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Why Black America Must Expel Some ‘Black Men’ From Our Midst!

August 30, 2018 by  
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( Anyone who has spent time around black folk realizes that when it comes to be offended, the level of anger that results from the transgression is largely determined by the offending party’s identity. Put simply; all offenses are not addressed equally by black folk.

When one considers the physical brutality, pervasive disrespect, and economic exploitation that blacks have endured at the hand of “whites” for a moment, it should be clear that there are a plethora of ineffective responses that blacks implement.

Within inner-city areas that have yet to be gentrified, data proves that the primary victims of violence are black. Of course, the identity of the perpetrators of such violence falls in two categories:

(a) blacks


(b) law enforcement officers. At this moment, I am compelled to ask you, the reader, to fight against an irresistible tendency to defend “the boys in blue” as if this is a covert attack against them. Please abaondon such unproductive knee-jerk reactions and accept the reality that tenuous relations between blacks and police officers is a standard fixture in Black America.

In many ways, it is reasonable to expect that a cocktail of economic poverty, marginal social status, and the absence of hope would eventually produce a black populace whose worldview is best characterized by Cedric the Entertainer. The famed comedian summed up the alluded to philosophy as one of “I wish a Nigga would.” Put simply; there are large segments of Black America who answer their marginalized status with a stern and readily available rebuke. All that the alluded to individuals need is for the offender to be what they consider a Nigga.

To the shock of many, I have never obscured the reality that I hail from a working-class black community that provided me unfettered access to the poverty and ignorance that naturally produces a frightening “me against the world” mentality. it is this mentality that serves as the primary motivation behind the actions of many of my peers. The “me against the world” mentality drives many poor and working-class blacks flawed thinking that their marginal socioeconomic position justifies their life of criminality and social dysfunction.

What amounts to a pursuit of “fools gold” invariably transforms poor and working-blacks into a modern-day Bigger Thomas, the protagonist in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. The alluded to modern day Bigger Thomas’ spend a lifetime seeking and failing to secure a fair shake from White America. If nothing else, the alluded to population mirrors America’s greedy avaricious ends-justify-the-means economic priorities. Despite what naive blacks and clueless whites posit, these modern-day Bigger Thomas’ are the by-product of a flawed nation, not a curse from a vengeful God.

There is little room to debate the fact that modern-day Bigger Thomas’ remain committed to fending off any form of disrespect presented by their black peers. In their hyper-masculine world, verbal disrespect is worthy of a death sentence.

This understanding of how black men consider both themselves and those around them removed any level of surprise when I learned of a recent occurrence of black-on-black violence in Suffolk, Virginia. It was in this small town that 44-year-old Michael Jermell Hatton shot 47-year-old Tony Jonathan Lundy, a youth counselor, after a robust debate regarding if Halle Berry should portray Aretha Franklin in a yet to be discussed biopic about the ‘Queen of Soul.’

I wish that I possessed the ability to point with certainty to the foremost catalyst behind the absolute foolishness these two middle-aged black men. Is it a lack of home training? Is it a determination by black men to maintain their manhood against other black men? Who really knows where this type of foolishness hails.

One thing is for sure, it is time that such figures be ostracized by other black men and women. We can no longer afford such foolish individuals. It is time that Black America realizes that there are at least two separate populations within our midst. One group are characterized as productive grown black men capable of making decisions from a logical moral compass regarding what is appropriate and inappropriate for themselves and those that they are responsible for and then there is another population who find the above lifestyle reprehensible. It is this latter group that needs to be ostracized from our midst as they offer nothing positive for anyone.

It is time that Black America becomes serious about this process of separating the wheat from the chaff. Although the alluded to process promises to be an excruciatingly difficult one, it is still necessary.

Staff Writer; Dr. James Thomas Jones III

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One may also connect with this brother via TwitterDrJamestJones.


