Tuesday, May 13, 2008


This blog is a reflection of what I deem to be true. It is an expression of my life in some regards. It is also a place where I am able to share black oriented truths and facts. Facts that are difficult to swallow. Time and time again, the truth about black Americans cannot be uttered by white Americans. Why? Even if they (white people) mention a true ‘positive’ about black people it is deemed disingenuous or patronizing. In my mind that is unfair; and we (black people) need to be able to face the truth about us even if it is negative no matter who tells it. I, a black man, have/will share with you the ‘goods’ of black America. I have on countless accounts – but I will also share the ‘bads’ that we in many cases inflict on ourselves. Like I have done with the commentary below. It was not written to blast black people. No, it is a truthful depiction of where we should not be as a group. Perhaps, we will read and move away from our self induced ignorance and neglect. Are ancestors are waiting so unlock the shackles!

12 Facts No One can say are Lies about Black Americans

Health

1- African Americans have a higher risk of death from heart disease and strokes than White Americans. African Americans have a 20% higher chance of dying from heart disease. (Attributed to poor diet, the refusal to go to the doctor/free health clinic, and inability to handle stress effectively)

2- AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American men between the ages of 25-44. Additionally, Black women are 18 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV in 2003 than white women. (Attributed to poor decision making and a lack of respect for individual life and our women)

What if this is true:

http://www.isispages.com/artman2/publish/Sisters_Only_54/HIV_Infected_Man_Rants_on_Video_About_His_Escapades.php
Education

3- Many African Americans disregard or have contempt for education. Even well known personalities within the black race downplay the importance of obtaining an education. National Occurrence: Black kids tease other black kids who are doing well in school and say they are acting white. The affect of this is drastic. It encourages black kids to under achieve. (Attributed to lack of respect for the educational sacrifices made by our ancestors and a devaluation of education)

4 -Percentage of white tenth-graders in 2002 who attended high schools with security guards patrolling the hallways: 46.8%. Percentage of black tenth-graders in 2002 who attended high schools with security guards patrolling the hallways: 71.2% (Attributed to our tendency to handle our issues/disagreements with violence instead of meaningful dialogue – most of the disagreements are associated w/ “he disrespected me”)

5- Black women have decided to value education. They are in college at an alarming rate more than black men. (Attributed to the misguided ego of black men concerning education: ‘F*ck that. I ain’t going to no college.’)

Crime

6- During a 12 year study conducted by NCIA (National Center on Institutions and Alternatives) the following was examined/discovered (1985 to 1997), the U.S. prisoner population more than doubled from 502,376 to 1,240,962. Nationally, non-whites accounted for 70 percent of this growth in state and federal prisons. This study was a landmark study because it started the national debate: Whites receive lighter sentences than non-whites. However, the fact remains that blacks are the ones committing more crimes thus the reason they are caught up in the judicial system. (Attributed to poor decision making while not focusing on obeying the law and seeking an easy way to get ahead)

7- The National Institute of Drug Abuse estimated that while12 percent of drug users are black; they make up nearly 50 percent of all drug possession arrests in the U.S. One could ask, ‘Why are the police arresting the users?’ Valid question – but shouldn’t they be arrested if it is against the law to be in possession of an unlawful narcotic? Yes, we can state that white men and women use cocaine, and don’t get arrested. They do. Nonetheless, who is this black fool making the decision to smoke crack when they know it is HIGHLY addictive? The reason police started targeting crack users and crack drug dealers is because of how it destroys communities and leads to additional crime they, the police, are not interested in tackling. Ride through the urban areas of Baltimore. See what crack/heroin has done to the communities. (Attributed to black people not finding a way to seek peace and solitude in a healthy and/or lawful way – why not workout to release stress instead of getting high off highly addictive drugs? Drink a damn beer!)

Parenting

8- Just go to the grocery store. In a Kroger you are bound to witness a black parent (usually a mother because daddy is no where to be found) yelling at her kid instead of talking with them to rectify misbehavior. Ride the train on the Black routes. One will witness a black child being humiliated in the presence of strangers: ‘I’m gonna BEAT your azz for crying.’ Go to parent-teacher conferences, and you will witness black parents arguing with the teachers (when they know their child is WRONG) who are showing more attention to their kids than the black parents are. (Attributed to poor parenting, and not caring about becoming a better parent)

9- Click on the link below, watch the brief video, and then ask yourself: Why did momma allow her daughter to leave the house this way?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/12/see-the-dress-that-got-a_n_101311.html

(Attributed to the fact too many black parents do not care about the moral progression of their children)

