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Why are African American’s in 2013 Embracing a Culture of Ignorance?

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Ritchie Smith says:

tell it

MS. ILBB says:

We need to start back having our own schools, we did better; these kids
are not being taught anything, much less anything about the truth of who
they are. We need to model after Garvey and Booker T Washington and Claude
Anderson. Before integration we had our own and we did well, in many cases
Whites literally burned/destroyed these communities

Topg1 says:

I think in the political field we are succeeding because we have more black
mayors, half black president, and other politicians. However, in everyday
black culture these people are viewed as exceptions and are distant from
many of our youth. In many house holds entertainers and professional
athletes are viewed as the example of success because they have tons of
money.
To address this issue of ignorance: I think the adults should broaden the
definition of what success is. Success is being able to take care of
yourself and your family by doing the right thing. Stress the importance of
education and encourage entrepreneurship. Teach children the lessons of
black history and our contributions to the world.

Phynechina says:

Majority of our men are homosexual, in jail, or just uneducated and
embracing only what they know u can’t be no greater than the person u
admire so hey if that’s lil wayne then oh well

MS. ILBB says:

Integration is what messed us up to be honest. It’s one of the reasons.
What we’re dealing with stems from 1.) Institutionalized racism 2.)
Integration 3.) Drug infiltration 4.) Transgenerational effects of slavery
and Jim Crow that continue to linger and perpetuate (colorism, seeking and
wanting validation and acceptance of Whites 5.) Taking on the values and
norms of Whites (acceptance of OWW births and its sanctioning of normalcy,
White feminism, Sexual aberrations and sexuality aberrations,
individualism), which are severely destructive to Blacks and the Black
family structure. these are our issues.

Phynechina says:

I get it black folk are ignorant but be tread lightly with tha single mom
comments it is insulting to a woman/single parent like myself who got in a
relationship with a gay/bisexual man half of these women are single parents
cause men like men im sure u can relate

onlookgurl24 says:

For the most part I do agree with this video but I believe that the
education system is partly to blame for the under education in black
schools.

MrIcetreyman says:

I agree with the video. I have no idea how to to change it. I’m not sure if
it will ever change.

Kesh Aria says:

I think a dumbing-down epidemic is plaguing an entire generation of
American society, not just black people. The quest for quick money and
celebrity status over true intelligence and integrity is crippling us.We
have got to start realizing that the benefit of selling our souls for the
dollar is just a facade.We think ignorance is celebrated when in reality,
the world is laughing at us.It’s sad when we know every feature of the
latest cell phone or ipad but many of us can’t balance a checkbook.

Boldbro says:

I agree with you..where are the artist that have the same mindset as Stevie
Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye who sung songs that really influenced
generations of people. Not just blacks but whites and others as well.
interesting isn’t it…Peace Niz

Walter Lee Hampton II says:

very true…i agree with you 100%

nizzotheartist says:

part 5 ; The final chapter ! And now they got the minds of our children .
Sagging there pants . Killing over Jordans . Slanging dope . For they can
look like the rap stars on tv And now rappers like Naz , Ksr1 , Dont have a
chance . And now Chief keith is the new leader of our youth . And guess who
put him there . It wasnt us ! But Remember . Control the music . And you
can control the People . But if we fight we can take it back . Thank you
for Reading .

Boldbro says:

I see your point and agree! Because we as a people are more emotional, and
rythmic than ( I believe ) any other culture of people on the planet. There
are other cultures as well but we are talking about us in the U.S. So that
would be a great start. Take a look at Will Smith film After Earth for ie
the critics tore it up. Yet it was a positive movie of a father teaching
his son to become a man, independent, strong. Yet it was dismissed! We need
music, movies, like that to reteach what was lost

nizzotheartist says:

Part 3 They said . No more of that massage music . We want booty shaking
and money being thrown . This is what we want . Sporty cars , sexy woman ,
Big houses . And now every rapper you here . Is dancing to the same drum
beat . That was created by the new hip hop music slave masters . If you
want all of these things nigger . You got to do what we tell you to do .
Yes master . Me want to buy some more Gucci . Ok then . Get your as out
there and make the dam music we want you to make .

