Why Fear Us?
As a Black man, I’ve lived life knowing that I am part of the most threatening and most feared demographic in America. I know that White women will cross the street when I walk down the sidewalk. I know that guys of other races will futilely attempt to fight me to prove their masculinity. I know that the cops will think that I’m about to beat someone’s ass, just because I’m running.
And those are just a few things I’ve experienced personally as a Black man. Have you ever seen What Would You Do?: Racism in America ? Well if you haven’t, you need to watch it. Today. Or if you don’t want to watch a 6-minute video, I will briefly explain:
They had three teenage, White actors vandalize a prop car in a public park. Then they had three Black, teenage actors do the exact same thing. Only ONE person called the police on the White kids, but the whole damn park called 911 on the brothas. The White folk even called the police when some witnessed the Black actors asleep in a car on the other side of the park.
That means that a Black man is more likely to get the cops called on him when he’s asleep than a White man when he’s vandalizing a car. I rest my damn case.
I understand how this fear has come to be. White people knew, from the moment they first saw an African guy, that they would be royaly fucked if they didn’t try to take us down a notch. I mean, think about it. White people stumble into Africa and see midnight-black people, looking better than the midnight sky itself. Running fast as hell, nostrils inhaling more air than a Caucasoid ever could. People flossin’ gold and diamonds, beautiful Black women walking around with no shame of their blessings.
Not only that, but Black men are naturally strong as shit (we’re all just toning it down for the rest of you).
So the White folk got to hatin’. They were threatened by EVERYTHING about us. But we were chillin. Even the worst-off African wasn’t living as bad as a White dude in the Europe. I mean, Europe was wack way back in the day. Famine, crappy weather, disease, rocks, a whole bunch of stuff. It turned them into hardened international criminals; infuriated by their lack of resources and jealous of the luxury status that all the people of color seemed to have.
So they went to Africa, the Carribean, the Pacific Islands, Oceania…. EVERYWHERE! And for thousands of years, a campaign of genocide, exploitation and cultural destruction spread throughout the world.
But through the power of media, propaganda and brain-washing, it’s the Black man that ends up with a bad wrap. It is the outcome of wide-spread sadism and pernicious imperialism. Even as Black people in America made strides towards racial equality; the Black man was continuously stigmatized as a libidinous, volatile, violent and stupid buck.
How the hell did everyone forget all this stuff that White people have done. Like:
- Rape all the women in a tribe (that’s like your whole neighborhood) and kill all the men.
- Rape all the women in a tribe (that’s like your whole neighborhood) and enslave all the men.
- Rape all the women in a tribe (that’s like your whole neighborhood) and then spread Old Testament-scale diseases. Killing damn near everybody.
- Rape all the women in a tribe (that’s like your whole damn neighborhood) and then steal all your stuff.
So this “Black men are dangerous” perception is a bunch of malarkey.
A lot of people walk around acting like the truth doesn’t exist. We, here at 40 Acres and a Cubicle, are here to deliver a veracious slap to faces of said people. And if you’re rubbing the side of the your face right now, feel free to turn the other cheek.