Self Hatred: Acting Black – Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How
The third installment of the Self Hatred topic focuses on the concept of acting Black and how it effects the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. What constitutes acting Black and are these associations fair?
2. Do you subscribe to the notion that there are Black people and there are n_ _ _ _ _ _ and if so, why?
3. Have we been brainwashed to think, act, and react, in a certain way to things and if so, why?
We are not a monolithic people. Some of Us voted for Mitt Romney, some of Us don’t like chicken, some of Us use proper english at all times, and yes Our ethnicity is still that of a person of African decent. However, We would be remiss if We honestly didn’t look at Ourselves for what We have become. We have painted ourselves into a corner labeled blackness where a person can only be considered Black if they do certain things and do things a certain way. Not to mention, the baggage of outside perspectives on and about Us. Does the idea of acting Black contribute to the destruction of the Black Community?
Please write in and respond to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked. These questions and more will be addressed during the discussion found on YouTube beginning on 3/1/2014.
Acting Black Part 1
Acting Black Part 2
Acting Black Part 3
Self Hatred: Good Hairitage – Intra Racism
The fourth installment of the Self Hatred topic focuses on issue of intra racism and how it effects the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. Do hairstyles contribute to stereotypes about Black people even among Black people?
2. Is there any validity to the theory that slavery continues to contribute to our mentality today?
3. Are you color blind, color struck, or color stuck and why?
When We originally started Black Advancement Inc. We were often questioned why We decided to focus specifically on Black people and Black issues. Granted, there are several reasons and explanation for this; however, one of the main pillars of Our reasoning was the issue of self hatred within the Black Community. This issue goes deep into the hearts of Black folks and can impact Us in a variety of ways including but not excluded to hairstyle, fashion, and even romantic relationship. Our progress and struggle both hinge on Our ability to get out of Our own way. The question remains, do are intra-racial issues contribute to the destruction of the Black Community?
Please write in and response to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked. These question and more will be addressed during the discussion found on YouTube beginning on 10/26/2013.
Good Hairitage Part 1
Good Hairitage Part 2
Good Hairitage Part 3