Black People : Are blacks responsible for other blacks? Yes or No?

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  1. ManicRaider

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    By "other blacks" I mean non-relatives. If yes, we have a responsibility to change people's perception of us. If no, we need not have debates over nationalism, community, unity etc. There's no reason to talk about negative things that we need to "change" or "accept".
     
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    :11100:each one teach one......
     
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    So you pledge responsibility. Who have you taught recently who was a non-relative?
     
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    Only responsibility is to perform (as means of ) the way something is or happens. Always be an example (personal experiences) of what you promote (advancement of yourself), whatever that may be. Makes you more believable and applicable for others.
    The answer to the quesion is yes and no. You can only do so much.
     
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    Responsible how?

    Do you mean that I should have a stake or vested interest in the outcome of other people's lives and their connection to my own well-being? Sure.

    Am I responsible for all the choices someone else makes? No.
     
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    No, that's a silly question.

    At the end of the day, everyone's gonna do what the heck they're gonna do! All you can do is live your own life and if somebody else comes along and wants to learn how to live a better life then you can try to show them light! But you can rarely change the behavior of others (unless your they're parents and they're still younger children).

    One of the things that I hate the most with racism is that others try to associate you with/tie you in with somebody that you have absolutely zero control or influence over. Like wtf?
     
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    :11100: not going to report to you......peace
     
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    Based on your criteria, my answer is no.
     
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    If you're down for the cause and overcoming the struggle, then you're going to take on that responsibility of representing the black community in the best possible manner, changing view points left and right on what it means to be black.

    If you're not as down, I figure you probably just won't care.

    I find it difficult to understand those who seek to disassociate themselves from the community, making certain that none forget they are but an individual who "happens to be black"(don't ya love that?), and yet still, on the other hand, want to chime in on the problems of the community as one who more than happens to be black.

    So it's known, I'm not speaking on anyone here at Destee, but a few Brothers I've run into before.
     
  10. ManicRaider

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    I couldn't agree more.
    In other words, no. I'm guessing you're more like "Each one might teach one".

    My criteria is basically anything negative associated with black people. Crime rates, drug use, dropout rate and the sort.
     
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