quote:And as for when he is out walking he has started to whistle, not just because he likes to and he is in a good mood, but because a whistling Black man would be perceived as less threatening.
HAHA... a whistling Black man would be perceived as less threatening... I can just see Negroes walking around whistling trying to say to white folk, "I am a cool Negro not one of those violent ones". Imagine how psychologically warped a white person must be to believe a Black man whistling is not a threat. Some Negroes would tap dance every time they walk pass a white person if they thought it would make the white person believe they are not one of those violent Black people.
What this brother is doing is in effect more damaging than helpful because he is creating a New Negro, the less threatening Negro that is not like the majority of Black Men, hence the fears of white folk will not subside nor will their stereotypical beliefs go away, they will only be taught to look for certain characteristics in a Black person they see that says to them he is no threat to me he is one of those New Negroes.
As far as what CF has put forth, the idea that we should appease white folk to make them believe it is ok to do business with us is another New negro type behavior, no one appeases us, they simply set up shop and go about their business. We have not proven to anyone that is not ok to do business with us, that is their own racist view one we are not responsible for creating and one we should not waste one second trying to correct.