And the problem is vice versa. A lot of men choose to become thugs and ganstas and run women. They impregnate them and refuse care of their kids.
Now as a community, this ghetto mentality, needs to be done away with. It's down right disgusting and self limiting. And each of us are to blame for it flourishing. How many times do we tell our brothers and sisters that they speak 'white', because they're speaking proper english? or that they act 'white' because they are exhibiting proper manners?
We all need to examine ourselves, change our mentality and work together to make the black community a better place. (sorry that this was so long)
I disagree some what with being teased about using proper English and exhibiting proper manners. I think this was true 20 years ago but I notice today even ghetto people don't like being called ratchet, hood rat, or ghetto. And this is a good thing.
Lastly its 2015 black people cant use the blame game anymore. The fact is if you want an education, a job, your own place etc the only thing stopping you is yourself. Being a man is not how many times you been in and out of jail, how many baby mamas you got, how many guns you got, or how low you sang your pants. Its supporting your family and spending time with your kids. My people got a long way to go.
If you don't understand who and what you are, or the power of words (thoughts) and what effect they have on the person that speaks or think them; what make you think you have a good understanding about my people issues? How can you or anyone else be a true positive help without first having true knowledge, not the opinion of Euros as "knowledge"?
-I agree with your last response. Us women, people in general need to rise above their situations and take responsibility for their actions and their lives. That is the only way that we'll have safer and stronger communities.
- Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeCS
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