SoonerPolitics asked our readers a question that Ben Shapiro talked about, today. We said, "If blacks are 'disadvantaged' and so are women, then why are black men treated worse than black women?"
Mr. Jajuan Love of Owasso took the time to explain some of the dynamics that impact this situation and how he intends to deal with it and raise his son to be the man God wants him to become.
Here are his words...
The ratio of fathers functionally living in the home in comparison to a mother being in the home tilts drastically towards the mother.
Mothers teach their daughters how to be a strong woman, but they can’t teach their sons to be a man and a strong providing father. So you have more black woman than men getting degrees and being financially stable in society. Our young black men are falling into the traps of their environment which leads them down a never ending path of trouble.
My wife and I were raised in Compton and Los Angeles, with no education and divorced parents. My father died when I was four, my grandfather did his best to raise me. We married young and we have 5 children, my oldest son died in a automobile accident.
I don’t care what’s your nationality, it takes a determined mind to change, beat the odds, and produce a God fearing productive family. I was determined as a child to make sure my family had the opportunities they deserved. My oldest girl graduated from OSU, my second daughter is a junior at OSU, the third girl is freshman at TCC, and my son is sophomore at Owasso High. No drugs or jail, good God fearing kids that love their parents.
Most people will never understand how the system works against me, but I never allowed it to stop me or keep me from a blessed life!
I was driving through my neighborhood in Owasso with my son one day, and I told him that my children will be the first wave of college educated, God fearing African Americans. I pointed to my neighbors homes and told him they are families with 3rd and 4th generations with a college education. It’s bread into their minds to be doctors, lawyers, business owners, etc.
Most black families are born into survival, some have never seen the possibilities of life outside of Northside Tulsa. A constant cycle of hopelessness. So poverty and manipulating the system for a check is part of the culture.
I’m saying all of this to say, there is a system of modern day slavery that exists.
We do have a culture that teaches young black boys that they will never be anything, but I don’t believe that there’s one race that can keep us from succeeding. The Bible says “there’s a devil roaring LIKE a lion seeking who he may devour” and he is idiot that divides us.
But there are boys out there that will BELIEVE so much in themselves that NO is not an option. Statistics don’t apply to me, and I can do anything that God gives me the strength to do.
I know without a doubt, there are black young men that will beat the odds. I am living proof!