7 Things I Can Do That My Black Son Can’t…

 

Yesterday, this was brought to my attention, and I wanted to bring it to the blog because of the impact it has had in social media. https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/7-things-i-can-do-that-my-black-son-cant-99408985077.html

All over the net, many Black people commented on the piece, but I’d like to post a comment that was made from one of the moderators on Blackvisions.org.

http://www.blackvisions.org/Boards/index.php?topic=37908.0

Her name is “Side-eye” Sek.  The piece was posted on the site, and the following is how Sek responded to one of the commentators who didn’t seem to understand White Privilege:

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“Whites have the “privilege”, when they’ve committed a crime (regardless of how heinous), of being arrested, placed in handcuffs, and taken down to the station….without being tased, beaten, or shot to death….while black men in just about every major city in this country, ARE tased, beaten, or shot to death for the most MINOR infractions.  White men have raped, murdered, slaughtered entire families, raped and murdered children and babies….and were routinely arrested, arraigned, stood trial, and were sentenced to whatever time dictated under the law.  Black folks….CITIZENS of this country who FOUGHT for the RIGHT to have a “better” life….were attacked by home grown WHITE terrorists who terrorized, raped, lynched, gunned down Black folks for merely attempting to register to vote, had dogs sicc’d on them, knocked down by the blast of fire hoses, bombed their churches and killed CHILDREN….had so much “privilege”, they were allowed by juries of their peers to walk away unscathed.  Eric Garner did not have the “privilege” of getting a “warning” for selling loose cigarettes…he was killed because of it.  Mike Brown didn’t warrant a simple take down and arrest for stealing a box of cigars (last time I checked, death was not the penalty for stealing cigars), he was choked to death (an ILLEGAL CHOKE HOLD) for his crime.  The citizens of Ferguson did not have the “privilege” of the right to protest without being shot at and abused.  The Black man who was shot four times (and survived) was not afforded the “privilege” of, upon the request of the officer who shot him, to merely reach into his car and get his drivers’ license.  A white man would not have been gunned down under the assumption that he was reaching for a gun.  A Black woman who is a professor (educated and probably lives very well) was not afforded the privilege of a “warning” for “jaywalking”, she was roughed up and thrown to the ground, humiliated because her dress was up for all the world to see her ass.  The homeless woman who was pummeled by the fist of a cop didn’t have the “privilege” of being calmed down and if she didn’t, put in the cop car, taken down to the station, and attempts be made to locate her family.  A white woman would not have been treated the same way, TRUST.  A man who did nothing but sit and wait for for school to let out so he could pick up his children was tased by cops, because supposedly he was not “allowed” to sit in the area he was in, which turned out to not be true.  Do you think the same would have happened to a white man waiting for his children?  Of course not.  Black man has a car accident, is badly injured, seeks help and is gunned down by cops….who were supposed to HELP him, not KILL him, and to add to the indignity, he was handcuffed even though he was dead.  That would never have happened to a white man.  Old man reaching into his car to get a pack of smokes he bought for his elderly mother, shot by cops.  He had no idea why they shot him.

Trayvon didn’t have the “privilege” of walking going home safe after buying some skittles and iced tea to watch a basketball game.  A young white man wouldn’t have even been stopped.

Jordan Davis didn’t have the “privilege” of playing his music loud in his ride.  He was shot to death by a cracka because of it.  A young white man playing loud rock or country music would have gotten to his destination, unscathed.  Renisha McBride did not have the “privilege” of having had too much to drink and knocking on a door seeking help.  She was shot in the head by a white man who feigned fear, but it later came out that he wasn’t scared, that’s what landed his ass in prison.  A white woman in the same situation would not only NOT have been shot, BUT would probably either have been invited into the man’s home, OR he would have called 911 and/or EMS and sat with her on his porch and held her there until they arrived.

The two individuals who shopped at Barneys did not have the “privilege” of shopping in peace, they were accused of stealing and law enforcement was called on them.  This would not have happened to two white folks who were shopping and spending their money.

You talk about Black folks focusing on making their lives “better”.  Don’t know if you got the memo, but man of us have “good lives”, we work, we raise children, we have a decent place to live, some have spouses or significant others, some have degrees, we live, laugh and love like everyone else.  You are placing the burden of the bullshit that is done to our folks on our backs and that is not only unfair, it is foul.  What next Level, the old speech about how if only Black men would pull up their pants, things would get “better” for them?  Black folks have been “focused” on making their lives “better” since the end of slavery.  Hung from the end of ropes for it.  Homes, businesses and churches burned down for it.  Walked miles and miles to work if there was no room in the carpools for them.  Put theirs and their children’s lives on the line for it.  All for the most simple, basic rights that SHOULD HAVE BEEN AFFORDED from jump, in lieu of so many having to pay with their lives for it.  And you have the NERVE to sit and talk about us just going on and “bettering” our lives and to hell with what whites are doing?  Well Level, whites are exercising their “white privilege” to put on uniforms and KILL US, in the name of the law.  I just read that in Atlanta, 40,000 voter registrations that have gone missing from the public database.  Do you think that was an “accident”, Level?  Or do you think it was done on purpose so that these folks’ (majority Black I’m sure) vote won’t count?   Are you aware of the bullshit going on with the Voter Right’s Act?  The bullshit tactics being used to try to prevent Black folks from exercising their right to vote?

