Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Nigga Identity Vs. Million Man March; What Would MLK Would Do Today With The Problematic Around Afro Communities.?

Tampa, (Fl) --- On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gave his famous speech I Have a Dream. On Topeka Kansas, 1954 the first steps to end racial segregation by Brown v. Board of Education yet the list goes and goes, yet on modern history one of the most important events is the Million Man where the main focus was to try to find the unity of politicians toward the black and minority causes, centers as well focus group that people feel Washington, DC was leaving behind on a national level.

Today the contributions that the African-American society has given to the nation are amazing, as we can tell spoken word, music (such as Hip-Hop being the most notable one, Jitterbug, Tap, Disco, you can name it) arts, literature, politics; the list goes and goes but there is a division between the society where young urban adolescences are less aware of their past and more focusing on the consumption culture that is plaguing the United States, in which not only the Afro-youth but as well other groups in which the words - I want to have it now-  are becoming a synonym of the Millennials as well Gen XY.

Million Man March
Today, there is a division between the community where the heritage is divided between the knowledge of the past and the "nigga" identity which itself on a popular level seems to be associate with lack of dignity as well with an appropriation of the street life.

Yet, what is happening today with the black youth is happening with almost every other one where being slackers and spending more time with their phones as well with other sensual pleasures instead of aiding their communities.

Globalization is a key that we can take in consideration toward preserving previous knowledge as well destroying it; because with the interlink of global networks, we will have all the trash we can imagine as well stereotypes that are placing ideas among the youth; such as the appropriation of imageries that "thug life" as Little Wayne is selling is OK and shows a realistic aspect of the street but also if the individual further studies the hip hop culture will see that the hip hop even if it has his roots on the streets is more associated with corporate music that is designated to sell to a mass audience.

What would Dr. King say today.? First of all the speeches he gave are still relevant but Dr. King because we are on a point where a social revolution is still on as well racial segregation, not on the same level that it was on the 1960's and before that, but rather on the exclusion of groups that as some people place them - are not welcome, because they can be terrorists.-

Which is the reason why Dr. King's speeches are still relevant as there is racism up until today, and probably worse than it was prior 1960's because even if the Jim Crow system was abolished almost more than a quarter century, African Americans and other minorities face a limited freedom due the governmental control as well an unequal justice system that incarcerates blacks on a higher rates than whites for similar offenses.

It is an ironic tragedy that the freedom movement ended with people not being free on a fundamental sense because of the system that we had implemented to discriminate people based on their color of their skins. Maybe Dr. King if he was alive beyond the year of his assassination, he would continued talking about freedom as well social justice because we are facing a future where the middle class is heading on a path that is not bright.

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