Friday, March 21, 2008

The 'Typical Black Man'

The 'typical black man', in my experiences, is a hard-working, Church-going, God-fearing, fun-loving, family-centered, gracious man. Those are the men I have known. I could not, nor would I, try to define the behavior and thoughts of a whole race. Neither should anyone else try to define anyone by their race. Here in my side of reality, we call that prejudiced.

Prejudice: Main Entry: 1prej·u·dice.

Pronunciation: \ˈpre-jə-dəs\

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praejudicium previous judgment, damage, from prae- + judicium judgment — more at JUDICIAL.
Date: 13th century

1: injury or damage resulting from some judgment or action of another in disregard of one's rights; especially: detriment to one's legal rights or claims.

2a (1): preconceived judgment or opinion (2): an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge b: an instance of such judgment or opinion c: an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics.

synonyms see PREDILECTION.

Learn more about "prejudice" and related topics at Britannica.com.

Hopefully we can agree that anyone's personal definition of any word deminishes the value of said word. Take for example colors. How could I explain any color to a person who is blind and never saw? Everyone has their own perception of what a particular word means. Take me. I started to look up the word, 'Racism'. I used google, and I could not find the above definition. Was I surprised? You bet!

All this time I have believed racism to have the meaning of the definition above. Even I am open to learning something new! (lol)

So what is my point? Why do I say, 'the typical black man'? Because apparently some people cannot see that what Obama said about his grandmother is rather prejudiced. How can I tell? Is his grandmother 'typical'? NO! This man is over 40 years old. That means his grandmother was one of those people who put up with all the white hypocrites and bigots of her time (1940's-50's) when it wasn't 'cool' to have interracial marriages. As a matter of fact, in some states it was illegal!

Could this be part of her anxiety? Perhaps. I honestly have no idea, since I prefer to see a black man when I am walking down the street late at night. Why? Because they are familiar to me. They have protected me, nurtured me, and loved me. I thank all of you (and you know who are) for all of your kindness and love. I just wish I could be a better proponent to speak on this (and other) topics.

Being Mohawk Indian and Armenian, I don't even have a country I can go back to! Besides that, I'm not going anywhere. THIS IS MY COUNTRY TOO. I love this land, and I love our people. If y'all want to seperate yourselves from each other, you are stupid. You will miss ever having an opportunity to meet me. (*_*)

I hope and I pray that someday soon we can all just sit down at the same table for dinner and fellowship, and who was the most harmed by who is NOT a topic of discussion anymore. Until we move past THAT, there is no healing. Trust me, been there and done that. I speak of what I know, and it is the truth. God bless us all. If we don't accept His blessing, we certainly are damned. Not by God, not by the white man, but by our own hatred. Remember that the next time you take communion...

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Linkfest Haven, the Blogger's Oasis

Today I am having an open post thread, and you are welcome to trackback or ping an article you wish to share with others. Just remember to add my post to your article, then trackback to it. I like to use Linkfest for this, because there are many people with good posts already up over there. It is also a good way to share your articles. Give it a go, eh? The only rule I have is that there shall be no porn. Thanks, and have a great day.

Posts I've trackbacked to: Democrat = Socialist: OPEN THREAD EXPERIMENT, Political Pistachio: When the Race is about Race, Stuck On Stupid: Police Chase Perp In Stolen Donut Truck, The World According To Carl: Webb Wilder — Rock Idol For Idle Youth — One Of My Favorite Artists, Stix Blog: Image of the Day, Woman Honor Thyself: EasteR and PassoveR in JerusaleM, Pirate's Cove: Newsweek Goes Idiot On “Thrown Under The Bus”, Cao's Blog: Brite Divinity School To Honor Jeremiah Wright, Faultline USA: Brite Divinity School Accused of Violating Its Own, Wolf Pangloss: Whitey talks back, Wolf Pangloss: The 2nd Amendment is an Individual Right, no doubt about it, Diary of the Mad Pigeon: "The Essential Pigeon" Reading List, Blue Star Chronicles: Spc. Glenn Johnson Gives Special Birthday Surprise, Blue Star Chronicles: Cpl. David Thibodeaux Sings Not Ready to End the Fight, Blue Star Chronicles: Bill Richardson Endorces Obama and Hopes You Forgot About the Clintons Nuclear Secrets and Los Alamos, Blue Star Chronicles: Demonstrations in Denmark, Blue Star Chronicles: Saudi Arabia Tries to Reign in Imams, Diary of the Mad Pigeon: Open Topic: The Tibet Crisis.

Posts that have trackbacked to this post:
1. Global American Discourse: Japanese Prefer Republicans?
2. Just an experiment. Have a great day. ;)
3. Wolf Pangloss: A strong and disturbing link between severe child abuse and non-traditional family environments.
4. Right Truth: Duty and the Responsibility of Citizenship -- The Basis for a Strong Nation part 4.
5. Woman Honor Thyself: MemorY..ah yes I remember that....
6. Wolf Pangloss: 26% of teen girls have a sexually transmitted disease: digging into the numbers.
7. Shadowscope: Green Thumb Sunday.

Cross-posted @ TownHall. Digg! Digg!

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