So, Black folks are just supposed to “live their lives and make them “better” (When many of our lives are “better”) and dismiss what is going on and being done to Black folks….by white folks?  Ignore the rampant and blatant violation of basic human and civil rights that occur every day in this country?

As for the WHITE IDIOT who is the subject of the original post, I have no tears for him….a man who laid with and pumped up a black woman with not one, but two of his seeds….and wished his son would stay “White” while the boy turns browner before his eyes?

You annoy me with your “Peter Pan-esque, “Pollyana-ish mannerisms.

“White Privilege” is dangerous and sometimes DEADLY to Black folks.

We should ALL be afforded the “privilege” of HUMAN PRIVILEGE, Level.  As “better” as many of our lives are, they are also STRESSFUL because of all the “EXTRA” we have to deal with.  We have to worry and stress about shit that WHITES don’t, like their sons and daughters being slaughtered by the very folks who are supposed to serve and protect them.  And when THEIR kids act a damn fool or engage in foolishness and fuckery, they are afforded the “privilege” of getting a phone call from law enforcement regarding their kid, and picking them from the police station, in lieu of having to identify their bodies in a morgue or WORSE….having their dead bodies lie in the hot sun for four hours.  It is sad that WE don’t have that “privilege”, regardless of how “better” our lives are.

Wake up man, seriously.”

She summed it up perfectly and as I told her, I would post it on the blog.

All I can say is BRAVO!!!

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32 comments on “7 Things I Can Do That My Black Son Can’t…

  1. Tyrone says:

    @Truthangel07

    Black Is The Color…Blackness Is The Way!

    Any human being that is birthed into The Black Nation must study and appreciate firstborn status…The Originals! Never in life should we engage in foolish ways. We gotta be selfish about our birthright. Others will always seek to be in our circle, a fact of life. However, that’s not our problem to worry about. Sis, whites will never be happy. I would be mad to if i lost my pigmentation because of a genetic mutation. This explains their behavior and obsession with us…Love You Sis♡♡♡

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    • truthangel07 says:

      You ever notice how they always stare at us? No matter where you go, if you look up; some mysterious white man or woman–or white kid is staring at you, as if…you’ve just landed from outer space.

      I always want to say: “WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU STARING AT ME FOR?”

      LOL

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  2. Tyrone says:

    @rozzie23

    Very funny of you to jab at my spelling…Ha Ha! I came at you because your mindset is killing us. Us mixing with the offspring of slave barons and other folk is shortsighted in my opinion. Other folk may desire this to happen for purely selfish reasons. I don’t think we should play games with our dna like that. In the past, i might have agreed with you. Today, my eyes are clear…No Way In Hell!!!

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  3. *Side Eye* Sekou says:

    Truthangel, just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks so much for posting my views. I am beyond frustrated with those of us who dismiss white privilege and it’s direct and indirect affect on our people. Some of us need to seriously wake the hell up.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      You’re very welcome, Side. And you’re more than welcome to hang out on my blog.

      I don’t pull any punches hear…ask some who visit.

      It is what it is…and I refuse to call it something else to appease those who refuse to hear the truth.

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  4. Tyrone says:

    Sis, we need to bring some sanity back to this issue. Both sides are wrong in my opinion. Continuing to label half-black individuals as black is intellectually dishonest and chaotic. If they want a black child, bring forth a black child for christ sake. Mixing with this and that group is not advancing blackness in a meaningful way. All of us are acutely aware of the Shemar Moore types who lump themselves in with us knowing they have no real loyalty to our community. Sistas wrongly assume they’re swirlish behavior will be more beneficial compared to blackmen, We’ll See? Brothas have no excuse, our women are the best. No need to lust other women. A lot of men are attracted to nubian women, that speaks for itself. I expect other men to come at sistas, but, the rules are still the same.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      Sometimes, I just can’t find the words to speak to this behavior, but I do feel that white people are poison, and Black people need to cut them off, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and subliminally. When you get too close to anything toxic, you will get contaminated. And that’s how I see Black people who engage with white folks beyond superficial social settings.