Ronald Anderson says:

BABY! I STRONGLY AGREE! I FEEL THAT WE LIVING IN A WORLD OF IGNOREANCE
MOTHERFUCKERS WHO DON’T HAVE ANY SINCE AT ALL! MY PARENTS DIDN’T EVEN RAZE
ME MUCH BETTER THAN THE NEXT PERSON! THEY TOLD ME TO BE A LEADER, NOT A
FOLLOWER, NEVER DO WHAT OTHERS DO, WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE AND THIS
IS VERY SERIOUS! I LOVE U AND LIKE WHAT DOIN AND YOUR LOOKIN MUCH BETTER
EVERY TIME I SEE U! KEEP SMILIN GOOD LOOKIN!

tycars1 says:

I think black people…the uppity ones are just as ignorant as the ignorant
black people. The uppity black people in the black community are nothing
more than Uncle Toms always preaching about what the white man is doing and
how the black man should try to be like the white man. Last time I check,
the white man will do anything for money, he’d sell his kids, kill his
mother, brother and sister, enslave a whole race and somehow make himself
the victim. Fuck the white man’s way.

sirmighty loov says:

We also need to end welfare,section 8 and other free government handouts.

simonstuart2003 says:

Agree, Walter, I don’t behave this way and I don’t know why people don’t
call it out, but if you called it out you are an Uncle tom, sell out, wanna
be white, etc. People just like ignorance reign and we are paying for it in
the long run.

Boldbro says:

to give in and remain ignorant. I believe we are systematically, yet
patiently being dismantled and destroyed… It has come to the point that
even those of us that fought for civil rights, better education, better
opportunities have given up. A each on thereown mentality is now the trend.
( I got mine now you get yours thinking) Sad but true and not all but so
many that it’s not making a difference in the minds of the less fortunate

68tawana says:

if we wont care enough about our children to demand control over what they
are being taught in these public schools on the elementary level, then we
are surely doomed!!! the school systems have to do it because the parent(s)
will not!! In order to preserve ourselves and begin to change things around
for the better, our children have to be taught differently-and there’s no
getting around it–we are in a predicament where it’s “do or die”

hellorodney says:

an enlightened video,,,sad, but for those that listen: a way out

plzdntwastemytime says:

HOW DO I SEND YOU AN EMAIL??????

theresa s says:

It not only black women redface because I am single, educated black woman
with no children. I always have to justify and defend myself of my choices
to few black men in Atlanta and answer why still single and have 10 baby
daddies ? But I find that it young girls who taken this ignorant mentality
because most of growing up in single family homes where father is not at
home so there is negative consequences just as boys being reared with no
father. So there are still good black women out here.

Shaun A. Brown says:

I think it’s a combination of both. We both can agree that somewhere within
that timeframe black folks stopped caring about how they’re perceived
amongst themselves as well as others outside of the community. We were
taken seriously then, currently we’re viewed as a joke. That respect has to
be earned again. The more that’s given to us the less we have to work. The
more work we do, the better gains we get. Of course people don’t think like
that anymore.

Obie James says:

Is this a problem of America in general or a problem just of the African
American culture. It would seem (mind you with little thought or research)
that our country has shifted its focus from education. Can we expect the
African American culture to be any different if this is the case across the
multiple cultures of our country?

J Maddox says:

Totally agree with you Walter…..sad, but true.

Boldbro says:

When I say by design not spiritual design but the societal design. I’m
afraid that there may not be a solution as we have come too far down to
ever get back up. There may be too many to try and save and instill a
different mindset. Hmmm, I will have to think more on possible solutions. I
will say this though. Intelligence does not equal wisdom and
commonsense….quite the opposite. What an great and interesting topic.
Peace!!

mahthias214 says:

the family structure. So black folk CANNOT blame the man for nothing
because we dug that hole ourselves.

sirmighty loov says:

Don’t get me wrong if you earned it then so be it. If your a welfare queen
that lives off of tax payers that’s another story.

Dean Green says:

But that’s not the worse part. The worse part is the racism practiced by
African Americans. Witness their calling each other the “N” word. And “N”
is someone who is stupid, dumb and lazy and they call each other that at
the blink of an eye. Witness how they talk about “good” hair, meaning
stringy hair–more like white people–than kinkly or strong hair–more like
black people.

WrestlingSuperstar83 says:

Thank you Mr. Hampton for this for this video! Its a shame that we as Black
Americans support, promote, and live the life of Ignorance! We have to do
better!

