This article may be shocking to many of you, but not me!
I have been asked many times by the white man was I prejudice, and my answer to that without hesitation is hell yes! You taught me well! I do not hate the white man per se, cuz I know where he is coming from. He feels he has something to protect, economic status, social status, ethnic status or whatever, and he is not about to give it up.
But, the people I hate with a passion are those among us who are not comfortable with their blackness. Who keep listening to white men about the racial card. Who are easily persuaded in believing that they are on equal status with the white man/ rabi-blanco or whoever. Who are told to forget issues that happened years ago and not dwell on it, and all the rest of patronizing BS rhetoric that these people put out. Those are my brothers/sisters who rub me the wrong way! They are the real reasons why we keep going one step forward and two steps backward in our fight for equality!
If by now we don’t realize that our fight is 24/7, then we may as well shut to hell up and accept things the way they are! Can you imagine a black man championing O’ Reilly from Fox News? O’ Reilly once said if you blacks don’t like the way things are, why don’t you go back to Africa?
Now, I can forgive O Reilly, cuz, in my book, he is nothing but a racist dumbo. But, the black man who doesn’t know that his forefathers were brought to this side of the world in balls & chains is one sorry ass black man! Scum of the earth!
I stopped blaming the white man a long time ago for our demise; we are our worst enemies! I have said it before and I will say it again; our loyalties as a people are too fragmented, therefore, we will never, ever be on the same page about anything. So, until one of you geniuses comes up with the answer, that’s where we stand today, ni allá, ni acá!!
Luv you all,
Edgar G. Walcott
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