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Elatus

San Antonio, TX

#1 Nov 20, 2007
I'm a 21 year-old college Senior who comes from a very well to do black family. In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.

It's an unfortunate reality that most other American blacks do not share these same qualities.

The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.

What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.

People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.

You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.

So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.

The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.

Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.

Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.

You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.

“Bright side”

Since: Nov 07

London and Cameroon

#2 Nov 20, 2007
For some one as educated as you claim to be,its pathetic you dont even hace pride in who you are,you know other options,you can stop talking to black people and do some surgery so that you dont look black it it will make you feel better.I honestly dont see the difference between you and uneducated black people,oh! I see the difference they are not afraid to embrace who they are,I bet your teachers didnot tell you that at school.You are the kind of people who cannot accept themselves and you expect others to accept you,Get a grip on yourself,you were made black and you will die black.A big kiss to all my black brothers and sisters who are not ashamed of who they are.

“Bright side”

Since: Nov 07

London and Cameroon

#3 Nov 20, 2007
have pride*

“Your Name is upon me Father”

Since: Sep 07

Blessed am i.

#4 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus wrote:
I'm a 21 year-old college Senior who comes from a very well to do black family. In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.
It's an unfortunate reality that most other American blacks do not share these same qualities.
The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.
What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.
People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.
You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.
So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.
The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.
Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.
Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.
You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.
Douse yourself with Kerosene and set yourself on fire....your skin color is bound to change and you will be no longer black...red you shall be...it's as good as bleaching but this one with instantaneous results.

“Its one big Cycle”

Level 1

Since: Oct 07

Jungle in Yard

#5 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus wrote:
I'm a 21 year-old college Senior who comes from a very well to do black family. In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.
It's an unfortunate reality that most other American blacks do not share these same qualities.
The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.
What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.
People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.
You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.
So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.
The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.
Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.
Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.
You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.
So if you own your own bussiness, do you employe black people? and if you do, then as a intelligent man, you would know that, because i am sure you interviewed them, that not all black people fit that description, I think that you have a complex about yourself, i.e. you are not as confident as you state. Which some people can find as more disturbing

“Its one big Cycle”

Level 1

Since: Oct 07

Jungle in Yard

#6 Nov 20, 2007
and i think that if you was to ever meet me, and reason with me, that you would not come over as that Intelligent, actually quite ignorant

“I am not a stereotype”

Since: Nov 07

Johnston, RI

#7 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus wrote:
I'm a 21 year-old college Senior who comes from a very well to do black family. In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.
It's an unfortunate reality that most other American blacks do not share these same qualities.
The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.
What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.
People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.
You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.
So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.
The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.
Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.
Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.
You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.
I agree with what you said. So many have CHOSEN to live this lifestyle and they blame others for their hardship. I can understand where you are coming from but you need to look at YOURSELF as a positive image. Yes, the media wants to perpetuate the negative image because it is being perpetuated by blacks. You need to understand that SOME whites (or people from other races) will hate you no matter how articulate, intelligent or civilized you are. People look for reasons to hate, it is a fact of life we all have to deal with.
fire_danger

Chennai, India

#8 Nov 20, 2007
stop complaining. Every race has it's problems.

I'm an indian, I play sports, well-built (bench press 230lbs on average), very smart, outspoken. Yet when I went to america, people were still joking me for being a "weak" indian, being hindu, saying that i will be forced into marriage.....

the problem is not with me, it's with them and they'll pay for it soon.

Same way you should prove people wrong and be proud of who u are

“Its one big Cycle”

Level 1

Since: Oct 07

Jungle in Yard

#9 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus

You need to read up on Marcus Garvey
Maybe u will be enlightened

“I am not a stereotype”

Since: Nov 07

Johnston, RI

#10 Nov 20, 2007
fire_danger wrote:
stop complaining. Every race has it's problems.
I'm an indian, I play sports, well-built (bench press 230lbs on average), very smart, outspoken. Yet when I went to america, people were still joking me for being a "weak" indian, being hindu, saying that i will be forced into marriage.....
the problem is not with me, it's with them and they'll pay for it soon.
Same way you should prove people wrong and be proud of who u are
The situation is different with blacks though. The stereotypes you expressed do not belittle your race or confirm their inferiority. It's like a black person saying that whites can't fight, have no rhythm, or have small penises. These assumptions do not belittle the race because these things do nothing in the case of being successful, responsible, or civilized. They are PERSONAL attacks that have nothing to do with achievement of the race.
fire_danger

Chennai, India

#11 Nov 20, 2007
BlackChild wrote:
<quoted text>
The situation is different with blacks though. The stereotypes you expressed do not belittle your race or confirm their inferiority. It's like a black person saying that whites can't fight, have no rhythm, or have small penises. These assumptions do not belittle the race because these things do nothing in the case of being successful, responsible, or civilized. They are PERSONAL attacks that have nothing to do with achievement of the race.
but still.. we're in a similar boat. We are very intelligent and many are very rich yet our country is a third world country. We are hated by many for being indian and not to mention the indians who look black are hated for "being black" and the indians of light skin are mistaken for arabs and hated for "being terrorist".

