I read that rapper Pharrell Williams was recently on Oprah's show and made a comment that he was a "new black." He implied that he lived in a reality where your skin color can not hold you back. While I agree with the idea of making your own way despite racial prejudice, I still wonder what he might have to say about Donald Sterling's recent remarks about blacks (both the “new” and “old” ones). Apparently Sterling doesn't want to be associated with any black people, including successful musicians like Pharrell.
- Exploiting black culture for wealth
- Remaining quiet on major issues that affect the black community
- Trying to separate themselves from and elevate themselves above “regular” blacks (or just black women in some cases)
- spreading negative stereotypes about black people for the world to see and hear that affects how we're treated on a day-to-day basis
Before you demand respect from the world, you have to be able to COMMAND respect by your words, actions, behaviors, morals and what you stand for.
Posted by: CBL