“I’ve been told that I’m “not black enough” by individuals of my own pigmentation simply because I talk a certain way and dress different. So be it. That really doesn’t concern me. What does concern me is the fact that an extraordinary amount of time, effort, and attention is being focused on a couple of highly publicized events, when there are very real problems with us as human beings at hand.
Is there a such thing as racism? Of course. I’ve experienced it multiple times. Is there a such thing as a crooked cop? Of course. I’ve experienced it. With the two experiences stated, after the individuals got to know me as a human, I was viewed as such. A human.
I also believe in the power of trend and television. We see what’s trending in the media and we join in. I don’t see the same fervent protests at the White House to get better PTSD treatment for our men and women returning from war, nor do I see the same angered demonstrations over millions of children dying from not getting a meal as I see with the outcry in Ferguson, New York, etc. It’s simply because one topic is being publicized and others are not.
The change I look forward to is when a Kardashian is no longer a household name, publicized 24/7 on the “news” and social media, and has the same relevance as a spent cigarette filter. Change will not occur if the change does not start from within the individual.
Television Programming = programming the individual by “telling your vision.”
In order to progress as a RACE, we must start caring for the human RACE as one.”