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Hood/Ghetto? Suburbs? City? Country Living? Is There An UnSpoken Tension Within Black America?

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(ThyBlackMan.com) An examination of American Reconstruction reveals that southern plantation owners foremost fears revolved around the erosion of a biased and opportunistic Southern culture that supported their wealth and political interests. Southern aristocrats understood that it was their oppressive culture that was more important than their wealth. It was the maintenance of their cultural priorities that held the key to their longevity.

These southern gentlemen would rather destroy the nation than discard their cultural priorities. It is this emphasis on culture that offers the greatest lessons for present-day African-Americans. Unfortunately, the importance of culture is consistently ignored by self-professed “race men and race women.”

In regards to the linkage between cultural priorities and racial uplift, some of the most poignant commentaries emanate from famed comedian, Chris Rock. We must remember that it was Rock who aired a significant portion of Black America’s dirty laundry when he stood before millions of fans and declared that there is “a civil war going on between Black folk and Niggers. And Niggers have got to go.” Although millions of older blacks cringed at both the word use and the fact that Rock issued his shocking assertion before whites, younger educated African-Americans applauded the famed comedian’s words as they supported their own beliefs.

Make no mistake about it, Chris Rock’s piercing observation delves into one of Black America’s dirtiest pieces of laundry. This stinking garment represented the fact that there is a segment of Black America that has repeatedly proven that the only thing they enjoy more than anti-social behavior is denigrating those offering reliable forms of racial uplift such as educational opportunities.

Even the most politically progressive blacks have observed that there seems to be social, intellectual, and cultural poverty that has infected those that Rock maligns. According to Chris Rock, “Nothing makes a nigga happier than to not know the answer to your question.” The statement mentioned above is frequently addressed behind closed doors by African-Americans who have secured some level of educational success.

One is hard-pressed to argue against the contention that the blessing and the curse of culture are that it does not change immediately; it gradually alters via subtle changes that are indiscernible to the unobservant. Once the alluded to changes become discernible, significant change has already occurred.

It is impossible to identify a single villain in a process that has rendered many African-Americans hostile toward intelligence. Make no mistake about it; this is where a portion of Black America resides. Consider for a moment that African-American children who excel inside of the classroom are branded as ‘acting white’ by their classmates. Although impossible to pinpoint the moment that this unfortunate denigration of education began, a great reasonable starting point is an examination of contemporary “ends-justify-the-means” economic formulas that justifies any and everything as long as it is profitable in the end. This message is piped into African-American homes via ‘reality television’ shows on a continual basis that lead those absent an understanding of black culture to believe that the anti-social behavior and antics they consume to be the personification of blackness.

The adoption of a cultural framework and value system that makes the pursuit of money and material goods the ultimate goal serves as the pivot that causes many African-American problems. It is this pursuit of money that serves as one of the foremost causes of the ‘dumbing down’ of Black America. Materialism frequently leads one to a position of wallowing in an ignorance that begets a lack of politicization, that begets, economic ignorance, that begets poverty, which reinforces the initial step in this devilish process.

The alluded to priorities has manufactured a group of blacks whose sole priorities are the pursuit of and consumption of material goods to the detriment of not only themselves but also future generations. It is this population of individuals whose pursuit of the adornments of material success without the presence of any substance that Chris Rock term Niggas. And unbeknownst to them, the vast majority of the globe, particularly law-abiding African-Americans agree that it is time for them to go.

Staff Writer; Dr. James Thomas Jones III

Official website; http://www.ManhoodRaceCulture.com

One may also connect with this brother via TwitterDrJamestJones.


One Response to “Hood/Ghetto? Suburbs? City? Country Living? Is There An UnSpoken Tension Within Black America?”
  1. Trevo Craw says:


    It amazes me how many of you are still brainwashed to call yourselves BLACK. Black is not an identity and scientifically black is not even a color. It is next to nothing. Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin. The white oppressive slave trader called you black and himself white to set up a contrast and to attach negative images and denotations to you based on a lie about color. Look up BLACK in the dictionary.

    Research even shows that blacks are perceived by other groups as very different from African Americans. But we still keep calling ourselves what someone else defined us as, what we are not and what has a negative dictionary denotation in society. WAKE UP. LOOK AT THE REAL COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. YOU ARE NOT BLACK. You are an African American. The lie of calling us black and defining us by color (the wrong color) has been in place so long that our people accept it as truth – but it’s not. Know your colors.

    Native Americans do not allow others to call them red men. Asians do not accept being called yellow men. Hispanics do not answer to “what’s up brown man”. And Caucasians are not white, notebook paper is white. Wake up and see the plan where white racist supremacists plotted to redefine our people from Africa. STOP CALLING YOURSELF SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE NOT!

    Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin author. Being called “black” is a lie and it should be offensive. Haitians, Jamaicans and even

    Africans do not accept being called “black”, Why do you think that is? They are identified by tribes, klans, geographic areas and their respective countries. By using the very term black to describe us, we are doing the following:

    1. Using a term white oppressors and slave masters gave us.
    2. Letting someone else define us other than our own people.
    3. Calling ourselves something we are not.
    4. Buying into thee lie and the negative denotation. Check the dictionary.
    5. Being set apart in a way that no other ethnic group allows. Native Americans are not called Red Man. Asians are not called Yellow Man. Hispanics are not called Brown Man. They do not and will not accept being defined by color and by some other race or ethnic group at that.
    6. Ignoring our actual color (brown) which means brainwashing has worked. Any time someone can get an entire race, ethnic group or culture to ignore what they are and call themselves what they factually are not, THEY HAVE BEEN INDOCTRINATED, ASSIMILATED AND BRAINWASHED.
    7. Playing right into the oppressor’s profiles and stereotypes. Did you know studies show there is a different perception of black people than there is of African Americans? Words create perceptions and perceptions create actions towards us.

    WAKE UP. You know your colors. And even though others around the world equated our ancestors with the color of the soil in Africa or the meaning of negro/negroid, that does not change the fact that WE ARE BROWN – NOT BLACK.
    Facts are facts and YOU ARE BROWN, NOT BLACK. When you receive the revelation of why they keep calling African Americans “black” and Caucasian people “white”, you may just wake up!

    STOP LETTING OTHER GROUPS DEFINE YOU WITH AN OBVIOUS LIE that we have heard and accepted so much that we believe it’s true and forget our colors. The de-programming has to take root or African Americans will forever be defined, limited and oppressed by those who get us to accept a lie.

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