Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by chuck, Oct 15, 2015.
Maybe what we choose to believe may or may not be the truth
Are you asking if where one lives is Black culture.
If so, I do not think it is,
Please reread my edited post
And do repost as well
I've learned that black culture is just an imitation of white culture. E.g., this obsession with men playing with balls. Here we have our children killing each other and terrorizing our neighborhoods, and most of the "black men that I know just want to watch the ballgame, eat hot dogs, and drink beer just like white men. The women just want to see the soaps, Opra, Judge Judy, Maury, and Jerry Springer. Grandma used to say "it's a mess I tell you".
Yes it is
But what do suggest our alternatives should be my good brother
And more than this inquiring mind needs your answer to that question as well
I believe that if it weren't for AA culture, there wouldn't be American culture. American culture is nothing but a rip-off of our culture.
Our culture can be defined by the way we add our flare to language, to the swagger we add to the way we walk and talk. To the secular music that we invented, that gave birth to all forms of sēcular music. Our culture can be found in the Harlam Renaissance. In the art we we brought to the world. The paintings, the drawings, sculptures, photography and literature . Then there is the culinary arts that we have brought to this country. Don't forget the gifts of dance and creative fashions that ẃe still lead the way in. We also brought the ways of peaceful protest.
If it weren't for us, América would have no culture.
Please do share with us what it is like to be a young black adult in 2015
Black culture in the states reflects each generations needs and wants
Also each generations needs and wants reflect the eras they grew up in as well
So our present day unresolved issues and problems etc are real rights of passage for today's black youth too
Today's young black folk struggle with identity crisis issues
We older black folk also have to recover from the usual culture shock problems
Though as per usual we also do need to truly relate to each other on the mutual respect level
Let us be candid and honest this is not the best of times to be a black child
On the other hand some can and do grow up in spite of today's b s
More can and will if we choose to be less critical and far more supportable of each other
Some young black people don't mean to exibit disrespect by calling their fathers old dudes or their moms old girls
That is just a bad reflection of their immaturity ad nauseam
So many also find just being children an awkward and embarrassing part of their young lives
But I did too
On the other hand we are their adult role models
Let us continue to be there for them as others have been there to for us
That was and is what true black culture should continue to reflect
Ok, I see how I misconstrued your question entirely.
It must be very confusing for the youth today. They see a BM in the White House, yet racism still prevails. They are probably fearful, too. And, we are short on leadership to interpret all this for them.
Well, first, I agree with Liberty on that sentiment, but at the same time
see Black Culture in America being heavily oppressed and constrained.
So its the wrong garden for the current state of growth, but that doesn't
mean we can't be transplanted.
In terms of a young black male... I'm not really young, but sometimes
people say I look like a teenager, and I feel often treated like such ..
In terms of unity and identity I believe all we have are marketed personas
geared toward lower instincts which are carefully crafted. Outside of that
many individuals face pressure to conform or at least have some appearance
of this "normality".
In comparison White America has a shell of a culture also, but that would be
the normal in this case. I don't particularly look forward to being accepted or
considered %100 equal in this environment, but see it as a slight possibility.
As I said I'm not really young, and do feel out of place and old around teenagers
or even college kids, but being slightly closer to them in age I can sense the
increase in conditioning that they've received since I've gone to school and been
saturated by media.
If there were no hope or purpose I think that would have been ascertained by now;
but I do know that there is a lot that I don't know and a lot of people around that
know more than me. Yay for them.
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