Is Black America Headed for Extinction?

Black AmericaThere are many contributing factors which could potentially lead to the extinction of Black America. Issues such as police brutality, black-on-black crime, life-long prison sentences, unhealthy eating, and abortions along with the added stress of being black in America, are all signs that point to a country void of African-Americans. It is time for us to wake up or continue on the road toward becoming an endangered species.

Many have used the excuse of black-on-black crime as a justification to the looming extinction. The question often pondered is, “If African-Americans do not care about themselves, why should anyone else?” The crime rate that exists within the black community is a tragedy, however, this does not justify the disproportionate number of lethal encounters with police. It is no secret that African-Americans are twice as likely to be arrested and four times more likely to be subjected to unnecessary force during encounters with law enforcement.

Today, many within the black community feel systematically trapped into a NO-WIN situation. They have been socially engineered into their dilemma and historically marked by remnants of a stereotyped path, which is perpetuated in age-old sitcoms, contemporary Hollywood films and other mediums of popular culture. If Black America continues to fall face-forward into the lifestyles that have been handed to them by a system meant to destroy the race, extinction will be the only resolve.

What a sad reality to watch an entire race “fade to black” while the rest of America sits on sidelines either cheering, shifting blame or cursing the system. Meanwhile, many members of this “cursed” race find themselves going crazy while trying to navigate through life in ways that will put their opposing race at ease. Black Americans continue to be reduced to constricting and false typecasts which invoke fear or accusations just because of the color of their skin. Will it ever end? Is the ending going to be the death of an entire race? Is it a crime to seek common ground as opposed to using “stand your ground” as a weapon of destruction?

Black AmericaSo many questions with so few answers have left nearly an entire portion of this free country hopeless. Hope is the belief that circumstances will improve, or at least not deteriorate further, but without a strategic or methodical way to circumnavigate this detrimental landscape, hope becomes increasingly scarce. Individuals who possess hope for the future tend to have a concern about the potential negative impacts of their actions. The lack of such hope removes the specter of negative consequence from one’s mind and leaves him or her free to participate, without restraint, in criminal activity such as black-on-black crime.

Black America is headed for extinction unless a change takes place from the inside as well as outside forces. As a people, we must decide that extinction will not be our truth. Currently, we see police killing young unarmed black men almost on a daily basis without remorse or recourse. However, we also have armed black men killing each other at an alarming rate. The way to get rid of a race is to kill them before they grow and have a chance to reproduce.

It is time for Black America to move from surviving in captivity, both mentally and physically, and turn their attention and efforts toward fixing the root causes rather than wallowing in the symptoms. A good place to start is the pursuit of self-respect and mutual respect for others, instead of the self-hatred, contempt and acceptance of a diminished image that many have subconsciously adopted. Is Black America headed for extinction? Without change, an entire race will undoubtedly fade to black.

Opinion by Cherese Jackson (Virginia)

Source:

The Gazette: Recognizing the signs of black America’s genocide

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6 Responses to "Is Black America Headed for Extinction?"

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  2. Phil Dorrington   January 30, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I’m thinking it’ll just be more of the same neo stealth slavery of the prison system / forced labor camps. Cheap labor.

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  3. Phil Dorrington   January 30, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Think “respect for authority” would be easier if the Authority was more respectable, setting a better example with corruption prosecutions for example. Including “White-Collar” crimes of those in positions of power & among the Police Force. Need more Elliot Ness types – incorruptible Poster-Boys.

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  4. Phil Dorrington   January 30, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Money / Litigation potential is probably the hold-up in admitting a misuse of power & overuse of force & making an example of them, i’d suggest better candidate screening & “unofficial” punishments / awareness of consequences among serving officers. Awareness of responsibility.

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  5. Phil Dorrington   January 30, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Wow, what a controversial title. How exactly do you foresee this “extinction event” unfolding? Do you think Black people are going to stop reproducing, or a genocidal war erupting ? I don’t really claim to have any answers, i would like to be able to change the way things are, but feel rather powerless to do so. I wish skin colour was not such a dividing factor & that more understanding & respect of each other was taking place, but life seems to throw dividing choices at us frequently & we have to decide where are priorities / loyalties lie. It seems still that we are not really all considered “equal” unofficially , Despite the first black President being in power. Don’t think there is really any justification for turning to crime, but a lack of hope for change might well be a motivating influence. I don’t think population control is the thinking behind these Police shootings, there’d have to be a lot more of them. Think the Justice system ought to be holding Police Officers more accountable for their actions & there seems to be a lot of de-humanizing labeling going on from those in power “criminal” & “terrorist” for some fairly minor infractions. Police are meant to “serve & protect” not “control & enforce” perhaps some attitude adjustments are called for, doesn’t seem to be happening though. Need to make examples of those going “above & beyond the call of duty” not defend / justify their actions, i’d have thought. Seems to be a very “Authoritarian” government in power, who close ranks to protect their own.

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    • Cherese Jackson   January 30, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Phil. If the title is controversial than I’ve done my job well. The whole point is to get people talking about it in order to collaborate on strategic change. Law enforcement is playing a great part in the genocide, but so is the African-American community. As a race, we have not learned to successfully and effectively resolve the issue of conflict resolution and therefore, as opposed to uniting toward a better tomorrow we are killing each other at the speed of light. Check out http://guardianlv.com/2016/01/life-america/ and http://guardianlv.com/2016/01/empowered-perspective/

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