Monday, August 6, 2012

Good Enough?

Will black people ever be good enough?

There's Tyler Perry who was once homeless but was on the Forbes list as the highest paid entertainment man in 2010-2011 with $130 million, he has his own movie studio, Tyler Perry Studios, and lives in one of the biggest mansions in Georgia. Yet he's criticized with the stereotyping he portrays with black women and men in his movies and plays.
There's also Gabby Douglas who recently won 6 GOLD, 1 SILVER and 2 BRONZE medals for her gymnastic performance at the 2012 Olympics in London causing her to be the first American and black female to win individual all around final with a GOLD medal. Yet people are criticizing her hair and her picture on a box of Corn Flakes instead of a box of Wheaties.
Serena Williams has won numerous medals and trophies on the tennis courts and is a successful business woman but people criticize her for her outbursts on the tennis courts and most recently her crip walk after winning her first Olympic GOLD medal.
There's also President Barack Obama who enhanced Chicago's lacking community during his early years and progress to becoming one of the best U.S. Senators, leading him to become the first black President of the U.S.. Yet he's being criticized for the economic failures and joblessness of the country.
And what about Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. who are the voices of African Americans. They are active in the black community and help fight for justice but yet they are criticized for their controversial remarks.

It seems as though, no matter how hard or how much black people succeed there is always some kind of criticism. I'm not saying other races don't get criticized but minorities get it the worst. Black people have to work twice as hard than the other race (white people). Sad but true.

Will black people ever be good enough? With all the criticisms and issues that has to be dealt with, it helped them develop a thicker skin. The criticisms and issues of past and present pushes them even harder. It's hard to please people and honestly you can't please people but pushing and succeeding personal goals is what matters. Tyler Perry gave us great movies with people of color. He keeps us entertained and is great at what he does. He shows us the other layers of the black community. Gabby Douglas still performed her best despite people talking about her hair and didn't care what kind of cereal box she was on. She made history! Serena Williams couldn't contain her happiness on the inside after winning her first GOLD medal at the Olympics. Who wouldn't dance? And as far as her outbursts on the tennis courts, oh please like you never got mad during a game. You probably did worst. President Barack Obama gives us his best everyday and even got the Health bill passed and is reviving a failing country that past Presidents did in the past. Why don't you try cleaning up someone else crap after it's left undone and harden? You'll have a hard time too cleaning it up. Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the first ones there to give a voice to the voiceless in the black community. They fought for a lot of justice for people. They're the last of the fighting voices in the black community.

Crazy thing is, this is a few famous people but there are the non famous ones. Maybe your boss, co workers,  parents,siblings, children or yourself have been criticized. Doesn't matter what color you are. But just like these examples we have to keep pushing and not care what people say and think. Just succeed.                 So will black people ever be good enough? 
Publicly, No one will ever be good enough. No matter what color you are.
Personally, Yes, you will be great enough. No matter what color you are.

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