Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Agree to Disagree

Agree to Disagree. I wonder if people really understand this concept. Social media especially Facebook make people bask in their feelings. What do I mean about that? When someone disagrees with a post or a comment on a Facebook profile all hell breaks loose. People have opposing opinions and start to insult each other on an opposing view. I have some many examples from bible texts, Black Hollywood, the 2016 election, dating and the list goes on. It is a shame that my age group cannot have a productive and logical exchange of different views. Logic is logic and emotion is emotion. When someone is presenting their different views try to see where the person is coming from and analyze their argument. With that state your argument and logically disagree. Insults and threats are not necessary. We need to learn to express ourselves with facts and reasoning and not how we feel. This is easier said then done but this is very important in a public sphere. Social media is basically entertainment and should not be a source of conflict.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Can't We Have This...

This post may offend some people but it is my opinion. I have come to the realization people of African descent in this country can’t not have anything for ourselves. When we discuss our issues in social media, there is also someone who wants to interject into our issues. The conversation is about our issues and challenges but someone who is not like us always wants to make it a non-black issue. Something similar to screaming All Lives Matter. It is very annoying. There is a time and place for everything; this includes having commentary on social media. When issues are presented about all groups then someone is welcome to join the conversation but if it does not involve you why bother commenting on the said discussion. Do we need allies in our struggle? No we as a people need to depend on each other to make things work out for ourselves. A sense of community has been lost and has to be reestablished. Do I have the solution? No but I think we need to start having more of these conversations and dialogue about what to do. Let’s continue this conversation.