According to an article reported by the AP written by Mary Foster. A white Justice of the peace in New Orleans in the Tangipahoa Parish refused to marry a interracial couple (the woman was white and the male was black) out of concern for any children that they may produce. According to his experience those types of marriages do not last long. He states, "I am not a racist but I just don't believe in mixing the races that way." He also concludes that neither Black or White society readily…Continue
Black folks are in complex situations that requires monumental changes in consciousness to overcome. Blacks have undergone tremendous oppression within the USA and it appears that the younger blacks don't care about the historical issues of their people. It appears that things have turned to "it's all about me" and "damn the rest of you"..."I got mine...how you gonna get yours". There exists a duality or rather a ambivalent attitude within the black community that overshadows the words of… Continue
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Bear witness to the power
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Often loving and uplifting,
Sometimes harmful and unkind.
The Wandering Eye
When I see you crane your neck
Admiring strangers’ shapes,
I yearn to pluck it out your head
And squash it like a grape…
The uneasiness that grips me
As I click on my blinker
Makes me pant and sweat and shiver,
Makes a doer of the thinker...
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