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The Worth of a Black Life

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Black Life, what is it worth to us? We have those who were murdered, executed, or even brutally beaten and it appears that some do not care or understand the worth of life. We have those such as Troy Davis, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Rodney King, Amadou Diallo, Aiyana  Jones, James Anderson, and countless others. Do we value ourselves, our education, improving our communities, and getting a legitimate job? So what does this mean for us as a people when 50 years ago were marching together to protect our race.  Why is it that when it comes to media, a black person is viewed in a negative image? (Ex. In Tyler Perry movies, you have a man dressed as a woman and some people look at it as entertainment and not realizing this is not a positive image of a black man, on the news a black person is always broad-casted or identified first as the convicted, and in music black people are constantly making songs aiming at their own race in a negative viewpoint)  Why do some of us have a "Don't Care" attitude when it comes to learning about something tragic that happened to someone of our own race?  When a black man has an education, some look down on him; when someone is progressing financially, some will steal from him;  because of the color of his shirt or the side of town someone stays on, some will fight or even kill that person; Why is that? Do we realize we have a deficient perception of ourselves may have a self-fulling prophecy on us a people?  Do our race understand the true power of words? Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!!

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