BLACK FAMILY VALUES
The call for family values by
politicians and Hollywood are more akin to publicity and public relations than
a political issue. Especially in regard to Blacks, because Hollywood and conservative
politicians don't speak for, or set the family values for the Black community.
Hollywood's greedy movie moguls will
do almost anything to make a dollar. That includes producing silly, foolish
sitcoms. Meanwhile, they appeal to those that find that they need to be
entertained in a frivolous way. But, to many people watching sitcoms on
television is a waste of time.
So while many conservatives speak for
intelligent White people and conservative White America they do not speak for
Black people. It is tragic and tough that some Blacks have become so confused
that they think they have the same family values as White people.
But, there should be no question
among Blacks as to who should form and set Black family values. It sure would
be a shame if we let many so-called conservatives and liberals set family
values. When the Republicans were in the White House, they always talked about
family values. Therefore, many foolish Blacks actually thought that the
conservative right was talking about Black family values also.
So if I take issue with the
Republicans and the other conservative family value seekers on the right I also
don't opt for Hollywood. You are crazy if you think that the movie industry has
some responsibility toward principles. It is totally out of the question for
any sane person to let a bunch of actors and materialistic Hollywood tycoons
set standards in the Black community.
The standards of Black family values
can also lean heavily on the essence of a mother and father and not just a one
parent household. As you know, certain circumstances have caused an ongoing
rise in Black female head of households. Once again Blacks are left out of the
equation, because White family values are exclusive to Whites. There are some
basic parallels, but each ethnic group or group has definite cultural values
unique among themselves.
As cultural traits that relate to
family values are realized, so is the history of Blacks in America. So once
again a mystery and reality of our past is revealed. Slavery was the initial
occupation of Blacks in America. Slaves were not allowed any family values.
The Black family ceased to exist,
fathers, mothers, sons; daughters were sold to the highest bidder regardless of
being separated from parents and siblings. Blacks were not allowed a formal and
spiritual wedding; Blacks jumped the broom, while White people formalized
wedding vows in the church. So as the first Black family was herded and
corralled like cows and sheep the Black family structure was built on no responsibility.
The Black male slave stud became a part of a degenerate and dehumanizing aspect
of the institution of slavery. In fact the forced reproduction task of the male
slave stud defied even basic instinct. Thus, the breeders developed no kinship
to the offspring that resulted from this planned and organized reproduction of
humans for profit.
But, even in the less extreme
circumstances on slave plantations Black males were directed toward total
irresponsibility toward the value of fatherhood and family. This initial
thinking and indoctrination is still prevalent in the Black community today.
Thus, in 1999 the irresponsibility of many Black fathers has resulted in
numerous Black families with females heading households. So when we talk about
family values we must qualify that Black family values take certain questions
Questions like what is the reality of
the destruction of Basic Black family values? From slavery onward the impact of
Black male directed responsibility to family is a living reality. In the
process Black families have done the impossible. All young Black males
restricted to female head of households have not ended up on the dead-end
street of drugs, crime, incarceration and death.
Thus, even in the middle of such stacked and rigged circumstances some of us have prevailed. Also the success of the Black family does not have anything to do with how much the Black family is like his White counterpart. The success of the Black family rests on love by mother, father, aunt, uncle and the true essence of parental and sibling love. This particular love has to realize the particular circumstances that have caused certain behavior. There are few people on earth that by nature and ethnic origin that have abnormal traits and the tendencies toward self genocide. Much can be explained based on the realization that many things happen for some reason. Realizing that they have happened, and why, can reveal why, you still have results of something started a long time ago.