- Happy Easter
- He is risen (I prefer to say He HAS risen, but that's me)
A watermelon basket of fried chicken and a can of Shasta grape soda. Don't get me wrong, the chicken look delicious (although I quit fried chicken) and I enjoy an occasional grape soda, but this leaves a bad taste in mouth. And again, this is not a White person's doing, it's not even an Asian person's doing, it's us and only us. I'm almost afraid to have children and bring them up in a world where self ridicule has become accepted. When I was a kid, this wasn't acceptable. If we saw our own doing something like this, that person would be called even before the image was released. Sure, most of these are done in the form of a joke and with no malicious intent, but it's still in poor taste and I'm more offended at the people who accept it. Have we really stoop this low?
For those who know me and read my blogs know that I care deeply about Blacks and other people in general. I care so much that when I see us doing bad and doing these things to ourselves, I'm going to become our harshest critic. It's only because I'd rather see us rise than sink. People always have that "If our ship sink, I'd rather it be by us" mentality. No, you shouldn't think like that! How about "If our ship sink, let's make repairs to float again?" I don't understand our frame of mind sometimes.
I always tell people that if you don't want to be ridiculed, then don't do things to get you ridiculed. Everyday I'm starting to truly believe that we are our own worst enemy. We're doing this to ourselves, and it has to stop. There's nothing wrong with an occasional joke every now and then, but when you make yourselves the joke that's when the laughter stops. Instead of becoming the punchline, become the solution.
Instead of people laughing at us, make them laugh with us.