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Black Men Under Siege in the United States of America

Howard University students posed in this photo in protest of the killing of Michael Brown. Image Courtesy | Twitter user @The_Blackness48

Howard University students posed in this photo in protest of the killing of Michael Brown. Image Courtesy | Twitter user @The_Blackness48

There have been many cases in the past five years (in history to be quite honest) that have alluded to Black men in the United States of America being under siege for the color of their skin. I just had a moment to reflect on the past three cases in our country that have divided us in more ways than one as it pertains to their economic stature, educational backgrounds, and their livelihood as Black men: Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown. This issue has led me to start my next essay that will be published as a compilation of thoughts at the end of 2015. I find that being of and a member of Generation X that it is imperative that our voices are heard as African American writers. I do not take these issues and problems lightly. Someone has to pay the price for our Black men being killed, left-behind, and being placed in prison as a means to an end.

I just watched an interview featuring President Obama on BET, where he discusses his thoughts about racism in this country. After watching the video here were my thoughts:

…just took twenty minutes to sit down and listen to President Obama and his thoughts about African American men being killed in this country – and just Black people in general. I continue to come away with – when listening to him… If you could only walk a mile in my shoes (with regard to his Presidency). I just can’t allow myself to bash him. I don’t agree with everything he has done and have been critical about a lot of his decisions. But, I do also sit back and look at him and say – A Black Man in the White House – it has to be more of a burden than a gift. Everyone wants him to be a savior to our problems, when our problems and issues in this country have always been here (THEY ARE DEEPLY ROOTED IN AMERICAN HISTORY – and there are rules and regulations as to what can be said and done by the President about certain situations in this country–especially if you are Black. If you have not taken a government course – I suggest you do – to understand the Separation of Powers. He does a great job of schooling folks about these powers in this video too.). They did not arrive when this man got in office. And, for once… Can someone just remember what the majority in Congress said when he was first elected — they would do everything in their power to make sure that his presidency was marked! Lord, let me just go ahead and blog cause this is just too much I’m done. It’s time to start my essay!

“I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.” — Malcolm X

Watch the interview here.

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