I started this blog for one specific reason, and that one reason was to INSPIRE all. I wanted every and anyone that read my articles to feel like they could do and be whatever they wanted after reading my posts, but lately, I have felt the need to focus my writings on my race and culture. There have been 7 killings of unarmed black men as of July 2017 this year according to nola.com. The site mentions the killing of an unarmed black teenager, 15-year-old Jordan Edwards shot in April by a white police officer in a Dallas Suburb. The officer opened fire on Edwards and his friends as they drove away from a party. “The department initially said the teens tried to back over the officer but retracted the statement after officials reviewed a video of the shooting. The officer, who is white, has been fired and now faces a charge of murder.” This shooting has been reported by major and local news outlets, but it seems the outrage from black Americans was absent nationally. Where are the protests in every city, and the social media support? Oh, that’s right, dove is being racist, NFL players are kneeling, and the restaurant “Houston’s” wouldn’t seat 7 black people.
Has anyone watched the full dove ad that was called racist? I watched the 30 second video, and I immediately understood what the ad was trying to represent. Diversity was the focus of the dove ad. The black woman removing her shirt and then a white woman appears, and then the white woman removes her shirt and then a Hispanic woman appears. In my opinion this ad was not racist and if you watch the entire clip, I don’t feel that many would get that feeling of racism either. The ad is simply saying that this product is for all skin tones and textures. Social media fueled the take down of this “racist” ad, as usual the internet wins. Stop with all the reaching for attention and sympathy. Of course, this ad received more media attention than the killing of unarmed teen Jordan Edwards.
Kneeling during the national anthem has turned into a complete fucking circus this year. The world and Donald Trump has been very opinionated regarding players kneeling during the national anthem. Who gives a damn if they kneel or not, what are the players doing to stop police officers from killing unarmed black men (15-year-old Jordan Edwards)? The majority have done absolutely NOTHING. No foot has been placed on the necks of the people that can make a difference in the cause of cops killing unarmed black men. Now it’s the players vs. Trump. This makes no sense at all and the original focus was always to protest the killing of unarmed black men in America like 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
The most recent fake fuck given by black Americans, is against the restaurant “Houston’s”. Yep, this establishment hates black people. They would not seat 7 Black Americans in the Houston’s restaurant in Atlanta. This is tragic! How dare they not allow those Black people to eat in their establishment! The bigger question for me is, who gives a FUCK!? Stop losing focus on the bigger picture to focus on something that doesn’t really matter. Most black people don’t even know where to find a damn Houston’s, and if they did, the food is overpriced and not that damn great to begin with.
Black America, figure it the fuck out! The war starts within the culture first, before the star of protesting racism. Let’s protest self-hate, murdering of each other, and lack of knowledge we give each other. Haven’t you all noticed that no change has occurred and probably will never occur. White America and other races know that we don’t band together, respect our communities, or lend a helping hand to each other in a time of need. If we don’t respect ourselves, how in the hell can we expect others to respect us? You shouldn’t paint and fix the exterior of the car before you repair the engine. The car would look good but not have the essential capability of moving because the engine is no good. Rest in Peace to Jordan Edwards, Rest in Peace to Black Power and Black Pride. I pray I see evidence of this before my time here on earth is done.
Written By: Ronald Anthony Wilson.