Employment

10- Think about this statement that is said time and time again by TOO MANY black men among the working class: “Mexicans taken all the jobs.” Ignorance at its highest level! How about your black azz don’t won’t to work to earn a living for yourself and your family? Martin L. King, Jr. said, “If I had to be a street sweeper I would be the best one at it. (paraphrased)” These blacks refuse to work in jobs that the Mexicans are in – but complain about being broke - then will go and rob a decent black man trying to make it in this world honestly and respectfully. (Attributed to blacks creating excuses for their shiftlessness)

Mismanagement of Money

11- Sprewell, the rim czar and former b-ball player, foreclosed on a home Monday, May 12, 2008. The holder of the mortgage, RBS Citizens Bank, told Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David Hansher that Sprewell owes $320,284. According to River Hills records, the house is assessed at $610,000 and has an estimated fair market value of $667,980. Sprewell bought the house in 1994 for $405,000. Here he was a famous b-ball player, but failed to manage his millions. Hire a damn financial planner. Idiot! An example of good management of finances: Kevin Garnet placed himself on a modest allowance so he would not RUN THROUGH his money. (Attributed to our false understanding of what is important - rather have things instead of investing – and our neglect of addressing our poor self concepts)

Inappropriate Support of the Wrong Black People

12- The NAACP gave R Kelly, a known child molester, a major award. Thousands of blacks supported Michael Vick while understanding he was DEAD WRONG; and then some of us blamed the white man. (Attributed to STUPIDITY)

I said it! Now, Run Tell That!!!

I love black people. I dislike those within my race who destroy it for good black people.

Written by Muata. Inspired by a quest to be fair and balanced.

*I need for someone to list 10 progressive-oriented accomplishments black Americans have made collectively. As a group. Together as one.

13 comments:

Muata said...

The beginning of a debate between EJ and Muata:

...shut-up and stop taking up for these stupid azz black people. most black people are self-induced ignorant and do not even care about their kids. i can quote you facts on how behind we are. but yet we purchase rims and other stupid shyt! btw, most of the mayors in the United States who have city budget management problems are: BLACK. did the research today. accept it. blacks are jacked-up, and they don't care. finally, you live in a utopia over in your neighborhood. you also work in the a financial center?? come on. you are the classic transplant: ignorant to what happens among MOST black people in the Atlanta area. you don't see what PM and I see EVERY SINGLE day i.e. littered neighborhoods, white t's, saggy jeans, black men standing around doing nothing, and other dumb crap!
Got me started! Dang it!!

-Muata

Muata said...

EJ responds:

The president is white....he has problems managing as well. Seems to me your problem is who you hang around. I don't see what you see nor do I live what you live. You need to surround yourself with people who can make you better or give you a more positive insight. I see influential blacks owing business, taking care of their families, and being responsible. I was at the doctors office last week.....every single person in the office was black....from the receptionist to the doctor. The only white folks I saw were the patients.

My prospective (as well as Barak's) is not the same as yours!

-EJ

Muata said...

Muata responds:

i hang out with you. LAUGHING!! boy, it amazes me how you blast blacks in my presence and then get on email and flip the script. i will tell one thing: what i say about blacks is not a lie. everything we do can be supported with FACTS. go ask a black child at the best of schools in atlanta, 'what do you aspire to be later in life." first he/she will not know what aspire means. then they will name a celebrity like TI or an athlete, LeBron James. we are clueless and lagging behind on all accounts - but we will be the first one in line to get the latest shoes. dumb! again, you live in a utopia. most of black america is poor, under educated, illiterate, and they don't vote. get ya facts, before ya debate with me. and, i am better because i do not deal with ni**ers. that is the key: MOVE AWAY FROM IGNORANCE! mexicans will do my capentry and painting. blacks show up late and take 3hr lunches. an indian will do my IT work. blacks will get chicken grease on my laptop. whites will ALWAYS handle my money. blacks can't
manage a $18,000 salary!

-Muata

Muata said...

EJ Responds:

Mental slavery...that's the best way to describe your condition. Your son reads more books than any kid I know.....My daughter has stated several months ago she wants to be just like her mom.....PJ is a very bright young boy......My niece and nephew are BOTH are at the top of their classes.....Both of my kids go to an all black school full of young black kids who are performing above the NATIONAL AVERAGE......LIKE I SAID, your reality is not mine. Yes, there is alot wrong with black folk....but there is a whole lot right with us as well. I just choose to see that all humans are flawed to some degree...not just black folk. And yes...at times I will blast some niggerish activity when I see it....but unlike yourself, I choose to recognize the good in us along with the bad. 90% of what you say about us is negative! What makes you ashamed of being black?

-EJ

Muata said...

