quote:Originally posted by RadioRaheem:
I refuse to 'post something nice' when it is forced or phony. It is not my job to 'boost' self-esteem of the 'ladies' here. If I can be only one thing on here, I choose to be real.
I agree. So why can't we "be real" about Black men's situation in this country? When African-American women talk about how this state of affairs is impacting their lives, why can't you all respectfully acknowledge what you are hearing and reading? Whenever an African-American woman tells people about how the deterioration of her community is impacting her future, all she gets are expressions of disbelief and denial, followed by a list of general dating tips. Well Black women are not apart of the "general" dating population. Their situation is unique. I hate to harp on this, but the truth is, a disproportionate number of men belonging to their racial category are in some pretty messed up situations. I can see if everything in Black communities was going oh so dandy, but they are not. So if we are going to "keep it real," then let's do it and be real about the situation.