“Oh, another African American coon! I bet white people love you!” – Podcast Listener
“You’re so ignorant to say that America isn’t the most racist country on the planet. Comment somewhere else.”
This coming from a man in Georgia and another faceless YouTuber – both whom are African American.
This coming from people who have never traveled to Asia before.
Regardless of racism or not, this shows the severity of the situation amongst African Americans in not accepting others opinions while using hateful rhetoric to somehow demean an opinion.
I recall watching a random video of Jerry Tarknanian’s 1990-91 Runnin Rebels (University of Nevada Las Vegas) of UNLV and at BYU (Brigham Young University), there was a fan in the student section holding up a poster that said, “hey Jerry! Nice coon squad!”
I was called a ‘coon’ today (for the first time) by another African American.
We went from the great Jesse Owens, who had to overcome the most sickening conditions both in America and in Germany (him conquering and getting gold medals in front of the Nazi Regime), to Rosa Parks who just said “no,” to Martin Luther King giving his ‘I Have A Dream Speech’ to Mohammad Ali standing for all our rights…….now we’re killing each other on the streets of L.A. because one wears red and another wears blue. The harsh reality behind Moonlight and how African American societies revolve around other African Americans hating and beating one another in the likes of Liberty City, Gary, Compton, Flint, Camden, Detroit, Louisville and dozens of other towns/cities in America.
Not only in America, but Africans also burning each other alive in Nigeria, Kenya, bombs going off everywhere, looting, homicides….going back to the Rwanda genocide.
I want to know how can we gain respect from the rest of the world if we don’t respect ourselves? Hateful rhetoric and foolishness just shows the insecurity of another being, but there’s a blueprint within the mind which has built up sorrow and anger within. If you look at Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and co…..more African Americans hate them than anyone else!
I can sit here and write forever about the problems in the community of African Americans, but what about the solutions?