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      • Tyrone says:

        Truth, it’s not just Caucasian folk. A percentage of so-called black people have ran off the rails…Literally! We’re the only race on the planet that promotes genocide via sex…The Moorish Effect! A lot of us are ignorant of melanin and blackness. We can’t mix and mix with non-blacks assuming things will stay the same. Biracials are not black…Period! Whitemen created them via rape, never been loyal to us. Blackwomen are just as stupid as we are. Sleeping with the slave barons male offspring…Brits, Frenchman, Spaniards, Arabs, Portugese! All non-blacks obsess over us in some way. But, they have enuf sense to keep the integrity of their race intact. Every other man on the planet will kill brothas with no shame for lusting their women. Yet, we allow other men to dilute our gene pool based on the one drop rule, which is anti-black. Tired of self-haters in our race, they keep us enslaved to other folk.

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      • truthangel07 says:

        I’ve said this before and I’ll say it yet again…one of the greatest achievements of slavery was for the slavemaster to convince the slave to participate in his own destruction.

        Tyrone, as a child, I noticed the differences in white and Black people. As young as I can remember, I just have never liked white people. They are evil. Pure and simple–you can see it in their eyes; and look at the things they have done historically, and the acts they perpetrate today. They’ve done a massive head job on minorities around this world and people of color keep falling for it because they only look on the surface. There is nothing about pale skin, blond hair and blue eyes that move me in any way. I’m not attracted to people of European descent. I don’t see them as superior and I’m not impressed with them basically.

        Hell, our people are the most creative in the world, yet, because we took our eyes off of God and began to worship white men; this has been a detrimental association, thus, the only way to rebuild our people is to cut the cord and break the yoke that has kept this dysfunctional relationship alive.

        We are higher then them–they are descended from Neanderthals; we are homo-sapiens (the highest species).

        There is nothing inferior about Black people. Our biggest mistake is that many just don’t see through the smokescreen.

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  5. […] Source: 7 Things I Can Do That My Black Son Can’t… […]

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  6. originalwoman13 says:

    Black man + Black Woman=Black Child
    Black man + White woman/non-black woman= Biracial Child
    Black Woman + White man/non-black man= Biracial Child

    Now why is this so offensive to you? Why is it so hard to understand? Now, How about you go back and crawl under the rock you came from!

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  7. Jay in the Black Dimension says:

    The original article is B.S. to me. This white man gets to call his child Black. Why do Black people allow mixed people to identify as Black? I wish Black people could see how dangerous and counter-productive this strategy really is. No other group tolerates this. We are becoming more and more watered down (genetically) with each passing generation because of this. Some of these negroes won’t be happy until we all look like El DeBarge and Mariah Carey.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      It’s a little psychological glitch in many Black people that allow this. Your enemy will always look for ways to destroy you, and one of the easiest ways to do that is through the bedroom. It’s as ancient as the Bible.

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    • rozzie23 says:

      My niece is mixed and what you just said offended me very much. I love her with all my heart. She didn’t ask to have a black mother and a white father so please watch what you say.

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      • truthangel07 says:

        You’re offended by what Jay said, but THAT’S HIS OPINION and perception.

        People in the African American community are getting tired of walking on egg shells, simply because people in IR unions, or their children–and immediate family members get offended and arrogantly expect everyone to be “careful” how they speak, because of your sensitivity, as in, like whites expected from Black people during Jim Crow times.

        There’s a different discussion out there…and it deserves to be heard as well.

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      • rozzie23 says:

        well it’s not just my niece who is mixed it’s also her little brother and I also have two half sibling who are mix there mother is mexican. So yeah I have a problem with what was said. I don’t love my other family members less just because they aren’t 100% black. So don’t tell me to calm down. It’s people like him who make it harder for people like my family members to be acceptive.

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      • truthangel07 says:

        Most Black people have mixed family members these days, Rozzie, and I don’t want you to feel as though I’m attacking you personally, however, there is a subliminal offense that perhaps Black people are referring to. The “one drop rule” was created by racist white males. And having children between black and white people is nothing new–it was done in slavery, but the intentions were not for love, but for selfish gain, creating babies to sell, and, to aggressively assault Black women, who had no man to protect them from sexual violations.

        This is what angers many Black people–it’s the reality that when you lay up with a white man/woman; literally, you are validating such treatment subliminally.

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      • rozzie23 says:

        Thanks for explaining your view on this 😊

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      • truthangel07 says:

        You’re welcome.

        I don’t want to offend people, just keep it real, to help others understand other’s views.

