The successful black man
Everyone is looking for a woman or man to share life with. And the black men are also doing this too. However, the society has been looking upon the black man. There is a preconception that most black males are or have been in jail, have several children by several women, are criminals who you see on the TV Show COPS. This misconception has made the black man not have a lot to choose from when it comes to this search for love.
Jones, a black man in his mid-thirties is different from what people portray the Black man to be. He dresses like an executive - tailored suit, an expensive watch … the works. And the dressing is not just a disguise to lure his next victim. He is well educated, with a MBA. Like every other man his age, Jones is looking for a woman to share his success with.
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Don’t they have dozens of women at their beck and call? The sad reality is that this is not necessarily the case. Even with all the success, they have to be twice as good as any male or female of another race to gain respect.
The other day, when in a lift on his way up to his office, the lift stopped and a white female got into it. Jones could clearly notice that she was hesitant about sharing the lift with him. Eventually, she gathered the guts to get in, spending the entire ride clutching onto her purse. :roll:
Imagine how difficult it may be to create first impressions for them. And you know what they are … he must be a thug. And for the successful ones … being labeled drug peddlers!
The above incident inspired me to talk about the successful Black brothas who are out there. These are men who have worked to get where they are in life, attaining a measure of success. The thing is, the media has done a pretty good job at instilling these misconceptions about the black man. Truth is, not all Black men are criminals. We also have Whites, Latinos who are criminals too.
So why is it that we have to judge every black man we see walking by? Don’t you think it’s high time we salute Black men who have strived to achieve life’s most precious goals? And don’t you think its time that we gave them a breather and let them be?
Did Muhammad Ali get his success from thugging? How about Koffi Anan? Louis Amstrong in Music, Bill Cosby… could go on and on. Check out this website and start acknowledging what the Black man has contributed to society. You will be amazed. And for those that constantly judge the Black brotha, I hope this will be an eye opener for them.
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