As of this writing, we are going through a time of turmoil in which roves of predatory hooligans roam the streets of some of our largest cities in the name of social injustice, whatever that means. In light of all this, there are some questions that need to be asked. The questions that will be asked on this post are relatively rhetorical and are meant to get you to think, especially if you are a member of the Apostles of Blackness and believe that black folks are systemically targeted for oppression.
1. Why is it we need to have discussions about race only after an incident in which a black person meets an unfortunate end at the hands of a white person (usually a police officer)?
2. Why do we feel that black folks are experts in anything racist? I mean, just choose any black person and chances are that person “understands” the strife, suffering, and persecution that is ingrained in racism.
3. How is is that white folks can be racist but black folks (as well as other non-white groups) can’t?
4. Why do we continue to hold America accountable for its past sins but refuse to hold other nations for transgressions they continue to commit at the present?
5. Why do black folks get upset at “cultural appropriation” from white folks but are silent when this appropriation comes from their own ranks?
Make sure to use an open mind when you read through each question and leave your feelings out of it. Be honest with yourself and you may find yourself answering the questions correctly…and uncomfortably.
I’ll see you on the rebound.