8 Responses to “Why Black America Must Expel Some ‘Black Men’ From Our Midst!”
  1. Pelvo White, Jr. says:

    This is a great thought provoking article. Thank you Dr. Jones for your insights. I add only this caveat as additional food for thought. In today’s world we have use for both the wheat and the chaff. Those who cannot live in peace in a nation of laws ( i.e. law is the winnower ), will be caused to determine if they have gone the way of the wheat or the chaff. America has several built in systems ( death, jails, prisons, and deportation ) that expel some black men from a law abiding society, and they continue to work very well. Our freedoms are defined by the law. We must teach this lesson well to those who are confused and dangerous.

  2. Trevo Craw says:

    To ProHotep, the Pesudo-Nuwabian,

    I am very familiar with Nuwapo and my some of my friends are advanced teachers at the temples. They, unlike you, are some of the smartest, most accurate and well informed people I have ever met.

    You need to overstand that Pro-Truth is not anti-black. And if you look at your hand nest to your belt or care tire, you will realize you are not even black anyway. You have been brainwashed to forget your colors.

    You can associate me with whomever you like but those of us who are awake think in a similar way because we overstand facts, truth, research and real evidence. You, on the other hand, want to make little, small minded insults yet you offer no evidence nor facts to refute anything. Thus you are a noise maker.

    Then you do just like ignorant Trump supporters, ignore the truth and insult the messenger only because you have no real position based on anything solid. Nice try but those of us who are intelligent see through you. And you think that is being a coon because you lack understanding.

  3. ProHotep says:

    Just when I’m about to praise brothers in the comment section with some light the dumb-assery begins. (Or RE-Begins)

    Its Mark Anthony/Trevo Craw (I’m beginning to think they are the same person) with this literal “anti-black” message.

    These coons love to worry about what white folks think, site THEIR dictionary and their vocabulary. Just what a House Negro is supposed to do.

    What about the “I’m Black and I’m Proud” movement were YOUR forefathers mistaken as well?

    Conservatives are more of a coon then liberals

    And THATS saying something SMFH

  4. Trevo Craw says:

    TO THE AUTHOR, you are starting off with a premise in error.


    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.

  5. Arthur says:

    This is an interesting analysis of the theme of Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son.

  6. Aros Mitchel says:

    Black people are the ONLY people that still see themselves culturally as a “community” (all of us) with all these regulations on practically every issue.

    No other race REMOTELY race polices like we do. All you have to do is merely go on youtube and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

    Black America is too different politically, morally, race views etc.

    Its starting to become a post-2014 Ukraine or 2/3rds of Somalia)..a Basket Case with no real central government.

    The Black Community needs to be broken up as it only exists in the minds of ranting demagogues in identity borders and ideas.

    “Black”, “Colored”, “Melinated”, “Brown”

    Unless your know your true tribal name from “Africa” even what you call yourself is as artificial as our “alleged” “community”.

    We are in the age of the death of nation states, we are in the age of the death of Pieces, we are in the age of Quantum Physics not Physics.

    Think real hard before typing some stupid stereotype 1998 type Bill Cosby “condemnation letter”.

    You disappoint me Dr. Thomas Jones, I thought you were better then this.

  7. Imhotep says:

    I think the writer would benefit from reading some works from Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Wade Nobles and Dr.Frances Cress Welsing. There’s no logical nuance in regard to the various men in our community and in fact makes it seem that we are the only ones with men “off their square.” I guess he hasn’t looked at the report of Catholic Priest ripping the butt holes out of little boys and girls, the men selling meth and opioids and the men robbing Americans blind on Wall St. Most of those men are overwhelmingly white and they have not been ridden from their communities. I guess their people love them, flawed and all more than we love ours….Hotep, Ase’, Heri…

  8. Al says:

    Too simplistic to the point of ignorance bordering on colour stereotypes. There are a range of type in all races. When black people are buried in mud, not all can dig themselves out with grace. Some cannot dig themselves out at all and some will pull others back. Please don’t simplify a cultural type by ‘pigeonholing’ a culture and expecting them to act unlike other cultures. Black people are as varied as any other culture.

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