Thursday, May 06, 2010
When did Saggin Begin, Pre-Adolescence?
I tried to 'keep my eyes closed' as I traveled on the Marta today. Tried even harder as I approached downtown Atlanta. No telling what one may see or witness especially when one has to change trains at the Five Points stop.
I really don’t like to interface with what many may describe as ignorance. Foolishness. It literally pains me. Hurts. Yeah, it comes in all forms and colors – but…
I am really trying my best to call this ridiculousness what it is: A Condition. A Sickness. An outcome of slavery. I definitely will not stay with the latter description too long considering black people have in countless ways defied the affects of America’s most brutal act! Let’s just call it An Illness.
So, as I left a multi million dollar skyscraper with ‘out of touch blacks and whites’ - I was brought back to a Black Reality. The attached pictures today’s story.
If you are frustrated with your attempts to make out the photos:
The picture is a pic of a 4yr old boy. About that age. He is saggin. Saggin big time. I saw his kiddy boxers! A 4yr old sucking his thumb? Saggin more than my son was a few weeks ago before I laid down more Man Rules. Real rules that will help him – not taint him. (If ya interested in reading the definition of tainted rules click http://theshadowseries.blogspot.com/2010/02/tainted-man-rules.html.
Back to the post toddler. By the way, the little man was with an adult! Maybe his saggin brother.
We are in trouble! We = Black People.
The trouble is starting so much earlier. So young. Pre-adolescence?? Wow!
Carter G. Woodson and Ralph Bunche are embarrassed I am certain.
My eyes are opening now. I am leaving one of many areas of the Atlanta area that many despise. Dislike. Lord knows I never wanted to close my eyes when it came/comes to black people.
I will travel downtown tomorrow and search for our essence: Beauty. Intelligence. Pride. I will look for it...like I did today. I did look for a positive. I really did. No shyt!
So, please help me…help us by sharing a positive ‘black story’. Enter it in the Comments section below. Do it…Please. Leave your positive for all to read. Go ahead. Find one. Think of one. I dare ya!
*One condition: Nothing related to sports or any other entertainment.
I dare ya again!
Brain E. Payne sharing and daring.