I've heard it said before that friends are God's way of apologizing for our family. In most cases, this does ring true. Our friends are like different versions of ourselves. In fact, friends are bonded by a central theme. They may disagree on a wide variety of issues, but that central theme is never tampered with. Real Friendship is quickly becoming a lost art. Media is re-training our minds to look for sexual orientation rather than, honest respect for ones own gender. Therefore now, when photos of two Men hugging are reviewed- the question that pops into everyone's mind is an obvious one. And since we create our world with our Minds, what we think we see - will be. Another interesting issue is friendship between Blacks and Whites. I'm absolutely sure there are good "White" people in the world, since in America anyone who is close to the European model of pale skin and straight hair can apply for this racial status. But I am wondering how many Black people are being manipulated in secret by their White friends? We've all seen them, or know them personally. The white girl or White guy who fits in so well into our culture, because as they always remind us "I was raised around Black people." They have the right vocabulary when it comes to relating their struggles coming up, which helps to create that a "central theme" I spoke about earlier exists. We know them as our Office Co-workers, the Whites who party with us and get crazy when they're drunk. The big secret is that most Whites in America are very cultureless, and have been struggling for a cultureful identity, which they do not have, but we do. This exposes their jealousy, as well as our ignorance. What do these White friends want? Our culture. The best way to steal a thing of value away from people is to devalue it, naturally they will loosen their grip, drop it- and it's yours for the taking. Are our white friends genuine? Are they just as racist as their Fathers and Mothers? I wonder. Personally I don't have any White friends. I call that a luxury. But some of you, depending on where you live, may not have that luxury. This doesn't mean I don't have to interact with Whites, or do business with, or buy from Whites. But I don't have one White person on this planet that I would call a friend. There was a time that I did, but since then, my mental diet has improved dramatically. What I found was this, Whites sometimes do drop little pieces of information here and there to send us on a wild goose chase. There are some of us right now, who are totally convinced of something, only because a White friend told us. I've learned to question everything. Even the information I get on the web that Whites create. We have to be conscious of the waterholes of information we have married our minds to as well. I'd ask anyone who has a devoted White friend, that they love so much- can you speak honestly about your culture and your beliefs around them without secret bitterness or a change of face from this person? If so, then you have a real friend. (Who most likely is only “White” by classification?). I also ask my Brothas and Sistahs in the struggle with White friends, when you start talking about your Black Jesus what happens? When you start talking about the overcomings and accomplishments of Black people in America and around the world, what happens? When you walk around them proud of your culture, proud of your people, proud of who and what you are? What happens? Nothing happens...because most of Black people would never dare do that in front their White friends. Which indicates to me a there is still a relationship between Massa's child, and Slave's child. There is a breed of Whites in America because of slavery who feel they have to "look out" for Black people. Such relationships were established when our African Mothers raised the Massa's children along with her own. I'm sure there are many very harmless friendships between Blacks and Whites. And I could be wrong on this topic...what's your take on this one Family? What about your Good White Friends?