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Blacks versus African Americans the Most

Updated on December 23, 2015
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Author of (Love Is Our Law) poetry book, songwriter, firefighter, real estate broker, College Instructor. 3 songs released. Yet to marry.

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The Change Needs To Come

Blacks Versus Each Other Today

Life is full of black on black crime. African Americans (AAs) have the most hate against themselves. I will explain why, to the best that I can. First of all, before the civil rights movement Negroes, blacks or AAs were considered by other races and cultures to be the lowest class of people on earth. In fact, to some, they weren’t even considered a class. No race or culture would dare voice or write such opinion, but the general treatment of AAs was slavery and cruelty. To separate men from their families, mothers from their children, raping young girls and women were some of the cruelest treatments. Other cruel treatments were slave selling, trading, beatings of slave men and women for various reasons. Unfortunately and sadly, only white, wealthy ancestors were slave owners, herders and traders. It is difficult for me to imagine being a slave back then. However, that was before civilization was proclaimed. I give President Abraham Lincoln credit for stepping up and giving his life for the freedom of all people and not just AAs.

Three Negative Points

The three negative points plus:

  • 1) Lack of home training- improper teaching at home, lack of love displayed, single parenting. Here is a need for self-improvement.
  • 2) Jealousy/Envy- dislike because it is felt that another person looks better, dresses more stylishly or has something that the jealous person doesn’t have. Here is a need for self-improvement.
  • 3) Background of strife- growing up in a home of many siblings competing for attention, respect and admiration.

3 Points of Negative Flaws Must Be Pointed Out

At this point, I am going to write about the plight of blacks or African Americans. AAs are still considered the race most feared and disliked perhaps, by other races as well as it’s own. I have always admired people for who they are no matter the race, color or creed. The point that I want to make here is that black people dislike and hate each other unnecessarily. We seem to victimize each other most, more than police brutality. Racism is not as bad as the black on black crime wave. Blacks on AAs throw sticks, stones and fire bullets. The reason why, may be because of the lack of love/home training, jealousy/envy, background of strife and poverty.

The Need of African Americans to Do

It is time to stop being your worst enemies in more ways than one. African Americans need spiritual power, not just soul power. They need to be closely associated with God and His order in order to survive in this world. When it comes to helping another, blacks do not need to always give help for the sake of money or something in return. That would be maturing. Without love and respect they are divided. Divided, they fall. They are slowly falling by the way sides. Today, younger AA men relate by wearing pants below the waist. They have tattoos covering their bodies. Mostly they are looked at as “thugs.”

African American Women Today

AA young women and older have their negative looks and attitudes like the characters of younger and older men/ that are judged negatively if looking for a job or opportunities of importance. Nevertheless, these groups dislike and hate each other. They form gangs against each other for money and power. They do not see the whole picture that we all need each other for survival in the end.

Ever Since Freedom of Slavery and Civil Rights Bills

Possibilities have proven that AAs are prominent people in all aspects of life. They have excelled to some of the highest plateau of achievements. Wintley Phipps, a prominent vocalist presented how Negro spirituals were first created. There’s Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Eldrick Tont (Tiger) Woods, Serena and Venus Williams, Hank Arron, Walter Payton, President Barack Obama and many more have competed for top notch achievements in America. The extension of my point is that black or AAs can improve through spirituality and general education to be the best that they can be.

The Continuous Need of African Americans

African Americans need spiritual power, not just soul power. They need to be closely associated with God and His order in order to survive in this world. Without it they are divided. Divided, they fall. They are slowly falling by the way sides. Today, many young AA men relate by wearing pants below the waist. They wear earrings, have tattoos covering their bodies. They are looked at as “thugs.” They dislike each other because they are the same color. Does that ever make since? Ever seen a black female look another one up and down and then with a frown? There is a lot of jealousy, envy and just plain hate toward each other. Those who relate negatively need the true love of God.


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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      Hello Word, this is a very nice article. You know, I recently read about Dorothy Height. She was an activist even before Martin Luther King. Things were really, really bad during her time. Because of that, all African Americans took care of each other, she felt like all adults were her mother, there was such a sense of community. I think it was because the prejudice then was exceedingly strong, so they really needed to have each other's backs. However, the freedoms gained after Dorothy Height and Martin Luther King have made the younger generation take some things for granted. As you said, spirituality is the answer, but education is, too. I very much admire Dorothy Height and if I could be like any leader, it would be her. But then she is miles ahead in the game and she was a wonderful human being.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Besarien, thank you for stopping by and giving your comment. It was greatly appreciated!

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      Great topic for a hub! It seems to me that it is important to teach our kids where we all came from and how we came this far, but also to warn them not to use history as an excuse to throw away their present day options and opportunities. The fact that this country is not yet free of the effects of slavery is no reason to enslave ourselves further by getting involved with drugs, crime, and gangs. In fact, it is the best reason to stand clear of all that. AA men and women have been there and done that and need and deserve something better now.

      Yes, racism exists, always has, always will. But if you decide to lead an unclean, unholy existence, then racism isn't what will oppress you. You will oppress you and will feed and nurture the already out-of-control flames of racism that will continue to thrive and burn your children and your children's children.

