A lot of folk – both Black and White – are profiting off of our Black communities nationwide. In other words, people on many fronts are pimping Black communities. That being said, BlackParentSpeaks offers the following Black insight.
Political and Money-driven uninformed moves to supposedly dismantle White racism will not happen in the opinion of BlackParentSpeaks. In reality, many so-labeled ‘attempts’ are distractive and ill-advised. History is history and attempts to coverup America’s racist past and present can result in a void that leads to repeating the bad and the ugly….
Billboards here in Oregon that tout and equate White racism with Black self-hate are a total waste of monies. Such monies could be used to lessen and alleviate some of the problems that do cause and create problems that result in violence in our Black communities.
Billboards that imply that White Racism leads to Black self-hate and that Black self-hate causes Blacks to do violence to other Blacks are ridiculous and harmful. Such billboards reveal a disturbing and troubling racist political (no-guns-for-Black-folk) agenda. BlackParentSpeaks urges all to be informed — does White self-hate cause Whites to to do violence to other Whites?
Yes, racism has been and continues to be deadly, destructive and damaging. Yes. we — the Black victims of racism and oppression — are overdue Reparations. Yes, this country has an UNpaid debt owed to its Black citizens. Yes, America will continue its downward spiral as long as its debt to Black America remains UNpaid and as long as this country remains UNrepentant…. Yes, it goes without saying that this government, our banks, America’s insurance agencies, educational institutions, churches, billionaires and others that remain indebted to Black America will face a-reckoning….
That said, Black people do not suffer from “self-hate”. We who are Black collectively know our strength and from whence our strength comes. We know who we are. We know that inner-racial violence is a symptom and NOT a cause. We know to ‘keep our eyes on the prize’. And, in spite of the fact that Whites do NOT like us Black folk, We do like ourselves…..
If you do not believe BlackParentSpeaks, ask the next Black person that you see whether he or she suffers from self-hate. If that Black person says YES, inquire as to whether or not that self-hate could be a result of ‘White’ racism and if self-hate makes that Black person more apt to do violence to another Black person. Let US keep it real!
BlackParentSpeaks maintains that the billboards described herein are both offensive and troubling at best. Such billboards drive false and problematic racial stereotypes that may further fan the flames of racism and anger. Such billboards are distractive….
Please be informed. Many many things are being done and proposed under the guise of ‘dismantling White racism’. The ‘Pimping’ of Black communities and Black folk is not new.
Be Aware … Do not be played.
Do NOT forget our Reparations!
Lulu R. Stroud-Johnson; ‘A Black Parent Speaks’; 4016 SE 174th Avenue, Apt. 3; Portland, OR 97236. Phone: 971-222-9750. Go to: https://blackangrywomen.com/ E-Mail: BlackParentSpeaks@juno.com