Dec. 20, 2015

The White Racist Boogeyman isn’t our only problem, Right?

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The White Racist Boogeyman isn’t our only problem, Right?

Being the youngest son in a family of three older brothers I was introduced to the concept of the boogeyman at an early age. My brothers used to tease me and say that that the boogeyman was in the bedroom closet just waiting to pounce on me once I was asleep. They really had me thinking of the power and terror of this invisible yet formidable foe. We all shared space in the bedroom with 2 bunkbeds and of course being the youngest I was the obvious target of this ploy. Heck, I wouldn’t watch any scary movies on the black and white TV before bed because it would only encourage that damn boogeyman to work his magic on my mind while I attempted to head to slumberland. My thought today focuses on the ability of those who devise plans to separate as well as minimize us. Those in power economic and judicial power are using the same age old “boogeyman” scenario to have black brothers and sister chasing the invisible ghosts of injustice as the primary reason for the depleted condition facing our communities today. Oh, I recognize the legitimacy of racism as well as the conditions and actions that racism have and has caused on the communities and lives of those living in our communities. You would have to be a complete fool to deny that racism doesn’t exist in this country today.
However, my post today is how the power brokers have encouraged our brothers and sisters to focus more on the boogeyman than facing up with some basic realities of our conditions. While the cities and institutions within the cities leak destruction and despair everyday; while no viable job solutions are presented to employ those deemed unemployable; while no successful business models are presented to lead to economic self-sufficiency; while blacks murder blacks with the ease of spreading butter; while jail cells become our communities Holiday Inns, home away from home; while brothers and sisters run away from educating our minds as fast as a cheetah seeks its’ prey; while linking brothers and sisters of color for common cause is as difficult as Moses parting the Red Sea; and while educated black brothers and sisters quickly dispel any call that encourages conscious choice.
Black brothers and sisters of all ages and types can easily call out to the invisible enemy of injustice that white boogeyman to release us from our fears. Come out of the closet of inequality and strife. How dare you be the one that inhibits our life’s delight. Forget the fact that many of our wrong decisions were made in conscious sight. We weren’t asleep awaiting dreams of fright. So this morning I call for peoples of all colors to unite. We need not flush out the boogeyman that seeks to create way for us not to unite. If brothers and sisters the call comes legitimately from secure and honorable peoples to fight the fight. Don’t question it as something that perils life’s delight. My personal feeling is that constantly searching out the boogeyman of injustice keeps us as a people stuck in misery and strife. If as conscious peoples we begin to ask ourselves; truly ask ourselves how do we get to where we need to be. I think my brothers and sisters we can begin to make those intelligent decisions to find solutions within ourselves and those who stand next to us. If, someone calls for 10,000 strong to build, develop, and grow jump on that team because it may bring desired positive results. If someone calls to put monies in your pockets too save for rainy days when justice flows, have at it. Trust one another and ask those of us that seek to damage and destroy within us to find avenues that encourage the needle of justice to bend towards them.
Yes, racism exists in America but it’s not a boogeyman that we need fear and quake from his presence. You see a conscious man not asleep fears no boogeyman the boogeyman fears them.