Message to white people: I agree that….
I am a rapist until I prove otherwise
I am a mugger until I prove otherwise
I am a gangbanger until I prove otherwise
I am a car jacker until I prove otherwise
I am uneducated until I prove otherwise
I am a deadbeat dad until I prove otherwise
I am up to no good until I prove otherwise
I am guilty until I prove otherwise
Above are just some of the many labels readily pinned upon Black men by most white people without rational judgment by way of character content over skin color. And Black men lives are dictated, or ended prematurely, by these unforgiving racial labels.
But here’s a view from a Black man’s perspective: you, white people, are the Devil incarnate! It is neither with joy nor with malice that I arrive at this conclusion: history has spoken, and the contemporary era appears to confirm that you can truly be summed up by your collective deeds at home and abroad…on the streets and in the workplace…individually and institutionally.
You are the Devil.
A painful assertion for you to hear, I know. But what sane and informed person of color can think otherwise? ‘Money is the root of all evil’ is a favorite saying of yours. You elevate money over morals…you possess the most money…you sell any and everything for money…especially souls. Banks and politics are your evil twins.
Yes, you are the Devil…until proven otherwise!
© Menelik Charles.