Hey, folks, how’s it going? I hope the day finds you doing well and that you are staying safe out there. My apologies for being negligent in posting content to my blog. My wife and I have recovered from the CoCo and, let me tell you, I wouldn’t wish that mess on anyone! I think one of the side effects of the disease is pure laziness because I have been real lazy during and after my malady. Anyway, that’s enough of that; let me dive back in and set some jet fuel to this thing!
When one peruses the media (local news broadcasts, magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc.), one begins to get the notion that black people are relentlessly harassed by their white counterparts on a consistent basis. Many believe that white police officers are lurking about, ready to pounce on melanated prey; others believe our present country (the US of A) is a bastion of white supremacy in which black people are held back from achieving success because the “white man” won’t allow it. To hear the Apostles of Blackness explain it, no matter how hard black descendants work for success in this beloved country of ours, we can never measure up to the white man, because he “owns” everything. Which means white folks steal from black folks to assimilate the spoils for themselves so they can benefit from it. Such a belief can be boiled down to one term: critical race theory.
In the mentality of mainstream black America, CRT explains everything. It explains why black people permeate the projects of our nation; it explains why black folks account for only 13% of the US population; it explains why black people underperform their white counterparts academically; it explains why our prison population is overrun with black bodies; it explains why so many black children are raised in homes headed up by a single mother; and it explains why black folks are largely absent from high positions such as CEO’s or sports ownership. So, whenever a black person meets an unfortunate end at the hands of a white person or a black person fails to measure up academically to a white counterpart, the Apostles of Blackness slam down their collective race cards and declare “White supremacy is in control!”
The proponents of CRT tend to believe that all black people are monoliths and that one black person’s “racist” experience is all black persons’ experience. They believe that a majority of black folks that get pulled over by the police are threatened by the cop’s hand on his sidearm or that a white person will get treated with kid gloves in comparison to their darker-skinned compatriots. However, the Apostles of Blackness fell to provide any evidence or comparisons that this is the case. They usually respond with vague statements or share knowledge of isolated or unrelated incidents and think they have won the argument. In actuality, all they have really done is to show how detached from reality they are.
People who hold to the ideals of CRT tend to be narrow-minded. They love to respond with emotions and ad hominem attacks rather than by logic and critical thinking. The world is against them, always has been, and always will be. The only way to win the war is for all of us to circle the wagons and assure everyone of our blackness, which means making idols of our skin color.
Moreover, black “Christians” are no exception, as I believe they care more about melanin, civil rights, and politics than they do the Word of God. Just pick out any church with a black majority and I can almost guarantee you with certainty that at least 90% of its members choose to vote for the party that supports abortion on demand and LGBTQ-XYZ rights which are against the character of our LORD (Democrats/liberals). The black church has determined that preaching civil rights is akin to preaching the Gospel and nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, one could push for everyone to be treated as equals and once we reach this accomplishment, what is left? We can walk in unity with members of another race but that will be for nothing if we don’t take care of our eternal security. Bringing the races together to sing “Kumbaya” is probably a good thing, but it’s a waste of time without Jesus being the central figure in accomplishing this goal.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. – ISA 64:6
In other words, your good works are nothing if God is not the center of your purpose.
There is, though, one aspect CRT fails to focus on and that is personal responsibility. I can go on and on about some black person meeting an untimely end due to a bad decision but other black folks want to point the finger at someone else. We’ve heard of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,,,the list goes on and on. The Apostles of Blackness (which includes well-known personalities such as LeBron James, Michelle Obama, and Colin Kaepernick, to name a few) love to jump to conclusions to pass judgment on these situations before the emergence of evidence. Yet, when the proof suggests something to the contrary, the CRT proponents continue to run with their original thoughts. It boggles my mind when I hear that there are people that still believe that Sandra Bland was murdered by white police officers for being black when evidence showed that she hanged herself in her jail cell. Folks still believe that Officer Darren Wilson was wrong for “shooting Michael Brown in the back” while he was on his knees with his hands up in the act of surrender when evidence pointed to the fact that Brown initiated the attack on the officer that led to his death. This trend of victimization produces the belief that no matter what negativity shows up in the ranks of black folks, somehow the “white man” had a major part to play in it. Let me share this You Tube clip to give a classic case of folks pointing the finger of blame at others instead of at themselves.
As long as black people continue to hold on to this trend of victimization and critical race theory, they will never be able to progress to something better. Every encounter with the police will always be viewed as an act of racism and every failure that black folks encounter will be chalked up to “systemic racism.”
We like to say that black folks don’t have access to the same resources as white folks and that is why our vanilla-skinned compatriots are so far ahead of us; to that I say…well, I no longer use that kind of language. I can say that we live in the freakin’ United States of America where a vast store of resources are available for everyone’s exploitation, be we black, white, red, brown, yellow, or olive. The problem is many black people refuse to take advantage of these opportunities.
You all have a great day and I’ll see you on the rebound.