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   OK, so we’ve all heard that America’s first black president is Bill Clinton. When I first heard this, I was clueless to the logic behind it. Nothing about this man is “black“.

How was Bill Clintion the first black president?

  1. Bill Clinton cheated on his wife
  2. Bill Clinton lied.
  3. Bill Clinton liked to “get head” (Oral Sex).

Obviously, it is immoral and therefore defiantly negative to cheat on a spouse, and not every black man cheats on his wife but are those that do cheat considered moreblack” than those who do not?  Lying is not a positive thing either; are there no honest black folks?—If I don’t lie to cover my tracks, am I not “black”? Oral sex is not necessarily negative, but does it make one black to enjoy oral sex? Many people all over the world (black, white, Asian, Latino, other) engage in oral sex, cheat on their wives, and lie in an attempt to get out of trouble. Another side of this is that some people (black, white, Asian, Latino, other) are more…”square”, so to speak, and do not engage in that type of sexual activity. It’s not a “black” thing and should not be embraced as a “black” thing. Here’s that parody I was talking about in the Cyclic|BET post but there is some seriousness to it as well; a lot of these things actually promote negative stereotypes unfortunately making them a reality for some.. The big question here is why is everything virulent and negative embraced as “black” and embraced as black by other black people? With all the negative stereotypes (another post) already out there, particularly about black Americans..why add on to the list? Another thing looked at as being “black” by other blacks is being late for everything as if it a “cultural” aspect of blackness. Let’s get real. Of course, no one of any race will always be on time for everything, but if you are late for everything you are invited to, hosting, or are required to attend, that is a personal problem that as an individual one needs to address and improve upon being that it is wasting other people’s time and shows a serious lack of effort/concern of other people’s time and effort in respect that. It is a very normal thing for me to show up on time and sometimes earlier, am I not “black”?  Assuming, accepting, and embracing this merely because someone is black is simply wrong. These things make great impressions on black children and how they view themselves and their fellow black men, women, and peers. Furthermore, it makes great impressions on how we, as a people view ourselves.

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2 Comments»

  Keri wrote @

I made a big bellowing laugh when I started reading this blog, reason being that we do seem to associate negative traits with our race and it may seem simple but the use of the word black as a prefix to indicate the negative of something is rather significant. Young impressionable minds are molded this way and even not so impressionable minds are still victims to this ploy. We need to wake up and not wallow find comfort or embrace from things that are wrong. We need to Respect ourselves and our colour. I suggest we all should read “When we Ruled” by Robin Walker, to see where the black race is coming from and look at what we are presently and be ashamed enough to lift out heads and reach for the stars and stop hailing and promoting decadence.

  indigoblu wrote @

Keri:
Thanks for your comment. It’s high time we stopped looking at everything as a “joke” and take our lives and the lives of our future generations seriously. “If you look at things differently, things look different”.

Great book suggestion. Thanks!


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