Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by anAfrican, Jun 20, 2005.
Bruh, I'm like Malcolm...MAKE IT PLAIN. Although that's not exactly what he meant by that, you get the point.
James, I'm with you on this one, bruh. :uhoh:
Oh, I got it. This is cyber charades.
We know the problem. Now how do we reverse it? How do we teach a generation that desperately needs but does not want to learn? How do we reverse the lure of money that entices us to exploit our own selves? How do we cut off the cash that's flowing out of our problems?
Should I move to Far Rockaway to teach and bring hope to the little children who stick each other with used syringes they find on the ground? Should I teach the mother who is trying to homeschool her thirteen year old son when she herself is reading on a fourth grade level? Should I get up off the $300 the Black merchant is asking for an African dress when all I need is a jar of AfroSheen which only the Koreans are selling?
How do we bring about a state where the masses are so disillusioned and disgusted with money that we can finally regain what we have lost?
That's a classic model for any kind of progression.
Like I told Da Man still waters run deep.
Gimme a minute to run over there and see whatcha was doing
Exactly. We can't teach them how to make a slow but honest penny when they know they can make a quick but culturally oppressive dollar until they value the culture.
And it must not go the way of BET with "bought" freakniks seriving as human blackface for the white boys who pull the strings behind the scene. Whatever we accomplish we have to make it sell-out proof.
You are on the money.
Maybe not with "long winded and overly-convoluted " lectures to which they will not listen anyway but with the culture itself--drama, music, art, food, literature etc. And just plain old getting them involved in something positive.
Maybe it's not something we can "turn to." Maybe it's something we must create. As a community of poets we have the potential right here at Destees. Unless ya'll just wanna "talk" about it. I created an eZine of my own and I'm looking for contributers.
l am thankful for the church l am in. We have art, literature, music, poets- the fabric of our culture.
... We've been had- but by educating and building the community.
lt's no surprise to me that they made King Tut White b/c they did the same thing to Jesus. Forgive them, for they know not what they do.
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