Capree, I WORK in the media!<quoted text>
I am afraid Kip like several black men are just too ignorant to fully understand the purpose of the media and how it helps to form public opinion. Some of these black men just go around not wanting to know and ignoring how the media machine works or how to contest it. It's just seems too hard for them. So when other people react to black men negatively from what the media has put out about black men, it's simply easier for these black men to blame the individuals and pull the race card.
I've been working in advertising for 10+ years. How silly do you sound now? Everything from catalogs that get you to buy clothes to animated web graphics and film. I've had my hands on it. I've worked at Macy's, Levis, GAP and some smaller entities. Where the hell have YOU been all your life? What have YOU done aside from sit on the outside and gossip about celebrities 24/7? Black men this, white men that, blah, blah, blah. You're ALWAYS talking about other people, but seem to understand so little. The meetings where they discuss advertising stategies and goals have very little to do with what you are imagining. I know, because I've been at them.
People might react to anything negatively. People don't usually react to me negatively. I don't put out those kind of vibes. I'm not saying everything has always been perfect, but for the most part I COMMAND how people treat me. There is a way of disarming people when you live a certain way and emanate a certain set of values. It really has nothing to do with what the media puts out.
As much as you complain about the media and negative stereotypes, you need to understand that you are part of the machine. You are here and on many places within Topix talking and spreading the same line of drivel about black men while perpetuating your own stereotype. Yet, you complain about the media. You sound like Alice in a strange kind of Wonderland of her own making. I'm not trying to ridicule you here, but much of what you talk about are things you create yourself, but can be responsible toward. Have you ever heard of that concept? Self responsibility?
Capree, life is too short to be jumping through hoops, dipping, and dodging from every perceived notion of someone's stereotype. I've been too busy living and enjoying life. People like me are usually occupied, so you probably wouldn't understand. Much of what you appear to do is live on the outside looking in on the lives of celebrities and people in the tabloid media. When someone from real life speaks up you get thrown for a loop.
Turn off the TV, unplug the internet, put the tabloids away, and go LIVE for change. Do your part instead of gossiping endlessly over nothing.