Amongst this, if we speak in our home language to each other people just hate us more in foreign countries.

What i'm getting at is that critical racism in the corporate world applies to any minority.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#12 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus wrote:
I'm a 21 year-old college Senior who comes from a very well to do black family. In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.
It's an unfortunate reality that most other American blacks do not share these same qualities.
The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.
What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.
People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.
You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.
So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.
The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.
Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.
Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.
You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.
First, you need to stop talking to people that you don't know as if they are part of the demographic you despise so much. I detect an assumed air of superiority in your post that is unwarranted.

Regarding you hating your ethnic origin, you could always kill yourself. Divest yourself of that skin you hate so much. It's an option...

“I am not a stereotype”

Since: Nov 07

Johnston, RI

#13 Nov 20, 2007
fire_danger wrote:
<quoted text>
but still.. we're in a similar boat. We are very intelligent and many are very rich yet our country is a third world country. We are hated by many for being indian and not to mention the indians who look black are hated for "being black" and the indians of light skin are mistaken for arabs and hated for "being terrorist".
Amongst this, if we speak in our home language to each other people just hate us more in foreign countries.
What i'm getting at is that critical racism in the corporate world applies to any minority.
True. Still it is very frustrating to see blacks who have all the opportunities in the world and still act in a negative way.

“I am not a stereotype”

Since: Nov 07

Johnston, RI

#14 Nov 20, 2007
When I was a teen, my family had finally moved out of the ghetto and into a nice, predominantly white neighborhood. When I went to high school, there were mostly white kids and a few blacks here and there. Out of the blacks, I one of the only ones who acted positively and not according to black stereotypes. I was mocked by the white kids (blacks too) for acting "white". You see what had happened? The white kids, seeing black stereotypical behavior as the norm, assumed that being civilized was a "white" trait and that if I didn't act like the other blacks, I was acting "white". I didn't consider them to be racist because if that is ALL you see around you, what other proof do you have that blacks can be civilized as well? Television(works of FICTION)?

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#15 Nov 20, 2007
BlackChild wrote:
When I was a teen, my family had finally moved out of the ghetto and into a nice, predominantly white neighborhood. When I went to high school, there were mostly white kids and a few blacks here and there. Out of the blacks, I one of the only ones who acted positively and not according to black stereotypes. I was mocked by the white kids (blacks too) for acting "white". You see what had happened? The white kids, seeing black stereotypical behavior as the norm, assumed that being civilized was a "white" trait and that if I didn't act like the other blacks, I was acting "white". I didn't consider them to be racist because if that is ALL you see around you, what other proof do you have that blacks can be civilized as well? Television(works of FICTION)?
I agree with you, BlackChild. I also think this happens on the other side of the fence. If ALL you see around you in the Black community is crime, drugs, failure...what proof do you have that getting educated and "succeeding" is a possibility? Television. Works of fiction.

I think we are dealing with two separate, distinct, and often opposite worlds here. The rationale behind what most of us can see as poor decisions is actually solid, when taken in context. The problem is that the context is one of hopelessness. I literally believe that many of these kids believe there are only three ways to succeed: 1. Become a rap star. 2. Become a ball player. 3. Become the baddest drug dealer in the hood. Anything beyond those options is a fiction to them.

The question is: what is the translation? How do we get "in touch" with them to instill hope and demonstrate the reality of the opportunities they are squandering? We're not dealing with stupid or evil people here...just people bereft of perspective and hope.

“Your Name is upon me Father”

Since: Sep 07

Blessed am i.

#16 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus wrote:
...In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.
....The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.
...What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.
People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.
You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.
So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.
The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.
Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.
Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.
You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.
Are you trying to prove yourself to the white man? A case of not being satisfied with your own race that you want to fit into another one? If it was a "social fit" you are craving for, that's understandable...that's the reason why a social ladder exists.

I am black, educated, well paid, living in Africa but well aware that there are differences in the human race…differences that are even evident in a family set-up. I do not condone the negative side of any society (just as you have mentioned about drugs, crime etc) but neither do I denigrate the same members of the society who are involved in such vices.

Your post here sounds of “wanting to belong” and in this case, identification with white members of the society. Words like “Black people make me sick”, reflect an identity crisis- the same one that made MJ bleach himself.

You talk of a culture that is inferior…Inferior to whose standards? And what culture are you exactly talking about? Those same standards that tend to put you through a microscope so that you can “belong”? Isn’t that synonymous with self denigration? Why the hell should I keep friends who do not accept me for my education regardless of my race? Do I have to prove a point to them?

Get your bearings right and know exactly what you want from the society. You embarrass yourself by trying to suck up to the “other”.

“Your Name is upon me Father”

Since: Sep 07

Blessed am i.

#17 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus wrote:
...In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.
....The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.
...What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.
People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.
You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.
So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.
The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.
Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.
Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.
You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.
Are you trying to prove yourself to the white man? A case of not being satisfied with your own race that you want to fit into another one? If it was a "social fit" you are craving for, that's understandable...that's the reason why a social ladder exists.

