Thursday, June 28, 2012

To be Black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage

I beg to differ!

    Last year I posted this quote and I agreed with it. I was thinking to myself that when a black person in America is Pro-Black that entails them being mad at ignorant white people as well as ignorant Black people, whites who are racist and destructive Blacks. But now I disagree. I've realized that to be Pro-Black you don't have to be angry. Having a conscious doesn't not mean you are constantly in a state of rage towards ignorance it means that you are aware of ignorance. Being angry and militant all the time feeds into the negativity and creates a "war". That's not what Black Power is about. Black power is about standing strong and uplifting blacks. That does not have to be done in an angry way. I fully understand the quote, especially after the past year. I see our government mistreating black people and I see black people being ignorant but that is not a reason for me to be angry all the time because my anger solves nothing.

1 comment:

willie tucker said...

I have to disagree with you. As to be angry can have several different meanings. You can be angry without being aggressive.

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