Friday, October 5, 2007

The Word Of The Day Is...................

The word of the day is Genocide.

This is the definition taken from Wikipedia:

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, religious or national group.Also, any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

We all know of the effects of Genocide in the black community and also abroad as it pertains to mother Africa. What I want to touch on is the effect it has on relations between genders in the black community.

The email I received last night really stuck a thorn in my side. While I am bantering on and on about systematic issues affecting or communities, it is in my opinion that what is really affecting our communities is "US". Man and Woman,Husband And wife, Boy and Girlfriend, Momma and Baby Daddy, Playa and Playette, or to keep it simple you and I.

We as a whole no longer support one another.

Women are so superficial, that while trying to find a ideal mate, they shun the brothers that are at least trying to better for themselves.

Men are running away from their responsibilities as parents. Leaving our women to raise our men.

Women, taking handouts from the government rather then getting a job, leaving a lasting impression on our daughters who in turn will someday grow up to be just like YOU.

Men rather than getting a real job, subcombs to the trap that is set for them: prison.
Rather getting up and going to work, they go to the corners to sell THAT work.

Women, with a what is good for the goose is good for the gander attitude, no longer value theirbody. What happened to making a brother wait. Oh, Like they saying goes, If you can do it, I can too. Wait, didn't you say our doggish way's were bad? Baby you are a queen, not a playa.

I can go on and on but if we really want to fix the problems going on in our communities, we must first start with "US". The Black Man and The Black Woman.If we work together, not against each other, maybe we can become more stronger in our relationships, communities, and within our race in general. Peace and Blessing............

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