My 24 hour visit to the ATL, Atlanta Georgia was something I personally really needed. People say I’m hard on Black females, I’m hard on the Black Motorcycle Set, but in my heart I always knew something just ain’t right!!
I knew it, and I knew I was right. I knew black people had more to offer that what I’ve experienced from the black folks I’ve been around my whole life living in California.
I guess it’s the Luisiana blood from my Grandpa & the Mississippi blood from my Grandma that rooted deep inside me that’s always made me strive to be a productive, respectful, positive man.
All I can say is that Black people culturally in California operate way different that Black people down South. My visit to the ATL was dam near 24 hours but I swear I soaked up every minute of it taking in just about every aspect of the black southern lifestyle.
What I want & demand from Black people in California is something that will never happen. Why? because there is no foundation out here, there is no unity, there is no black roots, there is no positive black leaders! In the South you have tradition, you have unity, you have roots, you have history, you have positive productive black business people that continue to fertilize the South with growth & hope! But unfortunately whenever a black person in California attempts to be productive, that person is hated on by black people and not supported because it’s become a normal cultural response of trying to destroy a black man versus supporting him to do better. Why? because culturally this is what california black people have taught themselves as a defense mechanism to hold each other back & down. “If I can’t do better, then why should I let him”. We have dam near learned how to in-prison ourselves.
I don’t just love only black people. I love all people White, Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern & others, but I do have an invested interest to speak up on Black people because I’m black. I care about the future of Black people, cause it effects me.
After my visit to the South, I have come to realize that “It’s not me”!! It’s not me who is “Wrong for wanting black people in California to do better”. I always knew we were more positive, beautiful, and productive than what we portray. This became a fact to me when I saw it in the South.
California black people are accustomed to seeing White people “do good”, so when ever black people see a black person doing better than the average black person, they want to label that black person as “trying to be white”. Why? because seeing a black person do good is something foreign to most black people in Cali and it’s the only thing they can relate his actions to, but in the South, for a black man to see a black man doing good, it only stimulates the next black man to do better cause seeing successful black men in the South is something common.
LET ME STATE FOR THE RECORD!!!!!!! AS OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
I know I have busted a lot of balls, hurt a lot of peoples feelings, and lost some peoples friendships over the things I have said about the Black Motorcycle Set and Black Females. I want you to spread this word as you have spread everything else I have said about the BMS. I want you to know that after today I will never never speak word on the BMS again. NEVER.
After my visit to the South I have come to realize that even though we are Black folks on the West Coast & we are Black Folks Down South, we are 2 different cultures!! I have come to except it that the California Black Culture is what it is and it will NEVER NEVER change!! I can live with it, but I do not have to except it or embrace it. I been living here 40 years, and I went Down South for 24 hours and fell in love with it, and felt like I had so much more to relate to the people with out there.
TO SUM UP EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER SAID ABOUT THE “BLACK MOTORCYCLE SET”, PLEASE UNDERSTAND ALL I HAVE EVER BEEN TRYING TO SAY IS THAT “I KNOW WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS… AS A PEOPLE”.
And after my visit to Atlanta, Georgia I am so happy that I always knew I was right and I stand behind everything I have ever said 111%.
I ENCOURAGE ALL RACES OF PEOPLE, White, Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern, and mainly California Black People to take a visit Down South and feel the Black Culture and get a taste of some real Black Southern Hospitality and see how productive & respectful black people can be. Go see how fuckin sexy, fine, respectful, & productive Southern black females are!! Go visit Atlanta, Georgia, home to the most successful black business owners per square block than any place in the USA.
I’VE ALWAYS DEMANDED MORE FROM BLACK PEOPLE THEN WHAT THEY OFFERED CAUSE I ALWAYS KNEW WE COULD DO BETTER. I have come to realize that yes I have the power to change a person, but not a culture.
I want to wish everyone who read this Peace & Love. I wish you could feel as I do & see my vision, but until then, I can only share my experiences with you in hopes it can help fertilize change in you.
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“BLACK PEOPLE: YOU WOULD DO BETTER, IF YOU KNEW BETTER”. – GOLDIE