The short version of this whole long discussion that was had over in this last post, was this unspoken obligation that "all black people are supposed to stick together" or whatever. Tribalist nonsense.
I explained before that I don't see myself as "black," nor did I choose my race. I am not "proud to be black." It just is. Hell, if I could choose my own race, I'd be a Martian!
I don't subscribe to this tribalist nonsense. And I explained because I grew up with an abusive mother, have no concept of "family," and didn't grow up with a strong opinion around "the black community," so to speak. That's not to say I dislike black people. I dislike most of humanity, in all honesty. But I'm just saying, I don't "owe black people" anything. I'm not "part of your tribe." Hell, I'm not part of ANYONE'S tribe! I've said numerous times before on GAG that group-think and being in cults, is what kills your critical thinking skills.
Anyway, girl I was debating with, keeps implying I need to "help uplift the black community," as if I owe them anything. I explained "the black community" never did anything for me, so I don't owe anyone, anything. I also said, I don't bond with people over stupid sh*t like skin color or even "shared culture," so that won't fly with me, either. Finally, I explained how I help kids Monday through Friday as an ESL teacher here in South Korea.
So don't tell me I need to "help my people," as if they're "my people" to begin with. As if anyone helped me while I was struggling to save up to get into f*cking Community College because government funding wasn't enough. As if I grew up with a good childhood with a good mother and good friends. I grew up in dirt-ass West Philly. Look up "W. Girard Ave & Lancaster Ave" in Philadelphia on Google Maps and tell me if that looks like a great place you'd want to live and grow up in. The thing is, my actual neighborhood with my mother's house on it, could be considered even worse than that.
But girl on GAG insists all of black people's problems are 100% of black men being bums and that little of the burden is on black women, which I disagreed with, since they are the ones choosing to sleep with bad men, the ones choosing to have se x un protected, and the ones choosing to not abort their children and raising them in unideal conditions when they probably aren't going to do well in them.
However, her argument was persistently about the whole "It's about caring for your people and wanting to see them do better."
Like, I told her, they're not "my people." And others said, successful black men get accused of "turning white," are called Oreos, traitors, and such. Because the whole "We-Wuz-Kangs" victimhood mentality is too strong in modern inner city Black American culture. Thinking all black people used to be Egyptian rulers and proud Nubian gods and goddesses and that things were perfect until white people came in and enslaved them (not that most of these people are educated enough to know that black Africans sold other black Africans to whites; boats didn't just sail over to Africa and started kidnapping niggas by the hundreds or something; not that it matters with them.)
But all of that is a story for another day. You can thank the Woke architects for the victimhood mentality plaguing the black community for decades. What I was saying was, so many black people don't want to see other black people successful, unless they think they can get a handout from it. Which is why Obama was so big in 2007. Back to the whole "We-Wuz-Kangs" vicarious success BS.
Though to be fair, people do that all the time with sports teams and political elections, so pretending "you won" just because someone who looks like you "won" isn't exactly just a Black American community thing.
Point is, many black people (mainly, black women though, in my opinion) don't like to see black people be successful if it's not "raising them up," too. It's selfishness. That why men like Kevin Samuels and Thomas Sowell were hated so much by black women, despite these men often trying to help the black community. That's right! These were people who DID try to help the black community. And were rejected and called "Uncle Toms" and race traitors for it!
Problem is, they told them the truth and didn't give self-loathing black people that Feel-Good Kool Aid BS that they're used to from Beyoncé, white guilt simps, and modern woke social media. Telling 300 pound black women with nine kids living deep in New Orleans that "They're a Queen. A Goddess. And they don't need no man!" (Ignore the double negatives; everyone else does.) They sure as f*ck aren't helping the black community!
Hell, even Kanye West got sh*t from the black community the moment he stopped towing the Democratic party line and started telling black people to think for themselves. You got white bitches like Chelsea Handler telling Kanye and 50 Cent that "they're Blacking wrong!"
And let's not forget Biden calling all niggas in America "not black" if they don't suck his d**k and vote for him. The fact BLM will riot over a career felon OD'ing on fentanyl while being arrested on camera, but not the future president of the United States - a rich corrupt white man - literally telling you to 'shut the f*ck up and obey like a good house n**ger,' tells you everything you need to know.
THIS is the mentality you want to keep in the black community?!
It's like "Black people can be successful, as long as they're not educated and dignified while doing it (unless they're Obama, I guess)."
But okay, fine. You want me to help the black community? I'm not marrying a hood rat to make her Ghetto Fabulous Cinderella so she can be the next Cardi B. But here's my one time I will help "the black community" despite me being an individual and not your cash cow, vicarious victory, or future ex-husband you're getting weekly paychecks from.
1. Have self respect at all times.
2. Stop sleeping with everything that moves without protection (a con dom, not a gun).
3. Stop shooting and killing each other.
4. Stop committing crimes, then justifying them by saying "I'm just tryin' to survive."
5. Stop worshipping and deifying criminals, especially George Floyd. Or Scarface. Or Cardi B.
6. Stop being slaves and Useful Idiots to woke culture and victimhood.
7. Stop being slaves to old crusty rich white men and women who use you as props and political tools to get richer, like Joe Biden and most Democratic politicians.
8. Stop blaming "whitey" for all your problems. You nor your parents ever had to deal with pre-civil rights discrimination or slavery.
9. Go to college. Or at least, learn a trade.
10. Learn how to think for yourselves instead of parroting what leftists have told you "what black is" for generations now.
There. I have just helped the Black community. It's now up to those young'uns and "teenagers of color" if they want to listen or not.
Have I done enough, or do you want me to drop hundred dollar bills from a helicopter over Detroit?
I'm going to end this with one of my favorite scenes from The Boondocks; a 'What If' episode where Martin Luther King Jr. never died. This resonated with me a lot more than most things related to my "blackness." Cause it's f*cking true.