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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Miami Hurricanes vs. FlU Fight - Video Of An American Trajedy

This video is of what in my opinion is a criminal act in the making.

This brawl that occured Saturday night between Miami and FIU represents what's wrong with a society that seems to have moved to a point where more and more violence is acceptable. Plus, with so many African American players going to college with the idea of turning pro to escape their backgrounds, it's time for we as blacks to really look at how we're raising our kids as well as our expectations.

To me this video represents black-on-black crime. There's one African American player kicking anothers one on the ground. Another black player throwing his helmet. What are we allowing to emerge? This is our future?

Look, it doesn't matter of your black and date someone of another color -- I do - but it's still your problem simply by association -- wake up people!

As much as some don't like what Bill Cosby has said about youth and Hip Hop culture, I think it's time to look at his point. Cosby said this:

""Let me tell you something," Cosby, one of America's most admired men, told the group. "Your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day, it's cursing and calling each other [the N-word] as they're walking up and down the street. They think they're hip. They can't read. They can't write. They're laughing and giggling, and they're going nowhere."

....Except to Miami and FIU.

We as adults -- regardless of whether we're married or single or black, Asian, Latino, and white -- must take some measure of responsiblity for this. Moreover, this problem's just not a "black" problem -- it's an American trajedy.

Oh, and just because the video has mostly black boys (not men), don't think there aren't white boys and Latino kids in their as well -- look closely. This culture of violence is copied by not a small number of kids and glorified in video games, too. Don't by stupid enough to isloate it as just a black problem and call these kids racist names. Then you become part of the problem.

It's got to stop.

Check out this video and tell me what you think:


Anonymous said...

You base your analysis on level of education and morality, and usurp racial underlining. On a very minute level I do agree its a factor, but in truth being apart of a team on any level is as fundamental as family. Though the act of what happened must be abhorred; all one can say, "It family defending family on that field. You attack one member of a family you take on all of them. Like the military and any other judicial body you have to defend your own. By this meaning, some ambigious morals have been instilled by the families you claim that have been irresponsible for their children by proxy. Afterwards though, I believe all are accountable and must pay the price the action should not be ignored, however the belief you have stated is unsound for this incident. The intial incident must be looked at as an assault, the rest must be looked at as a whole regardless of race, the only colors that could be seen were orange VS white/black stripes.

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