Like Betta, where I live there is an whole different segment that is viewed with predjudice.
Like someone said, if you know this is what you are up against, well then you consider yourself forewarned, and to be forewarned is forearmed. Is it ever easy? NO ! Empahtically NO ! Those who reject the behaviors mentioned will no doubt have less troubles than do. Just like some members of my family who refused to change, you can do what I did, I LOST THEIR FONE #, and stepped up my game as best I could.
It might be SAD but TRUE, but there is no point on dwelling on it.
If we all could light a candle rather than cursing the darkness we'd all be way ahead.
I will try to catch it tonight. In my state, it is a different ethnic group that is viewed as the "criminal" as suggested below (I didn't watch the show yet.) It might depend on which part of the country you live in...or maybe I'm just blind.
It did create an opportunity to have an open forum. I sat down and watched it with my children and discussed how important it is to continue our education. Plus, learning how to make good choices.
I appreciated it but it was nothing new under the sun. I believe we know all of that and it almost made me feel like "Roots" did when it aired. A tad angry with nothing to do about it. I'm ready for some solutions, not just reporting on it all, but some concrete solutions on how to turn this tide around. I don't know if Obama will be able to make a different, prayerfully he will with "his people" along side of him! 4562 days ago
DL Hugley was right on the money. It doesn't make a difference, how educated you are, where you live, or what your annual income is, because you are a black male, you will always be seen as a criminal and a viable threat. I live in Madison WI, in the county of Dane, and Madison has the highest number of your african americans, male and females in jail (period)! This is alarming because the chief of police in madison is Black. The judicial system here is so bias against african americans and so unfair. Our jails are filled with drug addicts and blacks who commit petty crime. However, whites who commit felonies are either placed on probation or put into the first offenders program. I know this to be a fact because I worked for the Madison Police Dept. in court services for a few years.
Watching part 2 was more disturbing for me than watching part 1 and that segment made me cry. And what's wrong with these brothers who refuse to step up to the plate and take care of their children and the sista's who accept this. That woman who was raising a 1 yr old as a single parent by an absent father and turns around and gets pregnant with twins by another dude just made me angry.
Black people as a whole need to step up their game. If you know the police are prejudice and corrupt....stay out of trouble, don't sell or use drugs or associate with anyone that does.,,reduce the stereotypes. And black women need to stop getting involved with men who have 6 babies by 6 different women. And it doesn't make a difference whether or not he "takes care of them" The fact that he have that several babies by several different women should be an indication as to the type of man he is."
Yes society is unfair. Yes blacks are discriminated against....it's not going to change so we as a people must change. We need to take responsibility for our own destiny......