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The black man's perspective
« on: June 04, 2006, 11:41:57 AM »
Long, but interesting.  Seems to be alot of confusion.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13123005/
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Re: The black man's perspective
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2006, 12:41:20 PM »
very interesting, and understandable.

without bringing these out of context, so people read from the link. But I found these interesting, among the story itself.

Eight in 10 said they are satisfied with their lives, ....

Black men said they strongly believe in the American Dream -- nine in 10 black men would tell their sons they can become anything they want to in life....

Three in four said they value being successful in a career, more than either white men or black women. Yet majorities also said that black men put too little emphasis on education and too much emphasis on sports and sex.

(the story continues at the bottom, I missed it at first. --2-3-4-)

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Re: The black man's perspective
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2006, 01:20:56 PM »
Yeah, this piece is crazy.  It just shows how a lot of black folk have continually internalized racism because White folks control the images we see of each other!  I was reading a bell hooks essay in Sisters of the Yam, the "Dreaming Ourselves Dark and Deep: Black Beauty" essay, and to me it really speaks to this situation.  Although her essay is about physical beauty, it is really about what happens to us when White people control the way we see each other.  In this article, it appears that most Black men have allowed White media to tell them what other Black men are like instead of engaging and fellowshipping with each other.

EDIT: I also can't believe this Black woman v. Black man thing!  It makes me so upset.  We should be lifting one another up!

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Re: The black man's perspective
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2006, 01:28:05 PM »
I agree with you Mob.
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Re: The black man's perspective
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2006, 01:46:30 PM »
These brothas need some "Brotha" :-\:

He is my King, he is my one
Yes he's my father, Yes he's my son
I can talk to him, because he understands
Everything I go through and everything I am
He's my support system, I can't live without him
The best thing since sliced bread,
Is his kiss, his hugs, his lips, his touch
And I just want the whole world to know, about my . . .

My Brotha, I love ya, I'll never, Try to hurt ya
I want ya, to know that, I'm here for you - for forever true 'cause you're my
My Brotha, strong brotha, there is no one above ya
I want ya, to know that, I'm here for you - for forever true

He's misunderstood; some say that he's up to no good around the neighborhood
But for your information: A lot of my brothers got education! (check it)
You got your Wall Street brotha, your blue collar brotha,
Your down-for-whatever-chillin'-on-the-corner brother
Your talented brotha -- and to everyone of y'all behind bars
You know that Angie loves ya

You mean so much to me, you give me what I need,
I'm so proud of you (I said I'm so proud of you)
I love you for stayin' strong, you got it goin' on
I'm so proud of you (I'm so proud)
Going through thick and thin, brothas you gonna win
I'm so proud of you (I said I'm so proud of you)
Whenever you facin' doubt, brothas gon' work it out
I'm so proud of you (I got unshakeable faith in ya)

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Re: The black man's perspective
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2006, 02:04:39 PM »
Yeah, this piece is crazy.  It just shows how a lot of black folk have continually internalized racism because White folks control the images we see of each other!  I was reading a bell hooks essay in Sisters of the Yam, the "Dreaming Ourselves Dark and Deep: Black Beauty" essay, and to me it really speaks to this situation.  Although her essay is about physical beauty, it is really about what happens to us when White people control the way we see each other.  In this article, it appears that most Black men have allowed White media to tell them what other Black men are like instead of engaging and fellowshipping with each other.

EDIT: I also can't believe this Black woman v. Black man thing!  It makes me so upset.  We should be lifting one another up!

Gotta co-sign on that one!  Truer words never spoken
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality...  I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word - -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King