Open Letter To White Community Leaders

As I sit and ponder the behaviors of those in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, I am forced to see a new perspective. The coin has now been flipped over and I see what they are fighting against. It’s like a Saturn/Uranus opposition going on in this country. The old ways are dying out, but not without a fight. The old white ways of thinking are becoming archaic, but the old establishment doesn’t see it this way. They want to hold on to their old ways of doing things to Black people, without seeing the reality of the progress of this country’s people. We blend together, co-habitate, love, pro-create with one another…it’s been this ways for a long while now.

Since I asked this question, I have seen a new perspective on the problems in the Black community, and the ways the current generation of Black people act out in order to be heard and gain rights.

The problem with the Black community, and America…is the old ways of thinking and doing things socially, is becoming archaic.

I am speaking of both the Black and White community. So I rant about the old Black community leaders who think it’s fine to play victim and reenact the old images we saw in the 60’s , sans the water hose…without seeing how older White people are contributing to this sad shit. The old white ways of thinking is dying out, as well, so they are holding on to their beliefs by a thread.television shows and networks owned or created by Black people…

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The progress is insulting to them, so they are trying their best to keep the images in their head of what our people USED to be. It’s no more. We are the descendants of those who fought for our rights, and we are doing well with it. We’re on television, portraying ourselves as ourselves with no apology. There’s no more insecurity when it comes to our natural hair, and we rock it boldly,as it unique, unlike any other human’s hair.

I also believe that the trauma that’s going on in Chicago is because the Black community is going through growing pains and we’re at our breaking point, changing hands of power in all areas of our community, clashes in ways of thinking between our people is causing chaos, but I believe it’s a temporary situation that will fix itself once the old ways win. It’s like a Saturn/Uranus opposition playing out before our eyes.

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Martin Luther’s (sic) Dream

 

As my homage to Black History Month, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr., I am posting this poem from my new friend that I met via snail mail. An inmate by the name of David Spicer in Colorado. He’s an intelligent man who understands his mistakes and is very articulate in expressing his views. I guess time does do a body,mind and spirit some good.

I really appreciate him for replying to my letter, as I am very adamant about getting to the root of the problems with the stigma attached to Black men in thinking that jail and prison is cool. The trend must stop in order for us to get better, and I feel that his poem is aiming at my target perfectly.

Thanks, David.

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