-be that control the feminism and gayism movements are pushing this systemic agenda on black men through cable
4. He’s born to be more than an athlete in this world – One of the worst things I heard a brother say was a few weeks ago when he told a reporter “I was born to play RB for The University Of Alabama” and my thinking was “You were born to do more in life than just running the football“.
5. Never let anyone tell him that he’s a “nerd” for being too smart – This ignorant statement made by caucasoids and negropeans really angers me because they are complicit in perpectuating the “intellectual inferiority” of young black men.
6. He can overcome any sort of adversity that life throws at him, even if it’s a rough time – For example, When I was a kid in special ed, I remember the female suburban teachers from my early elementary school days telling my grandma that “I wasn’t as smart as the suburban kids who looked like them” and boy did I prove them wrong 20 years ago when my grades got better to make my first A-B Honor Roll that following year.
7. Make smart decisions, especially when it comes to the woman who looks like him – In the streets, there are many traps systemically in place to eliminate or incarcerate him, but if he can avoid the traps in the streets, he’ll have a productive life.
8. To be sexually disciplined and being a responsible father – there are a lot of brothers out there that are having multiple kids through multiple baby mamas and it’s unhealthy for the kids and our community. I recently read a story online about a football player named Janoris Jenkins in which he said “he has 5 kids by 4 baby mamas” My mom had 10 kids through at least 5 baby daddies, so I am a product of sexual irresponsibility which is why I take this issue very personal. A 25-30 year old man that still acts like he’s 15 isn’t gonna make a good husband and father, he’s gonna make a good baby daddy.
9. Never do alcohol and drugs – I remember when I was a kid, my grandma was a heavy alcoholic that often drunk either a can or a bottle of her favorite beer at the time, Natural Light as well as being around relatives who did drugs and these personal experiences I had as a child became an inspiration of what NOT to do. Alcohol and drugs are among the greatest poisons that are destroyed so many lives and families, especially in our community.
10. Teach him knowledge of self by making him read books on his true history so that he can be unapologetic about his blackness – the more books he read, the more determined and empowered he’ll become to take on anything society throws at him.
The Conclusion – Teaching him the 10 things in this article that would go a long way in standing strong and unapologetic about his blackness and masculinity.
Staff Writer; Joe Davis