      I would tell them to step up instead and set a shining example. Be the argument against racist thought that every white kid they grow up with and later meet will remember forever. I would tell them to be the heavy weight in the scales of those kids' minds that will effectively counter however much garbage they hear from their racist parents and grandparents. I would tell them to be whatever kind of hero that they need to look up to, especially if they don't know anybody else in their family or neighborhood who is worthy of such a title.

      Things do get better. They just never get better fast enough to make a difference for everybody. For every Oprah, there is an army of hard-working, talented women struggling to make ends meet. For every Barack Obama there is an army of intelligent, law-abiding family men who people avoid in fear on the street.

      I would tell a kid be yourself. Don't be a stereotype. Don't be what a Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon from 1930 would think you are or would want you to be to prove himself right.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      mdscoggins, it is so good to see you on this one. thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your excellent comment here. I hope and pray that someday we will all get it and that we will all end up on the same accord. We must continue to try to reach those who are out of touch, lacking faith, disobedient, disrespectful and having a disregard for the lives of others. May God continue to bless your writing.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Kim for stopping by and leaving a most gracious comment to such a delicate topic. I'm just joining with others in spreading a good word for a worthy cause.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi PegCole 17, Glad you stopped by and left your very important comment. It means so much on this topic. Be blessed!

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      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Great article Word. I really enjoy reading about social perspectives especially when it is related to AA culture. I feel it is important to keep speaking about these issues because by proxy this group was led into the place they are currently. Though slavery has ended many of the connotations of racism are very alive and well. AA lived and learned that they were not valued and thereby carry on that mentality unconsciously. I believe that Dr. MLK Jr. was tremendous threat as he came to teach peace and God which would have changed and possibly turned around the AA community to avoid what we are currently experiencing. I think it is tragic that through the brainwashing that has came through slavery it is still among us. It is like that saying about teaching a person to fish - well the undercover racism have taught AA to essentially kill themselves without a drop of blood on those hands that have taught them to do so. Great Topic!!!

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      You've presented some interesting thoughts here, Word. I've wondered quite a bit where our young people learn to express the violence with others. Sometimes I think it is the removal of God from our schools, along with prayer and punishment for wrongdoing. Our principal was actually allowed to spank students. It served as a powerful deterrent as I knew I would get much worse when I went home if that ever happened.

      Of course, the media -TV, Movies and Video games -that are watched for hours from the time babies are born is filled with images of hatred and violence and bloodshed.

      I hope that we will see a change in our time returning to the values that we once learned from our parents and from our churches. Self esteem and respect are key elements to overcome anger. I have such a deep admiration for those who have bridged the gap between poverty and success through their hard work and education.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hey WillStarr, thanks for incredible comment here. May God bless you!

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      WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Dad's job took us from Iowa to South Carolina in 1951, so I saw segregated racism at its worst. It was a shock to an Iowa boy because I had never seen such a thing and my dad was a Christian man who taught us we were all equal in the eyes of the Lord.

      I wrote a true story about those days called "Randy Godwin and 1951 South Carolina".

      This is a superb article, Word!

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina


      You take on a difficult topic in this piece, and I applaud you for doing so. How I wish racism did not exist. Nothing makes me madder, sadder than for others to use the color of one's skin as the way in which they stereotype. I think one thing that gives me hope is my sons' generation for I see them more focused on how to make a better world for all and not just the select few.



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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Au fait, good to see you. I appreciate your response. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Things were much worse in the 'old South' than you stated.

      I do not think of AAs as thugs and many where I work are different only in their color. I realize that has been the very issue from the beginning, but I have always thought it was a superficial ignorant issue. Why would a person's skin color affect their intelligence, their sense of humor, or their compassion for others?

      There are a lot of beautiful AAs and frankly, the negative traits attributed to AAs have been more common from my experience, in whites.

      Glad to see you putting these issues out in the open.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Teaches, Thank you for stopping by here. Congrats on your hubbie award too! You're valuable to us!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Some seriously useful reflections from you here Word.

      If the family home is a microcosm of the world at large, then the education has to start there just as you so rightly express.

      Thank you.

      All the Best;


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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Word55, it is all so disturbing all of the unnecessary violence towards each other and for what? Only God can change the hearts of men and purge that evil from their hearts. In the city in which I work, there is severe black-on-black crime and it is so devastating to all, plus in the other large city here to the north of us, just the other night, a young 7 year old boy was caught in the cross-fire of a gang-related shoot out in a public park!!! So many were injured and killed. Thank you for speaking up and writing about this serious issue.

      Up +++

      God bless you

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I admire people, regardless of color, who can take a negative background and turn it into a positive path forward. I believe (and I keep this in prayer) families need to reinforce their faith and pass on the good in life to their children in order to turn this thing around.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Grandy, I appreciate your candidness as well. Thanks for stopping by and for your down to earth comment. God bless you!

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks MsDora for your comment here. They must resolve this problem individually and as a whole before expecting to succeed as a people. Jesus Christ is the only way of solving these problems and issues in order for them to attain satisfaction for happiness!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      It's good that you spoke out straight and told it like it was in history. True, that should be repeated often so that the young ones will understand their beginnings and take pride in self and want to bond together more. Also, you make a strong point when you say it is all possible with God.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing your observations on this topic. Yes, the AAs who transgress need to replace their thoughts of self-hatred with thoughts of self-worth. There's a challenge, but it can be arranged.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Devika, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a beautiful day. May God bless it!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting insight here. As a South African I know exactly what you mean on the differences in certain people's lives.