Why Do Y’all Hate Black Men?
Black men, we have to stand united against the hatred
We black men have a hard enough time in our own struggle for justice, and already have enough enemies as it is, to make the drastic mistake of attacking each other and adding more weight to an already unbearable load.
It seems like black men are facing attacks from all different directions these days.
Somehow a situation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars turned into an indictment against black men in America.
This isolated incident with 2 celebrities gave haters everywhere an opportunity to voice their opinion about black men in general and say that we tend to let violence get the best of us.
Now, the New York Post is attacking black men by suggesting black women should marry white men.
With all the hatred against black men in the world, sometimes it seems like everyone is against us.
And no it’s just not white people this time firing shots at us. It’s coming from every demographic including black women.
There are some in our community who pride themselves on bringing down black men.
Since this country’s inception, black men have been looked down upon and treated as an inferior group.
Momentum is building up against us like a snowball rolling downhill.
Unfortunately, I’m not sure what can be done to stop it.
What I do know is that as black men, we need to stay together.
I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic being discussed was how black men in the past would spend time together, organizing, working, building, and uplifting each other.
We have gotten away from that and it’s something that we as a group desperately need to get back to.
I’m not talking about anything massive either. It should be in your circles, in your neighborhoods.
How beneficial would it be to start a weekly get together with black men in your area? It doesn’t even have to be anyone other than a few of your friends or neighbors.
The point of it is to bond together, share some advice, wisdom, and let your brothers know you have their back.
We face the same struggles every day but for some reason we never have anyone to talk to about these issues.
The barber shop was the one place where we would all get together and talk about anything but even that has changed from what it once was.
This goes for all black men. Young or old, gay or straight, we need to rally around each other and help protect one another.
What am I advocating for? Coming together as a community where we can talk about our problems, share knowledge, and advise each other.
Sometimes the pressures we face in life aren’t as great when we can share them with others.
Many in the black male community are great fathers, business men, pastors, educators, activists, politicians, etc.
It would be a great thing to share these areas of expertise with other black men in the community who could use the knowledge.
This article is not an indictment on every other group. We have allies in different groups doing great things.
Many people are fighting for change and continually vocalize their dismay at the unequal treatment of black men in this country.
Despite the loudness of a small minority, the majority of black women still have our back and are fighting alongside of us every step of the way.
However, the attacks will continue and we will see more and more shots being fired at us.
It’s our responsibility to encourage our fellow brothers out there and remind them that no matter what struggles we are facing, no one can stop us from thriving and reaching for success.
It’s past time to take action but before that can happen, we need to get on the same page and strategize how to save each other and the future generation of black men.