Brother Sesh Ra Ur ... Welcome Welcome Welcome ...Sesh Ra Ur said:I come from of a family of a long line of black men who've done time in prison. I did a day in jail for student protest about 20 years ago. So it doesn't count. My brother did a little time in South Africa. Every bra in my fam. who did time didn't want to be visited. I remember seeing letters from an uncle inside as a kid around my father's room. And that's about it. My father just did about seven years on some felonies, yes at the age of almost 60. He didn't want any one to visit him. Though he did stay in touch with my sister.
Staying in touch? It's a matter of choice for the incarcerated. I believe their choice should be respected.
And of course I whole heartedly believe that this system and those in charge of it are pointed at putting records on every one of us....
Now that we ahve a music that glorifies CRIMEING, and youth young men and women seeing jail as a rights of passageDestee said:Brother Sesh Ra Ur ... Welcome Welcome Welcome ...
Thank you for sharing with us. You bring this thread full circle, your post, as we all come from a long line of Brothers doing time. I too, whole heartedly believe, that they want the fingerprints, blood, urine, mind, DNA, freedom, and Spirit of every Black Man, to whatever degree they can get it.
I'm amazed at the results of this poll. While i didn't know what to expect, i surely didn't expect this. It is very telling. As you say, we come from a long line of Black Men incarcerated, as though criminality is in our very core and being as a people. 82.5% of us at this point, and it has been higher. They are such liars. It's like we're sleeping on this. Black Men (and even young Black Boys now) being incarcerated at overwhelming rates, around the world as you testify, and we've not been moved to stop it.
How weakened are a people, that do not have their Men?
Again, thank you for joining and sharing with us. Please make yourself at home, because you are.
While music glorifying crime may be a problem, i think it's negligible compared to the systemic racism poured into the very foundation of this country, its laws and verified by its history, permeating all that we say and do. If we fix this major problem, systemic racism, i believe the music will take care of itself.Natinr said:Now that we ahve a music that glorifies CRIMEING, and youth young men and women seeing jail as a rights of passage
WHAT DO WE DO!
It seems we don't want to talk about drugs in the hood unless it's the "Rockefellor Law" but how many have been incarcerated for drugs or dug related?
And ones folks get out unemplyable with felonies what do WE DO to employ them???