The misconceptions of Black men from media, movies, Television and American society runs deep. The myth that all Black men cheat is a complete lie and misrepresentation of the truth. Black men are one of the most powerful forces in the world and can either be seen as a Gentle Giant, a King or in the case of prejudice, a menace to society. Now while the latter part may seem a little harsh, it is a well-known fact that Black men are generally stereotyped as these terrible human beings.
The main stigmas that never seem to fail them include cheating, lying and of course selling drugs. However, not all Black Men are like this. In fact, most of the Black Men I know are college graduates, studying to receive their doctorate, and hold six figure salaries. What’s upsetting is that these great men get overlooked and thrown into the pool with those who’re unproductive to our society and are tarnishing our culture. The Black Man is a force to be reckoned with and he is like no other person.
His skin a shade of the most beautiful form of chocolate, ranging from super light and sweet to dark and passionate. His mind is crafted like no other; he continues to impact the world with the way he speaks, and his intellect. He continues to electrify every room he walks into with his swagger. Most importantly, he continues to fight adversity day in and day out, as society continues to put copious roadblocks in front of him.
If we said all Black Men cheat, lie and sell drugs then we’d be lying, too. Look at the success stories of John Legend, Daniel Kaluuya, Sterling K. Brown, and Barack Obama. For the young Kings out there, please don’t let this stereotype define you. It’s unfortunate a few rotten apples can spoil the entire bunch, but that doesn’t mean you can’t break the cycle. Think about the legacies that Dr. King, Malcolm X, and our other leaders have left behind for you to follow. For my Queens, I know it’s so easy to just throw them all in the same boat and naturally assume that they are all the same. I know, it’s so easy to just say “Well the last one cheated, and so will this one and the one after that.” Instead of throwing all men into that subcategory, wouldn’t it make sense to just change the men you date? It’s quite ironic, we bash our Kings because some choose to date outside of their race due to preference, or they choose to do certain things like drink wine for instance. Yes, I’ve heard a woman calling a man ‘Gay’ for drinking wine.
Personally, I know a Morehouse grad of whom is now getting his master’s in biology, I also know a man that makes well over 100,000 in Marketing, and most importantly I know a black man who works three jobs in order to keep a roof over his head and food on the table. Ladies, we must give credit where it is due. These are our Kings, please let us treat them as such.
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