I am quite appalled at how the Afro American community is quick to accept abusive behavior from yet another one of their young, hoodlum representatives: Chris Brown.
As you may recall, several months ago Chris Brown went into an alleged rage attack against a pretty child actor and singer named Rihanna. Brown savaged this young girl to the point that her tropical eyes were blackened, two lumps appeared on her forehead and she had to receive medical attention.
From the prison population demographics, it is no secret that people of certain melanin-content are more prone to crime. Perhaps it is all genetic, perhaps it is more environment. I’m inclined to think both.
What is for certain, it’s that the black community is not doing enough to dissuade their young males from growing up to be violent men.
Take for instance, Chris Brown. Why aren’t the black church pastors and public officials calling for his hide on a platter?
After donning a daisy blue shirt and a bowtie like my Uncle Tom used to wear, Chris Brown’s questionable apology apparently warmed the collective heart of the black community who so routinely cries foul and holds eternal grudges for what they dub “unforgivable sins”?
When several months ago, our friend Don Imus simply made a jesting comment about the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team, the dark falcons of rage descended from their perches and called for his head. Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Oprah were all disheveled and squawking like mad; all of them calling for Imus’ head, just for throwing a few lighthearted words of jest at a very tough group of women.
Then when an elite and uppity black Harvard professor, Louis Gates III, decided to get tough with some kind, white officers who politely asked him if he was breaking into his own house and show his ID, there again was no outrage. Why the double standard? Why are black men given a carte blanc when inflicting violence and aggression upon their victims?
How many more OJ Simpsons will there have to be before this double standard ends?
Do you remember the Jena 6? The group of sex black men who purportedly beat up a young kid to the point of unconsciousness? Why are the blacks celebrating these men at hip hopped BET* awards concert?
This is not reinforcing good behavior, and frankly, the black community must stop treating its criminals like heroes. This is not the Wild West or the lawless fiction created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
This is America and we are a Christian nation of virtue, laws and justice. Long ago Africans happily accepted life in America and Christ into their hearts. It is time to remind their sons that physical abuse, especially against our gentler species, is not tolerated by God.
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21) NIV
While many of the other sins befall the black community, it seems fits of rage seems to be the primary undoing of the young black male. Watch your local news. It’s always a black angrily robbing a bank or on some sort of related crime spree.
The police and church chaplains are doing all they can to help the situation, by trying to rehabilitate these lost, dark souls in our nation’s prison; but we can only do so much, and there are only so many lives that can be touched in the penal system.
The true answer lies within black parents. They must teach their kids that it is a grave sin for a hip hopper to beat up his girlfriend, then only get community service. It is not right to pistol whip your wife in front of your children, on video, and then still have people buy your sinful records by the millions.
Let us hope blacks reverse this sickening behavior and stop giving a blind eye to all the wrongs their young men are exacting on our society. It is only a matter of time before God gets fed up, and takes discipline into his own hands. Until next time, friends, take care of yourselves and each other.