A Black Man's Apology to Black Women
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“MARRIAGE IS 1 MAN and 1 WOMAN”
Since: Nov 08
#1 Jan 16, 2009
Black women we as Black men have let you down and the whole world knows it. We have let our freedom get away from us and the consequences of our actions have been tragic. There can be no excuses for our lack of action in taking care of our responsibilities.
Black men you know what responsibilities I am talking about;
(1) Leaving our women (Mothers, Wives & Girlfriends) to raise our children by themselves;
(2) Abandoning our children;
(3) Refusal to financially support our sons, daughters and women;
(4) Being an active participant in the criminal justice system i:e jail, or prison;
(5) Being ignorant and rude in public;
(6) Not graduating from High School;
(7) Abusing our women verbally, mentally and physically;
(8) Using our women for casual sex;
(9) Just being known as the babyís daddy and no more;
(10) Selling, buying or using drugs that brings down our community;
(11) Living off Mom and using her for financial support;
(12) Blaming everyone for their failures but themselves.
In the low income and urban communities throughout the country, Black women and children are struggling to survive and endure the harshness of the hood! Our women have to fight off the advances of black men not working, not looking for work or even qualified for a decent job.
They hear comments like, baby Iím financially embarrassed, in between jobs, canít find work because of my criminal record or the white manís holding me down. Excuses, excuses, excuses and more excuses.
Since these Black men did not prepare for a career or employment by using the free public school system, free public libraries, after-school programs, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Job Corp, and other educational mechanisms available for them free of charge their job and employment skills are to zero to none.
Even before this country was going through a economic downturn the unemployment and career centers were filled with Black men looking for work usually only finding low wage paying jobs or short term temporary work (Be advised the Mexicans have cornered that market).
Even with seeing all the violence and death surrounding their communities young Black males deliberately run towards the drug and gang life, glamorized in hip hop videos. This in spite of what always happens to those who choose the THUG and criminal lifestyle, jail, prison and eventually death. They are like moths drawn to a flame.
Black men we cannot count on President-elect Obama, or the federal and state governments to assist us in cleaning up our own communities. We must collectively cooperate with each other to develop and implement viable job and employment training programs designed to assist young Black males in developing the necessary skills to enter the job market competitively either as equals or be heads and shoulders above the rest.
To those Black men who have towed the line then this letter does not criticize you, rather we salute you for succeeding in life with a job that provides for your family. However, we must request that you reach back into the hood and directly assist a young Black male child succeed in life.
It could be something as simple as reading a book to a child or encouraging him to graduate from High School. Because in this War there can be no neutral parties. You are either part of the problem or part of the solution.
Black women this letter asks for your forgiveness for the error of our ways. We are also requesting that you give us some time to get our act together because we must do so in order to for us to survive.
G-D asked Cain about the whereabouts of Abel and Abel replied ďI donít know lord. Am I my brotherís keeper?Ē The answer is yes we are.
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#2 Apr 8, 2013
All races have issues, but it makes me cringe a little bit when I heard white people discussing *black people's race issues*. And I'm white, for the record. There are just some things that some people can't understand. Racism's effects are difficult for you to comprehend unless you have experienced it firsthand.
#3 Apr 8, 2013
It makes me cringe a little bit when I hear white people discussing *black people's race issues*, I meant to type.
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