Lectures About When To Speak And When To Be Quiet
Considering you are of sound faculties, why should you be under any corrupt authoritarian restraints as it concerns speaking your piece. At birth, most of us are endowed with a brain, mouth, tongue, and larynx to speak. What gives man the right to suppress what God has allowed him through birth.
Therefore, to be hubris and talk down to African Americans about when to speak their minds, it’s an insensitive custom rooted in American slavery, where the slave master would use whatever psychological vice at his or her disposal upon delegating monitoring authority to House Negroes to keep less trusted slaves [the “Field Negroes“] in check, enfeebled, directionless, with no sense of self. So, as of late, after centuries gone by, what kind of upward mobility has Black culture sustained on the whole — other than to keep getting pushed further and further down the socioeconomic ladder as a result of culturally destructive policies, either written into law by government or put into practice by corporate entities, notwithstanding the ancestors of African Americans being the very reason America had acquired its economic footing at early infancy.
Black folk, you can’t climb the socioeconomic ladder when the guy above you is either bullied or bribed into stalling and then told to stomp the hands of the guy beneath him. More importantly, you can’t be successful as a culture when either too few of you, or the [wrong segments of you], are provided tools with the expectation of lifting everyone. It won’t work! Help America help Black culture by not being afraid to invest unapologetically and heavily in Black culture and its ideas.
This may also interest you: “Masters and Slaves of Money“