A few months ago Black folks from all across America went down to Jena Louisiana to make sure 6 young black men were not being unjustly prosecuted and punished for a crime they committed.
It was in fact a crime; they beat up a kid and knocked him unconscious. Were thee agitating factors for this crime? Perhaps, as there were prior racial incidents that at the least helped create a very hostile and dangerous atmosphere, yet those of use of good conscious did want to make sure these 6 children were charged as minors not adults, and were not going to get unfair treatment by the criminal justice system of a very racist Jena Louisiana court system.
Now, I was for writing a few letters and bringing media attention to the situation, but the Usual Suspects of the Civil Rights
Hustle Movement decided to get all charged up for what was an overblown prayer march. Not that there is anything wrong with that, its just that perhaps there were better reasons to march or organize.
For example, with the brutal gang rape of a Black Haitian woman were she was forced to fellate her own 12 year old son who was also brutally beaten, we still haven’t heard much if anything from the Usual Suspects of the Civil Rights
Hustle Movement. But with these young brothers, who we know DID commit a crime, here come the Usual Suspects of the Civil Rights Hustle Movement and all the Black folk that they can hustle up mobilize run down, protest and hold hands and sing the new Kanye West / R. Kelly remix of “We shall overcome”…(damn, I hope I haven’t given them any ideas).
Anyway, where we are at now, that In proper ingrate fashion, one of the folks who was the beneficiary of Black good will, acts a damn fool again (Story Link Here). Oy Veh.
Meanwhile, we do and say nothing in force about a real problem in the Black community, bigger than racism, bigger than hate crimes, unless you count the ultimate hate crime within a group, self hate manifesting as self genocide. Black women and girls are most often the victims of the sexual crimes and abuse that they receive from BLACK MEN. Simple as that, if we should be marching for anything it should be for the protection of Black Women and Girls from their own brothers, fathers and sons. Yes, I know, most Black men are not abusing Black women and girls, but we need more than that, we have got to stop accepting the sexist misogynistic status quo and create an environment were respect for not just our sisters, but for EACH OTHER is the norm. We need to speak out against these crimes and support Black leader or become Black leaders that are dealing with the most pressing problems we have today, the INTERNAL ONES.
As for Mr. Purvis, good luck with those charges, I hope you get some anger management while you are in jail, because more than likely the victims of your future crimes will be Black people. That’s the only rally cry you’ll get from me.