Man is a slave neither of his race nor his language, nor of his religion, nor of the course of rivers nor of the direction taken by mountain chains. A large aggregate of men, healthy in mind and warm of heart, creates the kind of moral conscience which we call a nation.
It’s unknown to us today how MLK really felt about interracial marriages and mixed-race families – when a Black Woman was involved. But that, in and of itself, doesn’t mean that we should avoid such in our progress towards and integrated future. But such needed progress takes to, at the very least.
So, if we’re going to bring the Dream to fruition, we’re going to need Black women to step up and join with us to do so.
Since it’s once again Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it seems to me to be the most appropriate time to remind all you, my fellow White Men, that Orthocegenation is the best way to reach the goals of equality. Providing Black Women with our children and our support as fathers to those children are actionable affirmations that we are all Americans and all committed to a better, brighter future for those children.
The arc of justice may be long, but we can shorten it. So, do the Right, White thing and include Black women in your reproductive choices and, all else being equal, choose them as them as mothers of your children. Indeed, if you accept the need for equity, prioritize your choice of them for motherhood. Remember, by diversifying our fatherhood we spread – dare I say redistribute? – our privilege, thereby reducing the gap between races.
Yes, it’s Black Friday, the first and in all likelihood most lethal day of this year’s Christmas Shopping Season. Here’s a thought though – one I’ve put forth many times in the past and will put forth many more times in the future – you and the nation would be better off suborning this phenomenon, turning it sideways, and redefining what Black Friday means. 😛
Believe me; I know of what I speak. You’ll be far happier “shopping” for a Black babe than with any consumer goods you’d be buying. And, going there will set you up for having more to be thankful for next Thanksgiving.
This is not my first awareness of the Juneteenth “holiday.” Nor is it the first time I’ve raised a drink for it. With one of my wives being Black, I’ve been aware of the date and what significance it’s been held to have for well over 20 years. This is, however my first Juneteenth when it was an actually federally recognized and generally observed holiday. I’m even getting a day of with pay because of it!
Hence, I’m spreading the celebration of this day with a plethora of examples of why there was a serious and pervasive upside to the South losing their bid for independence and the Blacks being given their freedom and personhood.