|We Are Your Gift; Recognize|
|A Scene From The Movie Scarface|
Realizing that "Nigga’s" being the perpetual American underdog; I began to see the ideology to which so many black would cling to coming from similar backgrounds as tony Montana; (Scarface) and why they would identify with the plight of his struggle.
Most black males feeling powerless in an institutional structure that relegates us as second class citizens; longing for ways to exercise their ambitions, desires, and masculine egos in the struggle for power. Combine that with environments that are conducive to incubating ideas of “gangster” lifestyles, and other negative influences; you see why so many young black men can be caught up in the illusionary appeal of the Scarface persona. Throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s preceding to even present day 2011; gangster cinema or “hood films” as dubbed by the industry insiders are still a profitable market with in entertainment and still received with ambiguity within the black culture.
|Dr. Cornel West|
|Anything Goes When It Comes To Ho's Cause Pimpin' Aint Easy|
Within the greater at large world culture there is an overt and subverted subjugation of women from receiving lower wages even when having equivalent job titles and educational backgrounds as their male counter parts; to human trafficking and prostitution rings prevalent amongst all social institutions from religion to politics. This is systemic in every “civilized culture” but attacks are waged on black males when they themselves are victims to agents of socialization. (Family, environment, religion, media, peer group), and acting out the major dominant culture. Now in no way do I think black men should get a pass on their role within this circulatory perpetuation of masculine oligarchy, but I must ask the question why there is so much scrutiny on black males? Hopefully with the help of our female counter parts we can usher in the ideological utopian society hand in hand with our sisters.
|Omnipotent Team Owner|