This is deep! read and be advised;
This was just sent to me, and I found it so interesting as the writer claimed to
be 22 years old, that I decided to forward it along to every black person in my
Pass this on to Our Youth, Our Parents, Our Black Men and Women
Letter from a college student
The other day, a friend of mine visited me in the lobby of my dorm just to chat
while her laundry was drying. As we were chatting, two young freshmen came by.
One of the 2 boys wanted to 'talk' to my friend (as in date). She asked him how
old they were, and both of the boys replied 18. My friend and I both laughed
hysterically because we are both 22 years old.
After my friend left, the young men were still hanging around and one wanted to
know how he could gain her interest.
The first thing I told him to do was to pull up his pants! He asked why, and
then said he liked saggin ' his pants. I told him to come over to my computer
and spell the word saggin'. Then I told him to write the word saggin '
I told him the origin of that look was from centuries ago. It was the intent of
slave owners to demoralize the field workers by forbidding them to wear a belt
as they worked in the fields or at any other rigorous job. In addition, men in
prison wore their pants low when they were 'spoken for'. The other reason their
pants looked like that was they were not allowed to have belts because prisoners
were likely to try to commit suicide. And, saggin' pants prevents you from
We as young Black people have to be the ones to effect change. We are dying.
The media has made a mockery of the Black American. Even our brothers and
sisters from Africa don't take us seriously. Something as simple as pulling up
your pants and standing with your head held high could make the biggest
difference in the world's perception of us. It is time to do right by
ourselves. We need to love and embrace each other. No one is going to do that
It all comes down to perception. What people perceive is what reality to them
is. We have to change not only the media's perception of us, but we need to
change our perception of ourselves.
Remember all eyes are on you Black Man. All eyes are on you Black Woman. All
eyes are on your Black Child. People point the finger at us and expect us to
engage in negative and illegal activities, to manifest loud, boisterous
behavior, to spend our hard earned money in their stores, buying goods we don't
need, or really want. We have allowed not only the media, but the government
and the world to portray us as a 'sub-culture. ' They have stripped our culture
down to the point where the image of Black people is perpetuated as rappers,
athletes, drug users, and consumers of junk food, expensive tennis shoes,
expensive cars, expensive TVs, cell phones and not investing in homes for our
families. We are so much more!!!!!
To all our Black Men :
It's time to stand up. There are billions of Black Women who want to do nothing
more than worship the ground that you walk on. We are so in love with your
potential. We want to have your back, we want to love, support and cherish
every ounce of your being. But with that you have to show that you are willing
to be the head of our households. You have to prove yourselves worthy of our
submission. We need you to be hard working...Not a hustler. We need you to seek
higher education, to seek spirituality. We need you to stand! And trust us; we
will have your back. We know that it gets hard. We know you get weary. Trust
and believe that there is nothing that a Black Man and a Black Woman can't
handle with GOD on their side.
To all our Black Women:
It is also time for you to stand up. It is time for you to stop using your
bodies as your primary form of communication. It is time to be that virtuous
woman that Proverbs spoke of. You cannot sit by the wayside while our men are
dying by the masses. You are the epitome of Black Love. It starts within you.
You need to speak with conviction to let not only our Black Men know, but the
world, that you are the Mothers of this world. You are so powerful. You are so
beautiful. You need to love and embrace every blessing God has given us
physically, emotionally and spiritually.
For all our Black Children :
We need to love them. We need to teach them. We need to stand up for them. We
need to protect them. We need to show them that there are no 'get rich quick'
schemes. We need to tell them that they WILL die trying if they submit to a
life of crime and deceit. We need to teach our children that no one will love
them the way we can. And being a basketball player, a rapper, or a drug dealer
is not reality. It's not realistic and only a small percentage of people ever
make it as a rapper or professional athlete. We need to teach our children that
we can be more than rappers and athletes. We can be the owners of these sports
teams. We can be the CEO's of OUR fortune 500 companies. We need to believe in
Please Keep This Going & Have a wonderful day
'This is the year of empowerment.' God will empower us to accomplish things this
year that will be mind blowing'.