To imagine…I started my morning listening to none other than Public Enemy. The real prophets of rage. Given the group’s militant socio-politically geared raps; I find it totally apropos as I respond to recent events regarding the Floyd Mayweather fight.
With all the things going on right now with police violence against Black males, I was shocked to learn of the vicious hatred hauled at Floyd Mayweather for his win against Mannie Pacquiao. Asians and Latinos were equally vile:
Were they not paying attention to the fight? Or were they hoping that their champion would rise above the odds and pull a big win?
I don’t know…I didn’t have any interest in watching the fight. Mainly because quite frankly, I’ve paid about as much attention to Floyd Mayweather as a nudist would at a fashion show. He just didn’t interest me much. You’ll have to understand the reason for that: I’m a child that grew up watching Muhammad Ali on regular television and for me, he is the only GREATEST. However, I was prompted to write this piece, after being informed of the above tweets about Mayweather. It’s just very shocking but also tells a tale of how white racism has poisoned the minds of all minorities against each other.
As I read through the tweets, the hatred was very clear. But for what? What have Black people done to these people? Does it even matter to ask?
Frankly, Floyd Mayweather does not owe anyone an apology for his success. He earned it all. And if Latinos, Asians, and white people have a problem with it, don’t get mad at him, hate their DNA.
This is why Black people won’t, don’t, and will NEVER support legal immigration. Some are finding out for the first time, just how racist many Latinos are. I’m not surprised, given my education while growing up in Chicago, as well as studying this behavior for over 20 years. We have nothing to prove to these people. They stood on the sidelines when Black people fought for civil rights. How dare they or any other group disparage and attack us for being what we have always been: GREAT. Yes! I said it. We are not a people who is accustomed to mediocrity and whenever we have accomplished anything in this country or in our history as a people; it’s been with absolute commanding of talents and gifts given to us by the most high God. Haters are gonna hate, but as far as I’m concerned; it’s not going to change the reality of being natural architects of accomplishment.
Our ancestors built the pyramids. What the hell else do you expect from one of the descendants?