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Why The Black Community Must Develop A Sense Of Urgency Regarding Lethal Violence Among Black Males.

October 30, 2018 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) I guess that it would be disingenuous to feign shock at the death of my cousin Nolan Lovett some months ago. I have lived long enoughto understand the unfortunate reality that as a black man who loves his brothers that I should expect and accept the untimely demise of black men to gun violence. Unfortunately, such matters are as routine as a sunset. In time, even the most ardent supporters of black males begrudgingly accept the reality that a portion of black men will die by black-on-black gun violence.

In the wake of yet another black man being lowered into the grave, one should ponder what does it mean when black men are gunned down by other black men in dubious situations.

I do not know of a single black family who has not been touched in one way or another by omnipresent black-on-black lethal violence that stretches throughout urban hell holes to suburban oasis.

When considering such matters, it is easy to discern that Black America has avoided dealing with the primary question of why are black males slaughtered each other on a routine basis? Better yet, why has Black America not interceded in violence that Black Nationalists would term fratricide? After all, the perpetrators of the alluded to murders are someone’s son, nephew, brother, uncle, or father. There is no way of escaping the reality that these males were produced by our community.

I’ve written and spoken on this subject long enough to realize that there are some who will seek to derail this conversation via nefarious means such as questioning where was my condemnation of white officers murdered black men in the street. Such an old dodge reveals both a gross ignorance of previous writings that addressed the deplorable actions of roguish, criminal-minded “law enforcement” officers, but most troubling does nothing to solve the issue being addressed in this essay. Such diversions delay the addressing of the fact that according to FBI data in 2015 there 7,014 black homicide victims — 6,172 of them were black males. The alluded to database also tells us that the homicide rate for the nation is nearly 19 murders/100,000 citizens versus almost 5 murders/100,000 citizens among blacks.

Admittedly, the process and national climate contextualizing black-on-black lethal violence among black males is a sordid tale with many moving pieces covering economic misery, black political disorganization, inferior educational institutions, and disassembled communities. Such matters must neither frighten nor discourage Black America; I am confident that you agree that the stakes are far too high for such a reaction.

It is common to hear black men comment that our communities need to be made safe for black women and children. Rarely do I hear that reasonable assertion stretched to cover black males, regardless of age or socioeconomic status. Most reasonable people agree that we must work to end the senseless murders of black males as they are desperately needed to raise their children, create businesses, and serve as a buffer against the opponents of black liberation.

It is time that we increase the peace and distance ourselves from the senseless violence that has become so common in our community. Our existence depends on it.

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 “Why The Black Community Must Develop A Sense Of Urgency Regarding Lethal Violence Among Black Males.”
  1. Trevo Craw says:

    Black is not even a color scientifically. Fact.

    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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