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      • Jay in the Black Dimension says:

        You really need improvement on your comprehension skills. I said nothing offensive about your niece, nephew, or siblings. I made an observation about mixed race people being lumped in with people who have an overwhelming percentage of Black/African dna. Loving your niece with all your heart does not make her Black. Your hurt feelings have no bearing on whether I state my opinion or not. You’re not the queen of the internet. You don’t like what I say? Tough titty. A lot of people say things that I don’t like but I don’t try to censor them. I just keep it moving and I suggest that you do the same. Have a nice day….or don’t. I really don’t give a damn.

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      • rozzie23 says:

        Why doesn’t it make my niece black because she’s mixed. Go crawl under the rock you came from.

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      • Tyrone says:

        Your niece is not a blackwoman…Get A Grip Sis! Bkackwomen like you keep this bs alive. You complain about colorism and other women stealing from sistas all the time. Yet, you seek to maintain a racist dogma…One Drop Rule! You got a lot to learn. Why do women from the Middle East and Latin-America look simiar to blackwomen? Easy Answer…Mulattos, Creoles, Quadroons, whatever term you prefer. They never stay black over the long haul. Basically, blacks mix to boost the gene pool.of other folk. Yeah, the Kim K and Jennifer Lopez chicks you love so much think they’re blacker than you. You don’t value blackness, so, other women can just move you out of the way. Now, any woman that happens to look like you can be a Sista thanks to your ignorance as a blackwoman. Sistas, let the slavery ish wither on the vine. Other men can’t create a black child, your dna alone is not enuf. You can birth mixed kids all you want…Don’t Dare Call Them Black!!!

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      • rozzie23 says:

        First of all you need to learn how to spell before coming to me like that. I will consider my niece Black if I want because that is what she considers herself. I am not about to change her view on what she considers herself. You don’t know me from a can of paint so you don’t know my views on anything lets get that straight okay? I am a proud Black woman and proud of who I have in my family I don’t think that Kim K and Jennifer Lopez are darker than me. I love my skin color and I wouldn’t change for the world. I know who I am and where I come from a proud Black family so you might want to step in someone else’s shoes before opening your mouth. You don’t know the struggles my family went through and not all Black think like you so just calm down. My eyes are more open then you think. Thank you and have a nice day sincerely a proud Black woman.

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    • sk8afunk says:

      Plus his father’s seed is white. That isn’t a “black/negro” child at all.

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    • Tyrone says:

      The Moorish Effect…When Melanin Becomes A Curse!

      Black people mix based on a false assumption.

      I’m Black, therefore, My mixed child is black like moi…Wrong!

      Biracials are colored, Not black…Not The Same!

      Drunk on Melanin is what it is. We gotta push back against those that keep selling spoiled milk to us…The militants, afrocentrists, rappers, athletes, activists, black feminists, etc.

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  8. that did say it all.

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  9. Another comment she makes include

    Ummmmm…..If I walk into a high end store….dressed in “professional” office attire….the assumption is, I’m not there to buy, but to steal, based on my ethnicity. Most likely I will be followed or carefully watched under surveillance cameras

    If I walk into a high end store….dressed in jeans, a t-shirt and sneakers….the assumption is I’m not there to buy, but to steal, based on my ethnicity. Most likely I will be followed or carefully watched under surveillance cameras.

    If I was white….walked into a high end store….dressed in “professional” office attire….the assumption is, I’m there to buy, not to steal, based on my whiteness. Most likely I will be left alone to browse and shop in peace without being followed or watched under surveillance cameras.

    If I was white….walked into a high end store….dressed in jeans, t-shirt and sneakers….the assumption is, I’m there to buy, not to steal, based on my whiteness. Most likely I will be left alone to browse and shop in peace without being followed or watched under surveillance cameras.

    If I was white, I would have white privilege….the complexion for the protection. I would have the simple privilege of shopping in peace; even to browse the entire store for as long as I like, walk out of the store without buying a thing….without being suspect of stealing….not asked to “check my bag”….not looked at with suspicious eyes.

    In spite of the statistics that show that whites on average “shoplift” (or suffer from a nasty case of “kleptomania”) more than black folks (a given due to the elementary fact that there are more of THEM than there are of US) are in black and white for anyone who cares to look them up.

    To be able to browse in a store and not be followed, harassed or accused of stealing is a PRIVILEGE we ALL should be able to enjoy.

    But we all know that is not the case….or SHOULD know

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  10. “As for the WHITE IDIOT who is the subject of the original post, I have no tears for him….a man who laid with and pumped up a black woman with not one, but two of his seeds….and wished his son would stay “White” while the boy turns browner before his eyes?”

    If I could see this woman I would give her a big high 5…. Like for real, that cracks breeds a black woman and wants the offspring to remain white? If he wanted a pure white child he should have just gone with a white woman.

    But as to the entire post, I have to say (excuse my expletives) SHE ROASTED THAT MUTHAFUCKA!!!!!!!

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