In this particular view of the black man in American culture, I approach the resolution from a base set of principles: 1) There is value in ALL black men, regardless of situation, 2) ALL black men CAN change, and 3) ALL black men deserve an opportunity to correct personal flaw; as a result of slavery.
It goes without question that American born black men have acquired probably the most egregious reputation the world has ever witnessed, and even with Barak Obama helping to elevate our image both nationally and internationally we have a clearly renewed responsibility to correctively ward our regard. The urgency is apparent from a variety of dynamics, primarily as a result of the social accountability argument (so popular that it continues to galvanize mass American support), the quality of character preoccupation, and the new black female elite. There are no black men who I will specifically name or allude to within the context of this blog outside my polar right standard of positive black manhood Barak Obama, because there is no one to blame for what we have become. I have chosed to focus on a series of social behaviors, academic deficiencies, and negative cultural norms that we as black men have allowed to get out of control, and must formatively adjust in order to propel ourselves into the thick of 21st century American society as working partners with the rest of the people. Boundary-less aggression, societal pessimism, academic maladjustment, and community antagonism are all issues among black men that block our development within American society. If we as black men are to truly rewrite our legacy in an absolute fashion (having moved from the bullwhip to the White House), it will take a reinvestment in social awareness. Because I would like to seriously help correct the status of black men I ask all to comment on the following question so as to get a broader view of the issues surrounding the black man: WHAT IS YOUR VIEW OF THE BLACK MEN IN AMERICA?
Written by Bee Quiet