Recently CNN Politics online ran a story entitled "Why Obama doesn't dare become the angry black man;" I believe that was a misstatement. I read the article and though it made some sense by the way that it was written, I just had to go a little further.
When people don't understand something they say something totally contrary to what should be said or leave things out. First of all that headline infers that Black men are angry, which is totally absurd. All Black men don't act the same, and they certainly don't act like you want them to just because you think they should. Black men are unique human beings that possess a natural aura all their own. Slavery ended a long time ago and White people need to understand that they do not call the shots of how an African-American Man of Color, especially one who is President of the United States of America should act.
One would think that it's high time that White America finally got the picture about the Black man, after all they've been watching us for hundreds of years, but they cannot contain us without a whip and a chain. Though we all have feelings, we don't all act the same; we have a mystique, which we bring to the table and the White man is in awe of what he doesn't understand and has never understood.
Barack Obama is nothing like his former minister, the Reverend Wright. The role of a Black Minister is different than that of a President, and contrary to what people would like to believe sometimes; we all don't look alike and we definitely don't act the same. The fire within the Black man doesn't always have to be expressed through anger; look at the differences between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
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