You're Not an Animal: Black Men Reclaim Your Dignity

Written by Peggy Butler

A bizarre and controversial commentary that makes you think, react and say, “is that possible?” It begins with a strange premise and ends with a shocking twist you have to read to believe.

Prelude: Since 1989, much attention has been devoted torepparttar status of Black men and their “inevitable demise.” But regardless of what western civilization thinks, Black America continues its tradition of giving props to these courageous warriors. So, to Black men from Alabama to Wyoming, this commentary is dedicated to you.

Picture this scenario: A colossal public housing project embodying 26 buildings, 4210 apartments and 15,000 tenants, stands unnoticed in a low-income residential district surrounded by garbage and overgrown shrubs. Enteringrepparttar 132366 high-rise pigsty—you’re overwhelmed byrepparttar 132367 stench of urine and cheap wine emanating fromrepparttar 132368 stairwells.

Turning a corner, you walk gingerly amid broken glass and used condoms litteringrepparttar 132369 corridors. Nauseated and disgusted more surprises are in store. As you head forrepparttar 132370 exit, you pass an abandoned apartment and watch as a middle-age man jabs a syringe into his arm trying vainly to escape reality. Forging ahead, you watch as gangs fight over neighborhood turf.

As you head forrepparttar 132371 exit, your feet grazerepparttar 132372 neighborhood drunks. Asleep inrepparttar 132373 doorway, unaware of their surroundings and too inebriated to care, they sleep soundly. Welcome torepparttar 132374 year 2289. Common sights likerepparttar 132375 ones above are observed inrepparttar 132376 congested buildings of Chicago,repparttar 132377 dilapidated projects of New York andrepparttar 132378 multi-complexes of Los Angeles.

It is now 289 years intorepparttar 132379 future and Black men have replaced animals in laboratory experiments. Having heard inrepparttar 132380 20th century that African-American men were moving toward extinction, it came to past. Now atrepparttar 132381 mercy of ruthless scientists, many struggle to reclaim their dignity, as they try to piece together how they came to exist in this state of upheaval.

The massive public housing project, home to 10,000 Black men also doubles as a laboratory. Ninety-five years ago, 50 percent of America’s Black men, unable to cope with social discontent began wondering if there was a conspiracy against them. Thus, beganrepparttar 132382 journey of mass destruction.

On June 29, 2089, a group of young Black men visitedrepparttar 132383 Saravaela Laboratory in Laugford, Ohio. There, using an assortment of codes, they asked scientists to formulate an experiment using them as guinea pigs to determinerepparttar 132384 validity ofrepparttar 132385 conspiracy theory. A call went out for volunteers, and millions of men permitted themselves to become human fodder. At first they were treated like any other lab animal, but asrepparttar 132386 months passed, they were subjected to inhumane cruelty.

The Girl Next Door

Written by Steve Eyes

When you think aboutrepparttar girl next door, usually it brings pleasant thoughts. She is a lady we have seen around, exchanged greetings and smiles – walked away feeling good. The part about feeling good has a lot to do withrepparttar 132365 calm atmosphere andrepparttar 132366 casual meeting. There was no crowd, no expectations of trying to be picked up, and you were not concerned about being rejected. Instead, it was you and a lady exchanging some small talk with no pressure or competition. Over time as you get to know each otherrepparttar 132367 conversation may get a little more personal and you may decide to get together for dinner or drinks. It seems to come natural.

In a club,repparttar 132368 atmosphere is completely different. There is competition and much more intensity inrepparttar 132369 air. The women don’t know who you are and if they seen you around, they can only judge you by your actions – which may be effected by alcohol. When you do walk up to one of these ladies in a club, right away you are inviting her to go out, have a drink, etc., without her really knowing who you are. No wonder this type of atmosphere is ripe with rejection. Granted a lady may get to know you in a club over time, but there always seems to be another guy aroundrepparttar 132370 corner trying to take your place. Probably this competition isrepparttar 132371 reason forrepparttar 132372 hurried invite for a personal connection. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But I bet, must guys have had more then their share of rejections in a club and really don’t care forrepparttar 132373 feeling.

Meeting a girl online is similar torepparttar 132374 girl next door concept. She may not be next door, butrepparttar 132375 atmosphere of little pressure, casual conversation and getting to know each other by online exchange (email, online chatting, etc.), make it a more pleasant feeling. In time, this exchange may blossom into more then friendship. If sparks connect, you will find yourself in love withrepparttar 132376 girl next door though she may be miles even oceans away.

A lady in a bar who doesn’t know who you are, may say no for that reason alone. She may get to know you in time, but more then likely you have asked her out before she gotrepparttar 132377 chance to know who you are. After a guy has been rejected, more then likely he won’t return torepparttar 132378 scene ofrepparttar 132379 accident. You may tell yourself you will letrepparttar 132380 lady get to know you before making any advances, which is not a bad idea, but byrepparttar 132381 time she gets to know you, three other guys have asked her out. The girl next door concept in a bar could work, butrepparttar 132382 competition andrepparttar 132383 odds are stacked against you.

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