Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Airing Dirty Laundry: If The Laundry is Dirty, Then Wash It!

I know I am going to catch a lot of flak for this post, but the truth be told, I do not care. I join the ranks of Bill Cosby, Don Lemon, Juan Williams and others who love Black People enough to not only air the "dirty laundry," but offer suggestions and solutions as to what we [Black People] must do in order for our laundry to come out "Tide Clean." Mr. Lemon is correct in the video above as was Bill Cosby in his Pound Cake Speech.

The problem is too many of us [Black People] get angry when a Bill Cosby or a Don Lemon speak the unadulterated truth about what we as a people need to do in order to further progress and to stop killing ourselves. Instead of cleaning the dirty laundry, we would rather make excuses for the laundry being dirty and our leaving it dirty. I know all of the "excuse makers" will respond to this post and I welcome that as The Critical Thinker is for thinking and debate. In all honesty, I do not care who agrees or does not agree with me on this issue because I am a firm believer in our [Black People] not making progress as long as we continue to make excuses for behavior unbecoming anyone who has any self respect. It's mind boggling to me that folks actually argue for underwear being shown (talking about dirty laundry) from pants being worn almost to the knees(sagging) or calling each other terms that has been and still is derogatory(nigger). I see folks actually fighting to be able to do and say things that folks gave their lives for to abolish. There is a T-shirt in the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland that reads on the front, "Now We Lynch Ourselves" that truly speaks to our plight. Think about the phrase "Black on Black" crime.........

Does any of this make sense to you? And yet there are the multitudes (some who will respond here) who will argue that all of this aberrant behavior is normal and should not be addressed by anyone. When someone does address these issues, particularly within the race, they are considered not black or forgetting where they came from, etc. etc. etc. (excuses, excuses, excuses.....)

The T-shirt in the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is sadly correct, "Now We Lynch Ourselves." Shhhhhhh but don't air our "dirty laundry." My flak jacket is on for all of the excuse making that I am sure is to come as responses to this post. Feel free to leave your favorite excuse in the commentary section of the blog and you are invited to follow The Critical Thinker on Twitter @thinkcritical01 and on Tumblr

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