I’m not one of those deep thinkers. I’m not going to be the one to preach that we were once kings and queens because I can’t be honest that I really know these things to be true.
But I do know who I am and how to be true to myself. I will not call myself a part of the problem because I listen to music that demeans women. I will not call myself a part of the problem because I use the N-word. I will not say that I am a part of the problem because I watch Love & Hip Hop.
These things are minuscule compared to the direct physical actions that occur daily.
Me watching trashy reality t.v and listening to trap music is not responsible for people dying. These actions are not responsible for a lack of resources for many people. These actions are not responsible for the death of anyone.
You know what is responsible for senseless crimes and the notions cast upon our people? Actions.
The direct act of murder is responsible for murder. The direct act of discrimination is responsible for discrimination.
Please stop trying to use the media and what you see around you as a blame for what is happening today.
People’s experiences tend to zero them in on what they wish to pay attention to. If you pay attention to violence, this begets violence. Whatever your conscience focuses on will be.
Feel free to pay attention to the media but don’t let that control your conscience. Focus on something positive. Go help your neighbors, help your people.
You can catch Love & Hip Hop, and still have the club going up on a Tuesday. You are not hurting anyone.
As long as you focus your actions on the greater good, great things will begin to happen.