Anotha Dead Nigga In The Street!

That’s what the homies say in the hood.

Its tragic when they say it it’s like whatever it’s a part of our lives. Blacks will die either by the hand of the Police or by are killed by their own brothers.

It’s a part of the culture these days!

Death comes quickly and over bullshit most of the times. The thinking of kill or be killed infects many of us minorities.

Why is this view so strong?

I think it has to do with the limited resources that living in low income neighborhoods have to deal with. Since we cannot buy and live like the joneses then we will need to create our own system.

That system became to be called “Hyper Masculinity”

This is when a man who has nothing will begin to find other ways and it is usually their masculinity that they tend to choose.

Why not? Its easy just be more masculine than the rest of the other men around you and you will have power!

The problem though is that he will not be the only man who will think he is the toughest guy on the block.

There are others! Many others!

He will do things just because he can without any care of what will happen to him afterwards.

He will take and take until he comes across another man who has the same mentality as him and a fight erupts.

Since both Men will not back down because they will lose the respect of their peers, they will fight!

Its hard to turn off that Hyper Masculinity and anyone who grew up in the ghetto can tell you.

Even when Authority is our adversary.

We tend to get offensive and irate especially more now since the murders of Black Men these days.

I get upset when I hear that another Black man gets killed. But at the same time I realize that the animosity from both the Police and minorities tends to be real.

I also understand that there are some Police who are a bit overly aggressive but I think it’s because they may have had a hard day, the marriage is going down the drain etc, etc.

How do you avoid getting killed by Police?

Do what they say! Stop messing around! If you are doing something illegal it makes no sense in fighting them as they have the upper hand!

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time!

And as scared as they are of you because how society tends to view Blacks as savages! The Police Officer will pop one on your ass quick fast.

So why be another dead Black man!

It’s not worth it! Its not a street fight. They have the tools to kill you or to disable you.

If they tell you or ask you about whatever do as they say. Regardless!

I know allowing myself to become as if I was a Slave makes me angry! But at least it saves me to live another day.

Let’s talk about another thing that tends to plague Black Men.

Black on Black crime is at an all time high! Not only are Cops shooting at them but they are shooting at each other.

This issue is a very serious issue that I think black lives matter groups should be paying a bit more attention to.

Black on Black crime is an issue we all have to be mind of not just when Cops kill a Black man.

How do we solve it? Who knows I’m no expert but this has got to stop.

Too many young men are dying over bullshit needlessly instead of producing something or becoming somebody.

We as a society have to stop looking at Black Men as just another dead Nigga in the street!

We are all brothers in the end!

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