Let’s see, just wondering if we have rights, some seem to have no rights at all. I’m hoping that my rights aren’t being violated because I’m “African American” and because I’m a woman. Not sure what’s really going on but there seems to be an increase of “racial injustices.” There’s cyberbullying because some want to vote for a specific Presidential nominee. What’s going on? Social media is being used by politicians to bully others and the social media users are taunting voters. Voters. Amazing! The ones who are free to vote. Have a right to vote. African Americans are familiar with the periods of not having a right to vote. African American History can tell us a lot about our history.
Where’s the authority figures who should be concerned about others being attacked and I’m sure there has to be some awareness regarding the threats that some receive. Social media bullying is getting outrageous. Some celebrities are leaving social media because of continued harassment. Some social media users are harassing celebrities because they simply can’t compete. They’re not only taunting users who have every right to use social media but they’re also trying to set up individuals so that there’s lives be altered. Michael Jackson has a song called, “They Don’t Really Care About us,” absolutely no rights. Have we gone back in time?
African Americans are continuously being treated unfairly. It appears as if slavery is still alive. At least some wish slavery wasn’t abolished. The sad thing is they’re openly demonstrating how racists some are. Attacking others in the presence of law enforcement and lawyers. That’s because there’s no care. Just wanting to control a certain group of people and becoming upset because they’re unable to do. No more water hoses and dogs running up to bite the legs of women, men, and children who are all African American. When in the 50’s and 60’s the word Negro and Blacks were used.
It’s quite amazing that we still have a long way to go. Challenged all every end. There’s a rise in abuse of power. The poor people have to try and harass the same person everyday. Filling up their social media page with insults. Sounds like a dysfunctional society. Suppose we should be so grateful that there is no more use of the water hose. That’s a plus. We should be so blessed to be able to seek information. For so many being able to do so is a huge problem because there was a time when African Americans weren’t allowed to read. Being able to do so allows us to gain knowledge that isn’t welcomed. Knowing too much.
Please don’t let African Americans climb up the ladder. There will be some serious crab mentality going on. The race wars will continue. Even if African American did everything that White Americans wanted African Americans to do. They’ll complain. Finding something to say about what we’re doing or not doing. Never satisfied. Select an African American President and they’re screaming. That’s how some reacted when Obama became President. Oh wait a minuet. What about an African American writer, blogger, and visionary who is harassed because it’s not a White American. Everyday the woman is taunted.
Her Twitter page is filled with bullying posts and the old we want what we want and that’s final. Oh yes, every single day, imagine that! Day in and day out with the same routine. Let’s bully her some more today. So, the saga continues, being African American isn’t easy. The color of our skin creates ignorance. We bleed the same. In fact so many of us have white family members but we’re still black and for some they may say, not going say, the “N” word. They’ll use that word behind closed doors. I’ve seen some be bold enough to use the word on social media and other platforms. Right now they’re mainly sticking to insults, cyberbullying, and ridiculous messages.
Why should we be surprised? Slavery existed and African Americans were treated as if God didn’t create such strength and boldness. So many African Americans survived slavery and told their story. Treated like garbage and how much have things changed. Well, no water hose, we get to eat at the same restaurants, use the same restrooms. There’s still hangings and deaths. I suppose we’ve come along way but have a long way to go. African Americans can be openly threatened but reverse and there will be an outrage. Equal? Not quite.
I’m Tanikka Paulk and I’m a writer, blogger, visionary. Advocate and the Creator of “The Remarkable Person Project” and Life Experiences VP (Visionary With a Purpose). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration /Criminal Justice and worked in the Miami Dade County Public School System for many years. As one can clearly see that I’m an African American woman who is constantly being cyberbullied on social media. Twitter and Instagram. I refuse to hand over my work. Doesn’t matter about the race but I Tanikka Paul will not tolerate being cyberbullied, attacked, harassed. “The Injustices That so Many African Americans Face is Real.” Some may stand by and allow such things to occur but believe that I Tanikka will stand up!
Sometimes we have to wonder how much does African American or Black Lives Really Matter? Not even to some who are African American. That’s just how things go. http://www.naacp.org/ NAACP.
http://blacklivesmatter.com/. Our lives matter and we deserve to be treated with respect. It’s Black and African American. Some may prefer to be called black but not all of us look like the color black so some are called African American.
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