July 16, 2012 6:53:22 PM EDT
Hello BBC I thought I share this with you! it was written by De 'Kridge! Enjoy!
MANMADE PLIGHTS OF PASSAGES: What I Hate About Hatred…
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I received my weekly website recommendations from http://stumbleupon.com. Among the list of websites, http://funbazaar.com, a page entitled, "31+ Great Iconic Photos from History - Don't miss these pics!!!!"
Scrolling down the list, just below the photo entitled “Cute Hitler” I read the title of the next photo, “Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan,” that photo inspired this piece.
Now, allow me to stress, that I sincerely believe that as a member of this race—the human race, we are to each other—lenders and borrowers of individual-and-collective reminders/signposts/paths to all that we intend to become – and while each of us will be at times, indirectly and directly on the receiving end of indelible-toddling-human simplifications for control/relevance/reverence: superiority and inferiority by color, gender, education, religion, nationality and economics. As a traveler, I have to confess: in most parts of the world, simply being dressed Black may quite possibly qualify as the greatest of all human struggles for earning respect, understanding, fairness, and appreciation as a people, simply by being present without merited, purposeful presence.
Nonetheless, this piece is not about Black self-pity, for the photo clearly exemplifies that we are indeed, to each other—lenders and borrowers; and those who borrow greatness through adversity, are better enabled to lend greatness in times of adversity. Even to those who would kill us because we are born dressed Black, we instinctively show that in one moment when the line of racial divide should be erased, we are often the first race to erase that line.
I reason, that as the human race, we struggle as individuals to become purposeful—relevant; and we strive, each race, consciously and unconsciously to proclaim collective reverence. By this I mean, while I do believe that being dressed Black and in shades of black, in a conquered white world may have more disadvantages than advantages, we collectively perpetuate each others’ disadvantages by exploiting Manmade Plights of Passages: the color of one’s skin, for international slighting; the other religious choice, or dismissal of religion, for condemnation; cultural and religious bias, for abandoning and killing infant females; perpetual cultural, religious and social class devolve, for undermining women, and dubbing then bitches; measuring other nationalities, for exploitation and economical dismissal; sexual orientation, for rightful hatred; the perpetuation of war, poverty, and abuse, for claiming political/democratic affiliations. These are plights shaming each race. In fact, we are so programmed, that prudent leaders of each race live fearful of stereotypical, racial implosions.
So, as a member of this race—Black, in this race—Human, I lend from some of what I have borrowed: first, what I hate about hatred is the fact that it exacts from the carrier of hatred, worth, intelligence, and empathy. What I love about being Black is my enduring, nurtured abilities to stand alone, armed with efficacy of influences: recognition, understanding, and acceptance—that I am only a victim of any slighting when I am a victim of ignorance. And unlike most people, I have accepted that overcoming adversity is an innate procession taken in this human continuum to human purposes. So, I strived during adversity to represent worth, intelligence, and empathy as my fortress, and when I stumble, I reach for grace, hope and courage as tools for effecting-and/or-attaining relevance and reverence, in spite of obstacles!
Keep in touch for my next piece: WHAT I HATE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE! – PART ONE
Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.