Why is it many amongst African Americans AKA Black folk. The general perception is Blacks with multiple tattoos are ignorant,ghetto dwelling thugs & Hood Rats..Yet these same African Americans will perceive Whites with multiple tattoos as hip,edgy ,rebellious,counter culture and even cool. Why aren’t these same endowments reserved for their African American counter parts?
This is a blatant double standard placed upon Blacks by blacks! Racism is as American as apple pie. In America many blacks are quick to cry foul play in terms of being “victims” of racism,but few recognize the internal racism within the African American community. Some of the biggest purveyors of prejudice & discrimination against African Americans are African Americans themselves.
This all comes down to a common mind set among most African Americans.”Black Ambassador-ism”.This is the common thought that all blacks should represent the entire race, and that any blacks seen in a negative light is an embarrassment and a detriment to the entire “Black race”. It is in my humble opinion that this started some time in the early 1900′s with people like W.E.B. DuBois and talented tenth. The notion that 10 percent of the black population would be the elite representatives of the race. The problem with ”Black Ambassador-ism” is that it totally excludes creative expression and individualism .Dare I say it ridicules it…I hate to be the bearer of bad news but “NOT ALL NEGROES WEAR BROOKS BROTHERS SUITS” .I have no problem with Brooks Brothers suits albeit I prefer Armani..Not all blacks want to be good little “Negroes” nor should they be expected to be. Some just want to be hip,edgy ,rebellious,counter culture and even cool without the ridicule of their fellow African Americans. Can we please let African Africans be judged not by the tattoos on their skin,the sag of their jeans, the gold in their teeth but the content of their character and the goodness in their hearts.
Gary Clarence Weaver
Taken from: ALLTATEDUP.COM