Friday, January 29, 2010

What is the worth..

African-Americans spend most of their income (which might I add, is the lowest of any race in this country) on clothing and personal care products. This only means one thing, we care more about our appearance than much of anything else. Second to clothes and toiletries is poultry. Can we seriously be offended when people say things like "black people loooove chicken"? It's true.

It's also fact that we have an embarrassing order of priorities, and yet, we're overly sensitive when McDonald's runs Television ads of an African-American male singing R&B tunes to his beloved Chicken McNuggets. My race, this race has fallen short of every dream, hope and prayer our ancestors had for us. W.E.B DuBois had a principle that the top 10% of this race would help to uplift the rest of us - because after all, we are like crabs in a barrel - sadly his principle is now insubstantial. Only 4.8% of the African-American population hold advanced degrees in the U.S.

There's a problem here. What will it take for you to straighten your act and treat yourself with respect and have some dignity as a black woman or man? What will it take for you to spend a few more hours reading to a child rather than playing a video game or smoking a blunt? What will it take for you to wake up and go to your classes on African-American studies? What is the worth of the legacy your race? Kings and Queens, we've allowed ourselves to become jesters in this society, we've become the leading negative statistics. We, because WE as a cohesive force of strong people have fallen to the wayside and obviously, we're content.

You're only as strong as your weakest link. Help a young brother or sister out, let's stop bringing them down and treating them as if they aren't our own.

39 comments:

pleasuresofexiles said...

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驚訝 said...

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無一事而不學,無一時而不學,無一處而不學。........................................

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A good medicine tastes bitter. .........................................

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Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night...................................................

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陳芳 said...

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江婷 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough.................................................................

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要友誼長存,我們必須原諒彼此的小缺點。......................................................

楊儀卉 said...

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.............................................................

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一個人的快樂,不是因為他擁有的多,而是他計較的少。..................................................

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It is never too late to learn.......................................................................

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所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債.................................................................

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拒絕冒險和成長的人,終將被生命的潮流陶汰。..................................................

雅王任 said...

當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

韋陳富 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。......................................................................

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建枫 said...

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