Unless you live in a cave, you’ve heard it a million times: Blacks are victims of white oppressors. We are supposed to believe that black people suffer from white racism from cradle to grave, that they find it difficult to get jobs, advance their careers, get fair trials or even get into prestigious schools. We are supposed to believe this – but all it takes is a little research and objectivity to discover it is all lies.
But let’s take a look at a recent article from Ebony.com entitled “The 5 Stages of Black Manhood”:
… I have found that Black men experience this world in ways that are quite similar to the widely known Kubler-Ross “5 Stages of Grief” model:
1. Denial. In his life, every Black man is afforded a period of unburdened optimism. The length varies for each individual, and some may not remember it. Whether it lasts until they turn five or 50, there’s at least a moment where a Black man can look out into the world and see it as full of opportunity. There exists no limits in his mind as to who or what he can become. It’s a time free of history’s lessons and society’s prejudices …
2. Anger. Who can blame Black men for being angry? You’re born into a legacy that includes slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, marches, protests, and riots. From the moment you’re old enough to know what it is, you’re told that it’s likely you’ll end up in prison, and you start to believe it as you watch fathers/uncles/brothers/cousins be hauled off. Everywhere you go, you’re viewed as a problem that needs to be solved.
How can you not be angry when it seems like every other week you’re learning the name of another brother you’ll never meet, for all the wrong reasons? Trayvon Martin. Sean Bell …
The article goes on to say some outrageous things, such as the claim that black men suffer from depression more than others. The opposite is true. But I want to focus on point number 2. No-one can deny that black men are angry. They are angry from the moment they learn to talk. Their music is full of anger, and their lives consumed by it. Often, their lives are extinguished by it or it motivates them to extinguish the lives of others.
What is the source of this anger? The true, authentic, legacy of slavery is gone. What we have today is an industry of artificially propagated anger, hate and resentment whose tools of choice are school textbooks and the media. The ancestors of many whites suffered serfdom for a much longer period of time than black Americans suffered slavery – and the serfdom, in many cases, continued on into much more recent times as well. Today’s blacks should not be angry over slavery. They should be angry over the fact that liberals have force-fed them the “legacy of slavery” to the point where they’ve become crippled because of it. I would much rather be around a dull-witted black man with a good attitude than an intelligent one with a chip on his shoulder over something that ended 150 years ago.
Should black men be angry over lynching? Only if they are fed an assortment of lies by the liberal establishment. As I’ve pointed out in a previous post, most lynching victims were white. Most black lynching victims were criminals, and only a minute number of blacks were lynched because they were black. Furthermore, blacks also participated in lynch mobs. Read more about lynching here. Again, blacks should not direct their anger at white racist lynch mobs of the past, but rather at the liberals who have filled their heads with lies.
Jim Crow may not have been fair, but it was a practical way for whites to protect themselves against pervasive black violence. In our generation, the media does its best to hide the magnitude of black-on-white crime. It has not been very successful – except when it comes to the most gullible sectors of society. Personally, I prefer voluntary segregation. But, if black culture is something to be celebrated to the point where it merits its own publications (such as Ebony), then why should black men be angry over being deprived of the company of whites? On the contrary. They should support segregation, because it allows them to enjoy their own culture without interference from racist whites. Separate but not equal may, indeed, have been the rule in the Old South. But does it really make sense to be angry today over inferior schools 60 years ago? Is it not ironic that that same anger contributes to black schools being inferior today? Your grandparents had to sit at the back of the bus? Get over it! I can understand being angry over such things for a week. Maybe for a month. But at some point the time comes to move on.
“Marches, protests and riots” are certainly things to get angry over – if you’re white or Asian. After all, it’s almost always blacks doing the rioting (euphemistically called “protests” by the media). If black men are angry over these marches, protests and riots, then I would suggest that they stop participating in them.
Should black men be angry that they’re told they’ll likely end up in prison? Perhaps – if this were the case. But this is not how blacks are portrayed by the media. Instead, they’re portrayed as super scientists, charismatic politicians, heroes and selfless martyrs. They’re consistently held up as the ultimate of manhood. Black kids watch more television than any other group, so their minds are infused with heroic, positive, masculine portrayals of black men. Perhaps they are so accustomed to this that they don’t even realize it, and when they are exposed to a not-so-positive portrayal of black men, they recoil in horror.
“How can you not be angry when it seems like every other week you’re learning the name of another brother you’ll never meet, for all the wrong reasons? Trayvon Martin. Sean Bell…” Again, it’s the liberal media black men should be angry with. It’s the media that blows such incidents out of proportion, while ignoring the alarming number of horrific crimes committed against whites. Whites are the real victims here – but blacks also get a few crumbs of victim-hood. After all, they are condemned to perpetual anger.