Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wanna Hear Something Crazy????

I had to post this so I could get responses. After bringing up the Michael Vick sentencing, a self-described "forward thinking, open-minded, understanding" person said the following statement, "Michael Vick got sentenced to 23 months in prison, because Black men sleep with White women." This person was dead serious! Could any or all of you please respond to this statement? If you agree, please state why. If you disagree, do the same. I was blown away by how ridiculous this statement was. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Vick-tim of Circumstances

I am really annoyed with the sentencing of Michael Vick. It may be the lack of understanding but I can't imagine taking away a man's life and livelihood because of the death or mistreatment of a dog. I'm sure there are tons of animal rights activists and PETA people who think the punishment is just, but I'm not one. I remember there was a Green Bay Packers tight end named Mark Chmura who was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact on April 8, 2000 at a Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School prom party with the then 17-year-old babysitter of his children. He was not as demonized as Michael Vick, who killed dogs. He actually hosts a weekly radio show on ESPN Radio. This isn't the only example: How about Atlanta Falcons defensive back Patrick Bates, who was charged with assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and, three weeks after the baby was born, kidnapping the child and beating the mother with a gun. Bates finally was let go by the Falcons, pleaded guilty to reduced charges and was signed by the Oakland Raiders. He was not as demonized as Michael Vick, who killed dogs. Even Falcons all-pro linebacker Cornelius Bennett was charged with rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment. Bennett pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. He was neither released by the Falcons nor fined by the NFL. He was not as demonized as Michael Vick, who killed dogs. Even the poster boy of NFL misconduct, Lawrence Phillips who repeatedly was arrested for assault and motor-vehicle violations. Rams assistant coach Johnny Roland minimized Phillips' conduct this way: "Everyone deserves a second chance -- sometimes a third or fourth chance. He didn't kill anyone." Neither did Michael Vick. He just killed dogs. I wonder why hunters aren't looked at with this much disgust. Does PETA protest outside the homes of the NFL players who hunt during Hunting Season? For some reason the hypocrisy surrounding the sentencing infuriates me. It makes me want to kill a dog for every day he is in prison. It even seems ridiculous to type that a man is going to prison for killing a dog, when I have a cousin, a human being, who was murdered and there was no federal investigation or even an arrest. I bet Tupac & Biggie's killers are breathing a sigh of relief, saying "at least we didn't kill no dogs!" But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Rappers & Atheletes

I was posed an interesting question today and I didn't really have a good answer. I case some of you didn't know there is a popular myth/assumption/discrepancy/rumor/lie that successful black men always go for white women. With that being said; here is the question: "Why do Black athletes seem to date white women, but Rappers never do?" Do you know? I don't. It's a pretty good question to kick around. But that's just my opinion though, And who the hell am I?

Better or Good

I realized that one person's image of you and another person's can be completely different. I realize that due to some of the circumstances that have surrounded my upbringing, and some of the choices that I've made during mu adolescence have put me in a position where those who "knew me when" would say that I am a "better person". In the course of changing my habits, rectifying past wrongs, making amends and redefining myself; I've surrounded myself with a host of people who believe I'm a "good person". Today I heard both comments said about me and I asked myself which is the more positive/productive statement. He is a "better person" or He is a "good person"? A "better person" has more leeway. You are more willing to accept mistakes or missteps. But you are also more likely to get placated and condescended to. A "good person" is a difficult line to walk. It reeks of perfection and gets lumped in naivety. A "good person" also gets the reputation that they haven't lived enough of life to where it had the opportunity to "put it's foot in their butt". A "better person" is usually not financially stable and/or struggling. A "good person" is usually well off and/or content. I'm not 100% convinced on who I am or who I want to be. That's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?
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