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Accidental Racist

At first I thought I would just leave what I had to say about this song on my face book page, but the more I hear negative remarks about it the more I have to say.  So, here goes my thoughts on the song.

First, I must say that the music, I love all kinds of music, is very catchy and easy to listen to.

Second, I listened as this man poured out his heart about his choice of t-shirt for the day and what it meant to him, and how he thought about what it meant to the guy that served him at Starbucks, and I thought to myself “okay this starts off pretty good.”

I listened as he talked about being proud of where he comes from, Southern born, but not so proud of the past that comes with it.  He spoke about how our generation isn’t responsible for the things that our forefathers did and how we are still fighting over the past.  He gave acknowledgement to the fact that he’s not able to walk in another man’s skin (color) and how we as people really need to just take the time to learn each other for who we are and not for where or who we come from.  He makes the point of not being able to fix what happen in the past and how his being proud of where he comes from comes with a little bit of blame too.

Me personally, I really liked the song, lyrics and music, and don’t see why it would spark so much controversy in the world we live in today with so much other stuff going on that we could spend our time worrying about.  The issues at hand today have increased to be far greater than what any of our ancestors would be proud of.  Even as a black woman I look and see other black women mistreating each other, men not honoring women or their own children, children not honoring parents, government not really taking a real stand for the rights of all “religion,” and just the general lack of common courtesy and compassion from human to human.

It pains me to see how quickly people will jump to help animals, I don’t have anything against animals, but will turn their backs on people in need.  When I say people in need I’m talking about all people, homeless, depressed, hungry, jobless, uneducated, promiscuity among teens, sick, hurting, and dying people.  This song sparked so much controversy and it seems that everybody missed the point of what they (Brad & LL) were trying to say.  I don’t believe either one of them wants us to just get over the past of slavery and all other forms of hate, but what I got out of the song is that we should acknowledge what happened and get on with the business of allowing ourselves to heal.  Get on with the business of helping each other and building a better society for ourselves and our children and their children.  After all if we don’t move on past the past we will continue to be bitter and not better which will ultimately lead to the exact thing that The Stop Violence Movement talked about in that song many years ago; Self Destruction

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Posted by on April 13, 2013 in General

 

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Proud About It!

This weekend I had the pleasure of going to visit my baby boy in college at KSU (Kentucky State University). Some may and some may not know that KSU is an HBCU (Historically Black College University), that in itself makes me proud that he is a part.
This weekend was his first home coming game, oh yeah, he is a part of the Marching Thorobreds at KSU, the marching band is and has been a huge part of his life since he was exposed to the hard work and excitement of it all when he was a small child.

This weekend also celebrated the schools 125th Anniversary and there were a lot of Alumni students that came back to participate in all of the festivities. These people made my heart truly smile.
I mean there were fraternities and sorrorities there and they were some really down to earth, nice people. I said that because I’ve always gotten the impression that the frats, and sorrors are people that have an attitude or air of “arrogancy” about them.

The current students and Alumni came together and really put on a show. I mean there was singing, dancing, chanting, crying, etc. the students showed such pride in the school and even in the fact that they were able to come together again in one place.
I am happy to say that I’m glad that my son is the individual that he has strived to be all of his life, like no other, and that he is persuing his college dreams. More importantly I’m glad that he is a part of an institution that prides itself on being a HBCU and my boy gets to be a part of it all….AND I’M PROUD ABOUT IT!

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in General

 

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