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Would like to see what you could do intelligently with the subject of young black men coming out of prison, feeling hopeless and and losing any faith of a chance for a positive future for their lives.
I read in Liza Mundy's biography "Michelle" that Michelle Obama does not believe her husband would be president if he had not lived in Hawaii when he began to experiment with marijuana. In the book Mrs. Obama said, "she believed that if he (Barack) had lived in Chicago he would have had a juvenile record and probably would not have been admitted to the prestigious universities he attended."
Our boys and men are not even seen as human; they are real people with genuine feelings, strengths, hopes, and weaknesses. Most of them are automatically assumed to be pathological until they prove otherwise. My little brother is 6'6" and has a Muslim name. People are terrified of him until they find out he is intelligent, went to an ivy league college, and not Muslim. He has told me that he can physically see the relief in faces and bodies when some people discover he is Christian.
I would also like to see you discuss or cover how black people physically and /or psychologically attack one one another. These are not amusing or maybe even commercial subjects, but if anyone can find the humor in any of this, it is you. There is too much, brilliance and beauty being wasted. Think about it.
In August my little brother (thirty-two years old) was mugged by a young black man in D.C. while he was walking home from the Metro on a week night at 9pm. He was a few yards away from his house, talking on the cell phone and not paying attention to what was going on around him. He did not see the man come up behind him. The very young man stuck a loaded gun on his face and demanded his money. My brother did not have any money. He only had the cell phone. The boy mugger took it and hit him in the face with the gun causing him six stitches around the eye, a busted lip, and terror. Then the inexperienced fool had the nerve to use the cell phone, but the police still did not catch him. You know, I don't think they even tried.
We Need A Revolution.