MISSDAJAVU22 says:

These kids dgaf about the civil rights movement, and what it was really
about. I don’t know where everything started to go to hell and I’m not
really sure what its gonna take short of exterminating these folks who
really just don’t care about doing better… Because you can’t make someone
care about things that they don’t see as important

MrThehardway says:

Here’s the kicker Walter…if you have a discussion about politics,
history, religion, relationships, law, etc., with an “educated” black
person and then a hood rat, chances are you’re two discussions won’t vary
much. What the hell is that about? Educated and intelligence are simply two
different things!

saphiredewdrop says:

As a woman I will never give up my power to anyone.

68tawana says:

WE HAVE GOT TO UNITE AND PETITION/BOYCOTT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SYSTEMS TO
CHANGE THE CURRICULUM BEING TAUGHT -INCLUDED SHOULD BE 1- BLACK ECONOMICS
2-DAMAGING EFFECTS OF SINGLE PARENTHOOD 3 SELF LOVE AND RESPECT 4-
MANDATORY TRADES FOR BOYS SUCH AS WOODWORKING,CARPENTRY, PLUMBING, ETC. 4-
THE TRUE MOTIVE OF THE RAP GAME . UNTIL OUR CHILDREN LEARN ALL OF THE
ABOVE, THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO GET WORSE

Shaun A. Brown says:

I blame it on hip hop culture. Notice how determined we were before it. It
seems like after the mid-nineties there had been a shift in the attitudes
of young folks. How they carry themselves, how they speak, how they
interact. It went from discussing about their experiences from the hood to
glorifying and reliving the hood way of life. You would think after a while
that folks would rise above that, but they still have that same mindset.

Ronald Anderson says:

THIS IS SAD, BUT VERY TRUE, REALLY NEED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN NOT TO GO
THROUGH THE SAME PATH WE BEEN THROUGH, WE WANT AND NEED THEM TO DO BETTER
FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS!!

n2meuc2 says:

Very sad and true. I hurt over all of the ignorance I see EACH and EVERYDAY
on a wider scale working in law enforcement. We are going BACKWARDS. And no
one seems to care. I appreciate these open, honest discussions. Keep
speaking on it. From your video earlier YES, we should be offended. At work
I have to be certain to “fix my face” when I go on calls…. Very, very
sad… It really sucks. It really, really does!!!!! B

Devon Dené Drouillard says:

The problem lies with the fact that many blacks want things given/handed to
them as through one deserves it. Many do not want to earn anything in life,
and make excuses to justify why they deserve things without earning or
working for it. This is why so many black kids are not in school. They do
not want to work to get an education. For example, Rachel Janteal –We can
denote that she does not have an education, yet we have blacks that make
excuses as to why she doesn’t have one.

beefpatty60 says:

You speak so much of the truth & reality. Some of my people r going
backwards

Lia Atkinson says:

The black community as a whole is mentally ill. It is due to a system that
takes the virus of our communities and make them the leaders, super stars,
role models and epitome of what it means to be black and successful.
Ignorance, passivity and stupidity is rewarded, elevated and celebrated.
The weakest of our community simply go along to get along. The strongest of
our community (the ones who don’t drink the kool aide) are marginalized or
rejected by the greater whole. We’re really sick people.

n2meuc2 says:

I was and will always be a PROUD NERD!!!

Boldbro says:

So here we are today, obnoxious reality shows and TV series, crazy and
disturbing rap songs, hoodrats (God I hate that term), single mothers,
drugs, and self destruction, negative media push, etc etc. You see this
didn’t happen overnight it took time and planning to bring a race to being
forgotten, desemated, and near anniliation, or better exterminated. Now
what can we do, how can we change it…hmm!!

simonstuart2003 says:

Got to agree, the hip hop in the 80s wasn’t about gangster rap, it was good
time, now, it is about guns, money and sex and it has hurt us for the worst.

theresa s says:

Sad but true. As a race we are taking 100 steps backwards !! When President
Obama gave commencement speech at Morehouse a few months ago, he was
criticized for speaking truth about bettering ourselves and taking
responsibility as black people. Although I a democratic I believe that we
black people do not strive to do better because most of the hood rats rely
too much on government welfare and waiting for check. Maybe we need to cut
off free assistance and let hood rat fend for themselves.

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