I am black, educated, well paid, living in Africa but well aware that there are differences in the human race…differences that are even evident in a family set-up. I do not condone the negative side of any society (just as you have mentioned about drugs, crime etc) but neither do I denigrate the same members of the society who are involved in such vices.

Your post here sounds of “wanting to belong” and in this case, identification with white members of the society. Words like “Black people make me sick”, reflect an identity crisis- the same one that made MJ bleach himself.
You talk of a culture that is inferior…Inferior to whose standards? And what culture are you exactly talking about? Those same standards that tend to put you through a microscope so that you can “belong”? Isn’t that synonymous with self denigration? Why the hell should I keep friends who do not accept me for my education regardless of my race? Do I have to prove a point to them?

Get your bearings right and know exactly what you want from the society. You embarrass yourself by trying to suck up to the “other”.

“Bright side”

Since: Nov 07

London and Cameroon

#18 Nov 20, 2007
fire_danger wrote:
stop complaining. Every race has it's problems.
I'm an indian, I play sports, well-built (bench press 230lbs on average), very smart, outspoken. Yet when I went to america, people were still joking me for being a "weak" indian, being hindu, saying that i will be forced into marriage.....
the problem is not with me, it's with them and they'll pay for it soon.
Same way you should prove people wrong and be proud of who u are
I am proud of you,because you are proud of who you are

“the king of his environment”

Level 3

Since: Oct 07

Arlington, VA

#19 Nov 20, 2007
Elatus wrote:
I'm a 21 year-old college Senior who comes from a very well to do black family. In addition, I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, and generally consider myself to be an intelligent, hard working, motivated, cultured, assimilated, and contributing member of society.
It's an unfortunate reality that most other American blacks do not share these same qualities.
The overwhelming majority of black people make me sick - you're loud, obnoxious, uneducated, unsophisticated, refuse to learn English, promote violence and abuse, degrade women, are lazy, and uneducated.
What irritates me is that whites (the people I interact with, and will unfortuntately interact with for the rest of my life due to my future socioeconomic background) often believe these negative qualities to be a staple of all blacks, and ultimately are shocked that there are educated, articulate, and moneyed blacks.
People, most notably whites, are quite frankly astounded that someone black can have such an extensive vocabulary as I, and while I can and do become angry at these individuals for being narrow minded, the reality is that these stereotypes are continually perpetuated by ignorant black fools.
You can't complain about discrimination, and being treated unfairly, and seen as inferior when it is you, who chooses to promote a culture, lifestyle, and general outlook on life which is in itself decisively inferior.
So when I'm on an online forum, writing and communicating when I do, and my ethnicity comes up, people actually question and do not believe I'm black - because the images they see of black Americans are ones that are uneducated, Ebonic-speaking, and inarticulate.
The reality is that, while they may not say it, most whites will assume blacks are intellectually until proven otherwise.
Black people overwhelmingly are an embarrassment to society and continue to be the thorn in America's proverbial "crown". You're responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime (both violent and petty), drugs, and out of wedlock births. Everything has consequences, and in the case of the black community, that means a continuation of poverty, exploitation, and brought on inferiority.
Black people make me sick and I'm embarrassed to even utter the words, "I'm black". There's no pride there - there's not a mainstream positive image to represent blacks.
You can attack me, call me names, and tell me how white washed I am, but the reality is, you know everything I write is true.
it kills me when people only identify with the best of the white race, which they only show on tv. On average, white people are stupid, narrow minded, corny, alcoholics. Only about 2% of them are cool and will stand up for another race when they are being screwed by other whites.

Can't you separate the good from the bad in your own race? Are you that blind? Poor blacks act dumb because of their environments, not their nature.

“I am not a stereotype”

Since: Nov 07

Johnston, RI

#20 Nov 20, 2007
JohnnyQ wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you, BlackChild. I also think this happens on the other side of the fence. If ALL you see around you in the Black community is crime, drugs, failure...what proof do you have that getting educated and "succeeding" is a possibility? Television. Works of fiction.
I think we are dealing with two separate, distinct, and often opposite worlds here. The rationale behind what most of us can see as poor decisions is actually solid, when taken in context. The problem is that the context is one of hopelessness. I literally believe that many of these kids believe there are only three ways to succeed: 1. Become a rap star. 2. Become a ball player. 3. Become the baddest drug dealer in the hood. Anything beyond those options is a fiction to them.
The question is: what is the translation? How do we get "in touch" with them to instill hope and demonstrate the reality of the opportunities they are squandering? We're not dealing with stupid or evil people here...just people bereft of perspective and hope.
I agree with you there, Johnny. I desperately want to get in touch with kids like this, which is why I am going to school to become a social worker. I want to help heal the next generation so that they won't have to deal with the internal problems of today's youth. Adults, as I have noticed are usually already stuck in their ways because they believe that being adults, they don't have to listen to what anyone has to say. With the youth, there is still hope because they have not yet succumbed to the arrogant mentality.
I call myself a black "child" because I have submitted to the fact that I don't know everything. I am still learning, still gaining experience and I am keeping my mind open to new ideas.

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