In Response to:
Hey, White Liberals: A Word On The Boston Bombings, The Suffering Of White Children, And The Erosion of Empathy by Mia McKenzie
I am of the belief that a large number of white people care. Many of them have served with me in the Peace Corps, worked by my side with the AmeriCorps, and other reputable humanitarian organizations. Sadly, our (black people) very own are not on the front lines in ACCEPTABLE numbers serving and helping domestically; and definitely in LIMITED numbers internationally.
I don't believe that these white liberals "ignore" the deaths of black people/children all together. The media does. The media reports what is going to gain viewership…make them MONEY! Unfortunately, a death of a black teenage male killed by ANOTHER black teenage male is NOT newsworthy...in the sense the trendy flat screen televisions in America - and tube television sets around the world will be tuned-in. That's not news…SMH, that's an EVERYDAY occurrence in the hoods black Americans have formalized as HOODS. Besides, the killing is a black-on-black killing...so what! Blacks are notorious for killing each other…
A good alternative to combat or reverse what the media continues to do to " ignore us"...is to control ‘our’ news. Blacks in America do not have ONE televised media production outlet that is DEDICATED to black news! Not one...so why scream and complain when blacks are IGNORING themselves? Blacks are a Forgotten People and they are forgotten by a Psychological Defeated Black People...
I am of the belief that WE (black America) need to stop wanting and needing the concern from White America about our self-induced ills and defeat-able plights (a many black people have overcome TREMENDOUS odds and have avoided hypertension, mental illness, and other stressors that have roots in White domination).
African Americans are the ONLY group on the face of this earth that refuse to organize and nationalize for the betterment of their community. Why is that? Because we spend too much damn time Wanting and Needing White America to care about us. Stop whining, and man/woman up to the Expectation of the Black Ancestors!
Frankly, it is absurd to desire the compassion of white people considering a black boy was probably killed yesterday by another black boy over a minor disagreement.
Our 'needs' are so damn disgusting...
Now, should blacks care when a white community is terrorized by crazed gunman or bomber? I can't speak for others and I cannot say what we need to do in the collective - but one thing is for sure I am emotionally affected when LIFE is taking senselessly. I am beyond my former grudge...hatred of white people. So far from that because I learned very early on in my adult life at High Point University to hate and be void of a worldwide compassion/empathy is to be Defeated...Dead.