Muata responds:

Collectively, Black Americans are the most disappointing people on the face of the earth. With what you listed as good does not put a dent in the issues we cause ourselves. I am proud that my son is not like the average black child. I am proud you can ask PM's son who is Michael Vick and he will not know. I am proud that all our children will grow up to be somebody - but the fact remains: present day blacks in America have failed. Negative? Reality is what I see. The positive is me not taking the ni**er road. We all have a choice. It is too bad so many of our people chose to be fools rather than respectable citizens. I have asked you to do this before: list ten advancements/progressions black people have made as a whole in the past decade. You can't - but I can list 10 facts that are connected to black failure. I can also list progression from West Indians, Indians, Mexicans, and others. (Oh! But their history is different than ours. You have been successful. Why not our friend BD? He sells crack and weed to his people). Guess what? The white man had nothing to do with the failure. He just plays a part. A part you, PM, LS, and I disregarded, and made it. Other blacks have this choice too. Come on start listing. You won't. By the way, the reality of our ancestors was the reality of all black people. It is too bad you and I have distant ourselves from the reality of all our people. Keep teaching, PM. Keep working with our people, PM. You are better than me. I am done with blacks who don't care. All they do is let ya down.

Losers, and our ancestors expected all of us to be GAINTS!

My only faith is in my son. A great place to start.

-Muata

Muata said...

EJ responds:

U got me on that one. I give up. You have the truth and facts dwn 2 a science. Obama and the
rest of us shld listen 2 u.

-EJ

Muata said...

Muata responds:

please read the research. i really want your 10 collectively
progressions among black america in the past decade too. this way i can have something "positive" to post on my blog with the info from the research i conducted this morning while not working. come on, ej. help me out. don't turn this into 'muata thinks he knows everything.'

-Muata

Muata said...

LS interjects:

I doubt you will find 10 for Americans in general.Our values have gone down hill. As a nation we haven't had 10 progressive steps.

-LS

Muata said...

Muata responds to LS:

don't challenge me. i can give you 10 without going to Google:

-Indians pool their money and resources. This builds a nation within a nation.
-Jewish people sacrifice so their children can have homes/businesses.
-White Americans in white churches (middle class and up) invest their money so that the church can flourish and continue to do "Jesus' work".
-Asians focus on education instead of secular activities - thus the reason they are smarter than blacks and most. Americans. They then go back to their countries and start businesses.
-West Indians create a "home environment" with their restaurants, auto shops, other businesses, etc. - and then they send their money back to the islands.
-Mexicans will drive one car and sleep in one house with all their cousins until they are able to have their own house.
-White Americans will change the school systems to benefit their children i.e. go to PTA and School Board meetings and demand that their children get the best public education.
-White American parents save for their children and leave them assets thus the reason they RUN the world.
-White people vote regardless of who is running. Of course this helps them collectively within government and within their communities.

All of these are collective efforts among AMERICANS/future AMERICANS. I must admit that some are efforts we use to take prior to the 1990's.Blacks are failing and will continue to if we do not become a FAMILY again, and not INDIVIDUALS.

Btw, these are ON-GOING steps for the nation.

Again, you can't list 10 on the black side. Sad. We could prior to 1989 - but we fell off! Got satisfied.

-Muata

Muata said...

EJ Responds:

Muata is having the same conversations today that he was having 5 years ago. That is a reflection on self and not culture. America is fu*ked up....not just black folk. When you depend on others to reflect your self-worth.....you end up where you are.

-EJ

Muata said...

Muata responds to EJ:

that should tell you something: WE ARE NOT PROGRESSING AS A PEOPLE. point made!!

-Muata

Muata said...

EJ Responds:

I don't have time to entertain your project mentality anymore today. We are actually discussing his recent trip to Austria. Sorry I don't have anymore time to talk about rims and project mothers.

-EJ

Muata said...

Muata responds to EJ:

i have been to austria. most black folk will never travel out of their home states, but will spend $300 on lottery tickets in a week. u will not entertain it because you will not be successful at the task.

anyway, i am done with this unless you can list the 10 progressive steps (collective). you stayed away from the email. lord. man, you must be crazy. i feel good about myself. i did not succumb to ni**erish tactics and behavior. aren't you proud you are black and not a ni**er? there is a difference. we beat the odds. I AM BLACK AND PROUD. most of my actions indicate that: i don't have rims. wanted some though. i don't yell at my child like the project parents. i go to my sons school to monitor him and his teachers. guess what, i grew up part of the time in the projects and without male guidance. i made a choice: ni**er or black person? ain't it obvious i am not a nigger? can't stop laughing. i am done with this! holla!

-Muata