It’s time to reconstruct our image!

I’m writing this to specifically address black people. This is my calling to you to help facilitate something that is very important to the treatment of black people worldwide, and that is our image.
I really don’t care where you’re from, or your background, but as long as you are a black person, this pertains to you. Yes, you are black, too, even if one of your parents is white or other. Don’t get it twisted!
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Linkedin are the most popular social media sites that we use to express ourselves and display to the world what’s going on in our daily lives and our communities. We must be very conscious of how we can use these mediums to help portray the black man and the black woman around the world. For centuries now, we have allowed white people to falsify an image of us using their own power of media and tactics. This image has propagated a negative outlook for black people worldwide. We know that we are the most resilient group of people in the world, but we have not always been the most resourceful. Film, television, radio and the news networks have destroyed our image for so long, it may take 3 more generations for us to reconstruct our image to the world. Whether their propaganda is fixated on handing out Oscars to black people for playing maids, housekeepers, pimps, dirty cops, thieves and other subservient and negative roles that they feel are deserving, to maintain their long hard work of establishing a distorted image for us, or the 6 o’clock news depicting us as drug dealers, drug users and murderers, it has somehow become effective. Though the racists who can’t argue their reasoning for racism are happy to see these images, the media’s tactics have been effective nonetheless. We must take away that weapon! Now, we must understand this is not just a national propaganda to destroy our image and to construct the image they would like to present to the world, but it’s also being done on an international level. In the 80’s, they blamed the HIV virus and AIDS on Haitians(unproven lies). The first person to carry the HIV virus into the United States was a white male flight attendant named Gaetan from Canada. They paint pictures of Africa as an uncivilized jungle without any development whatsoever, and most of you believe that bullshit! They show the hood as a war zone, no matter what the city, but when white people start to gentrify it, they call it diverse, without calling it what it really is, a hostile takeover! We must be aware of their propaganda machine, and we must do everything in our power to revise the image these racists have created on our behalf. There’s no such thing as a liberal media. Don’t believe the hype! Liberal white people enjoy the privilege of our distorted image just as much as the racists do. White privilege does not differentiate between liberals and racists. The seeds have been planted by the entire media, and it’s now up to us to change our image ourselves. We must refer to this as “The Reconstruction Period.” We must undergo this surgery to change our image, and it’s going to take a collective efforts, and we all must become surgeons, in order for the overhaul of our image to work.
Since we’re not all news anchors behind the desk of a major network; we’re not all directors in Hollywood; we’re not all television producers; and we’re not all mayors and governors of major cities and states, we must use the tools available to us to reconstruct our image in the world. What I’m asking is very simple and basic: please help spread positive images and stories about black people on your social media accounts. I’m not saying rachetness does not happen, but we don’t have to push it online for millions of people to see. All you have to do is hit the “block or delete” button when you see rachetness on your feed. Do not share it. It’s not entertainment. It’s the destruction of our image. We can find millions of positive stories daily to share online. Make somebody in your community famous for the good work they are doing in your community. I don’t really care about seeing crackheads, brawls, foul mouthed children, foul mouthed mothers telling off their baby daddies, stupid men fighting or jumping other black men, dumb rappers, naked black women, poorly behaved children, poor parenting, thefts, and all that other bullshit drama that most of you are sharing online. We can’t keep complaining about how they destroy our image everyday, while we continue to add to it.
I’m asking you to please share this post publicly on your page, because we must start this “Reconstruction Period” and shove it all the way down their throats, the same way they have been shoving distorted images of us down our throats and the rest of the world.

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