When will we realize that in order for others to respect us as a people we have to respect ourselves. As cliché as this may sound "we are our own worst enemy".. It starts from within. We can't expect those not like us to accept who we are if we do accept ourselves. When people start to see that we as a people are respecting, accepting, acknowledging and understanding ourselves.. they will.. That’s just how I feel and what I believe. This can apply to humans individually.. but I was more so referring to African Americans.. Yes, there are always going to be those people who aren't fair, unjust and down right disrespectful to us.. for any of that to change we have to stop doing ourselves wrong. Just as people say.. When you have respect for yourself, and your own body, and mind others will.. How can we attempt to change something externally when, internally we're flawed to a degree..??