Monday, September 22, 2014

Maybe There Is A War On Black Males

You know, a lot of my Facebook and Twitter friends have been saying, due to the recent rash shootings of young black men....that maybe there is a not so subtle war going on in this country against Black men...I am not an alarmist and I am not one for conspiracy theories either....But I can't help but notice that if you start with Trayvon Martin, then look at Eric Garner, the black man who was choked to death by several policemen in New York, Jordan Davis...the kid that was in a car with his buddies and killed because they wouldn't turn the music down and now Young Mike Brown in Ferguson...the theme that all of these people used was...

"I WAS SCARED TO DEATH....I WAS DEFENDING MY LIFE!!!"

Now in almost all of these cases...I cried bullshit.....You've got a gun, these men were all unarmed...but you were scared to death????....

I've read the accounts of the trolls who have tried to villify the murder victims...Trayvon Martin was on suspension from school at the time he was killed and staying with his father that weekend....Eric Garner was selling loosies....Homemade cigarettes at the time he and the police had a fatal (for him) confrontation and now Mike Brown may have shoplifted some cigarillos from a grocery store just before he was shot to death
(Something the officer didn't know at the time, but....I'll just leave that little fact out of the story.)

None of those things have anything to do with why these guys were killed....There was the guy who shot up the movie theatre in Aurora...He shot some 23 people, killed what about 11people? and was armed at the time the police came upon him....Yet he was taken alive!!!  Mike Brown was unarmed...Killed no one and he's dead....What's wrong with this picture???

People are now saying...The officer was frightened for his life because of Mike Brown's size....(He was six feet two and close to 300 pounds)....Trayvon, though 17 was about six foot also....Again..Apples and oranges...This is the frightening image of the Black man as bogeyman....

If you notice...In the past few weeks...nobody has been talking about Ferguson.....Even though civil disobedience and protests are still going on....No in the past few weeks everybody's attention has been on Pro-football players, Ray Rice , who was filmed punching and knocking out his wife in an elevator and Adrian Peterson, who disciplined his son with a switch...Everybody is outraged at these two Black men!

To make matters worse...a movie is released called "No Good Deed" with Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba in which a Black man, a Black Bogeyman....A serial killer with a problem with women gets into the house of a Black woman, kills her white girlfriend and terrorizes this woman and her two small children...."First he gets in your house...Then he gets into your mind..." is the movie's slogan....

I guess the white cop who was called when a black football player had a car accident in Virginia and was asking for help saw a preview of this movie and that was justification for why he shot and killed him...Or the white man who shot and killed a black female motorist in Michigan, who had knocked on his door late at night asking for help obviously saw a preview of this movie too!

The message....Black people and Black men in particular are scary and not to be trusted.....These are the images that are put out...and these are the images that not only white people, but our own people are starting to believe....

It's bad enough when White people put out these images....But may I mention that this movie..."No Good deed" was Produced by and starring Black people...We put out just as many negative images that feed into this as they do....Some Hip-Hop videos don't make it any better...

I feel like maybe there is a war on Black men....Everyday,I feel like I'm walking with a bullseye on my chest..

3 comments:

Zulu said...

I'm so feelin this brother!

Swaggie said...

I've been thought there was a secret war being waged against us..

Samuel Bastion said...

Some might say it's not so secret!




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