On my stance on Black community: All Fucked Up/ Point the finger at the man in the mirror
On my stance on Black community:
At some point a person has to say, “Damn, why is all this shit is happening to me?” Sometimes a community has to say it. The ONLY way that things get better is when those person/ persons get better. The fact is that today, the black community is further behind than the years following King’s death. The fact that we all feel entitled instead of feeling like we need to create is beyond me.
“God will not change the situation of a people, until they change what is within themselves” Qur’an 13:11
My stance is not a direct reflection on my personal feelings to a person, or even to the blacks that are doing what they can to better the environment of the world. For all that I love about it, there are things that turn my stomach when I am bunched up with this community. My criticism comes from a place of love. Love in my hearts want and wishes for change. Fact is that change is the furthest thing from the black community’s mindset.
Frankly, in this month alone more people were killed in Chicago than any other month. 72 cases of black on black homicide. The fact is that WE ARE SELLING hard drugs to each other in the Streets, then glorifying the shit in music. Fact is that although we want to place blame on others, it is 100% our fault. We can no longer blame the white man for Slavery, because all the slave owners are dead. We can recognize the injustices that still linger because of it, but we can chose to make things better or keep doing worse. The concept of perseverance is one that is determined by your ability to bounce back after adversity. It is the ability to stand up on your own. It is resilience. Fact is that the “black community” still blames outside forces for internal action and failure by our leaders.
There are no black leaders. There are figureheads that seek power and prestige. Not until I see a man/ woman stand up for the entire community and try to set it straight, until that man shuts the logic of rap music’s lyrics down, Until that man can stand up for facts and truth, I will not recognize a leader. Malcolm and King were leaders, the others are phonies. They have shown me nothing.
If you want black leaders, how about you start on the lowest level. IN the home. Start with fathers staying with mothers and working their asses off too. Start with US not being promiscuous. Start with God in your life. Start with listening and reading books rather than Jay-Z and Kanye (he’s a fuck up and you all applaud him like fucking sheep). Start my telling Obama that he is fucked up too. Let the world know that you are not trying to be a gansta no more. Stop saying U.N.E.N.O. and YOLO like high teenagers. Stop going into debt for a car. Stop blaming others for your problems. Stop asking for help while you lay on your back, legs wide open, and twerking on camera to attract some attention. Didn’t you mother and father teach you better?……. Oh yeah, they didn’t and couldn’t and forgot about responsibility so you have an excuse……..Noper.
I am sorry about our disagreement. It is okay to disagree.
There is a thought I had a few days ago. WE have to recognize that we are both the problem and the solution. There is a quote from the Quran that echoes this. “God will not change the condition of a people until they change what is within themselves”. Sure, the system and the odds are against “us”, but we are not making things better. Nay, we make it worse.
When men like others and me that agree with me say the hard truth, no body listens. Everyone wonders why we say it. I will tell you all, it is because I have looked in the mirror and choose to be better than my father and his father and those that have continued the madness. The older generation keeps telling me that I don’t understand. No, fuck that. I have been through the shit too. I didn’t grow up all too pretty, but we got by. I have faced racism, not just in this country but also in 15 of them. I know what it is like being a minority in EVERY conceivable way.
I know what it is like being Black, Muslim, anti-hypocritical, Educated and a threat to my superiors, a non-conformist, etc. I know what it takes to wake up and change. I know how to lead and how to demand respect.
The BLACK community does not. That is why a rapper is our community organizer. Our own president forces legislation that hurts the people, and you all applaud it.
I am appalled by my connection with the community, but I am a part of it anyway. I love it for the strength I see, but I hate it for the actions it continues.
Michael Jackson left us with a song. Man in the Mirror. How about we learn from it before it is too late.
By the way, it is almost too late, so who will take heed.