FOR BLACK AMERICANS ONLY: WHAT IF ‘THE MAJORITY’ NEVER________?

Before reading this, please read my article WHY SO-CALLED ‘WHITE GUILT’ IS A CALL TO REPENTANCE…

Every culture must acknowledge, admit and repent of the behavior that is displeasing to God and destructive to their subculture and society as a whole. Doing so does not let the other cultures ‘off the hook’, but ensures it’s own success in spite of what other cultures do, or don’t do.

Even though Black people (or African Americans if you prefer) are not culpable for the culture, heritage and legacy of slavery in America, there are many Black people who would not have been slaves had it not been for other Black people who in some way participated in their capture or sell.

Unfortunately that same counter-productive and dysfunctional behavior had become an accepted part of Black or African American culture today.

So,

Even if the rest of America never…

Pays any attention to or participated in our protests….

Acknowledges our cries of systematic racism…

Takes down another statue or monument…

Awards another Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe etc. to a well-deserving Black person…

Promotes another qualified Black employee…

Patronizes another Black business…

Elects another Black candidate…


Are WE going to continue…

Senselessly killing one another…

Selling drugs in our own community…

Undermining one another’s success for whatever reason (Crabs in a barrel)…

Complaining about ‘the man’ but becoming ‘the man’ to each other when we acquire influence…

Showing favoritism and internal racism based on skin tone in our own race…

Overlooking a more qualified Black candidate for someone in our fraternity or sorority…

Allowing our men to be emasculated…

Allowing our women to carry the weight of many of our families…

Requiring ‘payola’, gifts and predatory contracts to get access to the music industry…

Squandering the sacrifices of those who died for our freedom (Black, White and everyone else) equality, equity and civil rights by accepting mediocrity, complacency, apathy and turning our backs on the God of our salvation?

Remember, the NAACP, NEGRO LEAGUES,NATIONAL NEGRO COLLEGE FUND, BET and other entities were created because we weren’t included. Now that we are included more into society, many now say those organizations are racist…forgetting why they were created in the first place.

Maybe other cultures have gained more in society because they are as hungry as our grandparents and great grandparents used to be.

Maybe, without public outcries, they have quietly worked to prove their equality and value.

We must stop giving ammunition to those who oppose us by doing the same thing we are asking the majority to do…,

Acknowledge our cultural challenges and sins.

Work internally within our families, homes, churches and organizations to change our culture where needed.

To master Emotional Intelligence.

To become even more established in our relationship to God through Yeshua, the Messiah (Jesus Christ) who was not white and was worshipped by Black people long before most people in Europe.

Acts 8:26-27  (NKJV)

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is [a]desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,

Acts 2:5-11  (NKJV)

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own [a]language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and [b]Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”

Acts 13:1  (KJV)

13 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

I know some people won’t like this, but if it provokes thought and dialogue, I’ve done my job.

We can’t put our faith in a person, political party, or even people responding to our legitimate complaints…our faith must be in God, Yah, through our Savior Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)…and our own responsibility to change our world through Him.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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