In the wake of the Angry Black Male Syndrome spreading throughout America, good people of all partisan camps are asking “what’s going on?” Main Street America has seen this syndrome coming for decades- and sounded warning after warning: only to receive ridicule and dismissal from the left. The message is clear and honest: “The world simply doesn’t hate you because your skin is black. To use “Racism” as an excuse for failure is an exercise in mental weakness.” While these answers may seem simplistic to many, their implementation would decrease the Syndrome dramatically:
Acknowledge Dan Quayle was right, and “Murphy Brown” was wrong. Nothing can be more responsible for the Angry Black Male than illegitimate birthrates and the absence of mature influences in the formative years of their childhood. In this writers extensive experience with poor, inner-city families: I’ve seen more than one toddler suffer traumatic shaking, angry physical outburst levied upon them, and an inordinate amount of disengagement from immature, unwed mothers after a child ceases to be a live dress up doll. This stems from the Lefts insistence that premarital sex for teenagers is acceptable (they even call fourteen year old girls “young women”. They aren’t women, they’re girls with their boobs growing: it isn’t the ability to menstruate that makes them “women” it’s the ability to stand on ones’ own and bear the responsibility for ones’ decisions that makes one a woman). The proverb “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” is accurate- whether that world be full of industrious young men making their way: or anarchist full of unjustified hatred and misplaced resentment.
Stop telling them as children that they are special, and then acting as if special means “inferior”. Instead of showering teenagers with PITY for their environment, whether real or imaginary: (one doubts Trayvon Martin faced any real challenges that weren’t of his own making): offer them the challenge and emotional support to live up to their talents and abilities. If they don’t get their needs at home- give them opportunities to earn their needs. Newt Gingrich had the right idea when he suggested giving young people jobs in their schools- and to predicate that job with their work ethic AND scholastic performance.
The Angry Black male could use plain talk like that of English teacher David McCullough in his 2012 graduation speech at Wellesley High School, Wellesley, Massachusetts:
“Contrary to what your U-9 soccer trophy says….you are nothing special. Astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center, therefore you cannot be it: if everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless.”
Instead of coddling them, encourage poor blacks to graduate from High School (big ego booster for something earned), to find and develop their talents, and adopt a vision of their life as a productive member of society. For young men without positive male role models, the military is a good life skills decision. Learning to, and joining the American main stream is crucial, CRUCIAL to mitigating the hatred of the Angry Black Male.
Stop fanning the flames of racism for political and financial gain. From false accusations of racism from Congressmen against citizens, to the message of gangster music, to the wholesale excusing of violence, to black movie producers claiming racism prior to the release of a race baiting movie, to the current Administration defending and propagating racism: all for profit and votes. It’s been established that it takes a racist to falsely accuse someone of racism for gain or profit. The hatred of these people and the willingness to insight angry black males to violence and racial hatred is destroying the nation, and the lives of young people. For those who love their country, and for those concerned about the futures of these misguided young men: it’s time to stand together and say “Stop your foolishness, you’re destroying our kids.”
The Angry Black Male Syndrome is a social disease that's caused by the greedy and the power hungry. It's time to stop supporting those who engage in the activity- for the kids.