by Gray Graham
Last year I wrote one of my first Grandposts articles about there was no need for Black History Month because we as a people had achieved things I never would have imagined possible in my lifetime. Everyday I was treated as a man not just as a Black man. The changes I have observed in my life in the past 10 years were truly amazing. But then came the Tea Party and the rest is history.
Over the rest of the year, I saw things I remember all too well from years long ago. The looks of disgust and hate began to return to the eyes of many people for no reason other than the color of ones skin. The return of the code-words for Black began to return. I also saw the return of superiority of Black people over everyone else. How we are just better in everyway to everyone else. Now when I look around we are just one event removed from being back in the 1950's in this society.
There is something else I discovered again this past year, why Black Americans do not succeed in this country. I was reminded time and again that when all is said in done, there is very little if anything that we have in common which each, starting with working together and ending in our well being. Cooperation, honor, love, and respect all seem to be foreign concepts to the overwhelming majority of Black Americans. It seems that we are absolutely hell bent on destroying each other. If there is something negative that can be done to us, then we do it to the fullest never once taking personal responsibility for our actions, instead choosing to blame slavery for every issue we have today.
When you really take a second to examine the Black community, you will see that we are probably the best example of what it means to be American. We are materialistic, selfish, individualists, focused on self first and will not give a second thought to others. We do not take personal responsibility for our own actions, instead blaming others for every problem that we have. Probably the most telling thing we do is say we are Christian and believe the Bible as written, more than any other group in the country, yet our lives tell a completely different story.
So when you really get down to it, does the Black community even exist? If it does where is it? What are the common traits of the group? What are the groups beliefs on different major issues?
Anyone that says they have an answer to any of these questions is just fooling themselves. There is no Black community, there are just people with dark skin tones with their own personal agendas. To be completely honest Black people don't want there to be a Black community, because it seems at the end of the day, Black Americans just want to fit in with the rest of the country and not stand out. We want to be fully assimilated into the melting pot that is the United States of America.
Maybe history will remember us as the group that led to peace in the United States as we all became one, but I doubt it. It doesn't matter if we form a Black community or not, other people still see one and since we are not together, then we will all fail. Don't take my word, just look around and see for yourself. That should be all the proof that you need.