Black Men Achilles’ Heel Flourishes Inside Media’s Narratives
For decades Black men have been portrayed by America’s capitalistic media as lazy, hyper-sexual, poorly educated, aggrieved, psychopathic, non-compassionate brutes that should either be incarcerated, trained as entertainers, or enfeebled to depict him as unloving, unkind, uncaring and UN-nurturing in parenting roles. Moreover, mainstream media exhibits the worst side of Black men, notwithstanding any percentage of Black men being the lesser populace, in that their transgressions might pale in comparison to their counterparts within the nations they live.
Black men — we can progressively change this deceitful characterization mass media has inflicted upon us by not relying on media organizations that either a) under-represent us at the board, senior management and non-exempt levels, b) is neither owned nor influenced by Black culture, and c) shunning organizations that are unwilling to affect positive change as it concerns bias media coverage policies within their organizations.
The rampant poor depictions of Black men have attributed to severe fragmentation of the traditional Black family, and not until Black men take control of their narrative might his dignity abound in America and traverse the globe.