Sunday, May 23, 2010
What makes a teenager stab his mother over a cheeseburger? What tragedy in the black community does something like that reveal - domestic violence, missing fathers, out of control kids, poor parenting or demons within?
One thing is certain. The black family or African American home, where peace and harmony once prevailed, is no longer a sanctuary from societal assaults. Instead we have internalized the pressures turning them into demons which cause us to redirect violence and aggression upon ourselves and those whom we love.
My life, my real life, was in danger, and not from anything other people might do but from the hatred carried in my own heart. James Baldwin