Race has been a hot topic in our country as of late. Regular people have become public figures with their opinions. People are angry and on edge at our nation’s new emphasis on being ‘politically correct’. People are angry but no one should be angrier than the black male.
Cue The Rant!
While the media loves to continue to use the narrative of ‘the angry black man’ that paints all black men as angry and unstable, they don’t seem to realize that the black man has every right to be angry at this country and society.
We as black men have to keep proving constantly we are worthy of this system and country. It’s widely known that we are pulled over and jailed at substantially higher rates than our white counterparts. We are constantly under the microscope of society. And being so scrutinized only heightens our chances of getting caught up in the system.
If a black male gets caught with marijuana as a teenager, his chances of graduating college drops dramatically. Once a black man is in the system with a strike against him he has only 2 more left before he is lost to the system forever.
Our system is like someone who is constantly needy to a black man. We have to keep proving that we are good productive citizens and that leaves little to no room for mistakes.
So when I hear ‘black men have to take more responsibility‘ from talking heads and pundits, I am allowed to be angry. Because to some it’s as if they have completely ignored the fact that in every way in this country the system is against the black man. We are essentially set up to fail and when we do the all burden is put on our backs.
It’s like playing a game that makes it impossible for you to win and then calls you inferior and places the blame on you when you play and can’t win.
So yes black men are definitely allowed to be angry and should be more angry. You already think we are for no reason. Wouldn’t you?
I’ll save the Sir Charles for Friday.